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Lower Westchester Christmas Dinner

brooklynbyotch Nov 29, 2006 05:21 PM

Where is a good place to spend Christmas dinner in Westchester.

Looking for a place that is a) open b) not Chinese (unless it's really REALLY good) adn c) within 45 minutes of New Rochelle

ANy ideas?

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    dolores Dec 9, 2006 01:41 PM

    Thanks, Pat Hammond. I won't be going there, but I will try Plates.

    I agree, swept, they would be my choice.

    1. swept Dec 7, 2006 02:44 PM

      The Kittle House is a good bet, as well, but what about McMenamin's Grill right in New Rochelle? They have excellent food - not sure whether they are open on Christmas, but it looks like they are from the www.opentable.com website where you can make online reservations.. However you might want to call them to make sure..

      here's their website : http://www.macmenaminsgrill.com/

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        dolores Dec 1, 2006 06:32 PM

        Pat, I've wondered about Plates, myself. I was tempted, since I pass by there all the time.

        Then, I read here that they're an approximation of Blue Hill and that scares me.

        I'd be interested in reading about them too. Do they serve a small amount of food, artfully arranged, for an exorbitant amount of money? If yes, I'm not interested. What have your daughter and husband reported back?

        If the experience is outstanding, the food is a decent amount, and the service is equally decent, then I am interested. For the prices these places are getting, I expect nothing less than the best.

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        1. re: dolores
          Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 12:10 AM

          Sorry to be so late in answering, Dolores. I hadn't heard that comparison, but I haven't been to Blue Hill. As soon as I can pin my daughter down, I'll ask for specifics.

          1. re: dolores
            Pat Hammond Dec 9, 2006 12:43 PM

            My daughter's memory of the meal, a few months back, is foggy. But she remarked that neither of them left hungry, and one of the dishes contained truffles (they both love truffles) and said they were as good as any they've had outside of Italy. I don't know as I'd go for my Christmas day meal, but it sounds like a nice addition for this part of town, and worth a try for an evening out. She liked the atmosphere she said. Wish we both could be more helpful!

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            dolores Dec 1, 2006 05:02 PM

            This was just featured in Scarsdale Magazine, as a matter of fact. I haven't been to any except Aberdeen and Candlelight Inn. I don't know how Hunan Village is since Paul left. Here are the only restaurants mentioned:

            Backals -- Scarsdale
            Caffe Regatta -- Pelham
            Koo -- Rye
            Aberdeen -- White Plains
            Hunan Village -- Yonkers
            Kang Suh -- Yonkers
            Oporto -- Hartsdale
            Sakura -- Scarsdale
            Candlelight Inn -- Scarsdale

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            1. re: dolores
              JMF Dec 3, 2006 02:15 AM

              Scarsdale mag is a joke and not to be trusted
              Sakura less than mediocre
              Kang Suh... not bad
              Candlelight Inn is s biker hangout/dive
              Hunan Village has gone downhill since paul left
              None of those places are good for X-mas dinner

              Try American Bistro in Crestwood

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              the personal farmer Dec 1, 2006 02:57 PM

              I really enjoyed the one new restaurant I went to during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - Crabrtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua. www.kittlehouse.com. It's an inn with delicious, modern American quisine. It was busy during the lunch, and the promo worked on me since I will definitely return.

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                brooklynbyotch Dec 1, 2006 02:23 PM

                wow... nothing???

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                1. re: brooklynbyotch
                  Pat Hammond Dec 1, 2006 05:23 PM

                  I'll throw this one out there, but I've not been. There's a newish place in Larchmont on Myrtle, right across from the Larchmont Metro North train station. It's called Plates. My daughter and husband have been there and thought it quite good. Don't know if they're open on Christmas. Maybe someone else will shed more light on dining there.

                  121 Myrtle Boulevard , Larchmont
                  (914) 834-1244; www.platesonthepark.com
                  Hours: Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday from 5-11 p.m. Appetizers: $9-$16; entrées: $23-$32; desserts: $8

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