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Jan 22, 2010 10:54 AM

Buffet Brunch in Westchester County?

Hi - Can any one recommend a nice buffet brunch in Westchester County? Its for Valentines Day, and we wanted something nice but too stuffy.
Thanks for your help.

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  1. I've never been to the one at Sunset Cove in Tarrytown, but I know many people who like it. It's nothing gourmet but it's good basic food for a good price..... I also think the Rye Town Hilton has a brunch buffet style.

    1. Worth the extra drive to Rockland County is Restaurant X in Congers.

      It's not stuffy, the buffet brunch is passed, and the champagne is unlimited.

      At $38.00 a head, it's a bargain.

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      1. re: anonymouse1935

        I second the Restaurant X brunch recommendation. They book up very fast, but out yourself on a waiting list if they are already booked. Your chances are good to get a table.

      2. Doral Arrowwood in Purchase has a weekend buffet brunch. I have not tried the brunch, but their dinner buffet on Saturday was excellent. A very nice setting.

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        1. re: otisman

          I had brunch at Arrowwood several years ago. It was terrible. I was especially disappointed since I had heard great things about it and we were taken there by a relative at my suggestion. It was nothing better than mediocre hotel food.

          1. re: luv2eatct

            lastest reports have them going downhill faster than you can say bode miller...

          2. Not in Westchester but Winfields @ the Hyatt in Greenwich is excellent but expensive. Around $60 I think

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            1. re: stevel

              Crowne Plaza in WP
              Also Season's Japanese restaurant on Mamaroneck Ave. in WP.

              Crowne Plaza
              State St, Albany, NY 12202

              1. re: Dim Sum Diva

                We hit the Crowne Plaza in WP a few months ago and it is no longer a buffet brunch.

              2. re: stevel

                Winfield's was fabulous. The food selection and the atmosphere are really worth the extra few minutes from Westchester.

                1. re: foodiemom10583

                  Do you suppose the quality of food they put out on holidays could be inferior to the regular weekend brunch offerings? We did a Christmas brunch 2 years ago and I was not impressed with the food at all. In addition to the not so great food the raw bar was hidden away across a bridge, almost in the bar area. If I hadn't read somewhere that a raw bar was included in the brunch we would have missed it entirely. Upon asking our waiter, we were given directions how to find it . When my mother in law was on her way back to our table with a plate of clams on the halfshell and watery shrimp she was ambushed by other diners wanting to know where she got the clams and shrimp lol. I not going to talk about what unsupervised children were doing at the dessert station. I had really high expectations given all of the positive reviews I read on chowhound posted by people who I ordinarily find are on the money. I do understand that things can get crazy on holidays, but would that affect the food quality and are stations always unsupervised.

                  1. re: chowdom

                    We've gone for personal special occasions, so I can't speak accurately on the holiday brunches. I thought half the fun of the place was wandering along the paths to find more stations (such as the fresh pasta station). I don't remember having any difficulty finding the raw bar and the quality seemed great, but I can imagine that on holidays, they'd be hit hard and may skimp due to the crowds. I remember the cheese station being a disappointment. Young kids + heaping plates of sugary treats - supervision x water features = disaster.

                    1. re: foodiemom10583

                      Thanks for responding. Regarding the unsupervised children think lick, bite, double dip followed by returning sampled item/s to buffet, little ones attempting to lick the chocolate directly from the fountain resulting in chocolate covered hair just disgusting. I would have perferred they go for a swim in one of the water features. Perhaps I will try it again in the future ( never again on a holiday, I should have known better) I just need to work up a little more courage :-)

                      1. re: chowdom

                        Okay, that's pretty gross. The dessert section needs a buffet bouncer.
                        We were thisclose to going to Aquavit's brunch buffet last Sunday. I'd like to compare the two. I'm sure it's like night and a 19-hour long day.