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White Plains Casual but nice

yeshana Oct 10, 2009 05:54 AM

I have plans with 2 other couples for dinner in the beginning of November in White Plains location. I'm looking for a restaurant that is not upscale and not a chain(no cheesecake, pf changs, , etc.) Indian is too specific , given I don't know these couples well.Although the Indian restaurants in WP would fit the bill as far as atmosphere and pricing. Any recs other than Indian?It must be WP, though.
Thanks in advance.

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    scarsdale1234 RE: yeshana Oct 10, 2009 08:58 AM

    i agree with Marty - Ernesto can get expensive

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      kaaaassss RE: scarsdale1234 Oct 10, 2009 11:33 AM

      La bocca on church street, peniche, tre angelia,

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        martyl9 RE: scarsdale1234 Oct 10, 2009 11:39 AM

        yes, the check can add up; la boca seems to be more expensive. the food at Sam's is fair at best but for what Yeshana is looking for, it might work. Emma's in the the side room would work; the Saturday night crowd seems to be older than during the week.

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        Westjanie RE: yeshana Oct 10, 2009 01:14 PM

        My experience with Emma's is that it's too noisy for easy conversation. I don't understand the comment about Ernesto's being very expensive: I find them reasonable. Two other suggestions: Meson los Castellanos and Milonga.

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          martyl9 RE: Westjanie Oct 11, 2009 07:47 AM

          have you tried Emma's since they installed the sound proofing material. it seems to be better but we haven't been there when the dining room is full.

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            Westjanie RE: martyl9 Oct 11, 2009 09:05 AM

            I didn't know about the soundproofing project, but I've certainly been leery of going back there at anything approaching a busy time.

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          wpfoodie RE: yeshana Oct 12, 2009 10:25 AM

          All you need to know is Peniche

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