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Looking for a good, sort of cheap restaurant for a friends birthday get together in Westchester(White Plains)

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CheesyGnome Nov 8, 2009 07:54 AM

I'm looking for a decent restaurant to hot a friends birthday get together of about 7 people. Heres what I have in mind: Somewhere affordable (college student affordable), maybe family style (like Chinese, thai, indian, pizza etc), and most importantly somewhere that doesn't mind if we are a bit loud. Any ideas?
Much appreciated!

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    soundsource RE: CheesyGnome Nov 8, 2009 04:34 PM

    La Manda on Rt 119 in White Plains. Not fancy but great red sauce style Italian and very good pizza as well. Pretty reasonably priced with large portions. I'm pretty sure it's cash only.

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    La Manda's
    251 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10607

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      intrepid RE: CheesyGnome Nov 8, 2009 06:13 PM

      a slight trip is pepes pizza in yonkers

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        apples RE: CheesyGnome Nov 9, 2009 04:45 AM

        What about PF CHang's?

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          Dim Sum Diva RE: apples Nov 9, 2009 05:27 AM

          1) Shiraz, the Persian restaurant on Rte. 119 in Elmsford, you can certainly eat family style there
          2) Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck, which I like even better than Shiraz
          3) Augie's (Italian) on Boston Post Rd in Larchmont. On Sundays they have a special, pasta, meatballs, sausage, garlic bread, salad for one price ($25 for 2? something like that). The bowl of pasta is huge!
          4) Dim sum at Aberdeen in White Plains.

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          Turkish Meze
          409 Mount Pleasant Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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          Retrokitch RE: CheesyGnome Nov 30, 2009 07:47 AM

          The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry has many small plates that could be served family style - very good food and prices are not exhorbitant. www.thecookeryrestaurant.com They don't take reservations for less than 5 and I would strongly recommend them. The noise level in general is a bit loud, so your table wouldn't stand out.

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            lucyis RE: Retrokitch Dec 1, 2009 06:05 AM

            I've had, and seen, parties at Bao's in White Plains. They are very easy to work with , and the food is good and well priced.

          2. surman RE: CheesyGnome Dec 3, 2009 11:23 AM

            Spiga has good food, served family style, a fun atmosphere that will tolerate your noise, and if you stay away from the veal and seafood dishes should be in your budget range.

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            Spiga
            718 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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              mrsdebdav RE: CheesyGnome Dec 3, 2009 12:56 PM

              My daughter and friends went to the Brazen Fox for a bachelorette party. They loved it!
              http://www.thebrazenfox.com/
              There are a bunch of similar places on Mamaroneck Ave in WP which sound like the kind of venue you're looking for.
              Have fun!

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                rich51 RE: CheesyGnome Dec 4, 2009 06:25 PM

                i have always liked the pizza at nicky's and suppose there food would be good, right sized place and plenty of large groups served there, may not be the cheapest, but probably not too much and in a good central location

                1. GIOny RE: CheesyGnome Dec 5, 2009 06:23 AM

                  Lazy Boy Saloon in WP has good wings and beer.....http://www.lazyboysaloon.com/

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                    tertzel RE: CheesyGnome Dec 7, 2009 05:54 PM

                    if your up for a little bit of a drive, there is Barcelona in Greenwich. Its this great tapas bar, and I think your volume would be fine.

                    http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/

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                      debmom RE: tertzel Dec 8, 2009 04:00 AM

                      wouldn't call Barcelona cheap!

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                      intrepid RE: CheesyGnome Dec 8, 2009 02:46 AM

                      candelight cafe

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