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Mar 13, 2009 07:15 AM

Restaurant near Purchase College?

Looking for a place for 3 old college pals (women) after an event at the Neuberger Museum tonight. I know about White Plains, but was wondering if there was anything interesting in Purchase directly.

Stopped in one time at a place on Anderson Hill Road, which was utterly without character, and looked like something in the hinterlands circa 1963. Sorry, I don't recall the name, but we took one look at the tired menu, and politely excused ourselves.


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  1. We ate there - Cobble Creek or something like that. It was awful. There really isn't anything much in Purchase. Maybe Rye or Armonk?

    1. There's two "bars", the Hill Top and Cobblestone nearby, they do "pub" food. I'd head into Rye, maybe try the newly opened Rye Grill, but it might be a bit of a zoo in there. I'll be at that event tonight too :)

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      1. re: owlwoman

        See you there, Owl Woman! Do you look owlish? I am tall, blonde, wearing a loud printed shirt, post-30's. Give me a description, and I'll look for you.

        Are you an FUV member, BTW?

        1. re: Lisa M

          Anyone been to The Melting Pot, the fondue place (a chain, I think) in White Plains. Also, what's the name of the new place on Mamaroneck Ave.?

          1. re: Lisa M

            I have been to the Melting Pot twice -- once when a group of us shared various cheese fondues and chocolate fondues, and once when 2 couples actually had a full dinner (cheese fondue, entrees, chocolate fondue). We enjoyed it much better when we just went with the cheese and chocolate fondues. In fact, since you are going with a few women, I think it would be a good place to go, but stick to the fondues. I mean, cheese and then chocolate, what could be bad?

        2. re: owlwoman

          Rye grill was actually pretty good.

        3. I agree- the Cobblestone is not good. Unfortunately, many events that I attend at SUNY Purchase are over too late and the other restaurants close by are already closed for the night. Jordan's Hilltop Restaurant has changed owners in the past few years and the menu lists a nice selection of Mediterranean food-falafel, baba ganoush, gyros, kebabs,as well as some other middle eastern dishes . Has anyone tried these?

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          1. re: Leslie

            We had lunch there last May after my daughter's ballet recital. I actually had the platter with the hummus, baba ganoush, etc. It was pretty good. It was lunch so others had burgers, salads, etc. Food was fine, good, in fact, but I'm not sure I'd call it interesting. Atmosphere is kind of just there.

            1. re: valerie

              Jordan's Hilltop has been owned by the same family for many years. Jordan is the owner's daughter. The food is generally basic pub food (good for what it is, and cheap) and he also has a middle eastern menu which is okay. There is really nothing in Purchase. I had lunch at the Rye Grill yesterday - it is huge! Seemed more like a hotel restaurant than a local haunt. In Rye, try Ruby's

          2. Sorry I missed this (and finding you at the reception). It was a nice event. Btw, yes, I am a 'FUV member....where did you end up going? We were beat and ate enough sliders, so we just called it a night.