MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Mount Kisco's new Mediterranean raw-bar and grill, 251 LEX, opens Wednesday.
“We are excited to open 251 LEX and look forward to creating an environment that is upscale yet relaxed, with locally sourced, pristine ingredients taking center stage,” said Constantine Kalandranis. “Our Mediterranean- inspired daily-changing menu will offer a variety of thoughtfully prepared dishes around local proteins and seasonal produce with a large emphasis on seafood. An accessible array of small production wines and craft beer will complement our menu and top-shelf spirits, many of which will also be sourced regionally.”
The 135-seat restaurant is Kalandranis' third restaurant. He also owns 8 North Broadway in Nyack and 273 Kitchen in Harrison.
Executive chef Hichem Habbas will helm 251 LEX. Habbas avoids cooking shortcuts and holds the utmost respect for the natural flavor of fresh ingredients.
Initially, 251 LEX will be open for dinner only seven days a week from 4 to 11 p.m., but brunch and lunch hours will be added in phases.
In addition to entrees and small plates, 251 LEX will offer a prix fixe of three entrees and dessert for $45.
Stratfod-based Drivetrain Creative Group provided the interior and exterior design, which features repurposed wood from local barns along with young maple, brick, steel, copper and leather
251 LEX is at the former site of The Flying Pig, a now defunct restaurant that operated in Mount Kisco for years.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/251lex .