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.
Emma is our beloved 8 year old lab and the inspiration behind Emma’s Ale House. Highly intelligent and super friendly, Emma, the daughter of Misty and Joe, was adopted from a breeder in North Carolina 6 years ago. She has brought much love and joy to our family. A year later we added her sister Morgan and In 2011 her half brother Rooney, a black lab, to our family.
Casey Egan is a life-long resident of White Plains. A graduate of Archbishop Stepanic High School and the University of Maryland, Casey previously worked in the dot com arena and newspaper advertising before spending the past 7 years in the restaurant world. His goal has always been to own and operate his own business. Emma’s Ale House is the product of that goal. Casey is a hands-on entrepreneur who can be found many nights at Emma’s which has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.