Downtown White Plains - wine and light meal?
A former professor of mine is arranging a get together with an author in our field and some students. We are looking for a nice place in White Plains to take said author - any suggestions? Is there something I am overlooking on Mamaroneck Ave?
It shouldn't be crazy loud, so we can talk, but it should have a nice selection of wine and drinks and some food - tapas would be lovely.
My husband and I went to Meson lo Espanoles several months ago on a Saturday night after a movie. I guess it was around 9:00. We were the only people in the place. Seriously, it was weird. We stayed and had dinner but not one other person came in the entire time. It was our first time there. We had a garlic shrimp appetizer and something else that I can't remember, and then I had paella and I forgot what my husband had.
The food was okay (garlic shrimp was good but paella was disappointing), but the emptiness was somewhat offputting.
I just don't think I'd recommend it to the OP for this occasion. While I don't love places that are too noisy, too quiet is not always great either.
The lounge at 42 would be a great place for this. Great wine/drinks and a very good small plates menu. I actually prefer 42 for this type of thing as opposed to a full meal in the dining room.