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Mar 24, 2009 11:45 AM

new eats in westchester?

Looking to go out with friends somewhere different Saturday night. We are willing to go anywhere in Westchester and are open to any type of cuisine. Not high, high end, but trendy would be a bonus. Thanks.

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  1. Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, if you can get a reservation

    1. Actually preferred Nessa to Tarry Lodge, and definitely easier to get in on a weekend, or possibly Aurora, or WaterMoon in Rye,

      9 Replies
      1. re: rich51

        Soma 107. Food is good a little high priced but have a band after 10.

        1. re: kaaaassss

          Hey, where is Soma 107? what type of food. We like the idea of a band after.

            1. re: chocolatechic

              107 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. You can definately get roudy there after dinner.

          1. re: rich51

            We have wanted to try Tarry Lodge, but have also heard mixed reviews. I'm wondering how much time Batali dedicates to the restaurant. Never been to Nessa, heard good things, any recs?

            I enjoy Watermoon, been there several times, though.

            1. re: chocolatechic

              The food at Tarry is excellent, the service can be iffy. Mario does not cook there, but the chef is from Babbo. I too have heard very good things about Nessa. I believe the chef there used to cook at Vox.

              1. re: wincountrygirl

                I also have really enjoyed my meals at Nessa. The fusilli pasta with spicy sausage is quite good. The sausage appears to me to be either house made or gotten fresh from a local vendor. It is in a nice, fresh tasting tomato garlic sauce. I've had this dish several times and the quality is very consistent.
                The carpaccio app is one of the best I've ever had. It has a wonderful truffle oil emulsion drizzled on top that was quite unusual for a beef carpaccio but absolutely delicious. It is the perfect app to share between 2 people.
                I've had a few of thier bruschettas which were all good, but I don't remember any of them being outstanding.
                I've never tried their panini, but they always look delicious when the tables next door get them. We always say "next time" but then find too many other things we would like to order. The fish entrees are also solid. Wine list leaves a little to be desired, but most options are offered by the quartino or half carafe. The half carafe options is great for sharing at the table if you would like to try several different wines with different courses.
                I love the ambience in there. It is softly lit with candles, there a hanging sheer curtains between the bar and tables, and the bar seems like a great place to sit and have a drink though we never have.
                Don't know if you've seen the website, so here it is:

                1. re: westchesterdiner

                  Looks great. We will definately try. We are going out with friends that are a bit rowdy, so i might save this rec for a quiet dinner w/ my DH.

                  Lovely website. Thanks.

          2. We ate at Ginban the other night - it was excellent! Pan Asian - very Nobu-like and not expensive. It's on Mamaroneck Ave in Mamaroneck.