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Patricia Murphy's in Yonkers

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Does anyone remember Patricia Murphy's restaurant in Yonkers? I was a little girl and I remember this very nice special occasion place. I can't remember exactly where it was though. Anyone have any memories of this place? Thanks!

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  1. I remember Patricia Murphy's and Lorraine Murphy's on Long Island - didn't realize they were in Westchester too!

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    1. re: Scribbler

      i believe the murphy family still owns milleridge inn and george washington manor

      1. re: byrd

        My husband, now 71, talks about taking dates there as a medical intern. He thought it was very elegant, a bottle of inexpensive American wine and the delicious popovers. However, it started his interest in good food, and he still loves popovers. I think it was in Brooklyn (I wasn't here and don't like popovers that much. However, I will try the recipe and thanks!) MAD

      2. re: Scribbler

        I remember the location on Northern Blvd in Manhasset. My wife and I used to joke that we'd drive past there and never see anyone younger than 70 going in. Ironically, when it closed a TGIF took its place. Talk about a different clientèle!

        1. re: Bill

          You weren't even allowed in that Northern Blvd Patricia Murphy's unless someone in your party used a walker. I remember it very well - none of us were disabled, but my mother loved the popovers. The waitresses really had a knack with older folks.

      3. Yes, I remember Patricia Murphy's very well. It was on Central Avenue, not far from where Filene's basement is now (Klein's used to be there). When I was about 5 I got into trouble for jumping into the fountain there. To me the place was the height of elegance, however, and I especially looked forward to the popovers.

        1. This is where my parents had their wedding reception in 1961. We used to go back every year on their anniversary and have a picture taken on the little bridge over the pond.

          1. My family used to go to Patricia Murphy's for special Sunday dinners. It was the first place that I had chicken curry, a very bland white bread chicken curry but it was a start. I'm not in that area very often as we now live upstate, but driving down Central Ave. a few months ago I noticed a location with gardens and parking in front that struck me as where it had been located.

            1. Yes, with very good memories. Our family went there for Thanksgiving and I remember the popovers.

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              1. re: gaw

                Patricia Murphy’s Popovers

                The owner wrote in her autobiography, “Millions of these fluffy delicacies are eaten annually”. The restaurant was a favorite place to go for special occasions and many of us had our picture taken on the little bridge over the pond at the Yonkers restaurant. The New York Daily News printed the recipe for their popovers in the September 26, 1984 edition of the paper. Here it is for those of you would want a little piece of nostalgia.

                This recipe makes 6 large or 9 small popovers.

                Butter or vegetable shortening
                1 cup sifted all-purpose flou1/4 tsp salt
                2 eggs
                1 cup milk
                1 Tablespoon butter, melted

                Put 1/3 tsp of butter or vegetable shortening in each indentation in a 6 or 9 cup muffin pan or use custard cups.
                Put pan in preheated 450° oven for 5 minutes while making batter

                Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Beat eggs with rotary beater, add milk and butter, and sift in flour, beating only enough to make a smooth batter. Fill hot muffin pans 1/3 full of the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 450°, then reduce temperature to 350°and bake 15 minutes longer or until firm, brown, and popped. Keep oven door closed while baking.

                1. re: gaw

                  Patricia Murphy’s Popovers

                  The owner wrote in her autobiography, “Millions of these fluffy delicacies are eaten annually”. The restaurant was a favorite place to go for special occasions and many of us had our picture taken on the little bridge over the pond at the Yonkers restaurant. The New York Daily News printed the recipe for their popovers in the September 26, 1984 edition of the paper. Here it is for those of you would want a little piece of nostalgia.

                  This recipe makes 6 large or 9 small popovers.

                  Butter or vegetable shortening
                  1 cup sifted all-purpose flou1/4 tsp salt
                  2 eggs
                  1 cup milk
                  1 Tablespoon butter, melted

                  Put 1/3 tsp of butter or vegetable shortening in each indentation in a 6 or 9 cup muffin pan or use custard cups.
                  Put pan in preheated 450° oven for 5 minutes while making batter

                  Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Beat eggs with rotary beater, add milk and butter, and sift in flour, beating only enough to make a smooth batter. Fill hot muffin pans 1/3 full of the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 450°, then reduce temperature to 350°and bake 15 minutes longer or until firm, brown, and popped. Keep oven door closed while baking.