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Dinner on the water in Westchester?

Can anyone recommend a great place for dinner with a nice water view? Maybe somewhere in Rye? definately want to stay in Weschester or maybe even CT., not rockland as I'm from there and would love to try something new.
Thanks!

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      1. re: rbailin

        I like FISH too and it is on the water but I wouldn't qualify it as a "nice" water view.

        1. re: laylag

          Unfortunately the waterfront places w/great views in my experience don't have great food. Blu in Hastings and Sunset Cove in Tarrytown come to mind... great views, eh food. I agree the view's not as good at FISH, but the food's definitely better.

          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

            I totally agree ice cream. I don't know why mediocre restaurants seem to proliferate in prime water view locations but it's an epidemic - not just in Westchester but around the country. Is it just that people come for the view and so they just figure "good enough to mediocre to bad" will suffice for the food? It's a strange phenomena.

            1. re: laylag

              I dont know, I think in the Summer watching the boats go in and out sitting on the deck at f.i.s.h. is fantastic and the food is terrific.

      2. Harvest on Hudson in Hastings (http://www.harvest2000.com/hoh/). You will hear mixed reviews on this board about the food and prices, but do a search and see what you think. The view is spectacular, though.

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        1. re: theatmosphere

          IF YOU GO TO HARVEST, RESEARCH MENU ITEMS THAT ARE DECENT. IT IS WAY OVERPRICED AND NOT GOOD IF YOU ORDER SOME ITEMS. YEARS AGO, SITTING OUTSIDE AND ORDERING PIZZAS AND CLAMS/MUSCLES/SALADS WERE THE ONLY WAY TO GO. SEE IF THEY STILL HAVE LIVE BANDS OUTSIDE ON SUNDAYS AND TRY TO GO EARLY TO GET OUTDOOR SEATING IF THEY DO(OR PROBABLY REGARDLESS)

          1. re: yeshana

            Ate at Harvest last night-- outside-- the food was lousy. The service was good. The meal got off to a good start with the shrimp cocktail and salad. Both quite good. Then the main dishes came! The ribeye steak was fine, the linguine with clam sauce was fair and the taglettele with broccoli rabe and ground lamb was awful. We tried desserts which were lousy as well. My advice; skip it. The view isn't as sensational as I had been led to believe. The restaurant itself is pretty and it was very pleasant sitting outdoors on the water.

          2. re: theatmosphere

            I have to strongly disagree. I dine at Harvest at least 2 times each summer. I love the garden setting. I have never been disappointed. It is pricey, but I think in line with others. Frankly, it's just pricey to go out to dinner. We always start with a large antipasto platter for the table. My husband always chooses a fish dish, and I'll most often chose lamb or fish. I don't remember any specific meals, but only that we left happy and satisfied.

            1. re: Boswell

              there's dudley's in new rochelle, seaside johnnies in rye, ebb tide in port chester

              1. re: cavandre

                Yikes, you're right cavandre. The food at the brunch was outstanding, the drinks look perfect, the view is amazing, I would like to buy a condo even, and the service was very good.

                amybeth451, if you can get in, run don't walk to X20!

                1. re: dolores

                  I have reservations for brunch at Restaurant X (where we've been several times) for next week. What is the brunch menu like at H2O??

                  1. re: Marge

                    I think someone here said it's online, but it's a fixed menu from which you get to choose two savory and one sweet dish. In addition, there is unlimited champagne, always a 'must' with me for brunch, and there are, I believe, four dishes passed around during the meal.

                    When I was there, lambchops, shrimp, a none-too-good pistachio cake and one of the best morsel of sushi I have ever had in my life were passed around. I am always skeptical on brunches that aren't a buffet, but there was more than enough outstanding food, and as noted, the view was magnificent.

                    My superlatives make me sad, witness MacMenamin's and Zen Tango, so I hope X20 can maintain the quality for a loooooong time to come.

                    1. re: dolores

                      Dolores, have you revisited MacMenamin's lately to reassess? Found out that indeed, as you had been told, the head chef (not exec. chef which is still Brian MacMenamin) had left and the new chef was taking some time to get their footing. Was suggested to me I go again once things have settled. I'm waiting until the fall I think.

                      1. re: laylag

                        No, laylag. I'm waiting until later in the year too. Good thing I am, from your report.

                        I did visit Zen Tango again, to verify, and it was awful. We were told that the menu was changing to American type food, with an emphasis on more moderate prices than a Mo's, and with the audience being those who are moving up from NYC and need a place to stroll to from their high rises. Seems like a good move, judging from the meals. Although the tres leches cake was outstanding.

                        Oh, a funny thing -- there was an article in a free Westchester magazine about X20 and the reviewer hated the pistachio cake as much as I did. Too bad all places can't be all things.

              2. further up I-95 off exit 12 in Rowaytonis Royaton Seafood - The Restaurant. Great fish, nice view, very small and intimate but not as elegant as L'Escale in G'wich. Then if you go up I=95 to Exit 15 you can find Harbor Lights in Norwalk. Also on the water with a nice terrace.