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Pacifico gone - Route 1 Bar and Grille? Sogno?

JLH Nov 30, 2008 04:52 PM

I just passed by what used-to-be Pacifico in Port Chester. I had thought that it was being turned into Route 1 Bar and Grille - a moderately priced hamburger, etc. place. There was a sign outside that said Sogno - Italian/Mediterranean restaurant. I couldn't tell if it was open..

Any info?

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    intrepid Dec 1, 2008 06:31 AM

    same owneres as sonora grill??

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      xecuchef Dec 1, 2008 06:45 AM

      Raphael Palomino is(was) the owner/chef of Sonora and Pacifico

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        intrepid Dec 1, 2008 07:15 AM

        yes i thopught so, I fend food at those places poor

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          ChefDell Dec 1, 2008 07:54 AM

          I never really enjoyed the food at Sonora but I never had a bad meal at Pacifico. I'm actually sad to see it go because I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Especially the margheritas!

          1. re: ChefDell
            crashpam Dec 1, 2008 10:48 AM

            I actually think Sonora is fantastic - and from the packed house there this past Saturday night I'm not alone.

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              intrepid Dec 2, 2008 04:58 AM

              i think sonora is weak, poor food

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                dolores Dec 2, 2008 05:06 AM

                Sonora was good, but a gimmick. I found Pacifico absolutely underwhelming, and the 'ambience' was just awful. I'm not sorry to see them go.

                Problem is, Westchester is pathetic. I can count on one hand the outstanding places.

                1. re: dolores
                  southlake Dec 2, 2008 05:36 AM

                  please count them for us....

                  1. re: southlake
                    dolores Dec 2, 2008 05:40 AM

                    X20, Spadaro, Sushi Nanase.

                    Three. Less than one hand.

                    1. re: dolores
                      Westjanie Dec 2, 2008 05:58 AM

                      I don't want to be argumentative, Dolores, but uou have now stated on a couple of threads that you find Westchester "pathetic." Perhaps there are only a limited number of "outstanding" restaurants, but there are plenty of very good ones. (For what it's worth, our one visit to Pacifico a couple of years ago was not a happy experience.) We tend to eat out several times a week, and we are mostly looking for good food in comfortable surroundings at less than exorbitant prices. It also helps if the restaurant is not a great trek from where we live (Whitre Plains.) We do have such a group (often changing somewhat as we find new ones or discard old ones, from boredom, decline of food or service, and of course closing.)

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                        dolores Dec 2, 2008 06:07 AM

                        I'm not being 'argumentative', it's my opinion, Westjanie. I do find Westchester pathetic because they have so much money and so few OUTstanding restaurants. Yes, they do have a larger number of 'very good' ones. I don't find that noteworthy.

                        1. re: dolores
                          Westjanie Dec 2, 2008 06:28 AM

                          I was was talking about myself being argumentative. I know it's your opinion. Beyond that, I think there are many parts of the country without such a good-size base of good independent restaurants.

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                          kaaaassss Dec 2, 2008 06:27 AM

                          Buon Amici in White Plains on Central Avenue by the County Center has a nice comfortable atmosphere, good food and friendly waiters as does Rustica in Scarsdale on Central Avenue.

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        dolores Dec 1, 2008 02:20 AM

        The owners of Pacifico were turning it into a burger joint - maybe they realized the proximity to BS&F was the kiss of death and sold the place.

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          wincountrygirl Dec 1, 2008 02:50 AM

          BS&F?What's that?

          1. re: wincountrygirl
            dolores Dec 1, 2008 03:08 AM

            Burgers Shakes and Fries. Right down the road a piece.

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