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Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

I agree with you totally! Many people don't eat bacon and they should be ready to sub potatoes or other veggies, especially as different sides must already be prepared to go with other menu options. What happened to "if you have a food allergy or special requirements, please let us know?"

about 4 hours ago
cloverose in New York State (exc. NYC)

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

Ditto here. Not crazy about the menu. Fortunately, there are always occasions/reasons to try new places. Plus Hudson Valley Rest Week coming up for more sampling. Cheers!

about 7 hours ago
cloverose in New York State (exc. NYC)

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

Please do let us know where you end/ended up.

I'm Angry and I'm not Taking it Anymore! Westchester NY

A couple more places that have creative drinks in the $12 range as well as excellent food/service/atmosphere:

Park 143 Bistro in Bronxville, cocktail menu follows:
http://143parkbistro.com/uploads/cock...

Also, Vintage 1891 Kitchen in Larchmont. I can't find their cocktail menu so not 100% sure of prices, but I do know they are good. They have a Facebook page more so than a website.

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

North is definitely not lower Westchester, but worth a 20 minute drive. I also stand by my suggestion of Vintage 1891 Kitchen in Larchmont, which is lower Westchester.

I'm Angry and I'm not Taking it Anymore! Westchester NY

Love the drinks at Bar Taco in Port Chester. Fruit juices are fresh ... drink menu follows.
http://www.bartaco.com/menu.html

You can find good inexpensive drinks at many/most Mexican restaurants and the food is typically acceptable++ and the atmosphere fun.

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

2nd North

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

I like the food and atmosphere at Vintage 1891 Kitchen right on Boston Post Road in Larchmont. It's really lovely and we've been happy with the menu/food both times we went. Service was mostly good. Fit for a special occasion.

http://www.opentable.com/vintage-1891...

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Those really were the "old days". I grew up here too!

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

LOL

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Tried Patrias Sat night per Chowhound22 recommendation. We went early, before any possible crowds. Mostly a positive experience. Loved the seafood empanada as an app and my grilled tuna main was pretty good. I also had a nice veggie timbale. Plating was lovely. Negatives = they will do no subs on sides, even for allergies, etc. at least on Sat night, per waitress. Good to know. The food, overall, for my taste, had too much oil, although I always ask that it be kept light. Might not bother others. Boyfriend was not crazy about his crab/avocado salad app -- again, too much oil and he felt it was faux crab. His entrée was the steak and shrimp which he liked very much. Bread was good. Portions right sized. Too full for dessert. Very nice fresh décor and accommodating servers.

We will go back -- saw other menu options we'd like to try.
Parking is convenient.

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Agree 51rich! As I said above, you also need to pay parking meters until midnight, as if it's Manhattan.

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Dudley's?? For real or kidding??!!!

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Thanks for the Patrias mention. I didn't even know Cholo's had closed. (Wish there was more reason to go to downtown NewRo and I might have noticed.) It looks like it's definitely worth a try -- lots of fresh fish. Hmmm, maybe tonite....
Not a big Coromandel fan anymore -- too inconsistent. I've had the best and the worst of Indian food all at the same place!

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Mrs: Re Little Mexican
Well you can always get a table on a Saturday night, which gets it points for starters. Food is good standard Mexican fare -- the tableside guacamole is usually a winner (depending on who's making it) and I like the Mexican shrimp cocktail with avocados and tomato sauce, the shrimp with spicy green sauce (can be very hot), and the chile relleno. Service can be spotty. Don't go with stellar expectations and you'll get a good meal at a cheap price. Drinks are exceptionally good -- I've had the mojitos, margueritas and white sangria, and was happy! There is no shortage of Mexican restaurants in NewRo and I don't claim to have tried them all -- I'm a little pickier as I don't eat chicken or meat so they've gotta have some reliable fish options. I keep coming back to Little Mex. Try and let me know.

Great new restaurants in New Rochelle New York

Dubrovnik is my favorite resto in NewRo -- they can have a little attitude until they've seen your face a few times, but I've had consistently good meals there. They have a wonderful way with fish. Can end up being a little pricey. I ate at Sorell when it first opened and there was fish on the menu (perfectly cooked, but oh so salty), but when I tried to go back again, there was nothing on the menu for a pescatarian. They do have a great wine selection and it is kind of a cool place with an open kitchen and access to the chef. Modern has a nice/pretty environment but the food is only average -- nice place to meet for a drink. Unfortunately, NewRo has a long way to go before developing a restaurant scene. I still like Little Mexican Café on Main St for an casual dinner and great drinks. Unfortunately, Spadaro's, which was a fun/unique foodie experience, has suffered post expansion -- liked it better before they got a printed menu, although others hated the fact that they had none. Look forward to more new restaurants openings, but the City of NewRo makes it difficult for businesses to thrive downtown (parking meters must be fed until midnight!!). Oh, and people seem to really like The Roadhouse in Trump Tower for ribs, etc. -- not for your vegetarian friends.

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

True gforce. I'm in town daily but usually eat closer to home in Westchester. Clearly there's a need to improve my NYC options. Cheers.

Oct 02, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Lower Westchester bars/restaurants with quality cocktails

Vintage 1891 on Boston Post Rd in Larchmont. If I veer away from wine, I usually drink stoli & something, but I remember having a really lovely/interesting cocktail there this summer.
Food was great too. They seem to use a Facebook page rather than a website for some reason...

Park 143 Birstro in Bronxville

We went as "walk-ins" on a Saturday night this summer, which I guess you can get away with only in the summer. Interior was busy/too noisy so we opted for a table outdoors on a warm summer night which was perfect. We were both in love with our food -- except I can't remember exactly what we had at this point. I do know that my fish was flakey perfection and a surprisingly large portion too. None of the appetizers or entrees disappointed. We've been waiting to go back again and I recommend!

Woodstock - A place to sit for a while with good food

+1 for Red Onion. Not very far out of "downtown", but I'm not from the area. Had a nice dinner there this summer.

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Wouldn't call it a bad experience. Dinner overall was good -- a solid 7.5 or 8 out of 10. If you don't mind spending the $ and know what you like on the menu, it's okay. Just nothing special -- as predicted by ALL CH's.

Oct 02, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

We did end up going to Bar Americain -- on my part reluctantly after all the reviews. While the meal/service was good, I agree with all posters that there are much better places to spend $$$$$. We both had the lobster/avocado appetizer which was good/large chunks of lobster and nicely spiced with cilantro, etc. At the beginning of the meal, I told the waiter to have the kitchen go very light on salt/oil for me. The first lobster cocktail that came out was so salty as to be inedible and they made a new one. My sense is that monkeys could be in the kitchen there turning out pre-designated, rehearsed menus. My boyfriend's steak was good. My snapper was okay too -- again too salty for my taste -- but with a nice mango salsa and black bean puree. Espresso crème brulee at end was coffee-y and rich. The food overall was too rich for me -- especially the corn bread that was yummy but like eating a bar of butter. We did not go to places like Betony (which I would have liked to try) partially because of complaints of small portions. After leaving Bar Americain queasy and too full, I would have appreciated more refined food. ( We passed DB on the way to the theater and I thought "Shoot, love the menu -- why didn't we go there?...").
Anyhow, no digs -- it was a nice dinner for a one-time only Bar Americain experience. You were right!!! ;-)

Oct 02, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Agreed. I also liked what I saw for Betony as recommended above. But my boyfriend said to leave our res alone, so it's on his head. (I'm even on the wait list for Gramercy Tavern and he said don't change if they call!!). On the plus side, I think he'll get a good steak at BA which will please him, and I'll fend for myself with the fish offerings and we'll save the gastronomic highs for a different night. I am going without expectations so will be happy with a few good cocktails and a decent meal. The atmosphere at BA at least seems nice and Sunday will be a slow night, so hopefully relaxing. I'll report back on Monday. Have a nice weekend!

Sep 27, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Good to know! Don't want to chance a long wait on Sunday, but will def check it out on another night. Appreciate all input.

Sep 26, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Oh have tried Gato, but no reservations available for Sunday as of last week. Neither one of us is a huge BF fan and there would be no thrill in seeing him there. Just thought the space looked nice and some reviews (including my friend Claire) are excellent. I've been second guessing/re-thinking which is why I posted here. Been running into problem re Sunday closings, but will check out a few more options. If we do end up going I will definitely post after and you can say "told you so" ...

Sep 24, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Hey, thanks a lot! Waaah, wish it wasn't Sunday! I will certainly investigate everyone's wonderful suggestions so I don't find myself at a loss in the future. My boyfriend thinks Bar Americain will be fine and not to overwork it -- do you share the other poster's disdain for Bar Americain?

Sep 23, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

Kismet. I was just posting to recommend
La Table d'Eugene
18, rue Eugene Sue, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
+33 1 42 55 61 64

and I see that there's a new CH thread re this small, charming, out of the way place right next to yours. There are numerous reviews online. We enjoyed it -- getting there was a bit of an excursion, but if you are sightseeing in Monmartre, food is lovely and a bargain for Paris.

Sep 23, 2014
cloverose in France

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Sorry, before someone calls me out on this, I meant Estiatorio Milos above, not Esca.

Sep 23, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

I've been to and liked Molyvos, although that was years ago. Was thinking to try Esca along the same lines. I love grilled fish and seafood of any kind. We eat out a ton, mostly in Westchester where we live, and have kind of od'ed on Italian and maybe even Greek for the moment. My boyfriend loves French food -- duck and steak. I thought to go somewhere different for us, which is how I came up with Bar Americain. Wish there were more options for a Sunday night. I guess I'm paying so would like to keep it $100 pp or so without wine. Thanks so much for responding and I'm definitely going to check out Hakkasan for a different night (need birthday cake!!).

Sep 23, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan

Sunday Eve Post Theater Birthday Dinner -- Saju or Bar Americain?

Alas, Aquavit is closed on Sundays or it would have been on the short list. I checked menus and reviews for both DB and Saju and didn't think one looked better than the other. Thanks for your thoughts!

Sep 23, 2014
cloverose in Manhattan