Moderately priced Sat nite dinner- Possible in West.??
<< "I just want a moderately priced restaurant with decent food and maybe a little atmosphere. ">>>
I have seen this statement many times recently on the boards. Is it possible?? Does it exist?
I am looking for moderately priced restaurants - good food, some atmosphere.. a place where I can go (w/out the kids) for a nice grown-up dinner on a Saturday nite, that won't break the bank.
Any place in Westchester (or nearby CT ) is fine, don't mind driving. Would prefer no chain restaurants..
Just good food in a nice setting and a bill that won't shock us.
All suggestions welcome!!!
rk1, 'moderate' as in the new 'moderate' of $50. a person, or 'moderate' as in less than that?
I think a nice Italian dinner can be had at Silvio's in Thornwood and TJ's and Piero's in Portchester for under $50. a person. Ditto on the ethnic restaurants in Portchester.
Blazer in Somers and Squire's in Briarcliff.
Fujinoya in Hartsdale.
If you are looking for without kids, I would steer clear of Blazers- which is bascially a bar with burgers and attracks lost of families. In addition to La Fontaine, their sister restaurant, Bacio on the corner of rte 35 and 121 is reasonable, but lots of kids too. For truly great Italian,nice atmosphere, no kids - La Zingarra in Bethel. The food is authentic Italian - like you would find in Italy, and they have nice wines by the glass. You can get away less or more expensive...
I am a bit biased considering it is my hometown, but two restaurants just a spell from each other are my two favorites. Azzurri in Thornwood on Comerce (north from the Hawthorne station) and Spadafino's on the other end of Commerce.
Both have great food, especially red sauce. Azzurri is never really busy and I don't know why. The service is extremely friendly and attentive (we always get the same guy anyway) and the food is not only spectacular, but the portions are huge and its about $25 a person. Spadafino's is more lively, service is good, food is great and they sometimes have live entertainment. They cost a bit more, though.
Even better, both have ample parking.
bpstyles, I never think of Spadafino's when recommending a red sauce place. You're right, their food is good.
Last I was there, though, they had a minimum charge at the table. I can't remember if it was a holiday or because we were a group, but that kind of BS annoys me. Is that still in place? Although I acquiesce at Sushi Nanase. there are so many other red sauce places it doesn't compute at Spadafino.
Where is Azzurri? Did that used to be a Mexican place?