good brunch places in Westchester?
Looking for a good brunch place in Westchester (preferably within 20 minutes of White Plains). I live in Manhattan, but I'm usually up in that area so I was wondering if there are any good non-Manhattan type brunch places.
Preferably something with good atmosphere (more country/nature-view type as opposed to urban sophisticated) and homestyle/comfort/fresh ingredients (as opposed to big servings/greasy joints). Plus points if it has nice twists on the classic egg-based breakfasts. Also open to suburban type experiences (had brunch at Atlanta Bread Company and I actually really liked it - tasted good for the price). Open to diners if it's the cozy/warm/neighborhood type. Around $10 per person.
Basically, looking for brunch places that make one feel that the hassles of the city is so far away and life is indeed happy, healthy, and good. =)
>>Around $10 per person.
$38. a person is the cheapest great buffet brunch, and that's Restaurant X in Congers.
I don't do single dish brunches, but I doubt you can get much for $10. a person.
it will be very difficult to find a brunch with fresh, healthy ingredients in a country/cozy atmosphere for $10 per person. I've wracked my brain- the only think I can think to suggest is that you go to a quality deli or lunch counter, get an egg sandwich, and take it to a park. I am sorry to say that even the crummiest diners have gotten expensive for what they serve, and "good brunch" in Westchester has come to mean spending about the same amount of $ you would on dinner (such as at popular venues like Blue Hill, X in Yonkers, and various country clubs). Why not go to a good bagel shop (I like the one in Bronxville) and take a nice walk through a tranquil suburban town while enjoying a bagel egg sandwich? It's not the country, but it's quite far removed (in atmosphere) from Manhattan.
Others on this board might be able to point you to reasonably-priced neighborhood cafes that serve brunch, but I doubt you will find anything like the $10 full egg-based breakfast you seem to be looking for. I think you'd have trouble at that price point even as far as up as Ulster/Greene counties, where plenty of these types of country restaurants exist.
Good luck, though.
I haven't been there in a while, but it's always been comfy and the breakfasts are the draw [besides the pies]. (Circa 20-25 minutes from White Plains). Call for their prices -- they'll quote them if you ask kindly. : )
Grandma's [Pies] of Yorktown
3525 Crompond Rd./Rte. 202 (Bear Mountain State Pkwy.)
Yorktown, NY 10567