Call me crazy (Flames in B'cliff)
Hi there, you may recall I moved from Yonkers (Fleetwood) to Briarcliff this past September. Thanks to you Dom & Vinnies, Yama Sushi and Magic Wok are all a part of our rotation.
Anyway, for Valentine's Day, my husband and I wanted to go somewhere local and splurge a little at a place we wouldn't normally go. I have heard SUCH mixed reviews of Flames but it kind of fit the bill so well we thought we'd go for it. I have the retro idea in my mind of how, when I was growing up (born in 1963), I imagined a 1950s couple in Westchester would go out for a nice dinner. I grew up in the arty, lefty upper west side so it seemed like kitschey glam to put on a little black dress and high heels, have a martini, flirt and tear into a great steak.
Crazy I bet since it will probably be overpriced and underwhelming but since we are going what would anyone recommend.
I've been wondering how good, and how pricey, Flames is as well. Of course, a good steak house will be pricey, but just how pricey is the question!
It's not that bad, for Westchester standards, at least -- but if you're really going in with high expectations, maybe you should try to get a reservation at a more reputable steakhouse in the city for Valentine's day, before they book up, and stretch your imagination to a 1950's more cosmopolitan Westchester couple who goes to the city for their Valentine's dinner!
That is if you have your heart set on steak -- other than that there still are a few fine restaurants for fine dining left in the county (I think.)