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65th Birthday Brunch for Mom--Northern Westchester County

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saxa Sep 28, 2009 04:43 PM

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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    wincountrygirl Sep 29, 2009 03:51 AM

    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. GIOny Sep 29, 2009 09:16 AM

      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)...... http://www.pigcafe.com/brunch.htm 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.

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        jwg Sep 29, 2009 10:23 AM

        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)

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          Kat_in_Ossining Sep 29, 2009 10:54 AM

          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.

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            intrepid Sep 29, 2009 05:51 PM

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

            1. MisterBill2 Jan 22, 2010 07:27 PM

              This is probably too late for you (just saw this post) but for others looking for similar, how about Cafe of Love in Mt. Kisco?

              I also agree with the person who suggested Tarry Lodge but it's hardly northern Westchester. If you're going to do that, you may as well just go to X2O in Yonkers.

              1. Nancy C Jan 23, 2010 08:46 AM

                If you are willing to travel a bit further, I recommend Valley, up in Garrison, both for food and a lovely setting.

                http://www.thegarrison.com/valley.html

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                  MisterBill2 Jan 25, 2010 06:21 PM

                  I've never been there for brunch but dinners have been great.. But in any event they are closed until March.

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                    DobbsFoodie Jan 27, 2010 01:13 PM

                    I too was going to suggest Restaurant X - their brunch is an experience. We were there a few weekends ago and had the brunch for over 2.5 hours. It's unlimited champagne and the waiters come by with large treys of different courses. Over 20 in total. It's in Rockland but it's not too far from Northern Weschester.

                    I am not a Kittlehouse fan. Another place which is lovely, is Le Chateau. I have not been to their brunch but their dinners are wonderful and the place is absolutely beautiful.

                2. menton1 Jan 28, 2010 06:49 AM

                  Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry. Fabulous view right on the Hudson, with huge sweeping windows and a huge panorama. Food is nice, creative and reasonable.

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                    GIOny Jan 31, 2010 06:47 PM

                    I had a very nice brunch last Sunday and also about 3 weeks ago at Half Moon, enjoyed both times, but was not crazy about the omlete. But the rest of the food and service was wonderful.

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