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Aug 8, 2008 07:39 AM

Sunset Grill - White Plains

I was unpleasantly surprised last night when I went to Sunset Grill in White Plains for dinner. The place is closed and a new bar is going to open there. Supposedly the owners of Black Bear Saloon on Mamaroneck Avenue have take over the space.
I was there a month ago and there was not hint of anything amiss. It's a shame because it was avery good Mexican restaurant. Can anyone recommend a Mexican restaruant as good.

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  1. I am not surprised at the news of the Sunset Grill. With all the good reviews I still wondered how long it would take to close. The last couple of times that I was there the service was so poor that I lost an appetite for ever going again. One night I waited forever for drinks, appetizer and entrée and then it all came in such quick succession that I didn’t know whether to eat or drink or what to eat.

    I am only sorry about the demise because I thought the food was close to the best Mexican in Westchester. Unfortunately, the place seemed to degenerate into chaos when Don Emilio left.

    1. I hadn't realized Don Emilio left. I don't of any other decent Mexican restaurants.

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      1. re: kaaaassss

        I agree with you kaaaassss. I don't know of any other decent Mexican restaurants around Westchester and from what I read, I don't think anyone else does. Some have touted that one in Greenwich, CT but from the negatives that I have read, I'm not inclined to try.

        Any of you that knew Don Emilio would know he was quite an organizer and made everyone feel that he wanted to do the best he could for that particular individual. I don't think the owner realized what he was able to do for that restaurant. He has been gone from there for about a year and a half.

        1. re: Sonnyno

          Sonnyno, you're correct on the 'decent' adjective. There are authentic, and touristy, but Sunset Grille was unique. Much like Global Gatherings.

          Sadly, 'unique' doesn't play well in Westchester.

          I'll miss Sunset Grille (their Tuesday night tastings were outstanding but the place was never filled up, too many people going to the other 'fabulous' places around I imagine) and I hope the owner and chef find more appreciative customers elsewhere.

      2. We've had some good food (and mixed service) at Que Chula Es Puebla in Sleepy Hollow. Search board for other feedback - it's much better than the usual beans, rice and oversauced TV dinner-type enchiladas at many places.

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          1. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

            Sunset Grille is slated to open on Monday, Nov. 17th, in the restaurant at Maplemoor Golf Club on North Street in White Plains.

            Best part, aside from the wonderful food and the more wonderful staff, is that parking is f-r-e-e, free.

            Good luck to all of you, Scott, I look forward to seeing you all again.

            1. re: dolores

              Where is North Street in White Plains?

              1. re: kaaaassss

                right at the hutschson river parkway, south of 287, north of the parkway.

                1. re: martyl9

                  It seems like a poor choice to put the sunset grill. gedney way was out of the way. This seems even more obscure.

                  1. re: kaaaassss

                    It's not an obscure location. It's right off the parkway exit, so it's easy for many people to get there.

                    1. re: Shawn

                      >>so it's easy for many people to get there.

                      Of course it is. And it sure beats downtown WP.

              2. re: dolores

                Is that going to be open to the public? Sounds weird being in a golf club. I ate there once and was unimpressed, and I do remember paying for meter parking. I would try it again though based on all the other recs from this board.

                1. re: dolores

                  Blue Monday....just went to maple Moor and there's no sign of a new restaurant anywhere and nobody has heard of it.... Boo Hoo

                  1. re: marlettepl

                    You mean no sunset grill at maple moore. liz johnson put it in small bites that it was opening next week. i'm confused.

                    1. re: kaaaassss

                      It looks like it's opening mid-week.

                      1. re: dolores

                        So is this the real deal? Where at Maplemoor is it? Do they have a phone number yet? Thanks much.

                        1. re: Reposado

                          Reposado, I don't have any more information. I believe they will occupy the restaurant that is there, entrance is on North Street.

                          When I know more, I'll post it.

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