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Oct 3, 2002 07:21 PM

Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua

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Anyone been there for dinner or an event? We're looking at it for our wedding and wanted some opinions!

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  1. I've had dinner there several times and ran a 50 person business meeting, and have always enjoyed my meals. However, for weddings you will likely end up in their downstairs room, and although it does have a nice garden outside, I have never been impressed with the room itself. YMMV.

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    1. re: Bill

      I have been to more parties than I can possibly count at this establishment, many of which were downstairs...and I think that that room is simply beautiful, quite possibly nicer for a party than the upstairs/main dining room. Perhaps you have not visited recently, to see the redecorating that they have done, but I don't think that I would want to have a wedding is much more private downstairs and very beautiful and accomadating.

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        Pat Goldberg

        When was the redecorating done? I was there (again) in June and didn't notice anything spectacular. Furthermore, the low ceiling makes for pretty intimidating acoustics.

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      Pat Goldberg

      I have been there for more business dinners than I can count. I also attended a wedding there in late June. In all cases, the venue was the downstairs room. In addition, I have eaten in the main dining room on occasion, and at smaller functions in a private room upstairs.

      The wedding itself took place outside on the lawn, where drinks, etc., were also served. The dinner was indoors and there was enough space for a DJ and dancing. The menu was nicely chosen, but the quality of preparation was "standard wedding."

      Pat G.

      1. I agree with the other posters. We looked at it for our wedding and have been to business parties as well as just dinner there. The food is excellent in the dining room but we were unimpressed with the menus at parties in the function room. If you have your wedding during the afternoon, you can have it upstairs. But if you want an evening reception, it's the downstairs room, which has the feeling of a "basement rec room."

        1. Yes, yes, yes! We had our daughter's wedding there a little over a year ago, and a friend just had her son's wedding there. Food is excellent, staff is incredible. They are really helpful. The number of gratis brunches we had was amazing, they gave us several lovely rooms for the night before and night after, they were willing to work with us about absolutely everying. We had a cocktail hour that was outside, and couldn't have been more charming. We chose a sit-down first course (very elegantly prepared) and then a buffet dinner, as we had many different peculiarities to satisfy. That gave us a huge range of entrees. Then a served dessert. Whether or not you use them, you need to consider one of the florists they recommend - Sue Meaney at The Cheshire Tree. Fabulous, and so nice!! E-mail me if you want more details (or want to see the pictures!! LOL)

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          1. re: Alice

            Please send me your photos Alice, I am getting married there.


            1. re: sotojen09

              This thread is 7 years old. I know there's been a more recent thread-- search the board.

          2. I know that this is an older thread but it seems to fit the following update as it is about Kittle House and it was the last one updated:
            Kittle House Has A New Look and a New Chef

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            1. re: Jon1856

              Jon - thanks for that. The chef cooked at PerSe - worth another try!

              1. re: Jon1856

                Fingers crossed! This used to be one of my favs.....

                1. re: Jon1856

                  Thanks for that update Jon, so glad they decided to work on this beautiful old building. Hopefully the upstairs will be next. Anxious to see what the new chef has to offer.