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Northern Westchester Brunch?

vinouspleasure Apr 10, 2008 08:09 AM


Looking for brunch in the croton, ossining, peekskill area. There are six of us and we'd like to sit down btw 10:30 and 11:00am. I know of Wobble Cafe (not my cup of tea), chrystal bay (not great), Monteverde (too expensive for what's on the plate), india house (doesn't open until 11:30am). Wouldn't mind an interesting ethnic (indian, mexican, dim sum, etc) suggestion.


  1. MisterBill2 May 5, 2013 07:01 PM

    Not quite Northern Westchester, but North in Armonk is going to be open for brunch and dinner on Sundays starting on June 2nd.

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      dma1250 May 2, 2013 07:49 AM

      Little Crepe Street in Mt Kisco has a good variety of crepes for Brunch. It is tight and can be very crowded, so 6 might be tough, but in general is a great spot for brunch.

      We' ve done brunch at the Tavern in Croton, sitting out on the street, and they have a decent brunch menu. Also Grouchy Gabes has good brunch stuff, but if you don't like Wobble you probably won't like that.

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      1. re: dma1250
        paris1976 May 5, 2013 10:09 AM

        I wouldn't consider LCS a brunch place since they serve the same menu all week long. It's also impossible to get in there unless it's off-peak hours. That being said it's a great little gem, just wish the staff would get it together, They always seem confused.

      2. MisterBill2 Apr 27, 2013 02:48 PM

        Since this thread has been restarted..

        Thyme in Yorktown does Sunday brunch. I'm not a huge fan of theirs so I'm not sure I'd go, but it's an option.

        If you're willing to go to Chappaqua, there's Le Jardin Du Roi.

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          lparry Apr 22, 2013 11:47 AM

          Sala on Hudson now offers a Spanish brunch Sat & Sun 11-4PM. Scrambled paella is amazing! So are the salamosas!

          1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 13, 2008 09:25 AM

            My sister and I are thinking of going to Bollywood Bistro (Indian in Pville) for brunch-- but they don't start till 12.

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              squirrelina Apr 12, 2008 07:30 AM

              I agree with you on all 3 restaurants (Wobble, Chrystal, and Monteverde).
              I live in this area.... we have 4 regular favorites, but none are in the 3 towns you mentioned.
              The Flying Pig in Mt Kisco has an excellent brunch buffet on Sundays only.
              In Cold Spring, the Cold Spring Cafe has casual cheap and good basic brunch fare.
              And a ways up on Rt 9 in Fishkill, there's Maya Cafe which has a REALLY good Mexican brunch, our favorite brunch. Also, down a ways in White Plains is the very busy, crowded, huge and noisy City Limits diner. Not good for atmosphere, but really really good food (it's not really a diner) and for good dim sum, Aberdeen in White Plains. Hope this helps.

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              1. re: squirrelina
                vinouspleasure Apr 12, 2008 01:09 PM

                we used to love the little maya cafe that was btw fishkill and peekskill. I guess they closed that one down in favor of the big one in fishkill. Love aberdeen but too far (actually heading there tomorrow with the kids).

                Anyhow, thanks for the suggestions, we may end up in the croton diner...

                1. re: vinouspleasure
                  Nancy C Apr 13, 2008 05:34 AM

                  Haven't been for brunch, but Umami opens at 1pm I think, for brunch? Ditto Justin Thyme - don't know what time it open.

                  Thornwood's not exactly around the corner from Croton, and Japanese for brunch isn't everyone's cup of tea. Brunch at home might be easier and better food, IMHO. If you found something, let us know.

                  1. re: Nancy C
                    intrepid Apr 13, 2008 05:47 AM

                    thornwood a 10 min car ride from ossining, also original poster asked for "Wouldn't mind an interesting ethnic (indian, mexican, dim sum, etc) suggestion.", so I do not understand your post nancy c..

                    1. re: intrepid
                      Nancy C Apr 13, 2008 08:20 PM

                      I suppose we are simply interpreting data differently. If you go faster than the speed limit, and/or or live at the edge of Croton, it's maybe ten minutes to Thornwood. I live on the border of Ossining right near 9A and it's 15 minutes or more to Abis. Ethnic foods mentioned in the posting to me implied a hot meal, not sushi or sashimi. I suppose one could go for tempura or noodles at a Japanese place for brunch, but I guess I envisioned a "brunchier" traditional brunch than you have in mind, given the other places they mentioned (diner, Monteverde, Chrystal Bay, Wobble, etc.). How's the Patio in Briarcliff for brunch? Haven't tried that... and is Goldfish in Ossining open for brunch, or just lunch/dinner these days... Hope they had good eating, regardless!

                      1. re: Nancy C
                        Marge Apr 14, 2008 05:30 AM

                        I recently had breakfast at the Patio, and did not care for it at all.

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                          intrepid Apr 14, 2008 06:37 AM

                          ok nancy, so the question of over 5 minutes, hahahha, the sushi buffet at abis, fyi inscludes sushi and hot dishes as well, since when does ethnic food, only imply hot food?? monteverde ethnic?? i think not

                    2. re: vinouspleasure
                      Marge Apr 13, 2008 05:53 AM

                      I don't know of any actual brunches that are served before 1130. IMO, the Landmark Diner in Ossining has more interesting breakfast choices than the Croton Diner.

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                    intrepid Apr 10, 2008 08:12 AM

                    do the sushi brunch/buffet at abis in thornwood, not far from ossining

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