About The Rare Bit

The Rare Bit is a neighborhood restaurant by two American dudes who think British food is just the dogs bollocks (The best!). Here, we offer the welcome of a well-prepared meal, the comfort of good company and the joy of a perfectly poured drink.


David DiBari

Chef David DiBari’s passion for restaurants developed while he was working a variety of teenage restaurant jobs: dishwasher, busboy, and “oyster bitch” at a Peekskill wedding venue. Soon, Chef DiBari realized he could be gainfully employed while having a “criminal amount of fun!”

Known for his boundary-pushing style and thoughtfully creative dishes, DiBari is Chef and Owner of The Cookery and The Parlor in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Both restaurants have earned an “Excellent” rating from The New York Times with DiBari praised for his “smartly executed, neo-nostalgic Italian menu.” DiBari also owns DoughNation, a mobile, wood-fired pizza oven that travels to private and corporate events throughout the Hudson Valley.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he earned sought after positions at Windows on the World, Patroon, David Bouley’s Danube, Mario Batali’s Babbo, Zuppa and Eastchester Fish Gourmet.

Named Westchester’s “Best Chef” 2015 by Westchester Magazine and recently featured on the cover, DiBari can usually be found in his restaurants, carving whole pigs at The Cookery’s tables or slinging his artfully crafted pies at The Parlor. He has appeared on CBS Saturday Morning, Good Day New York, CBS’s Toni On NY!, and WABC’s Neighborhood Eats. Look for more dastardly ventures from DiBari soon.


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 and Dobbs Ferry and Dobbs Bar, both odes to his hometown. After 17 years in California, Broccoli moved back to Dobbs Ferry in 2016, becoming a frequent customer of The Cookery. DiBari and Broccoli easily struck up a friendship and with much in common, joined forces to open The Rare Bit. This is their first project together.