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Jan 6, 2007 07:09 PM

Any reports on new restaurants in Greenwich and Rye Brook?

OK. . . I'm going to be very vague here.

In Rye Brook, in the Food Emporium shopping center, an Italian restaurant I never heard anything exciting about is now Steve's (?) Steakhouse. Has anyone tried it?

In Byram, right over the bridge from Main St. (essentially just up the street from Kneaded Bread) what used to be a different restuarant is now Greenwich Lobster House. After years of trying lobster in all sorts of places in the NYC area, I sadly came to the conclusion that it's just a mistake. I don't actually believe that the mere act of crossing the Byram River into New England will somehow turn it all into a good idea, but, ever the optimist, I ask: Has anyone eaten there? Does it taste like Maine?

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  1. Funny - I saw the new Greenwich Lobster House for the first time this morning after my saturday morning Kneaded Bread run with the kiddies. So... no, I haven't been there yet... but it wouldn't be too hard to be better than the Black Bear Grille, which previously occupied the space.

    1. In the Food Emp shopping center they are building Franks steaks. The last time I passed by it wasn't open yet. I heard the same guy is putting in a pizza place where the coffee shop was, I think it was called the Garden Restaurant.

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      1. re: debmom

        I heard that Lidia Bastianch bought the Tarry Lodge near the kneaded bread. I heard from a good source,but have not seen anything about it. It would be wonderful to have a Bastianch restaurant in the area

        1. re: TessCooks

          I just heard this as well! It DOES make sense, though. Her son lives in Greenwich and I believe he co-owns one of Mario Batali's NYC restaurants. He's a big wine guy....

          1. re: LHorch

            Joseph Bastianich is, I believe, Mario Batali's partner in almost all of Mario's restaurants - Babbo, Lupa, Esca, Otto, Del Posto, Casa Mono.

            I do hope this Tarry Lodge rumor is true. It would be awesome to have a Lidia Bastianich restaurant up her.

      2. I didn't even know the diner by Food Emporium had closed. I drive by that shopping center a million times a week, but almost never have reason to go in.

        Bastianich? Tarrytown Lodge? Oh please, please, please let it be true!!

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        1. re: marcia2

          I heard the same thing about Lidia buying Tarry Lodge. I hope it's true.

          My husband's grandmother ate at the Garden Restaurant a lot, and she didn't know it was closing either.

        2. I also hear that Batali bought Tarry Lodge and I will be one happy camper as I LOVE Babbo and I am too lazy to schlep to the city often enough to enjoy it. Speaking of new places in the area - has anyone else noticed a new joint called (I think) Netto jut down the street from Rye Ridge Tiles? It is near JT something just past the hub of town towards CT?

          1. I just drove past the place I was asking about - it is actually Nessa and it does not look open as of yet. I'll keep you guys posted....

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            1. re: KarenNYC

              There was a nice write-up for Nessa in the Westmore News (local Rye Brook newspaper) yesterday. Last night we ventured there. The room is long, dark but pleasant. The service was efficient but on the slow side. The food was-- good, very good! It is upscale Italian with a wide variety of choices. No bread is served, you can order all different kinds bruschetta, quite yummy, $3 per slice. Paninis with fresh ingredients $8. Delicious Nessa salad, mixed greens with some pickled bits, loved it!!! Main dishes, pasta with clam sauce and fusilli pasta with sausage, broccoli rabe and fresh tomatoes. Both were exceptional, I think in the $16-$20 range. No room for dessert, but an unexpected excellent meal.

              1. re: debmom

                I saw a postcard at Varmax Wines advertising Nessa as byob. Is that still the case?

                1. re: Boswell

                  Yes, it is currently byob since they have not gotten their license

                2. re: debmom

                  They 'charge' for bread?


                  1. re: debmom

                    FYI, I heard Nessa is the same owner as EDO, the Hibachi Restaurant in Portchester. Just a little info one might like to have.

                    1. re: momuh2

                      There is a hibachi place in Port Chester??? Where is it located?

                      1. re: KarenNYC

                        Edo is between Pathmark and Home Depot on Midland Ave