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Backal's in Scarsdale?

abutter1 May 5, 2008 03:47 PM

Has anyone been for dinner? Was recommended to be by someone who had only been there for a brunch. Looking for a place in White Plains or Scarsdale for a Saturday night dinner - friends coming from the city to see our new hous and then go out.

I'm also open to other recommendations. Want to stay fairly close by since they are already driving to get to us - don't want to go somewhere that's another 25+ minutes away.


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    raider RE: abutter1 May 6, 2008 06:09 AM

    meritage in scarsdale. emilios in harrison.

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      laylag RE: raider May 6, 2008 08:46 AM

      Can you tell me about meritage raider? I pass by now and again and have wondered about it. What kind of food? What kind of atmosphere? Price point?

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        raider RE: laylag May 6, 2008 02:06 PM

        eclectic american food. they have some tapas type starters (very good), excellent apps, and fine main courses, including duck breast and hangar steak. figure $60. per person w/o alcohol. not much atmosphere, but it is relatively quiet, so you can enjoy your meal in peace.definitely worth a try.

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          ginsbera RE: raider May 13, 2008 07:38 AM

          Meritage is very good. I had a fantastic meal there, although the small plates are very odd and disconnected from the rest of the menu. The duck, venison, hanger steak and the bread pudding were all amazing. I wrote a more detailed review of it in January as well and highly recommend it.


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      lollypop RE: abutter1 May 6, 2008 06:44 AM

      Eastchester Fish Gourmet

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        dolores RE: abutter1 May 6, 2008 07:57 AM

        I would, in addition to seconding Emilio's, recommend Sam's and Sunset Grille, both on Gedney Way in WP.

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          jwg RE: abutter1 May 7, 2008 05:44 AM

          Any of the following would be great in Central Westchester
          Backals. very nice/ American (Scarsdale/5 Corners Area)
          Eastchester Fish. Fabulous fish (Eastchester)
          Sunset Grill. Creative Latin. (White Plains)
          Jackie's Bistro French (White Plains Post Road in Eastchester)
          Harrys of Hartsdale (steaks)

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            abutter1 RE: jwg May 7, 2008 07:14 AM


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            sallyposs RE: abutter1 May 8, 2008 04:05 PM

            I love Sunset Grille on Gedney Way. Great Mexican with a flair and don't forget the fantastic drinks! Make reservations for Saturday night.

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              dolores RE: sallyposs May 9, 2008 11:00 AM

              sallyposs, have you gone to their Tuesday night tastings? Five courses with five wines, I believe, for $38. Call to find out if they are still doing them. They're fun and the food is very good and innovative.

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                sallyposs RE: dolores May 12, 2008 05:28 PM

                Yes, Dolores I have been to their tastings. I really enjoy them. You get to taste food from various regions that you would not normally order. I love the pairing of the wine and drinks with the food too. You are correct, very innovative.

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              jwg RE: abutter1 Oct 20, 2008 02:49 PM

              R.I.P October 2008

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