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Jul 27, 2008 08:52 AM

Metro North Restaurants

The thread about the new brewpub in Peekskill got me thinking about how many good & great places there are within walking distance of the various Metro North stations, from 5 star places to a good burger & beer joint.

The first one that comes to mind is Peter Kelly's H2O right in back of the Yonkers (Hudson Line) station.

What's your favorite?

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  1. pretty much all the great restaurants in Port Chester are within a 5 minute walk - or less.

    Here's a few:

    Tortilleria Los Gemelos
    Q Restaurant Bar & Grill
    Paleteria Fernandez
    Misti ala Brasa Restaurant

    Loads and loads more! Port Chester is GREAT if you are coming up Metro North.

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    1. re: adamclyde

      Downhill alert on Q Adamclyde. Had a very, very bad meal there recently which followed several mixed review meals pre-fire. I am very sad.

      1. re: laylag

        I had an extremely disappointing first experience there a couple of weeks ago while visiting NY. I went for take out on a Wednesday night around 8:30 jonesing for pulled pork and ribs. They were all out of everything on the combo menu except brisket and sausage. I couldn't believe it - over half the menu items were not available! I went with the brisket w/ sides of beans and mac -n- cheese. The brisket and beans were simply ok and the mac -n- cheese tasteless and gummy. My meal was close to $20 and for that much I think I should have gotten twice as much food as I did. At my usual BBQ haunts in Boston, where I live, I enjoy terrific food at half the price and twice the portion size and NEVER have they run out of staple menu items like pulled pork and ribs!

        1. re: alt11

          Not surprised alt11. Sometime back I'd ordered take-out around 7:30pm on a Sunday night. When I arrived some 20 mins. later there was a sign on the door saying they were closing early as they'd run out of almost all meats. There were still people inside so I entered expecting my order to be there but was told no, sorry they'd run out and that included the take-out order they accepted from me, so sorry I'd driven from two towns away. Service and management in there was never a strong suit but now that food has gone downhill there's little to recommend it anymore.

      2. Irvington is a gold mine with offerings such as One, Red Hat Bistro, Il Sorriso, the place where Fuffi use to be (sorry I forgot the name of it) and there's also a new Indian restaurnt across from One.

        1. Bridgeport CT:

          Miss Thelma's - soul food

          Cafe Roma - Italian

          Two Boots - pizza

          Waterbury CT:

          La Cazuela - Dominican

          Island Cafe - Jamaican

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          1. re: JohnnyCT

            Iron Horse in Peekskill, housed in what WAS the train station.

            1. re: Nancy C

              There's an Iron Horse in Peekskill?? Is it related to the Iron Horse in Pleasantville? I thought Kellys (I think it's still there) was in the Peekskill train station?

              1. re: GIOny

                Yikes - forgive my brain freeze. Pleasantville, indeed for IH!!!

          2. In Pleasantville:

            Bollywood Bistro - Indian...good, not great, but good
            McArthur's - typical grill/bar food, I remember it being a bit overpriced
            Magic Wok - pretty nice eat-in (or take out) Chinese
            Pleasantville Pizzeria - pretty good, but not great pizza
            Iron Horse
            Jackson & Wheeler

            I haven't been to the last 2, but I've heard good things.

            Sunset Cove
            Striped Bass
            both with great views of the Hudson (obviously)

            Mahoney's, literally right at the train station - have only had appetizers here, good place for a drink
            River Station - better for cocktails and a view of the river, food is average
            Shadows - great views, pricey

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            1. re: Solstice444

              Have been 2x to Jackson Wheeler and gave up... they only seem to treat the "regulars" well, IMO. Happier at Mediterraneo, also walkable, and formerly Frodo's (now Haven).

              1. re: Nancy C

                That space has seen so many restaurants over the past few seems to be constantly changing hands! Never went to it as Frodo's or now Haven, but I remember it as The Yellow Tomato, I think? And something before that...

                1. re: Solstice444

                  Frodo's to Haven is still the same hands, FYI. Just a name and slight menu change, updated decor a bit.

              2. re: Solstice444

                you can also walk to Captain Lawrence Brewery (about half a mile or so) from the Pleasantville train station on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons! (i know, no food, but awesome and free beer.... how can you beat that?)

                skip Jackson and Wheeler, go to Iron Horse although definitely far from free.

              3. Mamaroneck Station - Definitely LeProvencal and Turkish Meze. For those who are fans or just curious to see if they are worth their hype - Sal's Pizza and a bit further of a walk, Walter's.