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So. Westchester: Any suggestions for light fare and drinks

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varsitysg Sep 14, 2008 03:53 PM

I've been trying to find a good place in the lower Westchester area for light fare and drinks. Something more lounge-like than a traditional restaurant. I'm not looking for a bar, but a place with a mature crowd where a couple can relax, have a couple of drinks and something to eat. Music played at non-ear piercing levels would be a plus. Does such an establishment exist? Any suggestions?

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  1. roxlet RE: varsitysg Sep 15, 2008 04:26 AM

    How about the bar area of X2O?

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      dolores RE: roxlet Sep 15, 2008 04:29 AM

      varsitysq, I always in the past turned to hotel bars for nice conversation, a piano bar, and decent drinks. Rye Town Hilton, et cetera.

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        momof3 RE: dolores Sep 15, 2008 01:17 PM

        I second the recommendation of the X2O bar. Great sushi offerings, wines by the glass and higher end cocktails.
        I would also strongly recommend Peniche. I have gone there with groups of girlfriends as well as just a quiet date with my husband.
        Warning: they do....charge for bread.
        Despite the views of some detractors on this board, I don't mind at all that they charge for bread. I don't need bread freebies or bread at all for that matter to make me happy at a restaurant.
        It is a tapas bar and everything is a la carte. They have a very varied menu of seafood, veggie stuff and meats.
        I am extremely partial to the very reasonably priced Cavas by the glass.
        Enjoy!

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          momof3 RE: momof3 Sep 15, 2008 01:20 PM

          ooops. forgot to link the website :)
          http://www.penichetapas.com/

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      Mrs.Sean RE: varsitysg Sep 16, 2008 10:11 AM

      Hearing great things about Pour in Mt. Kisco. I haven't been myself, but know the owner from old, and has a good reputation. Search threads on this board, there's a few good ones.

      Also recomment Nessa in Port Chester. You can easily do a small plates session, with a good variety of wines sold in varying amounts.

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        traceyk RE: varsitysg Sep 17, 2008 01:19 PM

        Belle Havana is nice and they offer tapas and drinks outside or at the bar. Dinner there was great, and I know they have music certain nights.

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          varsitysg RE: varsitysg Sep 18, 2008 07:07 AM

          Thanks for the replies and the good ideas folks and please keep them coming. I had some technical issues and couldn't acknowledge the responses earlier.

          I haven't been to the west side of Yonkers in many years and will check out their lounge for sure. Thanks for the Rye Town Hilton tip dolores.

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            Dim Sum Diva RE: varsitysg Sep 19, 2008 12:59 PM

            The lounge at the Ritz Carlton in WP has a couple of interesting theme nights. On Thursdays it's all you can eat sushi night for $35 (sushi is good, service is not), on Fridays its chocolate & champagne ($25). The crowd is as you describe in your request-- not too loud, mature, somewhat relaxing.

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              varsitysg RE: Dim Sum Diva Sep 23, 2008 09:59 AM

              Thanks for the tip about the Ritz Carlton. We'll be sure to check it out.

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