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Mar 2, 2007 05:02 AM

Westchester moderate or Low priced good atmosphere

we have plans with a couple who like to drink and eat in fine restaurants. money is not an issue with them. money is DEFINETLY an issue with us, yet we don't want to complain or make an issue out of our low budget. we cannot go to our favorite ethnic dives- not their type or considerations- not foodies- they love places like highly priced Morton's. HELP- any suggestions on how we can both be ok with eating out?I offered to make a wonderful meal here and they want to go out.

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  1. What about Pantanal in Port Chester for rodizio? They can get their steak fix for $21.95 and the huge salad bar is full of familiar foods. You won't go away hungry.

    1. Okay, I realize you are likely splitting the bill and thus even if you and your spouse order conservatively you could be stuck with a hefty tab. So, here are a few suggestions that might satisfy everyone's needs.

      French: Le Provencal: Mamaroneck - - excellent food, nice atmosphere - not as pricey as one might expect.
      Mexican: Sunset Grille in White Plains: Ethnic, but not a dive. Expensive if you look at it compared to New Rochelle places but the food is very good and prices are not outrageous.
      American: Sam's of Gedney Way: Not haute but decent food, comfortable, almost clubby atmosphere
      Meditteranean/Italian/French: Cafe Meze in Hartsdale. Very good food, atmosphere, etc. Many entrees in the $20-$25 range.

      I hope this helps.

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      1. re: laylag

        Le Provencal -- agree.
        Sunset Grille -- also agree.
        Sam's -- again, agree.
        I have not been to Cafe Meze.

        Graziella in White Plains might be a good choice for Italian.

      2. An American Bistro in Tuckahoe has haute to hamburger. I second the idea of Sam's of Gedney Way. They have never once let us down. Ruby's in Rye is another place where you can go from high range to a wonderful burger with the best fries ever.

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          1. I guess it would help to know what price point you are looking at. As for Le Provencal, I agree with Laylag, it's not as expensive as one would expect. They have a range of apps in the $10 range and entrees range from 20 to 30. They do have a special of all you can eat mussels that could help save a penny by filling you folks up.

            As for cheaper, I would recommend Cafe Mozart. It's a sandwich and coffee kind of place, but good cafe atmosphere and food. Great deserts and fantastic coffees, which may go a long way in satisfying their taste buds while not draining your wallet.