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West Village casual fare yet excellent food options for a new resident

Bell Book and Candle

May 28, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Challenge: Sunday lunch for 6 within 10 blocks of Grand Central; inexpensive (long)

Restaurant Riki (141 E 45th St) a Japanese homestyle place, could be a good option. They accommodate groups well.

Update: only open for lunch on weekdays. Dinner 7 days a week. Leaving here in case someone is looking for "near GCT lunch" at another time.

May 27, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

please recommend [Will travel from Rockland and New Rochelle]

Peter Pratt's Inn, Yorktown
Kittle House, Chappaqua

looking for replacement Chinese delivery place in Eastchester/New Rochelle area

Well, if you're going to drive, go to Imperial Wok! And don't forget to order from the Taiwanese menu in addition to the Szechuan one. The regular menu items are quite good, too, just not as "special."

looking for replacement Chinese delivery place in Eastchester/New Rochelle area

I ate at the restaurant, and I think you'll find the food quite enjoyable. They were doing a brisk take out business when I was there, but I don't know if they deliver (guessing no, though).

looking for replacement Chinese delivery place in Eastchester/New Rochelle area

Have you tried Fantasy Cuisine on Central Ave (Hartsdale)?

Late Lunch/Early Dinner relaxing nice restaurant lower Westchester

I'm a big fan of Bridgeview Tavern, but I don't think it would fit the OPs criteria--it's very casual, and I suspect it's pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon.

Locations for late mothers day brunch in upper westchester or near hudson river south of peekskill

Tagine in Croton is opening at noon on Sunday for Mother's Day. The website menu hasn't been updated since Restaurant Week, but an email from the restaurant earlier this week said they have both a children's menu and a prix fixe available on Mother's Day. Give them a call at 914-827-9393 for more info and reservations.

This is French with Moroccan influences. Indoor and outdoor seating, right in the middle of town.

Good singles crowd for over 40-50 yr olds on a Thursday night after work. Lower Westchester

Clearly other people are interested in this topic, still. In a public message board, replies aren't just for the benefit of an OP.

White Plains Vietnamese

Then there are a lot of places where you don't eat lunch. Or dinner, for that matter.

White Plains Vietnamese

Just down the street from Melt, then. Tough for me to pass on a chance to go to Melt, but I do love Banh Mi sandwiches!

This is not a tough part of White Plains to negotiate, folks. There's a big parking lot right behind where the restaurant is, and if you don't mind walking a couple blocks there is plenty of street parking right on Mamaroneck Ave.

Restaurant after leaving NYC to Penn

You'll want to post on either the NJ or PA board for help with this.

Apr 25, 2015
Elisa515 in New Jersey

Do you remember Hagen Dazs ice cream when they first started making it??

Thinking further, I realize I was remembering a Baskin Robbins shop (which really was extraordinary at the time).

Apr 20, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Premium prices at Ben's Deli in Scarsdale

A dairy one? :) (would that still be a "deli"?)

Do you remember Hagen Dazs ice cream when they first started making it??

I remember going to their shop in 1972-3 on the UWS; Columbus or Amsterdam in around 80th Street?

Apr 16, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

20th Wedding Anniversary Dinner Suggestions

Under $200 per person or for the two of you?

Apr 14, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Near Storm King

I highly recommend you resubmit your question as a "Discussion" rather than "Q&A"; we know this format issue is very confusing! But Q&A is meant for voting on things, rather than discussion.

Wish I could offer you some suggestions for brunch near Storm King, but I'm sure other people will have ideas.

New gourmet market in Dobb's Ferry????

One other thought (for future readers): how about middle eastern place at the northern end of Central Ave. Yaranusch (sp?)?

New gourmet market in Dobb's Ferry????

Was there dried coconut at Trader Joe's? I really like that there is a Mrs. Green's, H-Mart and TJ's all right near each other. Makes for efficient destination shopping.

Is Bridgeview Tavern the BEST casual dining option in the Lower Westchester/Rivertown region?

I agree wholeheartedly with both Bridgeview Tavern and Cedar Street Grill. In particular, I enjoy going to Cedar Street on Wednesdays, which is live music night (we're especially fans of Milton, who is there once a month). Wednesdays are also $1 raw oyster nights, just in case you need an extra incentive.

In Croton (another river town, although not lower Westchester), we're fans of The Tavern.

Help please - Need restaurant for small high school graduation celebration

Lunch or dinner? Alcohol? What is "reasonable" for your friend? Any particular neighborhood preferable?

Apr 09, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the In-laws to-be' Dinner

If your big goal is to be able to spend time together (and also to have decent food), I'd like to make a suggestion that has worked well for my family in similar situations.

If you're getting together on April 29 or later, how about Belmont Park for the afternoon? https://www.nyra.com/belmont/informat...

Plus you can break out and walk around outside.

If before April 29, Aqueduct also has a pleasant separate dining room with a buffet:


My family has gone to each for many "state" occasions, and it was our original plan to have a meeting like the one you're having (I'm the mother of the groom, in this instance).

Easily accessible by public transit and there's plenty of parking at each.

Apr 09, 2015
Elisa515 in Outer Boroughs

Premium prices at Ben's Deli in Scarsdale

I think there's more amusement here than indignation; what a stupid decision it was to make this ad, unless it was made by a competitor!

The Craft House...Suffern...excellent!

Do you have any idea why all the food items on the menu have prices that end with 59 cents?

Ramen in Westchester?

Make sure you go over to the Japanese "kitchen" before you order at the cash register (you'll see what I mean when you get there). There are many different ones to choose, and there are photos at the kitchen space. Also you get a small California roll from the sushi case in front of the kitchen as part of your ramen meal.

Are you old enough to remember Schrafft's ice cream and Restaurants??

Now that's I've thought about this for longer...it was a milkshake we'd get. Coffee ice cream with chocolate syrup.

Thanks for reminding me of what a treat it was to spend a day (alone!) with my grandmother. She was a great, classy lady.

Apr 06, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Peekskill Pub Food - The Branding Iron

Have you actually eaten one? Did it taste like meatloaf? What do you mean "you heard"?

Help me plan please [Lower Westchester County]

According to this article: https://omnomct.wordpress.com/2015/03... it will be "Piccolo Gourmet Tapas, Wine and Bar"

Maybe related to Piccolo Italian Gourmet elsewhere in PC?

Are you old enough to remember Schrafft's ice cream and Restaurants??

I remember my grandmother taking me there (she lived in Manhattan). We used to get ice cream sundaes, usually coffee ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Is this a mis-memory, or did they also have a sweet coffee sauce? If so, we used to sometimes get chocolate ice cream with coffee sauce, too.

Apr 04, 2015
Elisa515 in Manhattan

Help me plan please [Lower Westchester County]

How about the Los Gemellos Pollo place around the corner (it's pretty new)? Is that still open? Are they perhaps moving the rest of the operation to that spot?