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Abis (Mamaroneck) -R.I.P.

Dim Sum Diva Mar 16, 2009 05:04 AM

"Restaurant for Sale" sign in the window. The first casualty in the Mamaroneck Asian Restaurant war? What a shame, their Sunday brunch was awesome.

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    Jon1856 RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 16, 2009 07:06 AM

    I saw the sign last week and forgot to post. Not sure what is going on in Mamaroneck.
    While you have several new places (resaurants mostly) opening, there are also several new empty spaces.
    Pat's Deli has also closed down along with several stores.

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      intrepid RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 16, 2009 11:15 AM

      the brunch there was going downshill, place was dark and dingy, one in thornwook better imho

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        Avalondaughter RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 16, 2009 01:50 PM

        I'll miss it. I liked it better than the crowded, stinky Toyo for Japanese..

        1. adamclyde RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 16, 2009 06:15 PM

          I wonder what is happening to Abis in Greenwich (I'm assuming they are related)?

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            intrepid RE: adamclyde Mar 17, 2009 04:12 AM

            i dont "think" any of abis are related

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            5ft10in210lb RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 17, 2009 11:59 AM

            The story I got is that the original owner sold the Thornwood and Mamaroneck locations in the past couple of years while retaining the Greenwich location. So, no they're not related anymore.

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              nyugrad10 RE: Dim Sum Diva Apr 2, 2009 03:31 PM

              ABIS WAS MY HOME!!!! NOOOO!!!! COME BACK!!!!
              LOVED THE BEEF SASHIMI!!!

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                debmom RE: Dim Sum Diva Aug 12, 2009 01:06 PM

                Drove by and saw lots of construction going on. Does anyone know wha's going in?

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                  Avalondaughter RE: debmom Aug 21, 2009 09:23 AM

                  I just drove by this morning and saw that a Mexican restaurant is going in there. It will be nice to have a sit-down Mexican place on my side of the tracks.

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                    laylag RE: Avalondaughter Aug 21, 2009 05:12 PM

                    Wow, that's exciting. I hadn't noticed that. I really hope it's the real deal with respect to food but with a sit-down , evening out atmosphere and not a Tequila Sunrise type of place.

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                      peterwcramp RE: laylag Sep 23, 2009 07:47 AM

                      The new Mexican place that has replaced Abis is open. Has anyone tried it?

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                        laylag RE: peterwcramp Sep 24, 2009 01:48 PM

                        If they have, please post. That said, as per my comment on another thread, this place La Herradura and by all appearances (restaurant name type style on the building) would seem to be related to La Herradura in N.R. which by most recent CH dining accounts, mine included, is not very good.

                        So, trying to keep an open mind but I'm not rushing there.

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                          PlasticMoonRain RE: laylag Sep 24, 2009 07:37 PM

                          I've been to La Herradura a few times in New Rochelle (the one on North Ave) and it's very good, more authentic than the typical Mexican family joint up here, and VERY reasonably priced.

                          It's very much similar to the authentic type places like Little Mexican Cafe, but perhaps a little more "commercial." Still beats The 3 Jalapenos and the like.

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                            adamclyde RE: PlasticMoonRain Sep 25, 2009 05:38 PM

                            how recent was your last visit there?

                            I first went there about 2 years ago or so and I LOVED it. Hand made tortillas, authentic, great tacos, etc. Then... about a year ago I went back. Totally different. Hardly edible, bad americanized mexican that bore no resemblance to the first visit. I was crushed...

                            Anyhow, until I hear they've made another 180 turn, I won't think about going back.

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                              PlasticMoonRain RE: adamclyde Sep 26, 2009 05:53 AM

                              I brought a few couples there for dinner in July who had never been there (this is the 2nd place they opened on North Ave. in NR). Everybody liked it quite a bit. I think they are not as quite as "authentic" as a place like Little Mexican Cafe, but they are still far from Three Jalapenjos/Chevys territory.

                              Their tacos are still aces, incidentally.

                              My feeling is that they are a bit more ambitious than the other local Mexican places, so they are expanding, and in the process, are "Americanizing" to a small degree without losing their roots.

                              If they are, in fact, taking over the Abis space (which is quite ambitious of them), I'd be curious to see what route they take.

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