At Emma’s Ale House, diners will enjoy classic American Comfort Food in a refreshingly unpretentious and convivial atmosphere. Emma’s blends great food in a cozy, family-friendly dining room and fine spirits at a lively bar, where full meal service is available.
Named after Casey Egan’s beloved yellow lab, Emma’s Ale House opened to rave reviews in November of 2008. Egan likes to describe his menu as “American comfort food, two real positive terms,” he says, adding he’s hoping to convey a “relaxed and fun” atmosphere. Entrees include short ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, seared salmon, fish and chips, brick chicken and westchester’s top burger. Starters include the restaurant’s signature mac n’ cheese, a house salad with mesclun, cranberries, almonds and goat cheese with champagne vinaigrette, spinach and artichoke dip, and a classic French onion soup. The bar will feature 10 drafts which will be rotated–”a little different variety of beer,” said Egan–16 wines by the glass, and a selection of bottled wines and beers.
Emma’s Ale House has been certified green by the Green Restaurant Association for its environmental efforts. A national nonprofit organization founded in 1990, GRA “helps the restaurant industry improve its environmental practices through research, environmental consulting, education, and certification,” according to a recent press release.
Notable as the only restaurant in White Plains to have received such certification, Emma’s offers patrons a delicious dining experience while reducing its own carbon footprint. According to dinegreen.com, the restaurant industry is the number-one electricity consumer in the retail business sector. By installing energy-efficient kitchen appliances including the refrigerator, freezer, oven, and ice machine, as well as energy-efficient hand dryers in the bathroom–which save 80 percent more energy than conventional hand dryers and eliminate the need to purchase and dispose of paper towels–Emma’s is able to offer its guests a more environmentally sound night out.