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Peniche, Antipasti or BLT White Plains

nbermas Jul 28, 2009 02:26 PM

Which one would you choose for out of town guests who would love fun, good food and a great atmosphere? Or any others you could suggest it will be next Thurdsay evening, Thanks.

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  1. BAFU RE: nbermas Jul 28, 2009 06:05 PM

    1 vote here for ANYTHING but BLT.

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      kaaaassss RE: nbermas Jul 28, 2009 06:28 PM

      Peniche - good food, fun atmosphere. They have a room downstairs that has a DJ after 10:00. I would stay away from Antipasti......BLT good steaks but a quieter atmosphere.

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        cubanat RE: kaaaassss Jul 28, 2009 09:50 PM

        blt blows, antipasti is sadly not fun...peniche it should be!

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          Dim Sum Diva RE: cubanat Jul 29, 2009 09:33 AM

          I second Peniche, although the dishes are more easily shared by 2 than by 4 (you might have to double up). I understand that they added a new type of pizza to the menu for summer.

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        Jon1856 RE: nbermas Jul 28, 2009 10:00 PM

        From other CH threads:
        Peniche
        http://search.chow.com/search?query=P...

        Antipasti:
        http://search.chow.com/search?query=A...

        BLT:
        http://search.chow.com/search?query=B...

        White Plains:
        http://search.chow.com/search?query=%...

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          nbermas RE: Jon1856 Jul 29, 2009 09:47 AM

          Thanks for your helpful threads!

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          wpfoodie RE: nbermas Jul 29, 2009 10:49 AM

          Peniche is excellent fun for a group, and definitely best value of the three. And although all chowhounders seem to think BLT sucks, I (along with the thousands of diners who make the BLT franchise successful) disagree. Sure, it's very expensive, but every experience I've had there has been outstanding (except for a lackluster brunch once). It has a nice, chic decor with a fairly bustling bar so it can be good for large groups as well. As far as Antipasti, my experiences have ranged from good to very good. They have a fantastic bar area with an antipasti bar in the front, and a very nice outdoor terrace for dining as well. It certainly can be considered overpriced. I would offer a suggestion to head up to 42 (atop the Ritz) to the lounge for drinks, and maybe a couple of small plates.

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            MRS RE: nbermas Jul 29, 2009 11:54 AM

            We recently had a very enjoyable dinner at BLT for our anniversary of July 4th. I posted about it somewhere on this site. Anyway, the food, service and wine selection/suggestions were great! I think the restaurant is now being overseen by Ritz Carlton. Not sure if that made a difference in our experience vs. diners who ate there a longer time ago. I would not hesitate to go back, for me I would ask for a bit less salt.
            Enjoy!

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