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A Burger in White Plains

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There are a host of bar/restaurants on Mamaroneck Ave in the heart of White Plains. Do any of them have an EXCEPTIONAL Burger? and Fries

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  1. Last week we tried Porter House, where the bike shop used to be on Mamaroneck Ave. They have sort of a "make your own", you pick the toppings. While I didn't have it, my son went crazy and said it was one of the best he ever had. I had the fries, they were seasoned shoestrings and good! They also have curly fries.

    Not exactly on Mamaroneck Avenue but worth the trek...Bar Bites (the equivalent of happy hour) at Morton's on Bloomingdale Road. Drinks are discounted and you can get plates of little things such as sliders and sliced steak sandwiches for $3 or 4 a plate. Served 5:00-6:30 and 9:30-11:00. They're good! There are more details on the Morton's website under "events".

    Also, I posted about a week or two ago with a downhill alert on Tayste (they need to clean their grill, among other things). Don't do it. Same for that 50's burger place on Court Street across from Macy's, frozen patties, really gross.

    I haven't tried Sports Page in its new location on Barker Ave in the mini-mall. That might have potential.

    1. Try the Lazyboy saloon on Mamaroneck Ave.

      1. On Mam'k Ave, I am very partial to James Joyce's burgers. Big, juicy burgers with a huge heap of fries. They are definitely in my top 5 in westchester. With a cold beer, this is one of my favorite dinners out. They also have some good happy hour specials during the week, so you can kill two birds with one stone if you're so inclined.

        1. in white plains, the burger at james joyce is pretty good. id highly recommend just hopping on 22 and going to the piper's kilt in eastchester. it's about a 15 minute drive. they make a fantastic burger.

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          1. re: jon

            Sounds like James Joyce is worth a try. I do like Pipers a bunch and think Blazers Pub is the best around. I agree abou the 50's place you mentioned. They try but in this day and age that alone doesn't cut it.It is a weak version of an already weak Johnny Rockets.The Sports Page never did much for me in the old location. I would think between all of the places on Westchester Ave , something would stand out. By the way , anyone know whatever happened to the Hot Dog place that was on Westchester Ave?

            1. re: jon

              I second (third, fourth?) James Joyce- good pub menu as well.

            2. Dim Sum Diva, for the life of me, I can't think of where the bike shop was on Mamaroneck Ave. Can you give another landmark?

              Anyone been to Squires in Briarcliff? Mr. dolores went there with car friends and said it was very good.

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              1. re: dolores

                i grew up in WP and I think she might be talking about the bike shop near the old Fore and Aft - - - Pauldings? but it is way off of Mamaroneck ave.

                1. re: jcm

                  I passed it by, jcm. It's actually across from the other two burger places, James Joyce and Lazyboy.

                  For the life of me, I still can't remember a bike shop there, but then again, I haven't been in White Plains since Nordstrom stopped validating.

                  And won't go until I find somewhere that I can park for free after 6:00pm. If not, oh gosh, they'll just have to get by without my business.

                  BTW, I was sorry to see the Fore and Aft gone.

              2. squires makes a fantastic burger. get it with bacon and a side of sweet potato fries. an unheralded burger.

                porter house is across from lay-z-boy saloon

                1. Porter House is across the street from Lazy Boy, next door to the chess shop.

                  Have to tell you, I was there again last week and while the burger was good, the service was l-o-u-s-y, it seems as if they are only capable of cooking for and serving one table at a time, as the kitchen is on another floor. Also, our table was near a window and we were freezing. But if you can put up with that...

                  1. I am actually meeting my folks today for lunch. We were going to try some place in Scarsdale called Millenium or Millenial, but they are not doing lunch on Saturdays. I don't know how often you check your mail, but do you think we could get away with James Joyce. I know my mom was thinking something a bit nicer and I don't know what the dubliner looks like inside.

                    1. Call first if you're going to James Joyce. I walked by there about two or three days ago and noticed that they were closed for renovations. They're probably open, not wanting to miss the weekend crowd, but it's still worth calling.
                      As for if you can get away with it. Yes, it's very nice inside if you go earlier in the day when it's not to crowded. Reminds me of an old church.

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                      1. re: HungryForMore

                        Had a burger at the porterhouse a couple a days ago. Somembody told me they where angus burgers and hand made. Don't think so. A ok burger but not overly juicy or tasty.
                        The best I would have to agree with is pipers kilt in eastchester and james joyce.

                        1. re: joe V.

                          Have to disagree. Went to Porterhouse last night. Burger was angus, hand made and perfectly juicy - full of tast. Haven't done Piper's kilt yet or James Joyce so can't compare but nothing disappointing about Porterhouse.

                      2. If you're looking for a surprise, try the Kobe burger at the (sorry to say this) Cheesecake factory. If I recall, it was about $12 and very tasty. <gasp>

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                        1. re: dhammer53

                          hey, don't be sorry! That's a great tip. Next time I have to go to a function at the CF in White Plains, this is what I'll get!

                          1. re: adamclyde

                            I notice you say a "function" Adamclyde so I guess that means you don't wait on line for an hour and a half for a table there. : )

                            1. re: laylag

                              that would be correct! my going there is generall more of a passive rather than an active choice... But now that I know I can get a good burger there, the experience will be much better...

                        2. My two favorite burgers in WP are at Mortons and the slider burgers at The North End are phenomenal (but get them, they are much better than the regular burger off the menu), very juicy, and I think I taste a litte worcestchire sauce in there....yumm