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Jun 20, 2007 06:56 AM


any info on peter kelly's new place...i think it was opening june 12...thanks!!!

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  1. They had a segment on it on News 12 and it was featured on the cover of Westchester Magazine this month. It looks like a beautiful place and with Peter Kelly at the helm you can expect wonderful food, the only problem is getting a reservation. Editing this to add this thread about X2O

    1. ADditionally, will someone comment on the prices. I would llike to go, but I am not sure if its in my range. Maybe with the 'rents or something.

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      1. re: Sambossanova

        All I can tell you is that in the Westchester Magazine Restaurant section it had $$$$ next to it, which is pretty much what I expected.

        1. re: GIOny

          I have a friend who called for reservation and they said that they were "fully commited" for the evening but he decided to go anyway to check the place out and was eventually seated right away. So I would take a chance and go if you can't seem to get a reservation. I by the way do have a reservation ( June 30th Saturday) and will be reporting back as soon as I can.

      2. Dinner for three cost me roughly about $220.00 with drinks and dessert.
        You can eat at The Dylan Bar which houses a sushi bar and a full separate menu
        for significantly less. The food is what you would expect from Peter Kelly, sensational and the restaurant is gorgeous. There's a terrace where you can walk out and take in the views of the Hudson. The Tappan Zee on the right and the GW on the left. It's definitely worth going. By the way, forgetting how good all the food we had was, for dessert I had the Butterscotch pudding with homemade ladyfingers. I can't remember the last time I saw that on a menu and I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a dessert more. Word of advice, check the bill. There were three items (all drink related) that we did not order. That was the only downside.

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        1. re: GrifinMil

          Just got back from dinner for six at x2o. I wish I had thought to check the bill more carefully, because the service was not what I expect from a Peter Kelly restaurant. Maybe it's just too new and the kinks have to be ironed out,but the server mixed up the drink orders, did not bring the "doggie bags" and the coffee was cold. The person who took our order was well intentioned but too eager and not polished. The food ranged from good to excellent, but with one or two exceptions didn't seem highly creative or interesting. The price about $85 per person, with tip, for 3 courses and at least one drink,seemed appropriate for a restaurant of this caliber, even with the problems. I would agree that the view is quite extraordinary and that the restaurant itself is gorgeous. But I doubt that I'll return. There are too many other equivalent or better restaurants to go to, including some of Kelly's other places.

        2. I had dinner at X2O Saturday 7/7. Excellent. The food was incredible, the view was spectacular and the service was pretty good. Our waitress (?) asked for our drink order, but we wanted a minute to look at the drink menu. She never returned. She seemed to be having an off night all evening. She didn't quite seem like the caliber of staff for this class of restaurant. When our waiter (?) came to take our dinner order, we asked him if he'd take our drink order and he did, but seemed pretty put off by it. He immediately went over to the waitress and said something. Anyway, the reason for the (?) marks is because I couldn't figure out if we had a waitress or waiter all night. They both said they'd be waiting on us. It was a little confusing. All in all, the food was to die for. Peter Kelly made the rounds and stopped at each table. Very nice touch. Other than the baby crying at the next table for an hour, it was a very pleasant evening. Re checking the bill, we did...and found they left off a glass of wine & asked them to correct it. So...they, not us, would have been out $15 if we had not asked it to be fixed. And, as for the prices...dinner for 2 from soup to nuts was $150ish before tip. That's not at all $$$$ in my book. More like $$$. This is an affordable place...especially for special occassions. I did make the reservation many weeks in advance, but the place was fairly empty at 7pm, which is prime dinner hour.

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          1. re: denpq

            Thanks for posting this review. I'd been wondering what the prices were like and whether I can convince my bf for us to splurge here on our anniversary.

            1. re: denpq

              What did you order? What did you particularly like?

              1. re: denpq

                Are you from Westchester or Manhattan? $75 per person sounds pretty $$$$ to me. Entrees are around $25-30 based on what I saw at the grand opening.

                BTW it would have been nice if the person who started this thread had just added to the existing H2O thread from a few weeks ago.

                Bill -- dinner at H2O next week and really looking forward to it!

              2. My husband and are were there last night and were *more* than pleased, it was a wonderful evening. The view is spectacular on all sides. As others mentioned, they seem to have sort of a "team" waitstaff concept, but it didn't really bother me. The staff was young and eager, but not unprofessional; it seems to "lighten up" the mood, definately not stuffy. I had an amazing appetizer of (from the menu, as I can't remember all the ingredients on my own): "Sashimi Salmon Belly with Salmon Pearls and Togarashi, Preserved Lemon with Dill Oil and Horseradish Froth". It absolutely melted in the mouth-- my husband had a special appetizer of barely grilled ahi tuna with a crunchy "salad" on top; he liked it, though I thought the "salad" part (more a garnish) overwhelmed the flavor of the tuna a bit, which was also crusted in sesame seeds-- For entrees we had the "Grilled Breast of Squab with Tamarind Glaze, White Corn and Cheddar Grits with Leaf Spinach" (me) and the "Mignon of Berkshire Black Hog and Grilled Bacon, Gingered Sweet Potatoes and a Rosemary and Apple Condiment" (my husband). I list the descriptions from the menu as each plate had a number of contrasting flavors and colors, and they all contribute to the meal-- my husband just wished there were more of the sweet potatoes! We both cleaned our plates and were very happy with the entrees. We each had the "black and brulee" for dessert which was terrific. With a cocktail for me and a bottle of wine, I *think* it was around $200, but my husband grabbed the check. Peter Kelly stopped by the table briefly which was a nice touch. Afterward we sat on the pier under the restaurant and gazed at the GW bridge.
                The only very slight "complaint" I had was that the entrees seemed a tiny bit "heavy" for an August night-- it was hard to "get in the mood" for some of them reading the menu. But we each ended up choosing a more or less "fall" item, and they were great. The appetizer selection is large and very appealing.