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Nov 29, 2006 05:21 PM

Lower Westchester Christmas Dinner

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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    1. re: brooklynbyotch

      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;
      Hours: Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday from 5-11 p.m. Appetizers: $9-$16; entrées: $23-$32; desserts: $8

    2. I really enjoyed the one new restaurant I went to during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - Crabrtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua. 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.

      1. 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

          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

        2. 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

            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

              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!

            2. 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 website where you can make online reservations.. However you might want to call them to make sure..

              here's their website :