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Oct 1, 2008 04:59 PM

Small Group Dinner Near Scarsdale

I'm trying to organize a dinner for about 8 or 10 (12 at most) women within the next few weeks. It would be during the week, most likely a Wednesday night. We are in Scarsdale, but I would say we could go to any of the surrounding towns -- Mamaroneck, Larchmont, White Plains, Bronxville, maybe even Port Chester (PC is fine with me, but not so sure about everyone else).

Anyway, I am completely drawing a blank. Ideally it would be someplace "festive" or at least someplace with a bit of atmosphere. The person that I am planning this with suggested Fuji Mountain in Larchmont (I haven't been or heard much about it) or Blue Moon (in Bronxville). I know that there have been negative reports on Blue Moon.

Any ideas? Anything would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. The Tap House in Tuckahoe is fun, for a modern twist on comfort food, non pretentious fun atmosphere, not too far from Scarsdale and not to crazy on a Wednesday night, either. Fuji Mountain is ok at best, nothing special and Blue Moon was ok, never had the bad experiences posted here, but a lot of people on here don't really like that place.

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    1. re: RawTunaFan

      Meritage in Scarsdale has some good reports here.

      Zitoune in Mamaroneck has atmosphere and good food. Le Provencal in Mamaroneck is the same.

      Spadaro's in New Rochelle is the best Italian in Westchester, but is tight on spacing.

      Cafe Mirage in Port Chester has been remodelled and I think also gets good reports.

      I won't eat in WP outside of Bao's and Sushi Nanase so I can't help you there.

      1. re: dolores

        Spiga (Italian) on Central Ave. in Scarsdale does a lot of large groups.

        Asian Temptation (Asian Fusion) on Mamaroneck Ave. in WP does a lot of girls nights out, and is good for sharing dishes.

        Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck expanded not too long ago and I have yet to take someone there who didn't like it. I don't know if I've even ordered an entree there, I stick to the hot and cold meze and make a delicious meal out of it, and you can share all of it and get quite a variety.

        Hostaria Mezzei on Regent St. in Port Chester (Italian) has a brick oven and is good for groups.

        Love Peniche (tapas) on Main St. in WP, great for groups.

        Aberdeen, Barker Ave. in WP (Hong Kong style Chinese) is also good for groups. Lots of interesting dishes, above ordinary.

        1. re: dolores

          whrer is Bao's located in WP; White Plains Mall where the MVB is located?

          1. re: martyl9

            Yes, exactly martyl9. On the lower level, entrance from the street or from the mall.

      2. Try American Bistro in Tuckahoe. The have small rooms, perhaps you could have a spot for your group. The food is always good and has something for everyone. Blue Moon seems like just fair Mexican. Pacifico in Port Chester is great if they havent change the menu yet.

        1. Thanks for the suggestions. A few had crossed my mind (Turkish Meze, Peniche, Meritage). I was also thinking of Niko's since I like greek food. My only reluctance on Peniche is that I hate going to places with groups and sharing, particularly when we all don't know each other that well. I just find it easier for everyone to have their own plate of food (this is completely my own hangup!).

          Will let you know what we decide.

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          1. re: valerie

            La Bocca in White Plains, Meritage in Scarsdale, Blue, White Plains

            1. re: kaaaassss

              Valerie, do a search for the posts on Niko's, if I recall it was not generally well liked by the Hounds.

          2. My fave girlfriend night out spots are:
            Peniche ~White Plains
            Ruby's ~ Rye
            Chat 19~ Larchmont
            Sonora~ Portchester
            I've never been to either Fuji Mt or Blue Moon so can't respond to those.
            Have fun and let us know where you go!

            1. Avoid Blue Moon. The food is terrible, you can't even call it Mexican, it's just glop.

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              1. re: roxlet

                I grew up in Scarsdale so I'd say they if you're thinking upscale, it's Enzo's in Mamaroneck (great food, great service). If you're in the mood to be casual, I'd say go to Pastina on Central Avenue and ask to be seated in the larger room. Their Chicken, Pasta, Salmon is excellent and the price is always right. Enjoy and...Go, Raiders!!!

                1. re: chocolatebirthdaycake

                  Wow, I had the opposite experience, twice, at Enzo's. Passable service and only average upscale Italian food. Also, they're expensive for what you get.

                  1. re: dolores

                    Me too. Average food, no atmosphere at all, overpriced for what it is. Perhaps chocolatebirthdaycake is confused and is thinking about Emilio's in Harrison which is very good upscale Italian although not necessarily a girl's night out.

                    Also, I am a fan of Patina's for a weeknight red sauce Italian family place but not girl's night out either.