121 Myrtle Blvd. Larchmont, NY 914-834-1244
Every train depot should have an inviting and reliable place like this. Set in a historic home facing a pretty downtown park, Plates is bright and cheerful, all white with blue accents, and enlivened by vibrantly colored dining plates mounted overhead.
The changing menu straddles the haute and homespun: squid stuffed with chorizo, peppers and couscous; sea scallops with vegetable risotto and crispy leeks; duck with wheat berries, rhubarb and miso-glazed Brussels sprouts. The burgers, made with local grass-fed beef, get raves. Servers are brisk and helpful. Though the wine list is expertly assembled, good luck finding something under $40; the large by-the-glass-selection is fairly priced.
Kids are welcome Sundays for the all-you-can-eat barbecue: $10 for children, $28 for adults. -Bryan MillerHours: Lunch: Tu-Fri: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner: Tu-Th, Sun: 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 5-10:30 p.m. Reservations: Accepted