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Feb 6, 2009 06:38 PM

Valentine's Day Dinner... keepin' it real in Westchester!

I need the help of all y'all chowhounders!
My boyfriend and I are looking for a place to go to for dinner on Valentines Day.

But we decided we don't want to do anything typically V-day, aka NO FANCY SCHMANCY, TIE AND JACKET, WE ONLY HAVE A PRIX FIXE MENU kinda place!

We want a little place that's cozy, comfortable, romantic, and with excellent food!

Here's our list of what we could possibly do:
1. Encore Bistro (Larchmont)
2. Espana Tapas (Larchmont)
3. Le Provencal (Mamaroneck)

Out of those places, which one would you recommend? Are there any other places that fit the bill?


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  1. I need to cancel my ressie at Sonoma as they are having a prix fixe menu. I had a great great meal at Le Provencal.

    1. Actually, I just checked Le Provencal and they are having a special menu but it looks awesome


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        1. re: valerie

          Yes i saw the Valentines Day menu and they seem to have many choices! Have you ever been there? Can you compare it to Encore Bistro?

          1. re: MikiLovesSugar

            I loved Le Provencal. The service was amazing. We had a nice table down below in a corner. Never been to Encore Bistro.

            1. re: MikiLovesSugar

              I've been to both Miki and much prefer Le Provencal. Think you'll like it. Atmosphere is French country, not stuffy, service is very good and attentive without being intrusive and, of course, most importantly, the everything I've eaten there has been very good. If you like the V-day menu, it would be a great choice.

              1. re: laylag

                Oh wonderful! So far, Im really feeling Le Provencal!

        2. Oh, and how is Eileen's Country Kitchen in Yonkers?

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          1. re: MikiLovesSugar

            I just called to make a ressie at Le Provencal and they are doing 2 seatings, one at 6 and the other at 8:30. I took the 6 but I think I will change to 8:30. They are taking credit card #'s as a guarantee.

            1. re: doberlady

              Oh wow good to know! I think I may call and do the 6...

              1. re: MikiLovesSugar

                I am keeping the 6pm, If people are running late and all I don't want to eat at 10pm. I like to sit and enjoy a cocktail before ordering.

            2. re: MikiLovesSugar

              I would stick to breakfast at Eileens.

              1. re: chowdom

                Ohhh ok.... so maybe Valentines Day breakfast hehe

                1. re: MikiLovesSugar

                  Its very casual country, with simple,uncomplicated food ( lots of Irish products). It can get very busy and noisy. The onwner chef is very nice.

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