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Jun 29, 2008 12:14 PM

Meritage Scarsdale NY

anyone been recently please? comments ?

today theres a write up thanks

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  1. I've been going there for several years and very much like their food. Their chef/owner is always on top of his kitchen. I think he's a CIA graduate.
    Lots of classic dishes with new twists.
    Very unassuming place - in a strip mall kind of place.
    Didn't see the review - I'll have to check it out.

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    1. re: Nonny

      several years?? didnt the place just open up within the last year?? strip mall kind of place, yes Il cigno had been there for quite some sure we;re talking about the same place?? thanks

      1. re: intrepid

        I highly recommend this restaurant. The homemade pastas are some of the best I have ever had. The food is always flavorful and the chef continues to keep getting better!! Great ambiance and definitely a restaurant to become a local favorite.

        1. re: southern hospitality

          This week's Westchester section of the NY Times gives it a "very good."

          1. re: roxlet

            yes i know..i am not a fan of newspapers, or magazines, or zagats or etc etc

            1. re: intrepid

              Just left there a half hour ago. The pasta, tagliatelle bolognese, that I had was one of the best. Te salad was good and the dessert of lemon pound cake shared with another with the sorbet sampler was the perfect ending. Service was overly pleasant and good. I have not been there since it was Il Cigno which was good and I must say they have gone up a notch. I highly applaud this place and I will definitely go back. It is not fancy. It is low key casual with very nice decor and very good food.

        2. re: intrepid

          The current owners took over about 4 years ago, and changed the name from Il Cigno to Meritage after about 6-8 months. Interior was renovated, bar became more dinner-friendly, and the menu evolved from Italian to New American, but still with several pasta dishes and some old favorites. In the interest of full disclosure the chef/owner is my son, so the purpose of this post is just to get some facts out there. I'll let the rest of you, who are less biased, comment on the place, but so far I think most of you have been pretty accurate. Definitely worth a visit, if you'll allow me a plug.

          1. re: maynard

            cool post maynard..buona fortuna

      2. We recently went to Meritage for my husband's birthday. We had an excellent meal and excellent service. The little plates are great and we have the mozz and the roasted peppers. I had the fish which was lovely and my husband had the lamb preparation of the day. I think it was braised. It was all very delicious. Definitely someplace I would go back to.

        1. This place has won me over. I went there a few times and left with just an OK taste in my mouth and a huge hole in my wallet.

          However, a business associate of mine was visiting Scarsdale and when the Eastchester Fish Gourmet was closed (Monday..lunch) I opted for Meritage. It was excellent. I'll try it again for dinner.

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          1. re: kamcc12

            website says they are not open for lunch on long ago was this?

            1. re: 730reservations

              So, I'm a year behind. I actually meant Moscato, not Meritage.


          2. Glad the chef's papa got everyone together here.
            The food is amazing.
            Sometimes reviews can get it wrong but not in this case.
            I've never been disappointed.
            Try it. You'll like it.
            We didn't think the prices were crazy for the area and portions are generous.

            1. We went early this evening and liked Meritage quite a bit. We started out with some small plates-- roasted peppers, chicken liver crostini and grilled fennel-- all very tasty. Then, husband had the pan roasted chicken and I had the halibut with clams and tomato fennel broth. Both were delicious, and the portions were generous. The service was friendly and professional. The meal was well-paced. For all of this food and a moderately-priced bottle of wine, a cappuccino and a coffee, the bill came to $125 before tip. Not bad at all, considering the quality of the food. We also liked that the tables were well-spaced and you could hear yourself talk.

              We will definitely be back.

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              1. re: Shawn

                agreed, we also went recently, enjoyed it for the same reasons you have listed,