Grab your friends and join us at the Playhouse Café! Our Guest Culinary Artist, Chef Matthew Safarowic, has developed an all-new upscale-casual menu that has something for everyone.

Chef Matthew Safarowic

Chef Matthew Safarowic has been cooking in kitchens all over Westchester for the past 20 years.  Matt began working in restaurant kitchens at age 15 as a dishwasher. After completing a BOCES culinary program in high school and graduating from Johnson & Wales University’s Culinary Program in 2002, he embarked on his professional journey in some of the best restaurants in Westchester (The Cookery, The Parlor, Fortina, Zuppa),  well as stints in Executive Dining at both Pepsico and Hearst Publications.  In 2017, he founded The Whitlock in Katonah, NY, a neighborhood American bistro, with his wife Christina, gaining him a Michelin Guide mention in 2020 (one of 30 restaurants in Westchester County), as well as the award for Best New Restaurant 2018 by Westchester Magazine. In 2019, he and Christina founded Jay Street Cafe in Katonah, an all-day cafe with a modern twist on diner comforts, which was awarded Best New Cafe in 2020 by Westchester Magazine. 


  • Monday (closed)
  • Tuesday-Thursday  4pm-8pm
  • Friday-Saturday  4pm-9pm
  • Sunday  4pm-8pm