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debmom Aug 13, 2009 03:36 PM

any suggestions for a dinner for 20 in or near rye. Some elderly, so no stairs.

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    cubanat RE: debmom Aug 13, 2009 04:50 PM

    Trattoria Vivolo in harrison, Morgans Fish in rye, ...what kind of food? narrow it down for us. Is budget an issue?

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      intrepid RE: cubanat Aug 13, 2009 05:01 PM

      imho morgans is weak

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        Marge RE: intrepid Aug 13, 2009 05:10 PM

        Really? Could you elaborate? I like Morgan's a lot..I think the fish is fresh and well prepared, the service is good, and the space is lovely. Now what do you find "weak"?

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          intrepid RE: Marge Aug 13, 2009 07:38 PM

          i found the service mediocre, food- non eventful, and in general just a yawner, yes the space is nice, morgans had nothing to do with it, it was there when they bought the place- enjoy-thannks

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      leninct RE: debmom Aug 13, 2009 06:05 PM

      Halstead Avenue Bistro in Harrison might be just the place for you. Menu is on their website halsteadbistro.com. John is very accomodating and prices are very reasonable.

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        intrepid RE: debmom Aug 13, 2009 07:39 PM

        type of food? price range ? pls

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          leninct RE: intrepid Aug 14, 2009 01:16 AM

          Chicken, fish, steaks, salads, sandwiches. Much is glutton free (if anyone cares)...i think the most expensive entree is 22, but always running dinner specials and for 20 people would probably work with you on a menu if you wanted that. After going there for years for the duck confit quessadilla and the talapia i went a few weeks ago and had a burger, it was great!

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          debmom RE: debmom Aug 14, 2009 06:17 AM

          Thanks, they are staying at Arrowwood so looking for something between Rye and Purchase. I'm considering Rye Grill (in the alcove). Ruby's has a private room that would be nice but it is up a flight of stairs, so I don't think it would work. I've never been to Morgans (although I know it's the same management) do they have a private area? Thanx

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            debmom RE: debmom Aug 14, 2009 10:29 AM

            Someone just mentions Alba or Hosteria, any thoughts? Thanks

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              Gramercy Foodie RE: debmom Aug 14, 2009 11:17 AM

              I had my rehearsal dinner at alba's a few years back. food was great - service was "fine", although I chalk some of it up to me being antsy with the wedding the next day. it was also easy for older people to get in and out - we had several 90+ yr old grandparents and we chose that place over others just for that

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                cubanat RE: Gramercy Foodie Aug 14, 2009 01:13 PM

                Alba's food is questionable no? I have heard great things about Hosteria Mazzei but have never been sadly. Anyone?

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                  intrepid RE: cubanat Aug 14, 2009 02:29 PM

                  hosteria is a tad old world, with average food imho

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                    debmom RE: intrepid Aug 14, 2009 04:15 PM

                    Thanks, we tried it tonight. The service was very nice and the food was good, Definitely the grey-haired crowd and quite expensive

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            jprobber RE: debmom Aug 14, 2009 11:16 AM

            Take a look at Whitby Castle at the Rye Golf Course. Lots of space, only a few steps up to the main entrance, nice views, and a variety of seating options. Food isn't bad. If I had to wrangle a bunch of older relatives, I'd give it a close look.

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              byramgirl RE: debmom Aug 14, 2009 06:01 PM

              Give Pasquale's in Port Chester a try. No stairs, valet parking, they do a lot of parties and can do family style.

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