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French Restaurant for Party in New Rochelle/Larchmont Vicinity

woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 05:31 AM

Would like to get names of good atmospheric French restaurants in New Rochelle or surroundings for a neighborhood party. I figure about 40-50 people.

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    anonymouse1935 RE: woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 06:11 AM


    La Cremalliere in Banksville is the best. It's worth the trip.

    Avoid La Panetiere like the plague.

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      woodyfay RE: woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 06:15 AM

      I am looking for a place very close to New Rochelle. I have been to your suggested restaurant, but it is too far away for my needs. Thank you.

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        Shawn RE: woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 06:25 AM

        Le Provencal in Mamaroneck might work. More bistro type food, but good food and nice atmosphere.

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          Maryld RE: Shawn Dec 9, 2009 06:47 AM

          Ok, this is not French but the cuisines have influenced each other: Zitoune
          on Boston Post Rd (across from Mamaroneck HS) for very good Moroccan food and lots of atmosphere

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            anonymouse1935 RE: Shawn Dec 9, 2009 07:09 AM

            Sadly, they have changed since their remodelling, but if the OP doesn't mind less food and higher prices, Le Provencal might work.

            You're welcome and good luck to you, woodyfay.

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          Maryld RE: woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 06:49 AM

          Also, I can't think of its name, but there is a very pretty French bistro in Larchmont near the train station. Admittedly, I haven't eaten there, but the menu looks nice.

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            Shawn RE: Maryld Dec 9, 2009 06:55 AM

            That would be Encore, I think... but I'm not sure that's big enough for the OP's party.

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              Maryld RE: Shawn Dec 9, 2009 07:02 AM

              Yes, you're right. I just looked at their website ( http://www.encore-bistro.com/about.htm) and it says they can accomodate up to 60 people.
              Also, on Wednesday in the winter they're doing a "melted cheese" night--fondue and raclette--which sounds pretty good to me

          2. menton1 RE: woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 07:59 AM

            If Greenwich, CT isn't too far, Jean-Louis is the about the best French resto outside of NYC. Absolutely wonderful, and M. Gerin and his wife run a wonderful place, great for Private Parties, and a real french touch when he parks his 2CV classic Citroen right outside!


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              rich51 RE: woodyfay Dec 9, 2009 04:17 PM

              either jackie's bistro (eastchester) or bistro rollins (pelham) would probably work. at least the locations would, i think both would be fairly pricey, but check and enjoy whatever you choose

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                Maryld RE: rich51 Dec 10, 2009 06:31 AM

                I posted previously about a French bistro near the Larchmont train station. It is called Pascal, not Encore, but the Encore website looks pretty good too..

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                pobo RE: woodyfay Dec 13, 2009 02:19 PM

                I live in Larchmont and can vouch for Pascal's. Encore is great as well, but the owners are not as friendly. I also like Le Provencal, but my favorite would be Pascal's. There is also a new french bistro in Pelham - we have not gone yet but friends have and they give good reviews, as well as MH Reed in the NY Times - I think it's called Bistro Rollin.

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