Good food, imaginative cocktails, family-friendly service, and live entertainment PLUS an opportunity to make a contribution to the community are what set Infusion apart from other Westchester restaurants. Infusion owners, both from a human services background and driven by their passion and commitment to infusing fun with charitable giving, will be donating quarterly a percentage of the food sale profits to local causes and organizations.
The feel of the interior is warm and inviting…modern meets rustic with lots of brick, reclaimed barn wood, and contemporary artwork. Comfortable wood benches line the candle-lit lounge, while the more rustic bar, and modern main dining area create an atmosphere that appeals to families as well as party-goer’s. Outside, the patio boasts a fire-pit and bar for cozying up on chilly autumn evenings. Live music is featured on most Friday and Saturday nights, and every Sunday there is a Piano Jazz Brunch and jazz in the evening. Infusion also offers the Supper Club menu…a selection of larger size entrees to be shared family-style.
Chef Marvin Kleinberg has created an American-influenced menu of Small and Large Plates, including Mahi Mahi Street Tacos with Chipotle Crema and Mango Radish Salsa, a Grilled Portobello Salad with White Truffle Vinaigrette, the “Infusion” Burger – a homemade blend of beef and spices, and Marvin’s Signature Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli. Nightly Specials are seasonally inspired such as Roasted Tomato Soup with Orzo, and Chicken Paillard with Fresh Grilled Fig, Pancetta, and Blue Cheese Salad. “My goal is to provide great tasting honest food at a fair price in a comfortable atmosphere,” says Chef Marvin.
Owners Jack Mungovan and Dee Lekutanoy, while admittedly do not have experience in the restaurant industry, share a heartfelt passion for hospitality. Together they saw an opportunity to help others on a larger scale by merging the human services field with the restaurant industry. “If the restaurant can sustain itself long enough to start distributing a percentage of kitchen sale profits to worthy causes, we will have successfully met our goal of facilitating positive change in people’s lives,” says Dee. “We recognize the risk, but we believe we can make this idea work,” adds Jack. Together, they agree that activism in the real world means an active pursuit of benign change for the less fortunate in this area.
Infusion is located at located at 600 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY, 10803. Open Tuesday to Thursday from 5 to 10pm, and Friday/Saturday to 11pm. On Sundays, a Jazz Brunch is served from 11:30 to 3pm, and dinner until 9pm. Happy Hour nightly from 5 to 8pm.