Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar

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2971 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Restaurant X is located in Congers, New York. This charming country restaurant boasts lush landscaping and a free-form pond which adds ambiance during any season. Restaurant X offers a variety of rooms, each with its own feel. Close to the entrance is the Bully Boy Bar and adjoining lounge, where dinner is served alongside a roaring fire.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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RichardC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our son and I had a wonderful meal last weekend at Restaurant X. We dined inside because it was hot outdoors and the restaurant wasn't crowded. The menu had a tantalizing selection of dishes, with a focus on seafood. The appetizers were flavorful and plentiful. I had the softshell crab for my main course, which was excellent.

The service was terrific, shout outs to Arlene and Jean. Our only compliant was that the music selection was a bit odd and a little loud, especially considering the small number of patrons in the premises. One song would be a Dean Martin oldie followed by a 1970's rock tune. Strange....

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolutely outstanding experience. Peter Kelly is spot on when it comes to cuisine, ambiance and service!

Our server, Arlene, was friendly, professional and went out of her way to see to it that we were comfortable. The food was exceptional and the surroundings were just beautiful.

Without reservation, I would recommend this establishment to everyone including those who consider themseves,"foodies."

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vipOlgaG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal service, food, ambiance!!! 10
Stars to Chef , Victoria and Ned!!! You guys are fantastic!!! THANK YOU !
Highly recommend this place! Everything was perfect, yummy from starters to desert!

MJ
vipMJBlaney
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant anyone could ever choose for dinner!
Peter Kelly and Ned Kelly are incredible!!

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vipRobG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great to see Peter Kelly and his brother Ned at Restaurant X, celebrating this iconic establishment's post lockdown reopening. The entire dining experience was terrific. Let's support this dedicated team

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vipNonoy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I have to this restaurant 5 times before. Since it's the first day of opening after 3 months, the dishes were not as good as before in terms of tastes and presentation. And it was pricey. Entrees average price is $39.00. So, dinner for 2 costs $140.00. The service was excellent. Our wait staff was very friendly and accomodating. The tables were placed at good distance and a plastic wall partition was placed in between tables. What I don't like is the complulsory valet service. It's another person touching your steering wheel in your car. But overall, I always liked this restaurant.

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CarolannH
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

X is my favorite restaurant in the world. Chef Peter Kelly just gets better and better. The quality and mastering of each dish in perfection. The staff at X always professional yet have a knack of making you feel like family. If you have never been to this wonderful restaurant do yourself a favor try it once and you will be hooked, for those like me who love it, welcome home.

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John
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Don't recommend the brunch. Food is brought to your table, and cold by the time it makes it to you.

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vipDocr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Dingy and dreary

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vipALPS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Great bar, wonderful new ( to us) bartender, with excellent recommendations. A special of venison was excellent. Good service and great ambience.

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LaurieannJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! A wonderful way to celebrate my Mom’s 99th Birthday! They really made it special!

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TonyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch at Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar is an experience not to be missed! The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Come hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

the host made us wait to be seated for 20 minutes because they wanted to seat customers who booked through the restaurant first. we had to wait while he called no shows before he would seat us. the service was very slow we never got salad and anytime we asked for something it seemed like a bother. They seemed short staffed the manager was pitching in to help and he was the only one who was friendly. I’m not sure i would go back there for brunch.

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Babs
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rib eye special

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KateL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Sat by the fireplace and it had great ambiance and noise level was low. Food was great along with the desert. Waiter very attentive

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MiguelG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I (31 and 34) have been going to restaurant X for about 8 years now and have always had a great meal and experience. The staff is always attentive and get the orders perfect. We’ve never had anything come out to us cold unless it was intended to be served that way. It’s just a very comfortable place (can’t explain it any other way). My wife an I have been to Saddle River Inn and places in Ridgewood like Roots but at the end of the meals have said that we should’ve went to Restaurant X.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We forget what a great place Restaurant X is. The food is exceptional, as is the service. The place is perfect: romantic enough for date night, but casual enough for “just going out”. We’ve never had a bad meal or a bad time at Restaurant X.

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KateF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch at Restaurant X is an amazing experience. We were served 18 courses (about 4 bites per course) that included pork, beef, scallops, salmon, shrimp etc. The service was excellent and they serve you unlimited sparkling wine. We’re definitely going to do this again.

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vipRobbi
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Food was delicious. Salmon & cod were great. Shrimp & calamari “tempura” appetizer was very chintzy. It would have been nice to have had an amuse bouche as well as been offered another baguette.

Hostess needs to be friendlier and more welcoming. It would have been nice of her to have said goodnight to us as we were leaving the restaurant. Restaurant’s decor needs an updating. It is very dated. Wood paneling needs paint job. Glass vases holding rose need to be replaced. They are all cracked & chipped. Lighting in back dining room is awful.

X2O is so much more enjoyable.

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vipFamilyof5
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

We have been to this restaurant in the past and always had good experiences. We are also experienced foodies that know when you go out on Valentine's Day, experiences vary from a regular night out! Saying that, we selected Restaurant X with the expectations this would not be a issue! Our experience was so poor I contacted the restaurant by email the following day asking for only one thing, an explanation. Never heard back from anyone. It's bad enough our evening was ruined but to NOT respond says much about them. List of issues:. Valet backed up at least 15-20 min, wait past reservation time 45 min, Luke warn food, room very cold temp wise, 4 other tables , people wearing coats while eating (not very clean either), and there was more. Will not return and will not recommend, not based on our experience but based on lack of follow up.

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renie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for Valentine's Day dinner and it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Restaurant X has always been looked at as the premiere restaurant in the area. Over our last couple of visits the past couple years it just seems to be getting worse and worse. Can’t help but think that Peter Kelly isn’t reinvesting in his business. The place needs a good cleaning and new tables and chairs. The food was still good, but not as good as it has been in the past.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I was there on Valentine's Day. The parking situation is a disaster. Took 25 minutes from the line into the restaurant parking lot to exiting my vehicle. Waited 20 minutes beyond my reservation time. The restaurant looked tired. Food was average. Likely not to return.

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vipPaulL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even though it was Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was packed, service and food were outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it!!!

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EDWARDG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We go to X for the food and we were not disappointed. However, the place seems old. Our chair was broken, the corner setting was drafty, table placement was extremely tight, and the valet parking was farcical. Overall, I expected the ammenities to be better. But, the rose at t he end of dinner was a nice touch!

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AndreaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner. Everything lovely until we had to wait 30 minutes in the Valet line to retrieve our car. On a busy night like that, they need a better plan. It was quite cold out to be standing in sub freezing temperatures like that.

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vipBigeaters
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Thursday night special is a great meal - well prepared and nicely presented. Great job.

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vipZooey
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and ambiance always wonderful. Philippe, as always, took good care of us.

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DebR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet cozy room for chatting with friends, food was great!

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June
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have enjoyed many wonderful meals at Restaurant X/ Bully Boy since Chef Kelly converted the old Bully Boy restaurant to one of his own.
We have enjoyed excellent service and delicious, beautifully prepared and presented meals every time!
We always recommend Xaviar restaurants t our friends and acquaintances!

RC
RoseCrab
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brunch ever! Perfect from start to finish ! I have enjoyed this wonderful, Cava freely flowing feast many times over the years and it never disappoints.

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vipJLef
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Enjoyable meal, food was delicious. Service was ok. I would definitely return.

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Abbaink
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There are few restaurants in Rockland that can equal the quality, and consistency of this masterpiece. No complaints. Just praise.

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Joemaggs
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent staff.
Great atmosphere.
It’s a special place to go.

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vipMVC1955
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Excellent ambiance, wonderful food, superb wines, terrific bar service.

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vipMagie
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food. Quaint, rustic atmosphere. Overall excellent brunch experience.

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NancyE
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch and enjoyed the food, ambience, service and overall experience. Will definitely go again!

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Valentina
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Thursday Night special meal was delicious and a bargain at $35 plus tax and tip. We should have been directed to the bar area initially which is where the "special" dinners are required to sit. Both Kelly brothers circulated inquiring as to our satisfaction.

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IeG124
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Parking lot is a disaster. Cars waiting on roadway waiting to get into parking lot. No one directing flow so people from the opposite direction were “cutting” the line. You have to arrive around 12:30 for the 1:00 seating. We were seated in one of the back rooms - seating is tight, ceiling is low and noise level is extremely high. Our servers seemed rushed and our glasses were empty often. Need more staff - both inside and out to provide smooth service.

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