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Apr 10, 2008 08:09 AM

Northern Westchester Brunch?


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.


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

    1. 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

        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

          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

            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

              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

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

                1. re: Nancy C

                  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

              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.

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

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

              1. 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.