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Lead Staff

Stephen Paul Mancini

John Poiarkoff
Executive Chef

Ralph Rubino
General Manager

Ben Bruckenthal
Executive Sous Chef

Danny Rossevelt
Beverage Director

Luca Giuliani
Bar Manager

Recent Press

Westchester Magazine
Edible Communities


Restaurant North

Restaurant North is an award winning restaurant located in the Hamlet of Armonk, New York, 38 miles north of New York City. 

North is operated Tuesday through Saturday for dinner and weekend brunch by Stephen Mancini, Executive Chef John Poiarkoff and an award winning team.

Stephen was trained by a well-known & respected New York City based restaurateur Danny Meyer. During his apprenticeship with Union Square Hospitality Group, Stephen notably ran the Beverage Program at Union Square Café & Maialino as well as working at Gramercy Tavern. The concept behind Restaurant North is farm driven New American Cuisine.

After over seven years of operation, North is still recognized as an industry pioneer and benchmark for enlightened hospitality and culinary excellence on a national level.

North has received numerous accolades including a Slow Food Snail of Approval as well as four James Beard Nominations.




“Snail Approved” 
Slow Food USA 2012

“Best Chef Northeast” Nominee 2016
 James Beard Foundation·      

“Best Chef Northeast” Nominee 2015
 James Beard Foundation

“Best Chef Northeast” Nominee 2014
James Beard Foundation

“America’s Top Restaurants” 
Zagat Survey 2014 & 2015

“Featured Restaurant Series” 
James Beard Foundation 2013

“Don’t Miss” New York Times
January 2011 & April 2014

“Best New Restaurant” 
 Survey 2011

People's Choice Best Chef Northeast 
Food & Wine 2012