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Jul 15, 2009 09:06 PM

Need help in Westchester for this Sunday


Mother-in -Law birthday on Sunday and we're looking for a spot with good food that can handle the following:

-My two in-laws two kids who are 2 and 7 yo, generally well behaved
-My Mother-in-Law, can be particular and service needs to be good and attentive
-Some place without a ton of background noise as a 100 yo grandmother will be there and she's a little hard of hearing

Places we have had success with at home in the city are:

Noodle Pudding
Henry's End
Candle Cafe
B Cafe

I give these places as reference for the type of food, so no burgers, etc.

I just need to find some decent grub in a casual environment that has good service....someone show me some love....please....thanks

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  1. best location is gorgeous tree lined and classic globe lanterns marching down Bronxville's "main street" of Pondfield Road

    best fun and 'southern' food; The Bayou Restaurant located at 580 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. "Check out The Bayou's cajun cuisine, our nightly live music and entertainment, our collection of hot sauces for sale, and our special events listings."

    elegant, lovely river spot, delicious; Harvest on Hudson, Mediterranean cuisine, located at 1 River Street in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. "Overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades, our Tuscan Farmhouse is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the New York Area. Garden and patio dining, sunset views, a comfortable lounge and a 30-foot high stone fireplace .

    fun, on the beach, great summer dining; Seaside Johnnies is located at 94 Dearborn Ave, Rye, New York at Oakland Beach.

    best value steak and every other kind of food is Outback, multiple locations; excellent quality food always as they get it new daily private delivery every day 6am, yummy ahi tuna dish, and everything is made fresh fresh fresh; like the baked potatoes are rolled in sea salt to draw out the starch, all the fries are fresh cut, all sauces hand made etc.

    extensive wide variety of places in and around Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains, NY; good people watching, fun and casual; also chain eateries like Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs, Legal Seafood etc.

    best elegant italian; Mulino's of Westchester, serving Northern Italian cuisine, is located at 99 Court Street, White Plains, NY 10601; amazing Italian, not casual though!

    check out Zagat's,, and westchester's restaurant websites for reviews, like this one;

    4 Replies
    1. re: foodlvrzen

      While I have not been in years, The Bayou Restaurant is not the place for a 100 year old Grand-Ma.

        1. re: Jon1856

          chuckle...hey, if she's still spunky enough to eat out, youngsters and all, assume nothing; hope to be just like her!

          1. re: Jon1856

            Neither is Seaside Johnnies, not for the crowd the OP mentioned. I would forget the chains also and Mulino's has to many stairs as I remember. I would think you would want something with easy access. I do agree with Harvest on Hudson (beautiful setting, easy access).... or Red Hat Bistro in Irivington.... or Tramonto in Hawthorn, it doesn't have the view as the other two but very good service and good food and easy access.....

        2. Where in Westchester are you looking?

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          1. re: wincountrygirl

            When you described what you need I thought of Woody's on Main in Mount Kisco. Good service, pleasant food and surroundings. Noise level fairly low.

          2. Ruby's in Rye, might fit the bill. It can get noisy later in the evening, earlier could work.

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            1. re: baldwinwood

              Food is good. Agree the later it gets, the fuller it get, the noisier it gets.
              BTB-The Chef there is the original chef from The Bayou Restaurant.

            2. Try Umami in Croton. It opens at 1 p.m. on Sundays (otherwise it opens at 5).

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              1. re: Elisa515

                Very family friendly place. Good food.

              2. Sammy's Downtown in Bronxville would be good. I know they don't have highchairs for the little one but service is on key and the food is good. They are used to people eho need extra attention and can be particular... I go there whenever I can. Good luck!