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Inn at Pound Ridge open

So our dinner was tonight and we had a great meal. I had the crispy sushi rice with hamachi, salmon with corn pudding and salted caramel popcorn sundae. My wife had the baby beets, grilled lobster and blueberry cobbler. Our friend had the shrimp salad, pork chop and the cobbler. I had a 5:30 reservation, which may be too early for many but worked for us because we wanted to get home early and we skip lunch on Sunday. I had called earlier today to ask if we could be seated upstairs. When we got there, they said that they were able to accommodate me (the room was still fairly empty). Service was very attentive, none of the problems getting water or bread refills that others had apparently reported (our friend had read up on all of the reports). The food was excellent, and the sundae looked even better in person than in the pictures I'd seen (not to mention the taste being amazing). The bread was excellent, I took the extra home to eat with my leftover salmon tomorrow. They refilled it several times without our having to ask.

I had only two complaints. First, the beets were not as I've seen pictured. First, they were all red (the waiter originally said they were yellow and red). And they were cut into pieces, so they must have run out of baby beets and were using larger ones. There also wasn't the root portion attached like I've seen in all of the photos (obviously because they were not the whole beets). My wife, who had not seen the photos, had no problems with the presentation and loved it (although I think she would have been happier with some yellow beets). Second, they don't refill iced tea, and they charge $5 for a glass (our friend ordered one). We just stuck with water since we don't drink wine.

I'm sure our eating at 5:30 on a Sunday contributed to our getting excellent service where others have reported problems. I'm not sure I'd want to eat there on a Saturday night until they get their act together.

We'll definitely go back.

hudson restaurant, briarcliff manor, ny

Glad to hear it was OK but sorry to hear about the small appetizer portion. We don't generally drink so for us the Amazon deal which just lets you spend $100 on anything was a better deal. We haven't been there to use it yet.

The Hudson Room - new restaurant in Peekskill

I suspect it's not true even if she said within 50 miles of NYC.

The Hudson Room - new restaurant in Peekskill

Yeah, their website was supposed to be up last week but obviously still is not. BTW take the comment "Best sushi outside of NYC hands down!!!!! Down right addictive!!!!" on FB with a major grain of salt as the poster has the same last name as the owner.

Steak in White Plains?

I've seen them on a bunch of discount sites (Gaucho Grill).

Inn at Pound Ridge open

Wow, so much negativity towards this place. I thought people really liked it. Maybe I'll just find someplace to eat in Stamford during their RW. I'm waiting for one place in particular to post their menu.

The Hudson Room - new restaurant in Peekskill

A new restaurant has opened in Peekskill on Division Street (but not the main "restaurant row" just south of Route 6) called The Hudson Room. They have a rather varied menu, with lots of sushi options as well as non-Japanese food. Wings and sushi, an interesting combination :-). They've also got live music. Their website isn't ready yet but they have a Facebook page and the menu is now available there.

https://www.facebook.com/hudsonroom?f...

It turns out this is the first restaurant opened by the guy mentioned in an article from March which we had discussed in the Peekskill Restaurant Week thread. I figured I would start a new thread with the new restaurant's name in the title to make it easier to find. The only way I realized it was the space mentioned in the article was because the owner listed in the article, Louis Lanza, is shown cooking on the Facebook page.

http://www.theexaminernews.com/manhat...

As usual, if anyone eats there, please post.

Inn at Pound Ridge open

Interesting.. I thought i had read somewhere that they were good. Oh well.

Inn at Pound Ridge open

That's really low! No, it is not. And it's Stamford Restaurant Week that week and I'm passing that up as well! But I keep meaning to get here, and given that it's not that far from our friends house in Stamford, it seemed like a good place to meet.

Inn at Pound Ridge open

We're finally going to be eating here in a couple of weeks, meeting a friend from Stamford on a Sunday night. Is there a suggested place to ask to be seated? I'm undecided on whether to get appetizers and then pizza/pasta instead of an entree, given that many say the entree portions are small and I'd rather avoid an overly expensive meal. Dessert, of course, is a requirement.

Hopefully it won't be that crazy on a Sunday, it looked like all times were available when I made the reservation a couple of days ago.

New to Mount Kisco, need the lay of the land

I think it was $2 each. But the issue was the surprise charge on my bill.

Steak in White Plains?

Was there no sign saying that parking was $10? They charge $10 to park at 42.

New to Mount Kisco, need the lay of the land

Interesting, I will have to stop by and look at the menu next time I pass by since their online menu doesn't show it.

New to Mount Kisco, need the lay of the land

Not important enough to my meal to bother paying for.

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

No, I don't drive it on weeknights. But is the traffic bad heading over to 9 from the Taconic on 55? I know it's bad further south. I doubt it's very bad heading from Marist to the CIA.

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

The CIA is less than 5 minutes north of Marist. It's the next driveway on the left (or maybe a little past that).

Rte. 9 between Wappingers & Poughkeepsie

We are fans of Crave, which is a mile south of Marist on 9G right by the Walkway over the Hudson entrance. You could go to the CIA and hit the Apple Pie cafe (although they are only open until 5pm) or Caterina De Medici serves a less expensive menu in the Al Forno Room until 6pm.

Red Devon Review[Stanfordville]

Here's a reply to a post I made on their FB page. BTW does anyone know where their chef went?

We lost our executive chef. We now have a new chef and we are working on getting everything right and ready to re-open! We will keep you posted on when we decide to re-open!

Is there a better place to buy fresh orange/grapefruit juice or lemon/limeade than Stew Leonards?

Fairway? That location isn't nearly big enough for them.

Does anyone know where the next Fairway is opening? Now that they've opened Lake Grove they should have another one listed as opening next.

Is there a better place to buy fresh orange/grapefruit juice or lemon/limeade than Stew Leonards?

Yes, they are trying to get approval to build at Chappaqua Crossing, aka where Readers Digest used to be. Of course many locals don't want it, claiming there will be too much traffic and compete with downtown (as if downtown Chappaqua has anything remotely comparable). Hopefully at least some of the folks who would be complaining if a Stop & Shop wanted to open are salivating at the idea of a WFM opening and will be in favor of it.

Your best items at Sam's Club

They do not have an unlimited return policy like Costco. You may be able to get a refund on your membership fee if you are not happy (unless they somehow flag it as being from the promotion). I'm not sure what you are looking to hear. It's not as good as Costco for many of us but given that it's so convenient to you and it will cost you $15 not including the free stuff, I'd give it a try.

Jul 28, 2014
MisterBill2 in Chains

hudson restaurant, briarcliff manor, ny

So, they showed up on Amazon Local today with a much better offer (at least for me) - $50 for $100 of food/drink for 2 people, or $100 for $200 of food/drink for 4 people. No restrictions on days of the week or what you can order and valid for 6 months. At that price, I jumped. Hopefully they are good.

Alaska Recommendations Needed - Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Seward

I'm not likely to be back in Denali anytime in the foreseeable future, but how would one get to 229 Parks from the hotel area if you do not have a car, other than walking? Are there cabs? As I said in my post 4 years ago, it was 2 miles from our hotel.

Jul 26, 2014
MisterBill2 in Pacific Northwest

Costco in Yorktown Heights?

They do not have approval yet, so it's not definite. They do hope to begin construction in 2015. Would they start hiring before they even have formal approval??

Here's the latest article:

http://www.youryorktown.com/articlede...

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

We were on a cruise earlier this year (Celebrity) and one of the restaurants (Lawn Club Grill) had a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert, a la North although not in a skillet. I'm not sure whether it was supposed to be that way, but it came out under-cooked all 3 times we had it, and it was delicious. I mentioned it at North and they told me that I could order it rare, it's apparently an insider's secret (I guess not anymore). The first time we tried that it was still a bit more cooked than on the cruise, but the second time they nailed it.

Red Devon Review[Stanfordville]

That's disappointing. I guess I'll call and see if they will take it at the cafe. We have friends who live in Millbrook so I guess we could take them to lunch. It's only for $60.

Red Devon Review[Stanfordville]

So, according to their website the restaurant is currently closed and only the cafe is open, and not for dinner. The "about our chef" page on their website is empty, so I guess the chef left. Anyone know the details or what their plans are for reopening? I have a gift certificate I won from HVRW and was planning to finally use it, until I found that the restaurant was closed!

Saint George Bistro, Hastings

Thanks for posting that. We really need to get back there.

hudson restaurant, briarcliff manor, ny

I was going to buy that when Groupon had their $10 off coupon this week but realized it's one of those Groupons that I hate -- 2 glasses of wine (which we rarely drink) and only a single appetizer and dessert for 2 people. I recently bought one for Mina in Irvington because it was a straight $70 to spend.

Sorry for going off-topic.

The Parlor- new restaurant in Dobbs Ferry

Did you know you can request the North cookie skillet prepared "rare"? It's even better that way!