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Batali and Bastianich store to open in Port Chester

I only know Sunday is 12-6

Batali and Bastianich store to open in Port Chester

Just came back from Tarry Market. Parking not a problem. The lot is a half block across the street and was not filled Sunday at 1. I parked by Kneaded Bread and there were plenty of spots on street. Spoke to Executive chef. He said it will be like a mini-Eataly but not all Italian--Mediterranean (French and Spanish too) . Now they appear to be in a soft open mode. THey will eventually have the same pastas and ravioli as Eataly. They also have the same amazing rotisserie chicken that Eataly had. I was looking for chicken cutlets and the chef was nice enough the debone the breasts that were brined for the rotisserie. Can't wait to make them. The prices were pretty low I thought. Cheaper in many cases than my local supermarket. I go to Arthur Avenue all the time and the prices are definitely comparable. A great option for Westchester. Can't wait till they get in full swing.

Kneaded Bread
181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

Old Stone Trattoria in Chappaqua

We took out over the weekend. Nothing special. I like Pizza Station better. My hopes of a Motorino clone have been dashed. Will travel to White Plains for Anthony's or Yonkers to Frank Peppe and will continue to make my own pizza at home. If only I had a wood burning or brick oven!

Pizza Station
88 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Old Stone Trattoria in Chappaqua

Has anyone been here? Is it a pizzeria or more of a restaurant. Hard to tell from outside.

Looking for lower Westchester liquor stores with low prices, good selection

Definitely Westchester Wine Warehouse

Eataly NYC

Eataly is a fun spot for a wide selection of Italian foods not necessarily available in the US. Don't go for produce but the quality of everything I have tried is really pretty good. It is packed and at some points you may not be able to walk--but for me that was part of the fun. Don't go there if you just want to pick up a few quick things because it won't be quick. Prices (on the whole) are comparable to Whole Foods but probably a notch up in quality. Disagree with previous poster. Think pizza at Motorino is better but the sauce on the Eataly pizza is less salty which I like. He says it is no Da Michele--well I will add it is no Brandi but a fine start! Worth checking out.

349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Sep 19, 2010
samka in Manhattan

More Pizza Coming To White Plains

I have never been to Bertucci but my husband has been to both and he said it doesn't compare to Anthony's. He said Anthony's was "a million times better." Anthony's has a really small menu. My parents who were there also said they had amazing wood-oven chicken wings. I did not have those. If I remember correctly it is basically pizza, salads and chicken wings.

795 Merrick Ave, Westbury, NY 11590

More Pizza Coming To White Plains

Ratings & Review
Food Decor Service Cost
“It’s smokin’!” declare devotees of the “tasty” coal-fired–oven pizza at this “no-frills” chain whose “limited menu” also features “wings with pizzazz” and “salads big enough for two”; even if the “well-done” pies are deemed “burnt” by some, most salute the “crispest crusts imaginable” and happily brave “daunting waits” to savor them.

More Pizza Coming To White Plains

I live in Westchester and could not be more excited! Begrudgingly went to the Anthony's in Boca Raton when visiting my in-laws. It was amazing!. Nothing like Olive Garden. This is from someone who makes her own pizza. I go to Motorino in the East Village (the very best) and have been on a pizza pilgrimage to Naples. I am very fussy. Anthony's is really good!

Grocery Shopping in Mt Kisco?

Whole Foods in White Plains is 20-25 minutes from Mt. Kisco. Also in the next town-Chappaqua--The Chappaqua Village Market. Fresh meats, seafood, baked goods and produce. Not inexpensive, but very high quality.

The Former Woody's on Main in Mt Kisco

Ate there last night. Very full menu. Appetizers, salads (entree and small size), pizza, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, fish, chicken, steak. Very attractive renovations to old space. We had burgers, pizza and salads. They were good but not great. What I liked about it was that you could get anything there. The price would depend on what you ordered. My husband and friend said the burgers were very good. My other friend enjoyed a goat cheese salad topped with salmon. I had a beet and arugula salad topped with shrimp. The vegetables were delicious but the shrimp tasted boiled where they should have been grilled. We didn't eat dessert there because I had a farmer's market pie at home. Will definitely go back. Great place to take kids or have a quick nice night out. Probably would have liked it even more if I hadn't eaten at North in Armonk the night before. North is truly outstanding!

Dinner at North in Armonk

Had dinner there on Friday. It was a wonderful dining experience. We were four adults. We each had different entrees: steak, crabs, chicken and sea bass. They were all perfect and delicious. Wonderful desserts--especially the skillet ones. What a simple but clever idea. A small skillet with a brownie or cookie--fresh baked and topped with ice cream. French press coffee too. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful people, delicious food. A bit on the pricey side--over $300 for 4 people with only 3 glasses of wine--but in my opinion worth it. Reminded me of Michael's Genuine in Miami.

F bar Montreal

Great review. Thanks ==sounds great.

Jul 29, 2010
samka in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Any good new restaurants in Tremblant area?

Thanks. Will there be anything for my 14 yr old son to eat?

Jul 28, 2010
samka in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Red Hat on the River in Irvington worth trying?

Yes the rooftop is very crowded as well.

Any good new restaurants in Tremblant area?

Will be in Tremblant in a few weeks. It will be my third time there. Other than Quintessence and the Asian restaurant near the Westin, I have not been happy with my other dining experiences there. Does anyone know of anything new that has opened off the resort. ALso is it worth the drive to go to Les Zebres in Val-David?

Jul 25, 2010
samka in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Blue Hill at Stone Barn is RUINED for me

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is probably the best restaurant in the whole metro area. We have eaten there for several special occasions and have always been treated like royalty. It is a true dining experience. Unfortunately , you got some jerk on the phone. You will be doing yourself a disservice if you don't go there. And by the way, I was once told the reservations go on OpenTable 60 days in advance.

Blue Hill Cafe
2427 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Any good Montauk restaurants?

Have you ever been to Harvest on Fort Pond or ENE?

Red Hat on the River in Irvington worth trying?

Was at Red Hat this weekend. I think food is very good. Much better than when it first opened or than the food in the original location. Without a doubt, it has the nicest outdoor dining in Westchester and nothing beats the rooftop bar for a drink!

F bar Montreal

Thanks. Sounds more French bistro than Portuguese but sounds very good.

Jul 22, 2010
samka in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

F bar Montreal

I will be visiting Montreal in a few weeks. I've been to Montreal many times. Have reservations for the new F Bar in Le Quartier des Spectacles. If anyone has been there, can you tell me what is on the menu? Is it similar to Ferreira Cafe? There is very little about the actual menu on the web. Thanks

Jul 21, 2010
samka in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Modern taverna in Plaka or Kolonaki

I will be in Athens on a cruise and am looking for a modern taverna in either Plaka or Kolonaki that is opened for lunch. .

I have heard about Mamacas in Gazi but that does not seem doable if I am also sightseeing.

Any tips?

Oct 13, 2008
samka in Europe