41 Lawton Street (Across from Library Green) 914-712-3100

Because I believe that a vibrant restaurant scene is essential to the renewal of our central business district, I periodically highlight new or especially appealing restaurants in our downtown area in an effort to encourage more residents of the community to visit and enjoy. This month’s pick is the Gallery Café, a charming spot just across Lawton Street from Library Green, featuring delicious and inventive sandwiches, salads, and soups. The owners, Sean Salazar and Marla Marcus, bring a special creative flair to their small space. And with the park just a stone’s throw away, there’s no better place for lunch on a sunny day. The Gallery Café will also cater events.