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Queston about Pagoda on Central Park Ave [Scarsdale]

I drove by this weekend and noticed something else had suddenly changed. The main, large sign is now (what seems to be) just about all Chinese lettering. The name Pagada is in the window as a much smaller neon light.

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

"When it comes to authenticity, this kosher giant brings it.” See what else the NY Daily News had to say about Ben’s in its recent story rating some of the remaining kosher deli’s in New York

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

Dropped by last night to pick up a few sandwiches en route to ER. For second night, parking lot was just about full as was the lower/main restaurant. The deli front-end man I dealt with rather good.

However I did over hear a conversation between a "manager" and a delivery order. Seems as if something went wrong and she was doing her best to correct it. While I did feel bad for both parties, I was not all too surprised. A thought that was confirmed on my way out in conversations with a party who had eaten in. While they all enjoyed their food, seems as if there were a few service glitches. Which they took in stride as "this was not the first time" they had been to a restaurant on opening. They knew, going in, that there could be opening issues.

Which it true. No amount of training will prepare any restaurant and staff for opening. And perhaps their own early PR may have even hurt them a bit. Restaurants try to open up early in the week with a soft opening just to work thru opening glitches with a smaller crowd. While I did not look or walk into the full main room, they may have had a full house or at least close to one at 6:15 PM.

My suggestion: If you want to try, take out and before you leave, double-check your order.

To eat in-Either be willing and open minded for errors or wait a bit.

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

Ben's of Scarsdale (Greenburg) menus (And yes, there is a full bar menu): Dining-room/in-house menu:

Take-out menu:

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

"Grab A Hot Pastrami Sandwich, And More, At Ben’s Kosher Deli

With a variety of deli-style food, Ben's is carrying a torch for the once-bountiful Jewish deli tradition"......

Jewel of Himalaya in Yorktown Heights

Harrison location is closed. Drove over there about a month or so ago and found a different restaurant there whose name I do not recall. And I do regret that we did not go in and ask if they were owned by the same family. This is the last posting on Facebook page:

I do not like posting open-ended question so I looked up the new place: Aria

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

What you saw, based I what I was told, could have been part of either in-house training and/or the by invite only/family and friends dinner run through.

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

Have a rather funny and strong feeling that what was said/told to the reporter may have been a bit too early. Could have been in part due to publication date and as well other matters as well. I was told that they were planning on having at least two by invitation only (Family and friends) "events"/run threws some time on/about Jan 11th. After that would be what they only could hope to be a soft opening.

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

Well Weedy I do know, as I was told, that they will have "cheese" on some food products. Soy and/or other vegetable based I would have to guess. As for bacon....I did not ask but I have had beef bacon ;>D

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

The entire resturant is kosher. So they have kosher beer and soda. Not sure if they have wine but there is kosher wine. I am of the belief that they do not have spirits-however I could be wrong. Something to find out on first visit.

Ben's Scarsdale/Ben's NY Kosher-Greenburg UPDATE: Opening is now in sight.

For those in/around Lower Westchester County, NY: Ben's of Scarsdale (well really Greenburg) will be opening mid-to-late January 2015. Location is 718 Central Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Had a little tour of location over weekend. It is the "Nex-Gen" of Ben's NY Kosher. The take-out Deli Counter has been reduced/compacted. This allows for more room in dinning area which will include a full kosher bar with TV's. The menu has also been changed a bit. Not reduced but expanded-little deeper/wider/longer with offerings that for now, at least , will only be offered there. There will be, upstairs, an overflow/party room that fits about 80.

Taste of China-in Tarrytown. Vegan Dishes

Yes for those here how recall Vegan Chinese it seems to have returned. Just saw this reported in Westchester Magazine.
Story link here:

Resturant link here:

Pizza Cucina- Post Road-White Plains

Here is another one to add to the ever growing list of Pizza joints in White Plains: Pizza Cucina. Located where the old Triangle Deli was for years at 102 West Post Road, across the street from White Plains Tire/Shell gas station. Pizza cucina is the new pizza/deli off-spring of Ernesto's- Which is still just down the street.

the original pancake house (white plains)

Am in the same boat as you are. Signs are still up so the best one can do is keep an eye out. For now.

Queston about Pagoda on Central Park Ave [Scarsdale]

Has anyone been there in say the past few weeks? For my girlfriend's 98 year old Dad it was the only place to go to eat when he went out. He really thought of it was his special place. He was here today and it was different. Different menus and wait staff.

Ben's Deli [Greenburgh, NY]

From Facebook: Paul Feiner
Ben’s Deli FINALLY picked up their building permit today to construct their new deli on Central Ave to replace Spiga. I’m excited. They first announced plans to open up a deli over a year ago. But, there were some construction related delays. Ben’s Deli will be a big asset to the community and to Central Ave.
21.8 million is owed to the town in tax liens. At last nights Town Board meeting the Board approved a tax interest amnesty for those who owe back taxes if the taxes are paid in full by December 30,2013. We have two goals: We need to collect the tax arrears owed to us. And…we want to help property owners AVOID foreclosure.

Private Rooms Lower Westchester?

Dubrovnik in New Rochelle. Down-stairs wine room.

dubrovnik [New Rochelle]

Was there this past Sunday-Had a great meal and very good time. And one does have to have a talk with the owner-very nice guy and rather interesting. He did all the wood-work, including the tables, within restaurant. And entrées start at about $17.00 to $35.00
One could do small plate with Appetizers, Soups and Salads.
For a party of three-entrées, coffee and desserts ran to about $120.00
And while open for about a month, and without a formal Grand Opening, they are busy. I would strongly suggest calling in reservations.

P.S.: Besides the nice rear patio (which over looks a vegetable garden which the kitchen uses and has the specially imported wood burning grill/oven on it), there are two "private" rooms down-stairs. One is the wine room. The owners uses both his own garden as well as the one at the restaurant. He makes everything there and uses NO canned goods. All fresh product. And local.
Facebook page:

Dutchess County Fair 2013

Will be going Sunday. Hilby, on his own, makes it worth-while!

Dinner & A Movie coming soon to Yonkers, NY-Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers

Not sure if this was ever posted but Alamo Drafthouse has taken over the old UA Cinema location at 2548 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY. and will be opening Spring/Summer of 2013.

In White Plains...

No-It did not. Sold to another restaurant and IIRC is now open.

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

Per Westchester Magazine-so far only two beers (Heineken in cans and Corona in bottles).

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

What may-be the first semi-official "review"-Saigonese Opens in Hartsdale (And PS: Run, Don’t Walk);
First Taste: Saigonese Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Reader, we stalked the place, regularly driving by 158 S Central Avenue, looking in windows, monitoring progress, and generally making ourselves a nuisance. Finally, during the snow-tastrophe days of last week, Saigonese debuted in Hartsdale. We’re just going to say it now: Run, don’t walk........(Posted under "fair use")

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

I did not ask while I was there, did not see any sign of set-ups, and there is nothing on menu about it.

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

# 20-# 25 are all Pho-They are all Rice Noodle Eggg Noodle Soups.
I had Pho Ga-Chicken Noodle and my mom had Pho Sai-Gon-House special noodle soup. (Take out first open night) Both were rather good.

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

Thank you for comments. Even without any (more) opening jitters, the only "draw-back" that this restaurant may have is its size. Can only seat, per fire-codes, +/- 34 people. And when I was there last night, I was told that may even hold true when outside patio is open!?!?!?!? Which is another one of those matters that they plan on checking on when the time comes for that.

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

I understand your posting/thoughts liza219. One could drop by and take a look see at menu there or just walk in and experience it.

They do offer more than a few dishes that are vegetarian friendly.

Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

Yes-After many, all too many delays, Saigonese has opened.
158 South Central Park Ave
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Open six (6) days a week
Tues-Thurs: 11:00 AM -9:00 PM
Fri & Sat: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 (Noon)-9:00 PM
Location: Just South of The Four Corners on left/East Side. Across street from furnicher and crib store.
And yes, left turn there can, can be rather "fun"/interesting at times.
So: Wait a few minutes, use the wider lot just next door for turn, or go to next strip center on the right and use their parking lot to get to traffic light to make your U-turn back North.

Small spot +/- 30 seats.
And they are still working on a web site. All all too many other issues to worry about, work on and fix.

Vietnamese - Central Ave Scarsdale

Took out soup tonight-was rather good.

And it may just be a good idea to "shut down" this thread as they have opened.

Will start a new one.

Vietnamese - Central Ave Scarsdale

Well-It could be that they may not even be open for lunch yet.

One could just drop by at Noon.
Which is just how I found out about their opening and everything else I posted within this thread.