First Look at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Inn at Pound Ridge

The newly refurbished interior.
The newly refurbished interior. Photo: Melissa Hom

After the success of ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, and before the spring opening of his vegetarian restaurant in partnership with ABC Carpet & Home (tentatively called ABC Home Grown), Jean-Georges Vongerichten will open a more rural concept tonight in Westchester, close to his own home. “It was first going to be ABC Country, but it had been an inn, so we decided to stay with the name Inn at Pound Ridge,” says the chef, who is focusing on food from local purveyors and incorporating these ingredients into dishes like roasted-kabocha-squash toast with fresh ricotta, and angel-hair pasta with caramelized Brussels sprouts. The building that houses the restaurant was originally built as a residence in 1833, but Vongerichten has fully restored it, keeping the original footprint and four working fireplaces. There are two dining areas — a main room upstairs and a more intimate downstairs area with stone floors and plenty of nooks. The place opens to the public tonight (provided the weather cooperates). Take a look at the space, some of the food, and the full menu, straight ahead.

Another look at the dining room.Photo: Melissa Hom

Tuna tartare with radishes, avocado, and soy-ginger sauce.Photo: Melissa Hom

Baby beets with yogurt, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.Photo: Melissa Hom

Roasted hake, tender broccoli, grated-ginger dressing with chervil and mint.Photo: Melissa Hom

Grilled beef tenderloin, spinach, tempura onions, housemade hot-sauce butter.Photo: Melissa Hom

Rigatoni with meatballs and smoked chile-tomato ragu, grated Parmesan.Photo: Melissa Hom

Doughnuts!Photo: Melissa Hom

Apple pie with cinnamon ice cream.Photo: Melissa Hom

The private dining room.Photo: Melissa Hom

The building dates back to 1833.Photo: Melissa Hom

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The Inn at Pound Ridge By Jean-Georges, 258 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, 914-764-1400

First Look at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Inn at Pound Ridge