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May 30, 2008 03:23 AM

Any Reviews for Antipasti in WP?

Have a reservation for tomorrow night. Any reviews?

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  1. The New York Times recently gave Antipasti a 'Very Good' rating...which is high coming from the Times.

    1. I do too...I hope it's as good as the Times said it was!

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      1. re: scarsdalesurprise

        ohhh what time is your reservation- Mine is at 7. We are taking my parents

        1. re: doberlady

          We are going at 8:30 - I wanted 8 but that was the earliest I could get through Open Table.

      2. My wife and I recently had dinner at Antipasti. Here are the main points from my review. Keep in mind that our reviews, by design, are aimed at the middle class diner.

        High points-

        * Service that matches the price point. The waitstaff was ever present, but never in the annoying way where they come by every few minutes asking how everything is. If something needed to be done, it was done.
        * Ultra modern bar makes you feel like you've left the suburbs for a moment.
        * The menu offers a tremendous amount of dining flexibility
        * Ingredients all tasted very fresh
        * Wine list offers a nice mix of affordable wines for those who don't want to spend one hundred dollars on a bottle

        Low Points-

        * Pricing that matches the upscale flavor of the new downtown White Plains

        Will we go back? I doubt we will return to Antipasti. It isn't that anything was bad. It is more that the value ratio was off. While I wasn't offended leaving my two hundred dollars at the table, I felt it could have been better spent somewhere else. If you like modern takes on traditional Italian cooking, you are into trying new wines, and you feel at home in a swanky establishment, then Antipasti might be a great choice for a night out.


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          1. re: AManHastoEat

            wow, that's one of the best food blogs i've ever seen!

          2. in short bad, pastas bad, fish bad, room loud and noisey, the bar area minor league, only good stuff was the salumi and cheeses..anything they had to make themselves was not good..we went a few months ago...wont go back

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            1. re: intrepid

              Really???? How very interesting, considering the review in In Town.

              AManHastoEat, what a well done, well designed blog.

              1. re: dolores

                yes dolores, really, not good at all, i wont go back

                1. re: dolores

                  Thanks for the positive feedback.

                  Of interest to people might be that Antipasti is owned, at least in part, by the same folks who run the Amore pizzerias.


              2. Doberlady - what did you think of your meal last night? My boyfriend and I were disappointed. The place seemed to be overbooked, we waited forever for our appetizer, and we found the food bland. Beautiful place, though. I would only go back for a drink and maybe to try the pizza which looked pretty good.

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                1. re: scarsdalesurprise

                  Scarsdale- We had 6:30 reservations and had a totally different experience. The space was just beautiful. I told our server that we had a sitter and that we were in no rush.

                  We started with 3 choices from the antipasti bar:

                  fried zucc rounds (great)
                  stuffed mushroom (plain and boring)
                  bruschetta (good but very basic)

                  We also got an order of prosciutto that was just delicious and a bargain at $6. There must have been 1/4 lb and it was presented in little tuffs around a wooden cutting board with italian country bread in the middle.

                  Hubby had the short rib risotto (sp)- was just ok, very small amount of short rib and it was more watery then creamy

                  I had the gorgonzola crusted filet and it was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I wish the sides it came with were a tad bit more of a serving.

                  We shared dessert and had coffee.

                  When we sat down we were offered water (tap-plain-sparkling) I do not like tap water so we got the sparkling. I assumed we were getting a bottle of our own but we were poured 2 very large glasses full. When the bill came we realized they charge $6 PER GLASS. That is crazy in my opinion considering the vodka tonics were $10 each.

                  We left around 8pm and it was getting really crowded. I would suggest going at 7pm. The outside patio looked nice and had a lot of people enjoying drinks but when we left it was pouring and therefore I think the bar was really crowded.

                  I would go back as I really really liked the space. Was expensive overall and our bill was $170 for the 2 of us (my parents could not come) before tip and that included 4 drinks (3 gin and tonics and 1 martini) I am not sure it was worth a $200 dinner expecially comparing it to Restaurant X where I thought the food was outstanding.

                  I had on a skirt and top and felt kinda like a frumpy mom as we were leaving as everyone coming in was dressed very trendy LOL

                  1. re: doberlady

                    I'm glad you had a better experience! I had the short rib risotto as definitely was more watery than creamy and I had to add salt, which I almost never have to do in a restaurant. I agree the crowd was very trendy -my boyfriend and I felt like old fogies!