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Nov 18, 2008 01:50 PM

Lunch options in Scarsdale

Los Angeles chowhounder here...originally from Chappaqua but have been in LA for 12 years so am really unfamilar with restaurants in the area. I'll be in town over Thanksgiving visiting family for the holiday. Friday (after Thanksgiving) we're going to look at bridesmaid dresses in Scarsdale at Fontana (678 Post Rd) --- I'm the bride, but 3 of my 4 bridesmaids live in NY. Would love recommendations for a nice ladies lunch (with drinks) after the try-on session. It will be 6 women, including my mom and grandma. It can be in the general area -am also willing to drive back north (towards Pleasantville/Chappaqua).

Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. Fontana is actually in Eastchester ( Scarsdale p.o.) and you and your party will be a short ride away from a wonderful place for lunch, or dinner for that matter. Go to for directions and to see the menu. It is in Tuckhoe right across from the train station.

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    1. re: lucyis

      Just to clarify American Bistro is across the street from the Crestwood train station, one stop north of the Tuckahoe station.

      1. re: chowdom

        Fontana is near An American Bistro? It was just okay, imo.

        Obessed, then you're near Piper's Kilt, which gets rave reviews here.

        1. re: dolores

          Pipers Kilt is known for Hamburgers, not really Lady's Lunch menu or ambiance. There is really nothing near Fontana, the only food in that shopping center is Starbucks and Lord and Taylor restaurant. I actually like L&T restaurant although I have not been there lately and don't know if they have drinks. Maybe Tap House in Tuckahoe (slightly south) and accross the street from Tuckahoe train station?

          Obsessed what type of food are you looking for? Is that the only dress store you are going to?

          1. re: rolise

            I didn't find ambience at American Bistro. If Ciao's is open for lunch, they should suffice.

            1. re: rolise

              Thanks for all the suggestions! It doesn't need to be near Fontana...I'm open to all kinds of food. My mom suggested The Flying Pig on Lexington (which is in Mt Kisco) so we are open to locations. I'm hoping for a fun, celebatory atmosphere.

              That is the only store we are going to -- I picked out the dresses already so just need my bridesmaids to try them on :-)

      2. There are a number of good options depending on how much you want to spend:

        Moscato- Upscale Italian with excellent service. Located in Scarsdale Village near the train. $$$

        Pastina's- Better than average moderate red-sauce Italian on Central Avenue in Hartsdale. $$

        Mulino's: Upscale Italian in White Plains. Power lunch place. $$$

        PF Chang's: Pan-Asian. In Westchester Mall. A chain, yes, but decent ambiance and good food. $$

        Peniche: Fun tapas place in White Plains. Great with a group. Better if you don't mind sharing. $$

        Iron Horse Grill: This one's in Pleasantville in old Train station. New American. Pretty place. $$$

        1. How about Eastchester Fish Gourmet?? They do lunch on Fridays! I really enjoy their lunches

          1. I'm going to second An American Bistro because they have a back room you could request for your lunch if you wanted it to be private. The Tap Room is very nice too, also a good atmosphere for a ladies lunch. The Piper's Kilt is more burgers and beer, but I guess it depends on what you and your friends like!

            1. I recently had a really delicious ladies lunch at Rosie's Bistro Italiano in Bronxville. I haven't had lunch there, but one of the friends that I was dining with said that Sammy's Downtown (also in Bronxville) has wonderful lunches as well. In Bronxville, I wouldn't recommend Haiku for lunch -- it's too loud and rushed -- but I have also had a lovely lunch at Scalini's Tuscan Bistro. And if you're looking for bridesmaid dresses, there is a beautiful wedding dress/bridesmaid dress shop in Bronxville called Botticelli!

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              1. re: roxlet

                Eat at the restaurant inside Lord & Taylor - it's lovely and close to Fontana too! Very ladylike, indeed! I'm a Scarsdale girl, so you heard it from a "local"!

                Enjoy!!! :)