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Apr 25, 2009 02:08 PM

Where to brunch in Westchester-LoHud

Interesting story/listing from LoHud:
Brunch is subjective. For some of us, brunch is an all-you-can-buffet, while others expect a leisurely meal served by wait staff. Some of us want to get all dressed up, while others are happy to go out in jeans and sneakers. Whatever your appetite, there is a brunch for you, from a Southern-style Gospel brunch to a three-course French menu served in a former estate. You can bring the kids to Ossining's Wobble Cafe and the City Limits diner, or take your significant other to the charming bistro brunch at Tarrytown's Chiboust. As we said, there are a lot of possibilities. Here is a sampling to consider.....

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  1. That's good to know especially with Mother's Day coming up, those are good suggestions. When I think of brunch, I think "buffet style", where you can get just about anything including a table dedicated just to beautifully arranged cut up fruit. We use to love the brunch that was in the Marriot in WP many years ago, can't think of the name of the restaurant but it had polynesian theming. The food was very good and their fruit table was fabulous. Unfortuately they (like so many other places) started to go downhill.

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    1. re: GIOny

      The name was Kona Kai. It used to be one of our regular stops as the kids loved it. The food as I recall was so-so, but the theme and the excellent wait staff, in thier colorfull Hawaiian shirts made it fun.

      1. re: HowieC

        Kona Kai was on 119 in Tarrytown [not sure if it's still there now].
        I remember their crab rangoon was very good and the Polynesian theme was kinda welcoming. I liked the place. Now what was the name of the club there in the hotel? Wow, what was it?

    2. I know that article was supposed to have a bunch of different options but I don't see how you do a story about brunch in Westchester and you don't include X2O.

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      1. re: MisterBill2

        My thoughts exactly, MisterBill2, just another fluffy Journal News restaurant "review".

        1. re: Marge

          Marge and MB;
          Perhaps you, in your judgement/experience, you are correct.
          In my experiences and of those who I directly know, all too many times Brunch at most of Chef Kelly's places is at least a few levels below what it is at normal times.
          The one personal exeption is Piermont. That one location has alway been spot on for me and friends.

          1. re: Jon1856

            And Kittle House is better for brunch? I've never really heard good things about their brunch.

        2. re: MisterBill2

          I have to agree MB2...For brunch you can't get better than Chef Kelly's spots. X20 for a great 3 course with passed treats and the ambiance...and Restaurant X is simply over the top. I was literally sick from all of that food. Brunch can be an afterthought for many chefs but in Kelly's spots its an event.

          1. re: gremlin608

            Jardin du Roi, in Chappaqua, best brunch in Westchester. The lightest, fluffiest omelettes. And, their outdoor tables are going already!

            1. re: menton1

              We didn't have the omelets and I'll trust you they're great, but I was underwhelmed by the limited and rather ordinary brunch menu at Jardin du Roi and I really wanted to like it. I guess I should have had an omelet because instead I ordered one of the worst Croque Madame's I've ever eaten.

        3. Another option, Valley in Garrison has a brunch menu. I've never been for brunch, however (and strictly speaking, it's Putnam).

          1. Le Provencal on the Avenue in Mamaroneck has a nice brunch for $14 on both Saturday and Sunday.

            1. Ditto for Restaurant X20. Really beautiful with excellent food and service.