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Harper's Restaurant & Bar

92 Main St, Dobbs Ferry, United States



Where we eat and drink with purpose, and relax like there isn't one. 92 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Harper’s Bar & Restaurant is a timeless & cozy imagining of the classic American tavern. The freshest, locally sourced ingredients and a warm, one-of-a-kind interior design combine to bring a great new culinary experience to the river town of Dobbs Ferry.

Harper’s is owned by restaurant manager Justin Montgomery with the weight of the kitchen carried by CIA trained chef Chris Vergara.   

Chef Chris Vergara offers six seasonal interpretations of the Harper’s menu. Commenting on his goals for Harper’s, Vergara states, “I wanted a place to prepare simple, good food, made from local ingredients, where freshness and quality, not trend and flash, are the guiding factors. The restaurant itself, from the lights we chose to the dishes we serve, was designed to embody a sort of timeless quality. The food we serve in this restaurant, which looks as if it could have opened 100 years ago, will still be relevant in the next 100.”

Vergara is the owner/chef of Meritage Restaurant in Scarsdale. Montgomery brings 15 years of restaurant management experience to his role as front-of-house manager.

In the spring and summer, patrons can enjoy the 35 seat outdoor patio that abuts the lofty stone walls of the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park.

Above all, Vergara and Montgomery hope Harper’s will be a gracious place where people can enjoy good food and drinks in a comfortable, albeit decidedly unique setting. Montgomery adds, “Through Harper’s, Chris and I appreciate the bounty of our local resources while realizing our commitment to simple, good food, served fresh; a place where the humility of the hand is rewarded by the brilliance of ingredient.”

Harper’s Bar & Restaurant is open seven days a week for dinner, and Saturday & Sunday for Brunch.