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dolores Sep 11, 2008 06:34 AM

Anything along the line of Trotters in WP right now?

Requirements: no charges for bread, portions larger than miniscule, valet parking is okay.

I'm seeking a restaurant like Trotters for a special occasion, on a weekday, where two women can get animated, iow, no stuffy restaurants permitted.

Oh, and the other party doesn't eat meat.

I have, so far, Sushi Nanase for sushi, but that's about it.


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    Westjanie RE: dolores Sep 11, 2008 06:49 AM

    Assuming she DOES eat fish, you might try (the recently discussed here) Meson los espanoles. A large portion of their menu is seafood. If she's vegetarian, it's less clearcut, but I imagine they'd come up with something. Just realized you were also thinking about sushi, so the vegetarian thing is moot.

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      kaaaassss RE: dolores Sep 11, 2008 09:37 AM

      Nothing like Trotters in White Plains right now... 42 is "Trotters" with a much more expensive menu.

      You have legal Seafood for fish but it's not that great a restaurant anymore.

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        dolores RE: kaaaassss Sep 11, 2008 09:43 AM

        Good point, Westjanie. I'm not sure on the fish, so that would let out sushi. If she does, Meson sounds good.

        Yes, kaaassss, I ate at a Legal Seafood in Boston and found it to be just another chain.

        Any outstanding Italian these days?

        There's always Port Chester.

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          kaaaassss RE: dolores Sep 11, 2008 10:51 AM

          Nothing outstanding. I like LaBocca in White Plains and Rustica on Central Avenue in Scarsdale by the Ford Dealership.

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            laylag RE: kaaaassss Sep 16, 2008 10:37 AM

            Rustico is very good. Nice to see someone mention it.

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              kaaaassss RE: laylag Sep 16, 2008 12:58 PM

              People forget that there are quite a few gems in Westchester. Everyone is so busy rushing to the "hottest" place, they forget about restaurants like Rustica.

      2. GIOny RE: dolores Sep 13, 2008 02:02 PM

        Not sure how you feel about the Tango Grill in WP, I know it gets mixed reviews. I've never been there myself but have wanted to try it. I checked out the menu and there are alot of pasta dishes.

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          dolores RE: GIOny Sep 13, 2008 02:50 PM

          Thanks, GIOny. Went there once, and I wasn't impressed. Then a friend said they charge $12. (or more) for a glass of sangria. And they don't have a parking lot. Not for me.

          Actually, after another wonderful dinner at Spadaro in NR, we're going there. It's got it all, and we're working out the logistics.

          Thanks everyone.

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            martyl9 RE: dolores Sep 14, 2008 04:38 AM

            Dolores, does Spadaro take reservations. We live in WP but have no problem traveling for a meal. my impression from other postings no reservation policy.
            Has any one tired Panache which replaced Trotters (same owner). Have heard some good things, re, the lamb chops. small dishes?

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              dolores RE: martyl9 Sep 14, 2008 04:54 AM

              Yes, martyl9, Spadaros does take reservations. That said, you're better off going there on a weeknight, as some weekenders seem to think they have the table to themselves for the entire night.

              Penice (formerly Trotters) charges for bread. That's a big 'no way' for me.

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                valerie RE: dolores Sep 14, 2008 05:47 AM

                It's Peniche.


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                  dolores RE: valerie Sep 14, 2008 06:21 AM

                  I know. It was a typo. Still a 'no way' place for me.

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                    martyl9 RE: dolores Sep 14, 2008 09:57 AM

                    did not recall that re the bread. too bad. with all of the new restaurants in wp in the last few years, quit disappointing.
                    will have to try out Spadaro; do you know if walking distance to the metro north train station?

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                      dolores RE: martyl9 Sep 14, 2008 10:11 AM

                      If you like walking, marty, I guess it could be. It's near where the Armory used to be, do you remember that? On Main Street, right across from the City Yard.

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                        martyl9 RE: dolores Sep 14, 2008 05:28 PM

                        thanks Dolores, will have to map quest it.
                        thanks again

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