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alas... my office has moved to Armonk...

adamclyde Dec 4, 2006 02:46 PM

therefore, the proximity to port chester I've loved the last three years is no longer quite as convenient. While I know that PC and WP aren't terribly far, are there any places within a quick distance for decent food?

I've been to a few places in Mt Kisko, but looking for places even closer than that at this point. Is there anything in armonk or very close by that is worth it for lunch? Though, if the suggestions are few, branching farther out is welcomed!

So... suggestions? Would love any and all ideas. Extra points, of course, for different cuisines and, especially, for inexpensive finds.

Thanks in advance, and, as a return favor, I PROMISE to report back on anything (as always).

Muchas gracias!

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    Elizabeth Johnson Jan 6, 2007 02:27 PM

    We did a story at The Journal News on some of the food in Armonk. Check out the map at Lohud.com/armonkfood.

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      tomthumb Jan 6, 2007 02:14 PM

      If you are staying in Armonk the Beehive is the place to go.

      1. abu applesauce Dec 12, 2006 05:51 PM

        Broadway Pizza used to turn out a serious eggplant parm hero--i say used to bc they have changed owners and I have not been there since, so they still might...
        Really good white slice too.

        1. ltlevy Dec 6, 2006 03:45 PM

          adamclyde,

          I think you made the same move that I did, White Plains to Armonk (a few weeks before you).

          One addition to the list is Hai Yuan which is in a small nondescript plaza on Bedford Rd. Almost looks like a mall for business offices rather than stores. It's a right at the flashing traffic light as you head into Armonk.

          It is VERY small maybe 3 or 4 tables plus a few seats at the sushi bar. It is Chinese/Japanese cuisine and very good. My wife really likes the sushi there (she made the same move a few months before me) and found out that Monday and Thursdays are the best days to go for sushi as that's when the fish comes in. I've liked what I've gotten for the Chinese food. Very good pan fried noodles. They serve the meat/veggie/sauce separately, so the dish doesn't get too soggy.

          Also across from this restaurant is an Italian restaurant. Haven't tried that one yet.

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            SLO Dec 13, 2006 07:57 PM

            Just stopped at Hai Yuan .. although I am keeping to my diet (had hot and sour soup, steamed broccoli with garlic sauce on the side and brown rice) the food was very good for suburban Chinese. Especially nice touch that I have never seen before - thinly sliced strips of ginger steamed with the broccoli - delicions and refreshing. The Hot and Sour soup tasted a bit conventional (old theory that it is all piped in from some central kitchen). The garlic sauce was light and flavourful - full of scallions. Boy is there a lot to write about steamed broccoli!

            Would absolutely go back and have brought the menu back to my office as a far superior alternative to David Chen (IMHO).
            Thanks for the tip!

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            SLO Dec 4, 2006 11:07 PM

            My sympathies ... I too work in Armonk.

            All of the food with the exception of Kira Sushi is very typical suburban - nothing interesting or remarkable - and expensive.

            Kira Sushi is very good ... and that's about it!

            I found La Scala to be just awful. A huge amount of show and nothing to back it up except a lot of greasy food.

            David Chen .. ok when it's pouring because they deliver.

            Route 22: Typical theme restaurant - mediocre and crowded with little kids and their moms (which is fine just a point of info)

            Beehive (across from Rte. 22) basic, ok, nothing exciting. I have only had salads as everything else looked too gloopy.

            Opus 45 - actually pretty good, but very expensive.

            Memories - typical bar food

            Norma Cafe - take out with a table or two - slim pickings and the food looks pretty dried out.

            ACK (Armonk Country Kitchen) - Decent soup.

            There is suppopsed to be a new Asian Fusion restaurant in the shopping center with the supermarket - haven't tried it yet.

            There is, however, an amazing bakery. I can't remember the name, but if you are on 22 going north through town, turn right at the traffic light and it's a driveway on your left. There is a sign.

            Unfortunately to get anywhere from Armonk takes a while.

            Maybe we can alternate runs to Port Chester!

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              chocolate chick Dec 5, 2006 12:39 AM

              I think the bakery you are referring to is Bee's Cakes. Rave reviews all around.

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              dolores Dec 4, 2006 05:27 PM

              Almost forgot, adamclyde -- India Cafe and Gavi (Italian) on Old Route 22, down from where the Cider Mill used to be. There used to be a hamburger place on that road as well.

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                ChuToro Dec 4, 2006 06:23 PM

                Yes, Schultz Farm is no longer there. Too bad to, they had great burgers that were flame grilled. It's a shame its gone.

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                dolores Dec 4, 2006 05:22 PM

                Thanks, ChuToro, that's the one.

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                  dolores Dec 4, 2006 04:51 PM

                  In the middle of town, going towards David Chen, is a very nice Mexican restaurant, not Flores nor Sunset Grille, but very enjoyable all the same.

                  Sorry, can't think of the name!

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                    ChuToro Dec 4, 2006 05:11 PM

                    Mariachi Mexico...

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                      adamclyde Dec 4, 2006 07:33 PM

                      Thanks for the tip. So is it a sit down kind of place? Or a take out taqueria kind of place?

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                        dolores Dec 4, 2006 07:38 PM

                        Sit down.

                        And don't tell anyone I told you, but their pitchers of margartias are muy bueno.

                        :O)

                  2. chocolate chick Dec 4, 2006 04:45 PM

                    Okay Adam, this is what I know in Armonk:

                    Kira Sushi is VERY good. They have fresh fish and unique sushi rolls that are sure to please, however, not cheap!

                    2 doors down, they own Kira Steak. It is a traditional japanese steakhouse (which I'm not a big fan of) but I believe is slightly better than most.

                    India House has a nice atmosphere and good standard lunch buffet (although it has been a year since I've gone).

                    I'm not a fan of David Chen's. It is okay for a quick sit down lunch, but the food IMO is average at best.

                    I don't know anywhere to get latin food in Armonk, sorry. Maybe someone else can chime in.

                    Where in Mt. Kisco have you been? Azteca and Tacos La Cabana are worth a try while Villa del Sol and Casa Miguel leave something (a lot) to be desired.

                    2 other gems in Mount Kisco are Ladle of Love (take out only) for fantastic soups, stews and grilled sandwiches. Their current chef is outstanding and you should ask for what specials they have that day. Usually something terrific. And, Temptation Tea House for asian style tapas and bubble tea.

                    Well, that should get you started. Let me know if you need locations of any joint I mentioned.

                    Happy searching!

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                      ChuToro Dec 4, 2006 04:47 PM

                      La Scala in Armonk is a good Italian Eatery. Very good for the suburbs.

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                        adamclyde Dec 4, 2006 07:31 PM

                        Great ideas, thanks. I've heard a lot about kira sushi. What kind of place is David Chens?

                        in kisko I've been to azteca a couple times and liked it. A couple other places I can't remember right now... last time I was there I did spot a guatemalen place that I'll need to try.

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