Riverfront restaurant Sunset Cove in Tarrytown announces closure after 24 years in business

Riverfront restaurant Sunset Cove in Tarrytown announces closure after 24 years in business

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Sunset Cove Restaurant in Tarrytown has closed after 24 years in business.

Owners Tommy Calandrucci and Gianni Piccolino announced the news Feb. 26 on their Facebook page.

Sunset Cove, known for its birds-eye view of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and its extensive Sunday brunch, has been the setting for many a milestone occasion including engagements, bridal showers, weddings, and sweet 16s.

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President Barack Obama chose the location, in 2014, to make a speech about the country’s infrastructure. 

During the pandemic, the restaurant owners enacted new rules and offered a limited outdoor dining only menu along with takeout.

Calandrucci and Piccolino thanked their “loyal patrons” on Facebook saying how much they enjoyed being an integral part of those memories. The two added that they hope to continue to see their customers at their sister locations in Mount Kisco: Stone Fire Restaurant and Basilico Pizza Pasta & Gourmet as well as at their newest venture, Sunset Cove Catering.

“This is not a goodbye but a ‘hope to see you soon,” they wrote. “Thanks for the memories!”

The Washington Irving Boat Club (WIBC), which is adjacent to Sunset Cove, is not affected and, according to a Feb. 26 Facebook post, will “continue to operate as usual in the 2021 season.” WIBC offers outdoor seating, a tikibar and food trucks.

WIBC also thanked Sunset Cove, its staff, and Calandrucci and Piccolino in a Facebook post citing “24 years of memories, friendships, families, fights, make-ups, and triumphs.

“We are proud to have shared this space with such capable, driven, and passionate individuals for the better part of a quarter century. We look forward to their continued success in other ventures, and to sharing a cold one with them, anytime, anywhere.”

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Jeanne Muchnick covers food and dining. Click here for her most recent articles and follow her latest dining adventures on Instagram @lohud_food or via the lohudfood newsletter.