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Dec 22, 2008 07:52 AM

Options near Ritz Carlton Westchester?

We are eating at Blue Hill this weekend and staying at the Ritz Carlton following (2 nights). Any suggestions for someplace else to have dinner that is nearby, maybe in walking distance or a quick cab ride? Doesn't have to be Blue Hill-ish, but we would like something delicious. No real parameters other than proximity. I know there is a BLT in the hotel, so we may just end up there.


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  1. If you do go to BLT ask for them not to use salt! If you check this board you will see over and over again complaints about how salty the steaks are there.

    1. Italian - La Bocca on Church Street (around the corner)

      BLT - Good steaks but ask them to go easy on the salt

      Mortons - Quick cab ride by the Westchester Mall
      Tango Grill - Walking distance (Post Rd)

      Tre Angelina (quick cab ride - Mamaroneck Ave)

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      1. re: kaaaassss

        If you want to go in a 180 from Blue Hill try the Asian market in the Hamilton Ave. mall. They serve inexpensive Chinese specialties from steam tables to a mostly Asian clientele. You sit in a drafty group of tables or take the food to your room and eat. In the same ugly little mall thee is a very good Chinese restaurant called Bao's.

        1. re: lucyis

          theyre staying at ritz, eating a blue hill, dont you think recommending asian market is a bit of a stretch?

          1. re: intrepid

            Yeah, that's why I said it would be a 180 from Blue Hill.

      2. I have heard very nice things about VIa Quadrono right next to the hotel. Also, Peniche is very fun for tapas and drinks!

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        1. re: MRS

          You can try 42 for drinks and a look at the view but I would eat dinner somewhere else.

          1. re: MRS

            the food at via quadrono is fair, one of the partners is a jerk,,i wouldnt go there

            1. re: intrepid

              You are right. The food is only fair and the service not so terrific. Also tight quarters to eat in.

          2. If you get a chance to grab breakfast or lunch, hit the City Limit Diner which isn't far. Not your typical diner with a 30 page menu. It's pricier but worth it in my opinion. The food is high quality and always is spot on. The chicken soup is the best I ever had. (Sorry mom.)

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            1. re: da4141

              uh oh, be careful the chowhound price protection police will come after you if the soup if 50 cents more than a street cart soup lololol

              1. re: intrepid

                Stoppd at La Bocca for a drink this evening and the staff from Via Quadrono was having their christmas party there so if you have to chose between Via Quadrono and La Bocca, I think La Bocca should be the choice.

              2. re: da4141

                City Limits Diner is a good and fun choice. They have a terrific Asian Chicken Salad, too!

              3. Sushi Nanase -- if you like sushi (basically all they serve), this is the real deal. Chef worked at Nobu and Masa. Short cab ride down Mamaroneck Ave. Search this board and elsewhere for more details.

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                1. re: Reposado

                  Nanase is the only White Plains restaurant with the buzz and reviews to come close to Blue Hill. I still haven't tried it, but know so many people who have and loved it that I think Nanase should be a lock if you like sushi.

                  Of what I've been to, Tango is a bit overpriced but very good, Aberdeen is better for dim sum, Quadronno is good, but very $$. Peniche, right down the street from the Ritz, would be my #2 pick. Nice atmosphere, good food and convenient.

                  1. re: Reposado

                    Since I don't 'do' WP, I haven't weighed in, but Sushi Nanase is one of only five restaurants that I recommend in all of Westchester.

                    It is exquisite.

                    WP is noted for small bits of food at high prices, so I guess the other places are okay too.

                      1. re: Rinjani

                        Spadaro, Plates, Meritage and X20.

                          1. re: dolores

                            Hi Dolores. happy new year. we did get to Plates the Friday night after xmas. It was good but there was something missing; only three or four tables that night. great wine list, long list of half bottles ( might be the best selection in Westchester). Will give it another visit to make up our minds if it belongs on the list with Meritage and X2o. haven't been able to get into Spadaro yet. (the martini was good and priced right)

                            1. re: martyl9

                              marty, I haven't been back since my first visit, when I was told by one of the owners that he was leaving the next day. For that matter, I haven't been to X20 in a long time. Meritage and Spadaro were my most recent outstanding restaurant stops.

                              Happy New Year to you as well.