Trotters, White Plains
I just heard that Trotters in White Plains re-opened as a Tapas bar and restaurant. Is this true? If so, have prices dropped at all? Is the food good?
I always thought their food and service were top-notch, however, nothing I could afford regularly.
Would be interested to hear if anyone has tried it since the re-opening.
The owners of the former Trotters are moving to the top (42nd) floor of the Ritz-Carton, and the new place will be called, naturally, "42". Not open yet.
The spot formerly occupied by Trotters is the home of a new, upscale tapas bar called Peniche, which opened this past Monday (09/17).
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We have been to the bar at Peniche, but have not eaten there yet. It's got a great vibe, good music, great decor and the diners all seemed pretty happy. Lots of dates. I did notice they had people waiting for quite awhile in the vestibule even though several tables were visibly open -- could have been due to reservations but I know that's frustrating. Drawbacks to some could be the communal-table seating and an odd chlorine smell in the bar. We would give it a shot for dinner, but maybe not when its not crowded/prime-time. It sure is a nice type of place to have in White PLains, which is dominated by dusty old-school dining. Sorry this post is not about the actual 'chow' but i wanted to weigh in.