HOME > Chowhound > General Tristate Archive >

Discussion

MacMenamin's Grill - New Rochelle

  • h

Has anyone any comments on MacMenamin's Grill in New Rochelle? I tried doing a search and found nothing. I'm told the place opened earlier in the year. Some friends in Rye have suggested my wife and I go there for dinner with them on our next visit to Westchester. What can I expect? What should I order? Thanks.

hab

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. i'VE BEEN THERE TWICE. THE FOOD IS OK, NOT GREAT BEST TO STICK WITH FISH THE PHYSICAL SETTING IS EXCITING AND INTERESTING AND THEY HAVE ALL SORTS OF OTHER THINGS BESIDES THE RESTAURANT I.E. COOKING CLASSES AND EVENTS, A STORE, A COFFEE BAR, ETC. THE SERVICE WAS A LITTLE SLOW I WOULD TRY IT FOR LUNCH FIRST AS THE PRICES ARE LOWER AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK IT IS A FUN EXPERIENCE-ESPECIALLY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE

    4 Replies
    1. re: gaw

      I have been there once for lunch and would definitely go back - i'm hoping someone i know has a big party there and invites me as it seems like it would be the perfect venue for a fun time! The lunch was good - it was a buffet - with enough choices to please most tastes - save room for the desserts. Would like to go back for dinner, starting with a drink at the bar - seems very inviting.

      1. re: pamela

        I ate dinner there last year..Service was poor. I sent back my steak because it was overcooked. Took an hour to get a replacement...by then my group had finished dinner. Overpriced!

        1. re: Margie

          This place is very mediocre.
          I often go here for business because it's a nice experience for people who haven't been before, but the food seriously lacks lustre.

      2. re: gaw
        l
        Leonard Bearfing

        HB you old so and so -

        I've been to MacMenamin's Grill and found it to be a great experience. If you go during the week for dinner, the service is generally top notch. The view of I-95 is a bit cementy, but the ambiance makes up for it. Enjoy.

        Leonard

      3. I know this won't help answer your questions, but does anyone know if this is the same McMenamin family that has a vineyard in Oregon, with a lovely B&B (that has a brewery, great restaurant, etc) called McMenamin's Edgefield, right outside of Portland, OR?

        Just curious.

        2 Replies
        1. re: Lisa M

          I doubt it is the same family that has the Oregon vineyard. It is more likely the family that has the MacMenamin's restaurant in South Street Seaport.

          1. re: Deven Black

            It is not the family from oregon. The family ownes the Oyster House in Larchmont, and his father ownes the place it the seaport.

        2. MY HUSBAND & I HAVE BEEN THERE VARIOUS TIMES. THE FOOD IS OK AND THE SERVICE IS SPOTTY. THE PHYSICAL SETTING IS FUN AND EXCITING--SEEMS IT COST QUITE A BIT TO PUT IT TOGETHER. THERE IS A COOKING SCHOOL THERE TOO WHICH SEEMS LIKE FUN. IT'S ALL IN ALL WORTH A TRY AS IT IS AN AMBITIOUS UNDERTAKING, BUT THERE ARE BETTER PLACES AROUND THAT ARE IN MUCH NICER LOCATIONS. GO WITH A BIG GROUP AND BRING YOUR EARPLUGS.

          ALSO, THIS OWNER ALSO OWNS THE LARCHMONT OYSTER HOUSE AND HIS FAMILY HAD SOME TYPE OF SEAFOOD ESTABLISHMENT IN NANTUCKET. NICE PEOPLE.

          1. had brunch there today, it was the worst brunch we have had in a long long time...food was stale, flat, unattractive, tasteless, no thought, service extremely poor..and for $100 for 2 , this place is a dump..avoid at all costs

            1. I have been there a few times for dinner and the food is not impressive. I had very high hopes the first time and even gave it another shot but I wont go back. For the price, the food and service really needs to be kicked up a couple of notches.