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Mar 11, 2009 07:45 AM

Good restaurant in White Plains or Tarrytown for rehearsal dinner?

I am looking for a restaurant with really good food to host a dinner the night before my wedding. It can be cocktails and appetizers, tapas, etc. or a sit-down dinner. Guests are staying in White Plains or in Tarrytown so something convenient to hotels in those areas would be great. Open to: american, new-american, spanish, italian. Care much more about food quality than decor, etc. If anyone can be of any help, I would really appreciate it! I have read countless posts and can't seem to find any restaurant that people in the area think has good food at the right price.

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  1. My BIL got married a couple of years ago at Abigal Kirsch in Tarrytown. They had their rehersal dinner at Aquario, a Portugese/Brazilian restaurant in West Harrison, not too far from White Plains (and free parking). I really enjoyed it.

    1. How many people are you expecting?

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        1. re: intrepid

          Thanks for the suggestion - I have heard this restaurant is great and called. Unfortunately, they don't have private parties on Saturday evenings, which is when our dinner will be.

          1. re: manhattanbride

            Try il Sorresio in Irvington, good food at affordable prices..

            1. re: GIOny

              I ended up calling them. They won't do a private dinner on a Saturday evening, unforunately.

              What do people think of Antipasti?

              1. re: manhattanbride

                Antipasti is very disappoint both in food and service.
                There is a new place on Mamaroneck Avenue that is getting good press. Soma 107. I've had drinks at the bar and also have eaten dinner there. They have private rooms and since they are fairly new might be accomodating on a Saturday night. They are also spacious.

                1. re: kaaaassss

                  Thanks for the info on Antipasti - good to know. Have heard very mixed reviews.

                  Great lead with Soma 107 - called and waiting for a call back today. Thanks again.

        2. What about Blue Hill? They do private parties

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          1. re: Sammy Diaz

            It is wonderful there. But too expensive for the dinner the night before for us.

          2. Have you tried 42 at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains.

            Another suggestion, I just had a party for my husband at Sunset Cove in Tarrytown, down by the river. All my foodie friends raved about the food, they did a great job and they're reasonable. Nice views of the river too. They don't have a private room, but would give you a section of the restaurant (it's very small). If the dinner is during the summer, they do have a tent they put up outside for private parties.

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            1. re: owlwoman

              Did try 42 - quite expensive per person - $100+ Thanks for the Sunset Cove suggestion - I have a call into them.

              Do you or anyone else know anything about La Bocca?

              1. re: manhattanbride

                In addition to La Bocca, anyone have thoughts on: Tango Grill, Caravela or Sam's of Gedney Way? Thank you!

                1. re: manhattanbride

                  Sam's quite large and they have different sized private rooms. They do a lot of events.

                  1. re: manhattanbride

                    I've been to Caravela but I can't think of where they would have the room to accomodate you. Sam's has the space and the food is ok. I was just looking at the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week thread and they have a restaurant on there called BistroZ, apparently it's in the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, I really don't know anything about it but it did say it has a private room for parties

                  2. re: manhattanbride

                    La Bocca is very good also. They have a room off to the side. May be able to accomodate 25 people. The owner Tony Spiritoso would probably be willing to work with you....