Where to take my Texan niece??!!!
My niece is visiting from Houston and I would like to take her to dinner in Westchester. I do not want to spend too much money, but I would like her to try something specific to this region (or not as long as it's good!). She says she will eat anything. Any suggestions for something an 18 year old girl might like? I am clueless!
My go to inexpensive place to take out of town guests for a unique NY experience is Dominick's on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx--just a wee bit south of Westchester, and an experience unlike anything in Houston! Sunset Cove in Tarrytown is nice for atmosphere--they have a large patio right on the river virtually under the Tappan Zee bridge. The food is very good and not terribly expensive.
SHE'D LOVE GOING INTO NYC-NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE. CHINATOWN WOULD BE VERY EXCITING FOR HER.
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I agree with Yeshana and suggest taking her into Manhattan. I'm not sure what a "Westchester experience" would be that isn't pricey and I think a city experience would be more interesting and memorable. In addition to Chinatown, I think Soho, the West Village, Chelsea and definitely the East Village - 2nd Ave through alphabet city would be not only so much more exciting but also more "bang for your buck".
I agree with the Manhattan idea for dinner but if you want a good lunch idea try Broooklyn's Famous Sub Shop in White Plains on Court St. It's like an old fashioned soda shop. My kids love it. I also like the Sunset Cove idea for beautiful Hudson River views.....would Harvest on Hudson be to expensive? I guess it would also depend on the type girl she is. Is she easy going or more reserved or adventurous? That would be a factor in where I take her.
I love Marge's idea about Arthur Ave.
Perhaps she'd be intrigued about the history surrounding this old Italian neighborhood...
Then you can stop at the bakeries, butcher, cheese shop, Mike's Deli, etc before you leave & you can keep your neice well fed while she's here!
Also nearby are the zoo & the gardens.
Thinking of Arthur Ave and all the delish food over there has suddenly made me starving...