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PBnBanana Dec 13, 2006 06:49 PM

I need a good seafood restaurant in westchester for dinner tomorrow night. Im coming from Pleasantville so nothing over about a 20 minute drive. A nice wine list is preferable.

  1. MisterBill2 Jan 7, 2007 06:30 AM

    I've never been to Conte's but the other thing I'd heard is that reservations are tough to get.

    1. grimaud Jan 7, 2007 01:30 AM

      Actually, I like the Fish Cellar and dislike Conte's. We were there this evening and Joe mentionned that he got a new 10 year lease, so the rumor that they're closing is false.

      The best thing about Conte' is the no corkarge policy, but I'd rather pay he $10 corkage fee at the Fish Cellar; the place is less cramped, has better quality food and a better chef, plus the Raw bar is absolutely awesome.

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        docooker Dec 14, 2006 12:00 AM

        I believe that the Fish Cellar has closed.Im very familiar with Conte's(I eat lunch there a few days per week) You cannot beat the quality of the seafood and even though its quite busy and noisy in the evenings Rob Conte goes out of his way to try to make everybody feel welcome. In the evenings reservations are a must.

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          lisy3790 Jan 8, 2007 04:37 AM

          fish cellar is very much still alive, thank god!!!

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          Missy Barks Dec 13, 2006 10:40 PM

          Conte's is very good. Only open Wed- Sat. for dinner. It is BYOB and there is a corkage fee. Very casual.

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            SLO Dec 13, 2006 08:08 PM

            Although not specifically fish I much prefer Cafe Mirage in Port Chester to any of those mentioned. If you go, call for a reservation.. Excellent mussels (and let's not forget the irresistible pomme frite) and a number of really really good fish options (Tuna, Shrimp, Tilipia, Mussels and a raw bar) on the menu.
            IF YOU GO .. MOST IMPORTANT ... SAVE ROOM FOR THE BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING W. RAISINS AND A CARAMEL SAUCE - OUT OF THIS WORLD!

            Cafe Mirage
            531 North Main Street.
            Port Chester, NY 10573
            Phone 914-937-3497

            http://www.cafemirageny.com/intro.htm

            Funny thing about The Fish Cellar ... I think Mt. Kisco Seafood is excellent and Joe is a pleasure to deal with from buying a sole filet to a catering job. I find The Fish Cellar lacking in all respects. Not bad, just not good.

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              chocolate chick Dec 13, 2006 10:56 PM

              SLO, I totally agree about Mt. Kisco Seafood/Fish Cellar. The store has terrific fish (only place we buy), but Conte's has a better restaurant, go figure.

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              Dim Sum Diva Dec 13, 2006 07:55 PM

              Eastchester Fish Gourmet off of Rte. 22 (in Eastchester)

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                MikiLovesSugar Jan 7, 2007 02:10 AM

                I second Eastchester Fish Gourmet. Its absolutely delicious!

              2. chocolate chick Dec 13, 2006 07:48 PM

                Conte's in Mount Kisco is probably the best in Northern Westchester. It is a retail fish store turned retaurant in the evening. I'm not sure about the wine though. I like the Fish Cellar (also in Mount Kisco) but more people seem to vote for Conte's.

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