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Weekday lunch in Westchester or slighty north

we will be driving through in two weeks.

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  1. well, it might help to know which highway you're driving up. Route 9 is kindof a long way from Route 684 or the Taconic--

    1. Kittle House in Chappaqua.

      Umami in Fishkill (not Croton, they are not open for lunch).

      Several Indian restaurants in Westchester (as Donna said, we need to know where you will be).

      1. 87 to 287 - maybe that's not Westchester. It's been a long time since I lived in NY, and I was even close to being old to enough to drive when we left.

        We can drive through Westchester for something worthwhile...we are chowhounds, you know. We wanted to go to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, but it is only open for lunch on Sundays. But that's the kind of experience I was looking for...we will be going from one relative's house with drab food to another (spending Christmas Day with the foodie side of the family, though), so we need a treat!

        1. Since it sounds like you're heading over the Tappan Zee Bridge, I'll recommend Freelance Cafe in Piermont. I'm pretty sure they are open for lunch.

          1. These are good ideas. Anybody else? Any restaurants started by CIA grads worth checking out?

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            1. re: lilyanna

              probably the reason people haven't posted anything else is that you haven't really given a good idea of exactly where you'll be going; the Tappen Zee (which 87 to 287 sounds like you're doing) is *well* over an hour south of the CIA, and lots of good restaurants in Westchester are well north of 287; and if you're looking for something up 87 into Orange county etc., well that's again, not Westchester, so people may not read the post-

              1. re: DGresh

                Sorry about that. I'm not the one driving, so I'm not precisely certain about our route. Also, we will go out of the way for a good place. We have to get from Monticello, NY to Morristown, NJ, so anywhere in between is game.

                1. re: lilyanna

                  well then you're not going to be in Westchester at all! You'll be getting onto 287 about 15-20 minutes west of the Tappen Zee and going south. I'd look for restaurants in NJ rather than Westchester.

                  1. re: lilyanna

                    As I recommended earlier, Freelance Cafe in Piermont. It's only 15 minutes out of your way (which is probably closer than most of the other suggestions here, since we didn't know what you wanted).