Your opinions, please, for a 55th B/D?
Picture it, two curmudgeons, well one at least, ISO of dinner this coming Sunday in Westchester or nearby:
-- good service is a must;
-- no pretty little food piled high atop itself on an outsized plate;
-- price is not a factor;
-- really good food would be excellent;
-- cocktails served in large glasses;
-- ambience is not a must, but I am shooting for 'nice'.
With all that, I've narrowed it down to:
Old Drover's Inn; Willett House; Xavier's; Inn at Pound Ridge; Le Chateau; The Arch; or, if dinner fails me, brunch at MacMenamin's.
Thank you all in advance.
I am a huge fan of Xaviar's. Excellent service, excellent food (it IS pretty, but portions are ample), not inexpensive but not outrageously priced, and very nice ambience. I've only had wine and champagne there, so I can't comment on the size of the cocktail glasses. If you want something a little less formal with a separate bar where you can have cocktails before dinner, Restaurant X (also a Peter Kelly restaurant ) is excellent also. Happy Birthday!
I like Xavier as well. Nice atmosphere, usually good service and very good menu. Xavier also has a wonderful champagne brunch.