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Valentines Day suggestions? Looking in mid-Northern Westchester.

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new_west_foodie Jan 17, 2007 04:17 PM

Appreciate any suggestions. One idea we have is Peter Pratts. Other suggestions?

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    shellyesq RE: new_west_foodie Jan 17, 2007 04:35 PM

    I haven't been there in a while, but used to enjoy Tomaso's in Bedford Village.

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      kerryfood RE: new_west_foodie Jan 21, 2007 08:57 PM

      La Camelia in Mount Kisco - old-school Spanish in a homey/cozy setting. Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua - upscale American, and pricey but good (at least when I've been there). I also like the "new" Flying Pig on Lexington in Mt. Kisco - not sure if I'd really deem it "romantic" though. I've heard good things about Peter Pratt's but haven't been there - good luck!

      1. Nancy C RE: new_west_foodie Jan 21, 2007 10:23 PM

        Peter Pratts has some pretty good food. Upstairs room is prettier, but kind of cold in the winter, in my opinion.

        Iron Horse in Pleasantville has very good food and nice atmosphere.

        La Cremalliere in Banksville (south of Mt. Kisco) is also very nice. http://www.cremaillere.com/

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          new_west_foodie RE: new_west_foodie Jan 23, 2007 11:49 AM

          Thanks for the ideas. We are also considering stoneleigh inn, inn at pound ridge and purdys homestead. Any further thoughts?

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            chocolate chick RE: new_west_foodie Jan 23, 2007 12:30 PM

            I have been to the Inn at Pound Ridge and found it lack luster, big time. It is out dated and not worth the money. Purdy's homestead is nice, but slightly inconsistant. I have heard wonderful things about Stoneleigh, but have not been there myself.

            121 Restaurant is accepting reservations for Valentine's Day. If you haven't been there yet, please consider. We were there 2 weeks ago and our party of 4 were all very pleased.

            Also, if you haven't tried any of Peter Kelley's restaurants yet, they are all exceptional.

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              new_west_foodie RE: chocolate chick Feb 7, 2007 05:06 AM

              we have reservations at 121. Looking forward to trying it out., Thanks for the recc.

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                chocolate chick RE: new_west_foodie Feb 8, 2007 08:30 AM

                Please report back, I'm interested in what you think. Enjoy!

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                  new_west_foodie RE: chocolate chick Feb 14, 2007 01:13 PM

                  we cancelled due to weather. will have to try some other night and then report back! thanks.

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                    new_west_foodie RE: new_west_foodie Aug 23, 2007 06:40 AM

                    We finally made it to 121 last week. We loved it:) thanks for the recc. I had the lobster 'napolean' - yum!

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                blaze RE: chocolate chick Feb 8, 2007 01:24 PM

                we ate at stoneleigh once and enjoyed the food. however, the restaurant is small, i would say cramped, and that wouldn't enhance the romance in my book.

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              dolores RE: new_west_foodie Jan 23, 2007 12:54 PM

              I second La Cremalliere in Banksville. It has it all, atmosphere, service, and very good food.

              The Arch in Brewster is similar in all three areas.

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                westchesterjess RE: new_west_foodie Jan 23, 2007 01:06 PM

                What about crabtree kittle house

                1. Nancy C RE: new_west_foodie Jan 25, 2007 03:14 PM

                  Only been to Crabtree's once, but was not an exceptional meal. Felt like dinner at a nice women's club facility. Much prefer the quality at Cremalliere.

                  1. momof3 RE: new_west_foodie Jan 25, 2007 04:59 PM

                    I would try the Kittle House again. My husband and I got married there 10 years ago and return once or twice a year for special occasions. The chefs have changed hands a couple of times. The wine list is nothing short of amazing. The service is always perfect. We find the food to be very good and the atmosphere very romantic. Could it be the lace curtains and exposed beams or the memories of our wedding? I think a combination. Oooh and I can't forget to mention the desserts! Try 'em all

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                      woodthrush RE: new_west_foodie Jan 27, 2007 03:05 PM

                      I really like North Star in Pound Ridge, also - I think the Inn at Pound Ridge is closed, haven't seen a light on at night for a month or two.

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                        nagrath RE: new_west_foodie Feb 2, 2007 11:50 AM

                        I'm in the same boat, and am also looking at Peter Pratts, assuming I can get a reservation! We have gone to Purdy's Homestead several times over the last few years and want to try something different this year. I recommend it highly--excellent food, reasonable wine prices, and a cozy, romantic atmosphere, especially if there is a fire in the fireplace. We've been quite underwhelmed by the Stonleigh Inn, especially after hearing good things about it--food and atmosphere were both lackluster. Moonstone on Long Pond was pricy but good, but I honestly don't know if it is still open. Been meaning to try 121 Restaurant.
                        Good Luck!

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                          tada RE: new_west_foodie Feb 3, 2007 03:19 AM

                          I would also suggest Le Provencal Bistro on Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck. Very good food, good ambiance and a friendly wait staff

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                            Markcarl RE: new_west_foodie Feb 3, 2007 07:42 PM

                            Great intimate restaurant with amazing food - Plates in Larchmont. And here's a trick - they offer the Valentines Menu for the whole week and if you go on any day other than the 14th you get a free bottle of champagne. Worth moving the day in my book!

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                              new_west_foodie RE: Markcarl Feb 7, 2007 05:06 AM

                              Cool! Will check that out:)

                            2. MisterBill2 RE: momof3 Feb 10, 2007 01:14 PM

                              I think recent posts here have gotten away from the mid-Northern Westchester request.

                              1. DebitNM RE: new_west_foodie Feb 10, 2007 01:23 PM

                                I used to really love going into Ridgefield CT when I lived in South Salem. It is just a short drive from Northern Westchester.

                                Bernard's Ridgefield is beautiful and the food is amazing. bernardsridgefield.com The Elms is also very pretty setting with really good food. Stonehenge is another excellent choice with stunning location and fabulous food. Hope this helps.

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