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My wife and I will be in Tarrytown this weekend. We are eating at Blue Hill on Saturday night, but are looking for suggestions for dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday in Tarrytown or anywhere else nearby. We would like good and interesting food in a nice setting. Any type of cusine is fine - quality is most important. Any suggestions or local favorites would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  1. There's a new and very good Portuguese restaurant, Solmar, in Tarrytown: they are small, and I don't know how easy or hard it would be to get a table on short notice on the weekend. Also, if you care, they do not yet have a liquor license but are happy to have you bring your own. We also like, in Sleepy Hollow an upscale Mexican restaurant, Que Chula es Puebla, and a Greek restaurant, Santorini. They are across the street from each other on an offshoot of the main drag. All three are reasonably priced. Irvington has several good restaurants, too -- Red Hat, One. Mima's, to name a few -- a bit more expensive.

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    1. re: Westjanie

      I second Santorini and to a lesser extent, Que Chula es Puebla. I personally did not care for Solmar (which is Portuguese and Brazilian). Although the space is cute and the service was good, I found the Brazilian food either bland (feixoada) or cloyingly sweet (pasta with seafood in cachaca sauce), both of their specialties. Mussels appetizer, although in a delicious sauce, were tiny, and raw clams were okay. We did not try any of the Portuguese dishes, hopefully those are better. If you want to take a 20 minute or so drive, nothing in Westchester imo beats X20 in Yonkers.

      1. re: cavandre

        I really like the Red Hat in Irvington also, if it's a nice day/night you can dine outside by the river. Also the restaurant that took over where the Red Hat use to be is supposed to be very good, here is a chow link to it......http://www.chowhound.com/topics/484036

      2. I would definitely recommend The Red Hat or Mima's in Irvington.

        1. While X2O is great, there might be problems getting reservations on short notice.

          Other waterfront places in Tarrytown are Sunset Cove & Striped Bass.

          http://www.sunsetcove.net/
          http://www.stripedbassny.com/

          1. Thanks everyone. I made a reservation at Red Hat. The menu looks interesting and the prospect of dining outside by the river pushed it over the edge. Can't wait.