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Oct 17, 2007 01:52 PM

Old Stone Mill tonight on Kitchen Nightmares

Since it is a Tuckahoe, NY restaurant, I figured some would find this interesting...

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  1. Anyone been there since the 're-opening'?

    1. I'll be curious to see what BillyP has to say about this place. After watching that episode, I still don't see how they can be successful with 2 people manning the line, but that's just me.

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      1. re: tada

        I watched the show this evening and I still have not figured out if it helped or hurt the restaurant! Anyone have any comments about the show? It wa very interesting to watch but you have to also know that Dean was a former soap opera actor......makes you think a little doesn't it.

      2. I was wondering about this place. It's an interesting building. Is Tuckahoe part of Yonkers?

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        1. re: Elizzie

          No, The Bronx River, which runs next to the restaurant, is the border line for Yonkers and Tuckahoe, so the restaurant is the first property in Yonkers there. I know this was taped a while ago, maybe the end of last year. If you ever go into the butcher in Bronxville, he has pics of Gordan Ramsey in there and he was the one who told me he met him while taping the show. I was there for a shower last year and it was good.

          1. re: mom2

            I was going to ask the board if they knew where the butcher shop from the show was. Where in Bronxville?

            1. re: tada

              I think it's Mini's Prime Meats on Park Place (same street as Il Bacio).

              1. re: MizMamie

                We went there once when we first moved here and weren't impressed with the quality of their meat for the price.

          2. re: Elizzie

            Yeah, what a joke, treating the mayor of Yonkers as royalty and never mentioning that he is not the mayor of Tuckahoe.

          3. I just watched it. Not a very good episode. No discussion/inspection of the kitchen or the fact that the chef seemed to be floundering in that tiny space. I noticed that when they served the steaks, they looked totally unappealing on otherwise unadorned plates. The Mgr was totally inept and yet, GR was almost kindly to him (except the sweating comment) Funny that one of you mentioned that Dean was a former Soap Opera actor since the episode concentrated on the 'drama ' between GR and Dean and little else. Even the makeover didn't make sense. Having restaurant customers sit on couches is not practical unless you can afford to replace them rather frequently.
            DId I miss the followup comment at the end of the episode or was there none?

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            1. re: Tay

              I read a NY Times review of this restaurant from 2006 and they said the same things that Gordon Ramsay said. Beautiful decor, awful food - except they liked the chopped salad.

              1. re: Tay

                I didn't see any followup. I guess they just lived happily ever after. Actually, there was an article in the Journal News recently. I did not read it but my wife told me that it said they changed the menu a bit after he left.

                BTW I can't imagine their former clientele from the senior home next door was very happy with the new menu (and presumably higher prices).

              2. I watched last night, and got a little tear in my eye when Ramsay went around Crestwood and Tuckahoe and claimed that something was missing. I instantly thought of Salerno's, a restaurant on Main Street that my best friends father owned for 40 years. It wasn't all steak, but everything was so freah and delicious. Mr. Salerno himself picked out his meat and fish daily. It was definatley an old school place (they did not skimp on the butter), but it was some of the best food I have ever eaten in my life.

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                1. re: bosun

                  Yes, we miss Salerno's too. The food was uncomplicated, fresh and well prepared. And the welcome you got was always warm. It's been heartbreaking to see the building empty for 2 years now.

                  1. re: worksmarts

                    We also miss Salerno's, it was our favorite local place, however it has been gone a lot longer than two years.

                    1. re: chowdom

                      It's been almost 3 years since the restaurant closed. You might be thinking about the butcher shop that George's brother owned which closed about 10 years ago.

                      1. re: bosun

                        I remember the restaurant was closed before the filming of Riding in cars with boys, and that was well over three years ago, but I could be wrong, I know the butcher shop closed before the restaurant did.

                        1. re: chowdom

                          It was open during the filming of that movie. That's when they stuck the huge lobster on the side of the building - ha. I ate there the last week it was open (February 2005).