Your Westchester Getaway-Red Horse by David Burke, The Opus, and Explore the Area

Make your next excursion memorable and visit an area that is fashionable with a top destination for dining, a luxurious overnight stay, shopping, history, and more. We were enticed to visit Westchester County when celebrity chef, David Burke opened his new restaurant, Red Horse by David Burke White Plains at the The Opus Westchester in White Plains. This is a great time to plan a mini-vacation that includes marvelous experiences.

The Gallery at Red Horse (Photo courtesy of Red Horse by David Burke White Plains)

Red Horse by David Burke White Plains  – Celebrity Chef, David Burke’s new restaurant is truly the talk of the town. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, it is centrally located downtown at the sleek luxury hotel, The Opus Westchester.

Dining Room (Photo courtesy of Red Horse by David Burke White Plains)

Red Horse is spacious and elegant with floor to ceiling windows.  The stunning décor is primarily white with bold red accents making the venue bright and airy. There are tables for all size parties, an expansive bar, and private dining space.  The service is very attentive ensuring a wonderful dining experience.

Popovers (Photo Courtesy of Red Horse by David Burke White Plains)

Stop by for a drink at their Happy Hour and stay for dinner. Burke’s modern American cuisine has Asian touches that enhance the menu.  You’ll want to start your meal with Chef Burke’s light, delicious popovers, crispy Clothesline Bacon for the table, and a delectable appetizer such as the light, perfectly seasoned Lobster Dumplings or a Caesar Salad prepared tableside. 

DB Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Farotto (Photo: Marina P. Kennedy)

There is an excellent selection of sushi that is ideal for sharing.  Continue your meal with a hearty entrée. We savored the Bison Short Ribs with Chow Fun Noodles and a signature item, the tender DB Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Farotto. Additionally, Red Horse features a complete menu of steakhouse selections and generous side dishes.

Tableside service (Photo by Marina P. Kennedy)

Red Horse has an exquisite beverage program. Whether you wish for a craft or classic cocktail, wine, beer, or spirits, it will be easy to pair your meal with the perfect drink. Dessert is a must.  Indulge in the triple chocolate mousse cake aptly named Tiny Dancer, the tasty Sugared Donuts and Macarons, Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee and other scrumptious delights.              

After just one visit at Red Horse by David Burke White Plains, you will surely be making another reservation for all the good times ahead!

Entrance to The Opus Westchester (Photo by Marina P. Kennedy)

Your Stay at The Opus 

The Opus is a new luxury hotel, part of the Autograph Collection. It is an elegant, independent hotel with modern appeal that has been carefully designed for an extraordinary guest experience. Rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed with all the amenities you could ask for.  

The Opus Spa on premises has been designed for women and men to rejuvenate in a tranquil environment.  Full services include Massage, Facials, Signature Body Treatment, Healing and Wellness, Salon Services, Nail and Waxing, and so much more.  

The hotel’s huge heated indoor swimming pool on the 10th floor overlooking the city is open until 9:00 pm, perfect for families and for taking a late swim.  And if you’re planning to keep your exercise schedule, there’s a state of the art fitness center with Peloton bikes.

Entrance of Red Horse by David Burke White Plains (Photo by Marina P. Kennedy)

Red Horse by David Burke is the newest dining option at The Opus that has guests and locals coming back again and again. In addition, the hotel houses the The Opus Lounge, Kanopi Restaurant and private event spaces for your next special occasion or business gathering.  

You’ll appreciate the efficient on-site valet parking that allows you to come and go at any time. The Opus Westchester is a sophisticated, stylish hotel that guarantees guests a relaxing, purely pleasurable stay.  

History and More – The trip to Westchester County allows guests to explore the greater area with its many attractions such as famous estates, local theatres, hiking, sprawling parks, charming downtowns, farmers markets, and special events galore.                

Photo by Marina P. Kennedy

There’s fascinating Revolutionary War history in White Plains.  The Battle of White Plains Park is one of the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites. During the Battle, American troops under General George Washington were forced off Chatteron’s Hill after inflicting heavy casualties on British troops, checking their advance into Westchester.   This park, along with many other green spaces in White Plains makes being outdoors in the city very enjoyable. 

To discover sites and attractions, visit the Westchester County website.  

Spring and summer are some of the prime times to visit Westchester County.  We hope that our suggestions give you that special break from the everyday that you deserve. 

Top photo by Marina P. Kennedy

About Marina P. Kennedy (119 Articles)
Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.