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Brunch for 1 yr anniversary

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btanmoran Jul 10, 2006 03:02 PM

We are looking for a place to celebrate our 1 yr anniversary with our parents. It will be for brunch/lunch on a Sunday. We tried to get reservations at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, but it was all booked. Any suggestions for places of similar caliber? Anywhere in Westchester/lower Fairfield County.

Thanks in advance!

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    intrepid Aug 25, 2006 10:28 PM

    blue hill "brunch" is realy not a brunch type menu..its a serious 'lunch" menu

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      idelor Aug 25, 2006 06:52 PM

      Is Westport too far for you? I had brunch at Splash at the Longshore Country Club the other week. This was the best brunch I've had lately, better than Silvermine and Red Barn. The price is a little steep, $30 p/p, but the food and variety is exceptional. Also the location. Reservations are needed and get there early for outdoor deck seating. It's a beautiful spot. There are oysters on the half-shell, a carving station, cheeses, breads, the best eggs Benedict I've had, and the other mainstays of brunch: eggs, bacon, French toast, etc. And an exceptional dessert selection. The only thing I would improve is the quality of the champagne and orange juice: the mimosas were disappointing.

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        Raisel Jul 13, 2006 02:12 AM

        Restaurant X serves a beautiful champagne brunch very high quality.

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          btanmoran Jul 27, 2006 05:06 PM

          Thanks for all the suggestions! We actually just got word that we have gotten off the wait list at Blue Hill, so we will be going there. Anyone been there recently for brunch? Suggestions as to what to order?

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            SLO Aug 24, 2006 09:41 PM

            How was the brunch? We're set to go on Sunday and would like to know what you thought. We've eaten dinner there a number of times and have found the whole experience to be quite incredible. Very curious about the brunch.
            TIA

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              btanmoran Aug 28, 2006 03:35 PM

              Sorry, was out of town this weekend so I did not see your post 'til just now. What did you think? We enjoyed our brunch very much there, it is a combination of the food and the experience of being there. Too bad the weather was not so great this weekend!

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                SLO Aug 28, 2006 03:44 PM

                Enjoyed it very much. Although crummy weather, it is still a spectacular place to go. Service was not quite up to dinner, but good non-the-less. It was interesting to see them attempt to serve our first course to another table and then proceed back into the kitchen and come out a few minutes later as if nothing had happened (all 4 of us noticed). I must say I've never tasted meatloaf that melted in your mouth. The chicken slices were like jewels glistening atop quinoa. Simply a wonderful experience, and enough food to just have a very light snack for dinner. Not sure I'd go back for lunch, but will absolutely be back for dinner (which we have enjoyed a number of times).

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          dolores Jul 12, 2006 02:30 PM

          I didn't find the service at Jackson & Wheeler's buffet brunch particularly attentive, although the food was good.

          Sunset Cove in Tarrytown is pretty good (again buffet), and the view of the bridge is neat.

          I have heard that MacMenamin's Grill has a very good brunch, also buffet.

          Whenever we have scheduled a brunch, we always look for buffet, so I can't speak to regular sit-down breakfast.

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            btanmoran Jul 10, 2006 07:22 PM

            Thanks for the recommendation. We were actually looking for something non-buffet, though...

            What are your opinions of Restaurant X, Xaviars at Piermont, and Kittle House?

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              smokeyrm Jul 11, 2006 03:51 AM

              Kittle House is always a solid. Have not been to there brunch recently but remember it was good. Have never tried the brunch at Peter Kelly's places but cannot imagine anything bad in either place.

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