Restaurateur and caterer William Powell has brought back the original Wellington’s Grill on Halstead Ave. in Harrison much to the delight of long time patrons. Bill also operates Powell’s, a quick food restaurant up the street.
Years between, this space had housed a succession of eateries from Murphy’s Law to most recently Rattlesnake Jack’s, but now it reopened with gusto (still waiting for the overhead sign at the entranceway) serving a daily Prime Rib and big 3-pound lobsters along with a comforting American Tavern menu.
There is a special Tuesday Lobster Night offering a pound and a half Lobster, New England clam chowder, coleslaw and corn on the cob priced at: $23.95; Monday, Fried Chicken Night for $12.95; Wednesday, Prime Rib Dinner Night for $23.95; and Thursday, BBQ Rib Night. In fact, there are specialties throughout the week. Bill confided: the lobsters and prime rib have been flying out of his kitchen in recent weeks. I might want to check out those Maine Steamers on my next visit.
Regarding the missing Wellington’s Grill sign: ‘There is no rush’, Powell said with a smile.
Wellington’s Grill, 110 Halstead Ave., Harrison.
Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bar/lounge. Flowery outdoor deck. Full take out and catering. Major credit cards. Casual dress. Ample free parking. Reservations advised for larger groups. Phone: 914-315-1532.
(Morris Gut is a restaurant marketing consultant and former restaurant trade magazine editor. He has been tracking and writing about the food and dining scene in greater Westchester for 30 years. He may be reached at: 914-235-6591. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)