Weekday commuting from Port Chester to Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North’s New Haven line takes less than 45 minutes.

The trip to Midtown via I-95 takes about 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Partially because of the village’s ethnic variety, Port Chester has in recent years become a destination for diners. Discoveries include Colombian food at Aquí Es Santa Fe Cafe; Brazilian barbecue at Copacabana Steakhouse; Peruvian meals at El Chalan; and Italian specialties at Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge.

Longtime residents also have praise for the old standbys, dinner at Seaside Johnnies, next door in Rye, or Italian fare at T & J Villaggio Trattoria in Port Chester