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Jul 16, 2007 04:17 PM

Dinner Sat. Night in Westchester

Rare Sat. night out alone with my husband (no kids). Looking for reasonably priced and good food. Nothing fancy or romantic. Did some research and made reservations at both Cafe Mirage and Frodos. Anyone have an opinion on one versus the other? Let me know.

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  1. I haven't eaten at Cafe Mirage, but I was unimpressed with Frodo's. I can appreciate the rare adults-only dinner out, so here was my review:

    Have fun wherever you wind up!

    1. Cafe Mirage is really crowded and loud on Saturday nights. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you want someplace you can hear yourself talk and not be elbow-to-elbow with diners at neighboring tables, it's not the place. I have eaten there many times and have always thought it a good place for interesting, tasty reasonably priced food. That said, last time we were there (a few months ago) we had a horrible meal, and my husband and I remarked that we hoped this was an aberration and not a downhill trend. If you do end up going, please report back.

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      1. re: Shawn

        Frodos will probably be really crowded, too, but I can't say anything negative about the food or service. We've eaten there many times (though never on a Sat night) and have always been very happy. The fennel salad and the scallops (in fact, all the fish and seafood) are terrific.

      2. try the new location of acuario? we have been wanting to try it since reading the shining reviews. do a chow search .also, indian in various towns is usually lower cost and at times byob and quiet.

        1. I had lunch at Frodo's once. It was ok, but I wouldn't rush back. Mirage is very convenient for us, so we have been many times. It is small and loud on a Sat. night. My favorite thing there is the veggie burger. I'm not sure it's worth the trip from tarrytown. It's fine, just nothing great.

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          1. re: debmom

            I am puzzled. I keep thinking it is just me that doesn't have a 'let's go to XXXX on Saturday!' place, but from the responses here, is it not just me?

            Mr. dolores and I go through this all the time. When I don't want fancy or uber expensive, I just can't come up with a place, the place, our place.

            Yes, Le Provencal in Mamaroneck is consistently good, and Silvio's makes me happy for Italian, but...then what?

            I don't get it.

          2. Sam's of Gedney Way in White Plains? Comfortable not fancy. Good food not great. Moderately priced. American pub food if that makes any sense at all. Basically not new American but some comfort stuff and some a bit more adventurous.

            An American Bistro in Tuckahoe? Similar to above but very different type of atmosphere. Sam's feels more "active" although not crazy loud. Bistro is a bit more sedate and less "clubby" feeling. I prefer Sam's atmosphere.