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Driving Boston to Narragansett, RI

Just say no to The Cove. Sorry. Rudest hostess I have ever met in my life and the food is just average.

We did enjoy Turtle Soup, went for the first time this August. Trio was decent but agreed it was very slow, not sure why, seemed a bit overrated to me.

Sep 07, 2009
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Piero's 2-Mt. Kisco?

It's better-than-average as a neighborhood Italian place for the Mt. Kisco area in my experience. Pretty small and tight on space and pretty popular (full every time I've been there) so be aware of that. The staff are friendly and competent, the prices aren't bad. Pretty down-to-earth and not terribly expensive as I recall (haven't been in a while but that's my recollection.)

Jun 21, 2008
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Whole Foods comes to Northern Westchester?

Latest Whole Foods "rumor"...not Westchester but just over the border in Putnam. If the development gets approval it will be part of what replaces the Mahopac Farm property on Route 6 just past Baldwin Place, along with a Target, other retail, professional and residential development. Will probably take a good long time as the surrounding municipalities are not sure they want to develop the property that way.

Jun 21, 2008
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Is Harvest Moon open yet? (cousin of Harvest)

I called them tonight - they open on May 18.

May 15, 2008
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Henry's on the Hudson - Peekskill?

Not into pricey for this meal...too many people to pay for! :-) Haven't been to Henry's so I can't tell you where to find it.

May 15, 2008
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Best terrasse-dining in Westchester

Mamma Francesca....sounds like the type of location I'd love (water view, my favorite) - how would you rate the food?

May 15, 2008
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Best terrasse-dining in Westchester

I actually just called the number - they open on May 18th. The name of the new place is Half Moon.

May 15, 2008
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Henry's on the Hudson - Peekskill?

Anyone been there? Opinions? Looking for someplace with a view for a family dinner - thanks.

May 15, 2008
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Francesca's in Bedford Hills

The owner closed Al Fresco to open this place. He owned (or owned the lease?) on both properties. If you ask me, he never knew a good thing when he had it...was at its best as a neighborhood pizza-and-pasta place but he keeps trying to go upscale. Sounds like it's not working. Yet the parking lot is packed most everytime I go by! Strange.

May 15, 2008
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Are there Lobster rolls without Mayo?

The Monkey Farm Bar & Grill in Old Saybrook CT has a yummy lobster roll w/ melted butter.

Feb 18, 2008
2busymom in All New England Archive

Inn or hotel, Fireplace and Tub

Will a bed and breakfast do? No dinner on site but plenty of nice restaurants nearby: In old Saybrook CT: http://www.pratthouse.net/index.html

Feb 07, 2008
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Buffalo Wings in Mount Kisco

Make a reservation for the Heights; this thread led to an impulse visit there on Saturday and we couldn't get in. We went to Murphy's instead and indeed the wings there were very good.

Feb 06, 2008
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Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook CT

The last time I was heading to Old Saybrook this place was brand new - had gotten a great review from the NY Times, but I hadn't heard any first-hand feedback yet. I may be back in OS again soon - any thoughts on Liv's???

Feb 06, 2008
2busymom in All New England Archive

What's good for dinner near Grand Central Station?

My 21 y/o daughter and her boyfriend are planning a dinner a couple of Fridays from now. They are not on a big budget but want to have a decent meal. Nothing too exotic or fancy is necessary - Italian, steak/seafood/American type places would fit the bill. They'll be meeting up at Grand Central, hence the location. Any suggestions?

Feb 04, 2008
2busymom in Manhattan

Liv's Oyster Bar-Old Saybrook

The last time I was heading to Old Saybrook this place was brand new - had gotten a great review from the NY Times, but I hadn't heard any first-hand feedback yet. I may be back in OS again soon - any thoughts on Liv's???

Feb 02, 2008
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The Flying Pig on Lexington

I have to agree with your review - food was okay, but overpriced, very small portions, and pretty limited menu. I feel this place gets much hype due to the local/organic ingredients but isn't nearly as good as people make it out to be. There are better places out there IMHO. I actually really miss Cafe Antico.

Jan 24, 2008
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Buffalo Wings in Mount Kisco

If you don't mind driving 10 minute over to Bedford Village, the wings at Meetinghouse (next door to the movie theater) are very good.

Jan 13, 2008
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Is there decent food shopping in/near Peekskill NY??

Another vote for Juliana's, and since it's a little hard to find:
http://www.juliannasonline.com/

Nov 11, 2007
2busymom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Nice dinner in/near Federal Hill

Thanks for the replies so far! Should probably add that my husband has a sensitive stomach and often has to find dishes that are absent of heavy spices or have sauces that can be served on the side, so places that are accommodating in this respect, or that offer at least one "plain" entree, are also helpful.

Nov 09, 2007
2busymom in Washington DC & Baltimore

Nice dinner in/near Federal Hill

Planning an overnight in December, staying in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, and would like to have a nice dinner in the area. We enjoy American, steak/seafood, Italian, Indian, French...open to other ideas. Mostly would like a place with good food, service and ambiance to add to a romantic getaway - thanks!

Nov 09, 2007
2busymom in Washington DC & Baltimore

Casual family dinner near Red Hook, NY (Dutchess County)

Thanks for the replies so far - sounds like some good choices!

For the possibility that we end up looking for someplace REALLY casual (i.e. if it is rainy or snowy and we have been traipsing up and down muddy hills all afternoon) how is the "Historic Village Diner" in Red Hook as diners go?

Nov 09, 2007
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any must try special food from hudson valley and/or connecticut???

I would say at this time of year, apple pie or any apple dessert made on site from local apples is a good choice.

Nov 07, 2007
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Casual family dinner near Red Hook, NY (Dutchess County)

Planning to be in Red Hook in a few weeks for the annual Christmas tree cutting adventure (can't believe it's that time already!) and would like to plan on having dinner in the area afterwards. No little kids involved, youngest is 18, but don't want anyplace too fancy as we won't be dressed for it. One family member eats no red meat, but other than that we're fairly flexible. Any suggestions are welcomed - thanks!

Nov 07, 2007
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Best food around Courtland Manor NY

We've only been to Julianna's once so far but we definitely plan to go back!

We had the Fried Calamari Thai Style which was delicious. My husband had a filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and was done to accommodate some special dietary needs. I had the Seafood "Mac & Cheese" which I am still salivating over. Finally, the homemade ice cream was to die for. We tried 2 flavors: pumpkin, which was perfect, not real sweet like it so often is, tasted just like fresh pumpkin; and chocolate glazed donut, which tasted exactly like a Dunkin' Donut- sounds weird but it was yummy!

Very reasonable prices, with very friendly service the night we were there. Hard to find, but definitely worth the trip. http://www.juliannasonline.com/

Nov 03, 2007
2busymom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Westchester Secrets?

We've only been once so far but we definitely plan to go back: Julianna's in Cortlandt Manor: http://www.juliannasonline.com/

We had the Fried Calamari Thai Style which was delicious. My husband had a filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and was done to accommodate some special dietary needs. I had the Seafood "Mac & Cheese" which I am still salivating over. Finally, the homemade ice cream was to die for. And very reasonable prices, with very friendly service the night we were there. Hard to find, but definitely worth the trip.

Nov 03, 2007
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No More Restaurant Luna

I don't know I have to disagree about the desserts being boring. It was a few months back, but they had a dessert that was pound cake that had been grilled then cut into cubes, drizzled with melted chocolate, and served with lemon curd, fondue-style. It was delicious and very different.

Nov 03, 2007
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Visiting NYC- suggestions on my itinerary

About that website...did you mean http://www.sliceny.com/?

May 16, 2007
2busymom in Manhattan

Whole Foods comes to Northern Westchester?

I heard or read the same rumor. The store in question is a pretty small space FWIW.

May 16, 2007
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Best Burger

The Meetinghouse has a very good burger. The rest of their menu is good as well.

May 11, 2007
2busymom in New York State (exc. NYC)

Mexican/Central American in Westchester County

Have been to Sunset Grille twice and very much enjoyed it both times. The sangria is yummy!

May 11, 2007
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