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Jul 7, 2006 03:50 PM

Reka's - White Plains

There have been many posts about this place in recent months, and the general consensus was disappointment. Just wanted to let you know that Westchester magazine reviewed the place this month and basically had the same sentiment: "Eh!"

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  1. wow. westchester magazine giving an "eh"? That's like paula abdul actually critiquing someone on american idol. almost unheard of.

    Good to know there is consensus around on Reka's... I still need to get out and try some of the newer thai places in new rochelle and greenwich...

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    1. re: adamclyde

      I have seen Westchester magazine give a number of non-favorable reviews and it was pretty clear how they felt.

    2. I've always had a good meal at Reka's. I also find Reka to be quite personable. She is a most cordial hostess.

      1. Actually if you want great thai food - check out the Thai Garden in Sleepy Hollow!! Went there with a group a few weeks ago - they have a very wide selection on their menu - the appetizers are wonderful!! (Entres are great too - I had something with shrimp, chicken and noodles with a gingery sauce --don't remember the name of the dish, but it was mm delicious! Remember, parking is problematic in Sleepy Hollow - Thai Garden does have limited free valet parking - here's the link:

        1. Reka is a most cordial hostess?

          We were about halfway through our meal when Reka came over, introduced herself and sat down at our table (uninvited!). She asked how we liked our wine. She told the waitress to bring another bottle, and a glass. The wine was opened, she tasted it, and we all were poured. "Thank you very much" I said. She drank her glass, got up and left.

          Long story short: the bottle that she ordered was on our check. I asked her about and she said that we drank it, so we had to pay for it.

          Never, ever again will we go there!

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          1. re: Sommelier

            I would NEVER have paid for that bottle! That is despicable service.

              1. re: onethinmint

                Question of the, decade!

                1. re: onethinmint

                  Actually, I didn't. I subtracted the amount plus the tax on it, added the tip for the rest of the meal, signed and left... my receipt in my wallet. I was not charged for it in the end.

                2. re: Sommelier

                  That is truly unbelievable! I was just driving by there today, as I do often and saw a group leaving. I haven't seen anyone there in months. Wonder why?
                  Good thing we have this forum to spread the word, good and bad.

                3. Wow, that's funnny. She did the same thing with me the last time I was there. Except it was with food. I asked her a question about appetizers and entree's. We talked for a bit and then I placed my order. When our food arrived she had brought out an extra app. and entree and said we should try them and that we would like them. (We didn't. All the food was mediocre)

                  After the meal the extra dishes she sent us were on the bill. I refused to pay and she made a big deal saying we ate it so we have to pay. She got very shrill when I told her politely what she could do with those extra dishes, as well as how lousy the food was. She got very upset and VERY loud when I told her that I had studied at two different culinary schools in Thailand and that the food wasn't very good OR authentic. I stopped arguing with her because the whole place was staring.

                  I then dialed 911 on my cell phone and called the police. I then told her in a nice loud voice that I was going to wait outside for the police to arrive and I walked outside. I had a nice chat with the police, they had a nice chat with her, and the police told me to leave without paying anything!

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                  1. re: JMF

                    And she is still in business? Amazing.

                    1. re: onethinmint

                      I wonder if anyone has ever reported her to the Better Business Bureau?

                    2. re: JMF

                      Wow! Good for you! I don't know that I would have the courage to do what you did but I applaud you. What she is doing is down right fraud. She reminds me of the stories of "B girls" who were instructed by the bar owners to pretend to drink while having men buy them liquor.