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hauswriter Oct 31, 2007 10:46 AM

Is there a restaurant you go to that no one knows, is underrated or you want to keep to yourself so it doesn't get spoiled (NOT)?? Ah, come on...they deserve the press!

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    2busymom Nov 3, 2007 10:27 AM

    We've only been once so far but we definitely plan to go back: Julianna's in Cortlandt Manor: http://www.juliannasonline.com/

    We had the Fried Calamari Thai Style which was delicious. My husband had a filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and was done to accommodate some special dietary needs. I had the Seafood "Mac & Cheese" which I am still salivating over. Finally, the homemade ice cream was to die for. And very reasonable prices, with very friendly service the night we were there. Hard to find, but definitely worth the trip.

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      laylag Nov 2, 2007 09:04 AM

      On the Way Cafe in Rye - down Playland Parkway - good breakfasts. It's already busier than I'd like on the weekends but considering the lack of good homey breakfasts in Westchester I had to post. I tried because of a barely noticed post here about a year ago. The omelets and pancakes are really good. Not much in the way of atmosphere but it's fine, clean an a little bit quaint. Unlike Stanz in Larchmont there's regular table service and they're open on Sundays and school holidays. It's a good family place and better than most diners.

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        dma1250 Nov 1, 2007 09:29 PM

        Okay, it isn't a restaurant, but the Peekskill Coffee House has excellent coffee, tea, muffins and so on. It is a wonderful space, with great furniture and changing art displays. There's live music on weekends. It is my favorite spot in the county.

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          laylag Nov 1, 2007 11:34 AM

          I wish there were. Hope you get some intriguing responses. Santorini, mentioned by tarrytown hound is definitely one though. It's really, really good and, when we were there - empty.

          1. SweetPea914 Nov 1, 2007 08:21 AM

            Village Cafe is a smallish restaurant in Bronxville, right across from the train station. They have wonderful salads, brunch and even their dinners are all very good. So far I haven't had anything I was disappointed in. Our only complaint is that service can be a little slow. Since they seem to do more lunch/brunch business, dinner isn't too crowded so they don't rush you at all, which I like!

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              tarrytown hound Oct 31, 2007 12:34 PM

              Santorini (sp?), the new Greek place in Sleepy Hollow. It gets a lot of press on this site, but each time I go or pick up an order it is not as crowded as it should be!

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                dolores Oct 31, 2007 03:29 PM

                80 West, a seafood restaurant, I think, on Red Oak Lane in White Plains (Harrison?).

                I've read one blip on it and then nothing.

                Hasn't anyone tried it?

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                  GIOny Nov 1, 2007 07:44 PM

                  Isn't the Renaissance Hotel on Red Oak Lane in WP. Is it in the hotel?

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                    dolores Nov 1, 2007 09:00 PM

                    Yes, it's in the hotel. It replaced another restaurant that was there, whose name I can't recall.

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