By Mary Rowley
Americans love their burgers and their beer. What better place for the classic summer pairing than The Cobble Stone with its great prices and delicious burgers.
It’s somewhat easy to miss The Cobble Stone going through Greenwich, Purchase, and Harrison, though it’s been there on Anderson Hill Road for decades. And in a neighborhood undergoing visible changes, the building that houses the restaurant has remained remarkably untouched outside and in.
“People love this place but sometimes forget we’re here,” said owner Scott Sala.”We’re still here, still affordable, and if you’re from Greenwich, most of the longstanding burger restaurants are gone,” added brother Craig, going on to list Chopping Block, Thataway, Horseneck Tavern, and Auggie’s as alternatives that have closed down.
Some people find it hard to find a cheap beer and burger in Greenwich, and the $3.25 Budweiser and $8.99 “Plain Jane” burger is a steal of a meal. The Cobble Stone has found that perfect balance of affordable and delicious, and they know how to do it well.
“Where else can you get a beer for this price,” said Craig, the younger of the two Sala brothers who run The Cobble Stone these days. “People ask if the price is on special,” he said. The Salas said that many of Cobble Stone’s customers are regulars who live on the west side of Greenwich and love the restaurant’s convenient location.
Greenwich boys themselves, Scott Sala, (GHS Class of ’91) and brother Craig (GHS class of ’87) said their clientele is a mix of SUNY Purchase professors, grad students, business people from local office parks and families, lots of families. The restaurant has a kids menu featuring kid combos like spaghetti, chicken fingers and fries, mac and cheese or hamburger with fries, plus a soda for just $5.99.
For the truly hungry, there is the popular “Stuffed Burger” with 10 oz. of Black Angus Beef coated in a 14-spice seasoning and stuffed with the chef’s creation of the week. There are eight entree-sized salads to choose from, all priced around $10.00, as well as sandwiches, appetizers and specialties of the house like Baby Back Ribs, Broiled Salmon, or “Beer Can Chicken.”
The Cobble Stone Restaurant is located at 620 Anderson Hill Rd in Purchase, NY. The restaurant opens daily at 11:30am. Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 9:00pm from Sunday to Wednesday. Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday through Saturday. Tel. (914) 253-9678