About The Rare Bit

The Rare Bit Gastropub has a bit of everything for everyone. Executive Chef Evan Kalogiannis serves up a diverse menu with a variety of comfort foods. From lighter fair including vegan and gluten free options, to more complex dishes, you are sure to find something that you love. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, hometown of owner/operator Scott Broccoli, this restaurant is a great addition to the Westchester food scene. Not only is the food a stand out, but the bar boasts a variety of specialty cocktails you won’t want to miss.
Enjoy a bit of food, a bit of booze and a bit of fun!


Scott Broccoli – GM / Owner

Born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, Broccoli moved to San Francisco in 1999 to begin a career in finance. A fierce lover of restaurants and business, and looking for a change, Broccoli embarked on a new path as a restaurateur opening popular spots such as Ace’s Bar, Ha-Ra Club, The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, Noodle Me, Dobbs Ferry and Dobbs Bar, both odes to his hometown. After 17 years in California, Broccoli moved back to Dobbs Ferry in 2016 and started creating and soon opened The Rare Bit.

His vision for The Rare Bit is to compliment what is already in the village and to give people a place that they have been looking for. A place with a bit of food, a bit of booze and a bit of fun. The Rare Bit has something for everyone.

Evan Kalogiannis – Executive Chef

A native of Sharon, Connecticut, Evan Kalogiannis found his calling to cuisine while watching his father cook in their family restaurant, which served up Greek favorites. From a young age Chef Evan worked with his father in the kitchen learning the basics of cooking and the restaurant business. He enrolled in Lincoln Tech to begin his professional training in the culinary world, while working summers at 41 North in Newport, Rhode Island. After two years, he wanted more of a hands on experience and was looking for change. He moved to New Orleans, working in restaurants that served up Cajun and Southern cuisines. After 5 years of working at a variety of restaurants including, Cochon and others that are part of Link Restaurant Group in New Orleans, he got the urge to travel the world and learn about food and the different styles and flavors of cooking.

Chef Evan spent four months traveling and eating his way through Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq, Greece and Turkey, satisfying his need to learn about food and different cultures.
Returning back to the United States in 2016, he landed in New York as the Sous Chef at Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish in North Salem, New York. When the restaurant expanded to Sleepy Hollow, New York he was promoted to Chef de Cuisine at the new location.

In 2018 he was approached to be the Executive Chef at a new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry, New York called The Rare Bit. As Executive Chef, he is able to bring his vast knowledge of different cooking styles to life, creating a menu that caters to everyone’s palate.