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Sep 28, 2009 04:43 PM

65th Birthday Brunch for Mom--Northern Westchester County

I am living out of the area and trying to plan a 65th birthday brunch for my mom (for about 5 people). I have three places in mind and would like some feedback:

The Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco

Crabtree kKttlehouse in Chappaqua

The Barn at Bedford Post

I would like a place for a special occasion brunch with nice atmosphere and good food. My mom is NOT a foodie, so good food is important, but a nice place with good service and a lovely atmosphere is important (for example a particularly creative brunch menu is not a criteria).

What is your take on these places? The Flying Pig is about $10 less than Kittlehouse, is KH worth the extra $10/person?

Thanks for helping me make mom happy!

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  1. Though the place as a whole is pretty, the barn at bedford post looks like a coffee shop. I have not been to Flying Pig and I understand they referbished KH. Restaurant X in Congers is supposed to have a really good brunch and the place is very pretty and good service.

    1. I have been to the Barn at Bedford Post and was very underwhelmed ,wincountrygirl is right, it's more along the lines of a coffee shop. I've never been to resaurant adjacent to it and not sure if that is opened for brunch or not. Here is the menu for the Flying Pig for brunch (this is the one on Lexington, not sure but I think the one by the train station closed)...... I've never been for brunch, only dinner.
      The Kittle House should be nice with the redo but I haven't been there since the facelift, the food was always pretty good there though.

      1. I had lunch at Lexington Square in Mt. Kisco (think that's the name) and it was very nice. Pretty bright space for a lunch. I think of KH as more of an evening meal. I only have been to Flying Pig at the train station, not at the Lexington location (although the prior restaurant at that location was lovely to look at)

        1. I've been underwhelmed by FLying Pig's service and food; I agree with the other posters about The Barn at Bedford Post not looking very special or pretty. I'm not a big Kittle House fan, but it certainly is pretty--it seems like a genteel, fancy "take your mom" kind of place--and food is good, albeit unexceptional. Perhaps another poster can speak to what brunch is like at Kittle House.
          One other suggestion would be Mario Batali's Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, if you could get a reservation. Beautiful restaurant inside, amazingly delicious food, and imho, reasonable prices for what you're getting.

          1. i vote for bedford post inn, for abrunch the the barn is more than fine, and food is good even more important