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Brunch for 3 old friends to linger and catch up

jessheslin Dec 1, 2009 01:30 PM

Hi, where would you go for a Sunday Brunch for 3 adults... we are old friends reconnecting via facebook and are looking for a comfortable place to hang out and have brunch somewhere around Briarcliff Manor up to Katonah since that is where 2 of us live, the 3rd is driving up from Hoboken, NJ.

I don't think we want to go real fancy like Crabtree's Kittle House, but don't want to go too casual like Jean-Jacques. I thought of Orfino's in Briarcliff but am not sure. I am thinking Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Ossining, Mt Kisco, Katonah....maybe Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.

I appreciate any suggestions!

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    wincountrygirl Dec 1, 2009 01:45 PM

    Deer Park Tavern in Katonah has Sunday brunch,but its not fancy - order off the menu. Good food, nice, casual atmospher.

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    1. re: wincountrygirl
      Nancy C Dec 1, 2009 02:49 PM

      Deer Park is a nice idea - had a very nice dinner there a few months back.

      Consider the Boat House in Ossining - down by the train station. Had a nice brunch there awhile back with an old professor and his partner. Was very relaxed and enjoyable, and good food.

      1. re: Nancy C
        jessheslin Dec 2, 2009 08:06 AM

        Thanks all, I'll keep the Marriott and Doubletree in mind for the future but it's the wrong vibe for this outing. Deer Park could work, or possibly the Boathouse--BUT I heard some awful things on this board regarding the boathouse...
        I checked Haven and Briar's but it seems they don't have brunch... Trying to think if Pleasantville, Tarrytown or Ossining have something I haven't thought of...

        1. re: jessheslin
          domestikate Dec 2, 2009 08:01 PM

          What about Jardin du Roi in Chappaqua? I think they do a brunch? After a streak of so-so meals over the summer, we have had 2 great dinners there lately- seems like they are back on track. Great staff and you definitely won't be rushed.

          1. re: jessheslin
            Nancy C Dec 3, 2009 01:31 PM

            Hmm... perhaps I missed it, but I don't think I've seen bad news on the Boat House - would appreciate some context (I searched the board and don't see any really bad news (other than my own comments on our first meal there about things I'd wished were better). Hope you find a great place for your gathering!

            1. re: Nancy C
              jessheslin Dec 3, 2009 02:12 PM

              Thanks all. I offered the following list to my friends:
              Le Jardin du Roi
              Deer Park Tavern
              Lexington Square Cafe
              Crabtree's Kittle House
              Landmark Diner

              I threw the last 2 on to cover all the bases and the winner is... Landmark Diner (after all that :-) but it's fine with me, I find their breakfast items very reliable and tasty (breakfast burrito anyone? mmmm

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        hungrykids Dec 1, 2009 01:42 PM

        It won't be "gourmet" and it won't be dirt cheap, but the Marriott and the Doubletree in Tarrytown both serve brunch on Sundays. the advantage is easy access from the highway and you can sit for hours and hours...and if you finish eating and aren't done hanging out, you can sit in the lobby and no one will bother you there, either.

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