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Abis (Mamaroneck) -R.I.P.

"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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  1. 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.

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

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

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

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          1. re: adamclyde

            i dont "think" any of abis are related

          2. 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.

            1. ABIS WAS MY HOME!!!! NOOOO!!!! COME BACK!!!!
              LOVED THE BEEF SASHIMI!!!
              MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS NO MORE!!

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

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                1. re: debmom

                  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.

                  1. re: Avalondaughter

                    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.

                    1. re: laylag

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

                      1. re: peterwcramp

                        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.

                        1. re: laylag

                          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.

                          1. re: PlasticMoonRain

                            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.

                            1. re: adamclyde

                              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.