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May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I've stopped my quest. After three days of hearing nothing but, "Sorry, we're booked" I gave up and checked with a local Chinese restaurant. They were wide open ad happy to have us. It's not what my family is expecting & I'm sure there will be a few raised eyebrows but my stomach isn't in knots anymore and we've got a place to go after church for a meal.

Apr 12, 2012
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May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Nope. Gaudio's was booked. EVERY place that was suggested was booked. I just wanted to share that I had checked out the Pizza at Three Guys and that Gaudio's dining room has no resemblance to the pictures on their web page. Sorry for the confusion.

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Elisa, it was the least that I could do after all of the help that I received. I think that Twist just opened this week so it caught me by surprise as well. I should say that the yogurt was definitely fresh and it was good (I had the cheesecake). I know I'll be back. But the cost per ounce adds up rapidly. They were handing out rewards cards where you get a punch per cup purchased (buy 10, get your next 6 oz free).

I forgot to add that my husband had two of the brick oven specialty slices at 3 Guys- eggplant, ricotta and carmelized onions as well as a chicken pesto. Both were excellent IMO (Of course I had to have a bite :)).

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

I think I give up on Pizza in Westchester

Love Catania's, especially their Everything Pie (with anchovies). Their mini calzones are wonderful, too.

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

BGR Mount Kisco

I have to say that the one time I tried the Wellington it was so salty it was overpowering. I couldn't taste much of anything btu salt. I don't know if it was an off day for them or if whoever was seasoning the burgers on the grill had too heavy a hand. I'd give it another try as I love the blue cheese/sauteed onion combo (one of my favorites). The two times I've had their regular, unadorned burgers they've been very good (and yes, cooked medium rare).

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I went to Three Guys Pizza last night (my son wanted to check out the new frozen yogurt place, Twist, that had just opened a few doors down). I have to say that the pizza was fantastic. I had the brick oven sausage slice. The crust was thin and cracker crisp, the sauce was very bright, tomato-ey tasting and you could even taste the fresh basil. The sausage was slice very thin so it crisped up a bit upon reheating...just the way I like it. While enjoying the slice I read that Gaudio's and Three Boys share the same kitchen so you could order from Gaudio's at Three Guys and vice versa. Peering into Gaudio's as we walked past you could definitely see that it looked nothing like the photos on the web page. Gaudio's seemed to be doing a brisk business for a Wednesday night, maybe due to their 21.95 prixe fixe dinner? It was enough to intrigue me and I'll definitely be back.

Twist is like Frannie's in Mt Kisco. A self serve yogurt and topping place where you pay by the ounce. The place is bright and cheerful with indoor seating (so you don't have to sit on a curb and enjoy the atmosphere that is Saw Mill River rd). The yogurt was fine, nothing I'd rave about but it's the only game in town (aside from Friendly's walk up window) so it should do well. Nothing fat free except for the sorbet, though all of the yogurt is supposed to be low fat. And one machine has soft serve ice cream in ever poular vanilla & chocolate.

Just an FYI as a thank you for all of your help :).

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I want to thank all of you for your suggestions. I went through the list (and beyond) and every place is booked. After three days of hearing nothing but, "Sorry" I threw my hands up and checked with a local Chinese restaurant. They were wide open and happy to have us. Not what my family will be expecting but my stress is amazingly reduced!

I will check out some of these places on my own time in order to sample the food, though. I really appreciate everyone's help.

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I went to Gino's to see where they could accomodate us. Ivana showed us a space in the main dining area with two booths and a round table. I didn't get on the ground to check the round table but yeah, the booth tables were bolted down :) . Seriously though, that was not the ambiance that I wanted at all. The main dining area is standard pizza parlor...not what I want.

Apr 12, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Marco wasn't around. The back room was booked but they offered to put us in the restaurant area. I declined. I wanted nicer ambiance than tables bolted to the floor :).

This is exhausting but I do appreciate all of the suggestions. The problem is that it's communion season everywhere, not just in Yorktown. Every place is booked to overbooked and I guess everybody wants Italian. Maybe I'll go with Chinese...

Things are so much easier when I cook!

Apr 11, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Piatto is closed for a private party until 6 that day...I've never heard of Le Fontane but I'll check them out. Ive been working my way down the list and every place is booked. I finally had luck with Gino's but I didn't speak with the owner so I;m not getting my hopes up until I do so. off to do that tonight. Thanks so much for all of your suggestions!

Apr 10, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Elisa515, you nailed exactly what I'm looking for. Comfortable, nice, reasonably priced, decent food and possibly available. As my in-laws are coming from LI I want to keep everything as local to us as possible.

I'm relieved to learn that the photos on the website are not of Gaudio's. I believe that Three Brothers is right next to Gaudio's but the photos must be of Three Brothers. All of this will be moot if the place is booked, however.

Thanks again for all of your help.

Apr 10, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Well that tells you how often I get out. The Via Venti menu does look good and it doesn't have to be traditional if the food is good (and the place is available).

I didn't realize that the Fish Cellar had closed but that location would be right out due to the stairs.

Apr 10, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I'm not familiar with Gino's or Spacarelli but I'll look into them. Little Sorrento is booked. Juliana's in Cortlandt is ringing a bell....is that on Rt 202?

I really appreciate all of the help and suggestions. When I want Italian I'm the one that cooks it so it's very rare that we go to Italian restaurants.

Apr 10, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

Does Gaudios have an actual dining room? From the photos on their webpage it looks more like a pizza parlor type...bolted down tables, etc.

I didn't know that Lexington Square still existed...Eduardo's & Don Tomasso's are both booked solid.

Thank you so much for the suggestions.

Has anybody tried the new Italian place in Mt Kisco? Via Venti (or something like that)?

Apr 10, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I forgot about Dantes! Thank you! I'll call them today.

Apr 10, 2012
slowsmoked in New York State (exc. NYC)

May late lunch/early dinner for 18 in Yorktown/Mahopac/Mt Kisco...

I am at my wits end. I'd prefer Italian as my family is not that adventurous but I'd like the food to be decent at least. Unfortunately it's First Communion season so lots of places are booked solid.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Apr 09, 2012
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