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good seafood risotto in westchester county

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jaymor Dec 7, 2007 04:09 PM

any suggestions to have a good lunch/dinner risotto in westchester county or ct ?......new in the area.....and is the place pricey or not?......

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    gutreactions RE: jaymor Dec 7, 2007 08:03 PM

    Glad I caught this post...I just had a lovely shrimp risotto with saffron at Artie's on City Island. Most of their other seafood offerings are good too. The best, however, is the seafood risotto and pasta at La Fontanella in Pelham, which is more upscale...

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      jaymor RE: gutreactions Dec 8, 2007 02:16 AM

      i looked at the web sites of artie's and la fontanella.........artie's looks more casual and more my kind of place (from los angeles)......but will go anywhere for a good risotto........will artie's have it at lunchtime?.....still too new to drive at night here

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        dolores RE: jaymor Dec 8, 2007 02:21 AM

        gutreaction, it looks like Artie's is 'my' kind of seafood place! I'm still looking for one that serves more than a lobster for the price, something along the line of Gosman's, which I didn't know was mediocre until I read it here.

        I can only remember going to Lobster Box on CI.

        Artie's serves salad, potato AND veggie for the price of the entree. Holy cow!

        The menu seems to my liking, how is the quality? Thank you for mentioning it.

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          gutreactions RE: dolores Dec 8, 2007 04:14 AM

          delores, in my opinion Artie's is the more creative spot on City Island. Their daily blackboard specialties are a delight, portions are quite generous, and prices are more reasonable than the others on the strip...What you don't get is a water view, but the quality more than makes up for it!

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            riverhound RE: gutreactions Dec 8, 2007 05:03 AM

            the elm street oyster house in greenwich, lobster risotto is fabulous, a tad pricey

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              dolores RE: gutreactions Dec 8, 2007 05:13 AM

              Thanks, gr. Water view matters not, and I can't wait to try it.

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                Sra. Swanky RE: gutreactions Dec 8, 2007 05:31 AM

                Can't agree more, gut! Artie's is the only destination for Sr. Swanky and me! :) We have family in CI and have made Artie's our main filling station there!

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                  jaymor RE: Sra. Swanky Dec 8, 2007 05:41 AM

                  ok......i'm headed for artie's right now for lunch.....hope they have seafood risotto!!.... the saffron usually makes it......also hope i can find the place ......somebody also mentioned spiga in scarsdale.....any comments on that one?

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                    gutreactions RE: jaymor Dec 8, 2007 07:43 AM

                    jaymor, Artie's is at 394 City Island Ave., Bronx...www.artiesofcityisland.com

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                      jaymor RE: gutreactions Dec 8, 2007 10:46 AM

                      got to artie's.....thnx for the address......got there around 10:30 and they were not open till 11:30 (should have known better to call first)......anyway i know where it is now......got their menu too.....no seafood just shrimp w/ saffron risotto and only for this week's special. maybe la fontanella.then....i like it with a 'seafood mix' not just one.......any more suggestions please?.....

                      btw, i ended up going to a place in tarrytown called santorini for greek food.....had souvlaki platter plus a gyro sandwich and sauteed octopus.......all very good!!!......very clean bright ambiance.....i recommend it for greek cuisine.....priced surprisingly well too

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                        chowdom RE: jaymor Dec 8, 2007 12:28 PM

                        Eastchester Fish Gourmet has seafood risotto on their lunch menu $15.00, also glad you gave Santorini a try, it is a favorite among Chowhounders.

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                          GIOny RE: jaymor Dec 8, 2007 12:40 PM

                          I would give Spiga a medicore rating from what I've had there although I've never had their risotto. But I've had the risotto at Lago di Como in Tarrytown (right on Main St.) and it was very good. I think it had shrimp and octopus and not sure what else.

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                            jaymor RE: GIOny Dec 6, 2008 09:34 AM

                            hello folks......it's been almost a year today since i made this post....still havent been to artie's....but i went to spiga's last month and sad to report that the seafood risotto there was not to my liking.....it was as if they just mechanically just poured marinara sauce on some noodles and put some boiled scallops and shrimp and something else and served it...and viola risotto!!....sorry, but no thanks.

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                              i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: jaymor Dec 6, 2008 02:47 PM

                              Have you tried FISH in Port Chester? I had a great risotto there a few months ago, with shrimp if I remember correctly.

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                                jaymor RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 6, 2008 04:53 PM

                                no, i havent but i just looked at hehir menu and it sounds very interesting....especially the paella and the linguini/clams on white! and the risotto of course.....
                                am nursing a cold right now but will certainly try it out as soon as i am able.....hope it's a winner.....i am surprised no one ever mentioned this place before!??...or have i simply just missed it.......thanks for the tiip!

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                                  i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: jaymor Dec 6, 2008 05:56 PM

                                  I've been a few times and have enjoyed it. Search on this board; it's gotten generally favorable reviews from CHs. I prefer it for lunch because it's rather noisy at dinnertime. Definitely report back when you try it!

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                                    annrudy RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 9, 2008 05:09 PM

                                    I can vouch for the dish at Eastchester Fish - it is excellent. Chat 19 in Larchmont has a lobster risotto but there's not much lobster in it.

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