Just a short 15-minute drive from New York City, Mount Vernon is a cute, small town which offers a quick escape from the craziness of city life. While NYC may be world-renowned for its restaurant scene, Mount Vernon also has several excellent restaurants. If you’re looking to escape to somewhere a bit quieter and want to grab a quick bite to eat, our Westchester personal injury lawyers recommend checking out the following restaurants in Mount Vernon:


Chalanas is a simple Brazilian restaurant with a no-frills presentation, but excellent food. You order yourself, choose your own sides, and pay for your meal before you sit down to eat. You can find a variety of traditional Brazilian churrasco roasted meats here, along with delicious sides and desserts.

Some of our favorite choices on the Chalanas menu include:

  • Flank steak
  • Stewed steak
  • Picanha
  • Baby beef
  • Alcatra
  • Filet mignon
  • Lombo

The Wooden Spoon

The Wooden Spoon is actually located in New Rochelle, but it’s always worth the short drive for a meal here. They offer premium bar food like burgers, tots, mac and cheese, and much more – along with an impressive list of craft and domestic beers. We love relaxing here for a filling, hearty meal while knocking back a few cold beers.

Some of our favorite dishes at the Wooden Spoon include:

  • Fried ravioli
  • Buffalo wings
  • Southwest Cobb salad
  • Chopped wedge salad
  • The Smoke Show burger
  • The Grease Truck burger
  • Stuffed grilled cheese
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Pork cutlet parm
  • Grilled veggie wrap
  • Crispy Brussels sprouts

King’s Southern Delight

When the snow starts falling and the temperatures begin to dip, we love warming up with some southern soul food at King’s Southern Delight. King’s offers all of your favorite dishes of country cooking at extremely affordable prices. This type of food can be difficult to find in the Mount Vernon area, so King’s is a godsend for anyone who loves southern cooking.

Some of our favorite dishes from King’s Southern Delight include:

  • Salmon breakfast platter
  • Turkey wings
  • Smothered pork chops
  • Fried fish (whiting, tilapia, or catfish)
  • BBQ pork ribs
  • Cornish Hen
  • Peach cobbler
  • Sweet potato pie

Jus Jerk

If you’re craving some authentic, premium Caribbean cooking, there’s no better choice than Jus Jerk. In our opinion, this restaurant makes some of the best jerk-style cooking in the entire state of New York. Don’t let the fast food exterior and prices fool you – this is a premium establishment. You can have your pick of several traditional Caribbean dishes at extremely affordable prices.

Some of our favorite things to order at Jus Jerk include:

  • Jerk chicken meal
  • Jerk pork meal
  • Curry chicken
  • Jamaican black cake
  • Pineapple with coconut cake

Tino’s Cucina

Tino’s Cucina is a trendy, atmospheric lounge which offers delicious Italian cuisine. It makes a great spot for a date night or a dinner with the whole family. While the atmosphere is likely to impress you right away, you’ll leave even more impressed after enjoying some of the best Italian food in Mount Vernon.

Some things we recommend trying at Tino’s Cucina include:

  • Margherita pizza
  • Farm eggs & prosciutto cotto
  • Fried calamari
  • Chicken marsala
  • Gamberi alla shrimp and polenta