Frodo's in Pleasantville
Just got back from dinner at Frodo's in Pleasantville ... amazingly good - especially for Northern Westchester where it is pretty hard to get a really decent, let alone good, meal. The tiger shrimp and
spring vegetable "brulee" appetizer was delicious. Piping hot served in a ramikin dish was a mixture of a creamy shrimp with fresh corn, nicely seasoned and served with parmesan crusts and a fried potato fan. The mussels steamed in green apple broth and pancetta broth was amazingly refreshing and a delicious. Also recommended are the sea scallops and prawns with scallion basmati rice.
The service was very good and the overall feel of the restaurant is nice in a casual, no tablecloth but interesting delicious food sort of way. Reasonable for the quality of food as well.
Will absolutely go back ...
Frodo's website: http://tastethemagic.com/
I know I sound like a broken record, but just had another delicious meal at Frodo's. Had the veg and blackbean cake .. a hint of indian spice in the blackbean cake and the veg (corn, stringbean, brussel sproute, carrots, lima beans, etc) were perfectly cooked (a bit of a crunch) in a demi-glaze(?) sauce that was perfect - enough liquid without being overpowering.
The Martini was good as well!
Went to Frodo's tonight ... We've been often (although not lately) and have always liked it very much. Tonight just didn't do it for any of us. The combinations of flavors seemed to be trying to hard. Black Mission Figs with bacon and gorgonzola ... pancetta is one thing; the bacon was fighting with the gorgonzola. The mussels, although the people at the next table said they were quite delicious, had a blueberry based broth that was enough to put this mussel lover off. The raspberry pan gravy for the chicken was cloyingly sweet and would have been better on pancakes. The grilled Peking duck with beluga lentils, curried pineapple in a tequila-basil broth.... rather too many tastes for my palate. The menu seems as if it’s an episode of Top Chef with the charge being to use as many seasonal tastes as possible with one or two main ingredients in each dish (Black Mission Figs and Bacon)
We will go back, but will wait till the fall/winter when there is less available in the market so that the flavors won’t be competing.
Went to Frodo's last night for the first time with another couple. Overall, a great experience. We got there early to get a drink at the bar (which was empty at 7:30 on a Sat. night). The adorable bartender made wonderful pomegranite martinis and made some recommendations from the menu. We sat to eat and shared appetizers. The duck spring roll was very good, but the dipping sauce was quite salty. The crab cake was delish and the scallop ravioli was cooked to perfection. There was also a special fig appetizer that was out of this world!
We all ordered different items. I had the short ribs which were not in a barbeque sauce at all. It was in a demi glaze with wonderful spring vegetables and beans. They have a great burger with bacon and brie that my husband loved and a red snapper with lentils (special) that was excellent. My friend's husband had lamb and he enjoyed it, but that's all.
But ohhh, I have to agree with Roman about the coconut bread pudding...... Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!! That was the highlight of the meal. We also tried the espresso creme brulee. It had a nice strong flavor, but nothing could compare to the bread pudding.
Good solid restaurant with interesting food. Would go again.
Let me preface this by saying I was thrilled to finally make reservations at Frodo's since for so long I had heard so many rave reviews from family and friends. My husband and I went a few months ago during their winter menu. I found the noise level on a Saturday night to be utterly insufferable, not to mention a painful 45 minute wait (with a reservation) at the 3-foot wide bar, which occupied another couple and their squirming, irritable child. We finally sat down. For apps, I had a vegetable risotto which was fantastic and my husband had some ravioli special, which had an odd flavor combination that he didnt care for. For dinner I had the braised beef, which had it not been drowned in a very pungent barbeque sauce (not mentioned on the menu) it wouldve been very good. I cant remember what my husband ate for main course, but he did like it, although he wasnt 'wowed'. For dessert, we had coconut bread pudding, which was out of this world. We enjoyed about half of what we ordered and overall, we were a bit disappointed since we had such high expectations. We plan to give the restaurant another try since i know their menu changes seasonally. I hope to find the summer menu better than its seasonal opposite.