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Oktoberfest: where to enjoy...

gutreactions Sep 30, 2008 05:14 AM

Here in Westchester there are a number of restaurants and taverns (there used to be quite a few more) that put out the German dishes complemented by some good seasonal brews...
One of the local places I like to visit in October is Joe's Quarry Inn, Tuckahoe...their menu will include a daily dose of wursts and sauerbraten.
Where else do you recommend...Where can you find this authentic stuff to take home these days in your area?

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    gvogelge Sep 30, 2008 06:20 PM

    We went to the Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain State Park last year and the food was really good. I know it isn't a restaurant, but if the weather is good, I highly recommend checking it out - although it is mostly brats and wienderschnitzel, and probably not more traditional dishes like sauerbrauten and such.

    1. Nancy C Oct 1, 2008 04:36 PM

      I've not been there, but wonder how you'd do at Jennifer's in Yorktown Hts... anyone out there can help?


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        Marge Oct 1, 2008 07:18 PM

        I've been to Jennifer's a few times--the food is ok, but, imo, overpriced for what it is. Interesting that in the linked review, which is 9 years old, entrees were up to $22. For a little more than that in 2008, I recently enjoyed a very good soup to nuts meal at the Black Forest Mill restaurant in Highland Mills (half hour drive from Jennifer's). Complete meals include soup, a very good salad, terrific housemade cole slaw and german potato salad for the table, a main course (I had decent schnitzel a la holstein), a vegetable (I had fabulous housemade braised red cabbage) , a starch (I had very good, again, housemade, spaezle) and dessert and coffee.

        1. re: Marge
          Nancy C Oct 2, 2008 08:37 PM

          Thanks for the report on your Jennifer's experiences, and for Black Forest Mill suggestion as an option (I think it's a bit further drive than 30 minutes, but who knows!). Maybe Traveller's Rest in Ossining has something???

      2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 2, 2008 01:28 PM

        From the Valley Table email:
        October 2nd: Octoberfest at 121 Restaurant & Bar
        121 Restaurant, North Salem
        Featuring International Oktoberfest Beers, Hard Ciders, Seasonal Wines and Spirits, Classic & Contemporary Foods for the season. For more information, call (914) 669-0121 or check out www.121restaurant.com

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          CTgüera Oct 11, 2008 04:00 PM

          Mackenzie's Grill Room in Old Greenwich is not in Westchester (but its close) and its not a German tavern either, but every year they do a great Oktoberfest menu for month of Oct. Exit 5 from I-95 or take train, its practically next to train station. I look forward to it every year...link to this year's menu http://www.mackenziesgrillroom.com/sp...

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          1. re: CTgüera
            lollypop Sep 8, 2009 11:40 AM

            Oktoberfest starts September 18th this year. Has anyone heard what's going on in Westchester to celebrate & enjoy? I've found lots of stuff going on the city but wishing there were some local options as well. thanks

            1. re: lollypop
              domestikate Sep 10, 2009 09:58 AM

              Have not found any local places yet- usually you can find at least a special menu for a week. Here is a link including the Putnam and Bear Mountain Festivsals, as well as a few other things coming up in Sept.: http://www.westchester.com/Westcheste...

              Mmmmmm Chowderfest.......

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