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May 4, 2008 08:01 PM

Last meal in Westchester for two Californian students

My girlfriend lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, but will be studying abroad during her final semester. I'm graduating at the end of this month. I don't expect we will be spending much time here in the near future, so we're really looking to go out with a bang. I realize the city is a short train-ride away, but we're really looking for somewhere in the county that we may not get to try again anytime soon.

Unfortunately, we're college students (i.e. we lack major cash). That being said, we're not averse to splurging for a restaurant that really warrants it. The quality of the food is my primary concern. Recommendations of the best Westchester has to offer would be greatly appreciated.

One final caveat: we're both vegetarians. However please don't hesitate to recommend restaurants that are not specifically vegetarian. (In my experience, the best restaurants are more than accommodating to vegetarians, regardless of the focus of the menu.)

Thanks a bunch for your suggestions

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  1. I would suggest X2O, but when I got to the part about you guys being vegetarians, that stumped me a little. I guess you could call and see how/if they would accommodate you, but I'm pretty sure nothing on the entree menu is veg. After pondering, I wonder if Zeph's in Peekskill would be more vegetarian friendly. Unfortunately, they don't have a website or online menu, but you could probably call and ask. My boyfriend and I had a lovely meal there. Tbe only other thing is, it's not as fun as X2O. The crowd is older and the view, obviously, can't compare. Congrats on graduating!

    ETA: Bengal Tiger is well-liked on this board, and the NYT recently gave it an "Excellent" rating. If you guys like Indian, this would be a good choice. It's not super-fancy, but it's nice, and definitely special...

    71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

    Zephs' Restaurant
    638 Central Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566

    6 Replies
    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

      i also recommend x20, i eat there often, plenty of veggie dishes to dine on plenty

      1. re: intrepid

        X20 -- That would be my first choice too.

        1. re: yeshana

          x20 for 2 with drinks runs $125, not cheap, but not VERY expensive either

          1. re: yeshana

            Yes, but ilovebread said that their group would not be adverse to splurging. In light of the fact that they're looking to go out with a bang, I would say go for X20.

            I don't find many other places in the entire county that have it 'all', and X20 has it ALL.

        2. link...

          Bengal Tiger
          140 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601

          1. Thai House right in probably the best and most extensive vegetarian menu I can think of (about 20 different apps and entrees).. Aside from that, there's always Chinese food. Pagoda on Central has some good vegetarian dishes. Or if you were thinking pasta, there's so many Italian places to choose from.