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Worst restaurants in Westchester

We always write about our favorites on this board. How about our LEAST favorites? Overpriced, overhyped, ugly, bad food, surly service--get it all out, here and now.
I propose that priority should be given to ambitious places that don't deliver--not the humble, cheap places that don't aspire to much to begin with.

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        1. Waterfront Grille in Port Chester - absolute bomb.

          Extremely slow service, gave me the wrong dish, terrible food, overly pricey. Our appetizer tasted like a bucket of salt. And how hard is it to make chicken fettucine alfredo taste even decent?! I spoke to a friend who also had a bad experience. I wouldn't even give it a second chance. Awful.

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          1. re: uberkelly

            Service was slow @ the Waterfront Grille the one and only time I was there, too. I also had a yummy toothpick in my chicken...I didn't realize until I was chewing and I felt something sharp and not at all like chicken in my mouth. When we were asked how our meal was, we explained about the tooth pick and were told the chef would find out, as well. Then more people came over and asked how our meal was...told them the same thing. We recanted the story 3 times...no one apologized. My 'consolation' was 10% off the check.

            1. re: uberkelly

              Backal's in Scarsdale has a cursed location, I swear.

              1. re: uberkelly

                I went to Waterfront because it looked great from the outside (as probably you also did). When I sat at the bar I noticed the bar menus had a ton of errors and misspellings. When I spoke to the bartender she told me the owner simply doesn’t care anymore. The original intention was to make it a sort of dance club but Port Chester kept screwing them around with the cabaret license. The place was not really built for food. When I first asked the bartender how the food was, she made it real clear that food was not their forte. At least she was honest, so with that being said, I give them back one point. So out of 100, they score a 1. So If I have time I still stop in for a beer, then go to Ebb Tide down the street. :)

              2. Gina Marie in Eastchester. Food was decent but service was rushed to the point of having the entree delivered while my fork was poised to my mouth with salad. After visit one, I asked NOT to be rushed on visit two. Same exact scenario. When I complained to the waiter, I received a shrug as a reply. When I complained to the owner, he agreed with the waiter.

                There are equal and better Italian restaurants out there with far experior service. I won't go back and am puzzled by this restaurant's attitude.

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                1. re: dolores

                  I don't know why but my first post responding to this was taken down. I have to disagree about Gina Maries Trattoria. I have found the service to be very good and the food as well.

                  1. re: dolores

                    Gina Marie's has become a joke with my family. I had very high hopes for this restaurant and really wanted to like it simply for their outdoor patio and convenient location (We live in Bronxville, my family is from CT so it is easy for them off te hutch and close to us). We went there last month or so. We had 6pm reservations for outside, they tried 2x's to seat us inside. Then, while getting our table ready we went to the bar...they were out of almost everything and had "red or white wine" I finally just had to go with a vodka seltzer. Then we order our appetizers (oh and the wine my dad ordered by the bottle, also nat available) we ordered 3 of the hot antipasti at about $17/ person on the menu said it had clams, crab, stuffed mushrooms, etc. Almost an hour later our apps came out with 2 stuffed clams, 2 stuffed mushrooms, IMITATION crab meat and the rest of the platter was peppers covered in sauce and cheese. I think they were trying to cover over the fact that the food was crap. When we complained that our $50 app was little more than some veggies in cheese with imitation crabmeat the manager was completely unapologetic and suggested we call the owner. Another hour later our food had not arrived. My father finally asked for the bill for what we had eaten, then a few minutes later they tried serving our entrees. We had top refuse the meals and demand the check. We had been seated at 6pm, it was now 8:30 and we ended up paying about $150 for some wine, fried calamari their 'special hot antipasti", if the apps were any indiacation the dinner wasn't worth sticking around for anyway.

                    1. re: dolores

                      I totally concurr with Gina Marie's being a no-go. They gave my mom's friend grief over a gift certificate, which they claimed expired despite there being no date on there. Food was so so and the service was awful.