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Nov 12, 2008 01:24 PM

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

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: momof3

      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.

      1. re: momof3

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

        1. re: kaaaassss

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

              1. re: xecuchef

                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?

                1. re: martyl9

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

                  1. re: Dim Sum Diva

                    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!!

                    1. re: ChefDell

                      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.

                    2. re: Dim Sum Diva

                      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.

                      1. re: dolores

                        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!

                        1. re: ChefDell

                          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.

                          1. re: kaaaassss

                            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?

                            1. re: dolores

                              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....

                              1. re: kaaaassss

                                Then it might have moved to Portchester.

                                1. re: dolores

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

                      2. re: Dim Sum Diva

                        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.

                        1. re: martyl9

                          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...

          1. New review in Westchester Mag.:
            Erin Go Green: Emma's Ale House
            A brighter, airier take on the Irish bar tradition.

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            1. re: Jon1856

              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.

              1. re: Baja Pepe

                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.