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Emma's Ale House, on Gedney Way where Sunset Grille was [split from another thread]

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shanghaiknights Nov 12, 2008 01:24 PM

What has taken the place of Sunset Grille on Gedney way?

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    Jon1856 Apr 25, 2009 05:36 PM

    New review in Westchester Mag.:
    Erin Go Green: Emma's Ale House
    A brighter, airier take on the Irish bar tradition.
    http://www.magazine-agent.com/redirec...

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      Baja Pepe May 12, 2009 05:43 PM

      Have been there a few times now and really enjoy the food and friendly service and ownership. However, we had not been there before on a Saturday night and the decibel level in the dining room was nearly deafening. We elected to bypass dessert, despite my cravings, and my ears were ringing afterward worse than a Bon Jovi concert. I know it is a "high class problem" because the restaurant is busy, but it is a factor people should consider if they are looking to have any sort of conversation on a weekend night.

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        Retrokitch May 17, 2009 01:34 PM

        Would have to agree wholeheartedly with Baja Pepe. Waited over 30 minutes on a Saturday night, despite a reservation, and once seated, were unable to hear our server, or hold a conversation (good thing we've married almost 19 years! :-)) Enjoyed the crabcake appetizer, although the salad with cranberries and almonds could have used a little goat or bleu cheese. The burger was cooked well, although the accompanying fries were limp and pale. Lamb confit sandwich was very good, but did not like the seasoning on the housemade chips. Was very disappointed by the krispy kreme bread pudding - a solid block of compressed donut, with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream (if you ever get to Fernandina Beach, FL, check out the version at 29 South Eats....... crumbled donuts held together by a little custard, served in an oversized coffee mug with homemade coffee ice cream - absolutely delish!!) Prices for the food were reasonable, although wine by the glass, at $12, was overpriced. Although the food has potential, the noise level was a dealbreaker for us. Definitely would not go back on a weekend night.

    2. momof3 Nov 12, 2008 03:30 PM

      There's a new Pub called Emma's Ale House coming soon. Saw it was under construction, and I know the builders. Should be interesting...

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        shanghaiknights Nov 12, 2008 04:00 PM

        Ok, thanks. I read the original post and saw the word "supposedly" about a bar so I was hoping for something better. I guess not.

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          kaaaassss Nov 12, 2008 07:04 PM

          The new pub in Sunset's old space is owened by the people who run Black Bear Saloon in White Plains.

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            xecuchef Nov 14, 2008 01:59 PM

            Actually, one of the partners left black bear and is opening up this place. Should be open in the next week or so.

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              kaaaassss Nov 14, 2008 04:14 PM

              Have to give it a try.

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                xecuchef Nov 29, 2008 11:26 AM

                Has anybody been here yet??

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                  martyl9 Nov 30, 2008 02:14 PM

                  Looks like it opened in the past week. I have been driving bye daily; looks like a bar with large tv screnes. another wp bar; just at the on the other side of town?

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                    Dim Sum Diva Nov 30, 2008 03:23 PM

                    I haven't been there yet but why-oh-why do they think that WP needs yet another pub?

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                      ChefDell Nov 30, 2008 04:32 PM

                      Lets just hope the drunken rowdy crowd from Mamk Ave(Black Bear goers) don't find their way to Gedney! I don't think that will happen, too many other bars on the Ave to hang out in. Perhaps he wants a more mature crowd? Going to be really hard with the following that Sams has. I checked out the menu online and can't really figure out who they are targeting as a customer base. I guess time will tell if he did his homework!!

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                        kaaaassss Nov 30, 2008 04:45 PM

                        I hope they know what they are doing. It's an odd place for a bar/pub. Compettion with Sams. I don't think the young crowd from Mamaroneck Avenue will bother going there because of all the pubs lined up next to each other so they don't have to drive. I don't an older crowd is going to want to go out there way if they can go Sams unless Emmas does something unique.

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                        dolores Dec 1, 2008 02:18 AM

                        Amazing, ain't it, Dim Sum Diva.

                        And still there isn't a Vietnamese (or more than a handful of very good places) to be found in the county.

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                          ChefDell Dec 1, 2008 07:05 AM

                          I think the area is saturated with American fare. There are no really good "ethnic" restaurants. I don't know about you all but I don't think people are going to run to this place at $20.00 for fried chicken and a $15.00 grilled cheese sandwich. I don't think Sams has anything to worry about!

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                            kaaaassss Dec 1, 2008 10:02 AM

                            Inoticed over the weekend as I was walking on Mamaroneck Avenue that a small place called Texas Chilie has closed and there is a sign for a Turkish restaurant coming soon.

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                              dolores Dec 1, 2008 10:09 AM

                              kaaasss, I just noticed a Texas Chili in Portchester, but I'm not sure where I saw it. I do know it was near Costco. Was there another, or maybe it moved?

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                                kaaaassss Dec 1, 2008 10:51 AM

                                It was on Mamaroneck Avenue on the block between Martine and Old Post. Cute little place - had great chile - wasn't there more then a year and poof gone....

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                                  dolores Dec 1, 2008 11:00 AM

                                  Then it might have moved to Portchester.

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                                    kaaaassss Dec 1, 2008 12:17 PM

                                    It was there a week ago and then gone this weekend so maybe they did more or maybe there was more then one.

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                          martyl9 Dec 1, 2008 10:50 AM

                          I certainly don't. we need good food places that are reasonable priced; it would be great to have Union Square type place in WP or the county.

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                            kaaaassss Apr 27, 2009 09:35 AM

                            Had lunch at Emmas on Sunday afternoon. One of the juiciest, biggest and tastiest swiss cheese burgers I ever ate. Came with a generous portion of freshly made french fries, onion and tomato for $11.00. I asked for it as rare as they could make it and it waas perfect.....Also asked for a spicy bloody mary and that also wqs made to perfection with just enough spice to give it a kick. Waiter was good also...

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