Chappaqua for Thanksgiving - Need Help [Moved from What's My Craving?]
Hi there, I'll be travelling with my girl to Chappaqua from SF for Thanksgiving weekend. We are set for Turkey day itself but would like some recommendations for chow-ish spots to hit up during the rest of the weekend. I am an east coast transplant and am hoping for some of the classics: Lobster/clam shack action (even though it will be November), good NY pizza, that kind of thing. More on the casual/mid-price side of things, nothing too fancy. Let me know your thoughts - even if they are nothing more than telling me to post this somewhere else. Thanks!
Head to Port Chester .... do a search on the tristate board, some great food to be had in Port Chester.
I like the Chappaqua Coffee Shop for a quick local Salad and I like the local Japanese restaurant for sushi (Takayama) although it never seems to get mentioned on this board.
Rocky's is so good it's t-shirt worthy!
Haha, no problem. Out of curiosity, where did you end up booking the TG dinner. Also, I ate at Sal's tonight, and I remembered how great the pizza is. If you can handle the slightly longer trip, that'd be a good choice for NY pizza. Which reminds me, there is a train station in chappaqua, that will take you right to NYC, being the food capital of the world.
We've made a reservation at the Kittle House. It's very close to my family's place and should work for their tastes. The decision was more about finding the easiest approach than the absolute best meal. I've heard the food is fine but if anyone has a good reason we should NOT eat there, please speak up. We are also planning to stay their for at least part of the trip, and again, we'd like to hear from anyone who has an opinion on that. Thanks!
Someone posted nearly the same question <http://www.chowhound.com/topics/431402>, just yesterday. Interestingly, they are also from the Bay Area. This would be a strange coincidence.
In terms of pizza, it depends largely on how far you are willing to travel. There are two pizza places within Chappaqua, Pizza Station, is my favorite. Euro Pizza in Millwood (fairly close) makes a good Sicilian slice. If you are willing to go a little bit further, I would suggest Sal's in Mamaroneck, but that is a bit of a drive. In terms of other places that are fairly local, I happen to like Temptation Tea House in Mount Kisco (one town North), they have pan-asian food and REALLY good hot/iced tea (although the service is sometimes lacking). If you want sushi, I would suggest trying Sushi Mike's in Dobbs Ferry (about a 15 minute ride, but well worth it). Make sure to try the special rolls, they are awesome. Although, it tends to get very crowded because it is popular.
Lefteris Gyro II in Mount Kisco is also pretty good, it is casual and inexpensive. The greek salads are huge, and yummy. However, the falafel there tends to be a little bit lacking.
Lastly, if you are hungry late at night, it is fun to go to Rocky's Deli in Milwood (very close to chappaqua). They are open 24/6 364 and you will find it crowded at all hours of the night. They make EVERYTHING you can imagine, from reubens (sp?) to eggs, and so on.
Hope that is helpful...
88 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514
238 Saw Mill River Rd, Millwood, NY 10546
316 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Temptation Tea House
11A S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
146 Main St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Lefteris Gyro Two
190 E Main St, Mt Kisco, NY 10549
Rocky's Millwood Delicatessen
235 Saw Mill River Rd, Millwood, NY 10546