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Jul 7, 2009 05:50 PM

Via Q White Plains closed

too expensive

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  1. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Very expensive and the service was not good. I wonder if Antipasti is far behind.

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      1. Let's hope they have more success cause Piave and Cafe Nosidam have both closed.

          1. re: MRS

            Whoa.... Sorry...

            Everything this Garbuio guy has been involved in has closed!!!

            Cafe Antico - Closed
            Piave - Closed
            Café Nosidam - Closed

            He's got some track record!

        1. Cafe Antico was never one of my favorite places. The place was pretty, the food was ok but there was always something about it and we never felt good or comfortable when we ate there. It was basically mediocre with an upscale look.

        2. No shock there. Awful food at silly prices. Next up: BLT Steak? I pray...

          Now if we could only get that ghastly Zanaro's to close down & be replaced with something decent, there might be a chance that WP would have some food worth eating for a change.

          Flame away....

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          1. re: BAFU

            How long do you think 42 is going to last Rents for those spots are extremely expensive.

            1. re: kaaaassss

              Yeah forgot about them as well. If they really had GREAT food and brought a NAMED chef in to run the joint and did away with the crap decor, they might have a shot at staying open.

              Last time I was there (for both an impromptu dinner & a benefit party), the food was just plain strange and not very abundant. Enough "modern" food, bring back some classics and for God's sake don't act all snobby about the stuff.

              Anyway, it's early and I'm cranky

            2. re: BAFU

              They have a new chef and the food is better but not great. That spot would make a great steak house. The building is nice.

              1. re: kaaaassss

                why a good spot for a steakhouse, i dont think so, i think sushi

                1. re: intrepid

                  I am told from the people at the Ritz that the 1/2 completed glass structure across from their entry circle is slated to be a Japanese " Nobu-style" restaurant...

                  1. re: MRS

                    i see, who knows what will happen with the ritz hotel itself, the white plains 'renewal project" all the planned restaurants etc etc, the ritz and the new restaurants have doom written all over them, challenging time for that whole project to be launched in

                    1. re: MRS

                      Wasn't that Nobu-style restaurant suppose to open a year ago? I do give props to Louis Cappelli for revitalizing White Plains and attempting to do the same for New Rochelle and Yonkers.

                      1. re: pabboy

                        Over a year ago Pabboy. In at least one of the stories posted here.

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                1. Somewhere on this board is my posting from one of my worst dinners ever- at Piave. We took people out for my husband's birthday there and it was terrible from start to finish. It wasn't intended that we were going to treat for dinner, everyone was going to spilt it, but the dinner and service was so bad, I felt compelled to pick up the tab b/c I i felt our friends had been tortured enough.

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                  1. re: MRS

                    While I sort of agree with you about Piave, right now you are comparing Apples to nothing.
                    My POV is that we have to see just what, if anything (see posting below) developes in this spot, let alone the rest of WP.

                    1. re: Jon1856

                      Ok, you may be right...but that was one poorly run restaurant and one very expensive dinner for what it was. All I am saying is, sadly, he doesn't have a very solid track record. But, it could end up being a great place and I am curious to see what will become of it!