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May 20, 2009 06:59 AM

Casual Dinner - Need Recommendations

I'm having a casual dinner with my aunt on Friday and I was hoping that some people had recommendations in the lower Westchester area. Difficulty: Casual, not bar food and no Indian. I would say that anything from Yonkers to Pleasantville would be fine. Anything past that would be too far to drive.

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  1. I recoomend Route 100 on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. the food is excellent but it's an informal place and there's a range of salads and burgers plus more upscale entrees.

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    1. re: mary30

      Really! I've seen that place before but I always assumed it was a lounge or a bar type of place. My aunt is in her late 60's. I don't want her to feel uncomfortable.

      1. re: Lolasartre

        It's very nice. We had a lovely dinner there. The service is nice and food was very good. Do a search, I believe the owner was the chef from Tango Grill in White Plains.

    2. I always like City Limits. There's also LaManda's on 119 in White Plains. Been to both hundreds of times and they are always consistent.

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      1. re: annrudy

        Is City Limits still decent? I haven't been there in a while, but my son's high school graduation is at the County Center (ugh) in a few weeks and it is the obvious place to take family for dinner afterwards. I was concerned about them not taking reservations but I emailed them asking their current policy, and said I wasn't interested in having to wait around for a table with senior citizens, and got a response back saying that if I called them earlier that day, they would take care of me. Obviously if it was just my wife and kids we'd go someplace different but it would be very nice to just walk across the street for dinner after graduation.

        1. re: MisterBill2

          I like City Limits---something for everyone, and the food is fresh, housemade and tasty!

          1. re: Marge

            Yes, that is what I figured, everyone can find something to eat.

      2. That's true about the owner from Route 100 being the former chef from Tango Grill. Your aunt would definitely not feel uncomfortable. It's a really nice restaurant and the owner is very gracious. The appearance from the outside is deceptive.

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        1. re: mary30

          Well it seems that she wants to eat outside. So we're going to Half Moon. Would prefer Harvest...but...c'est la vie.

          1. re: Lolasartre

            Enjoy it and do let us know your thoughts of Half Moon