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... our daughter's, in fact. The rehersal dinner and the wedding itself (late afternoon, dinner to follow) are set at Castle on the Hudson, but we'll be in the area for 5 days or so. Any thoughts welcome re: B, L, D, late night places for weeping into beers, etc. (she's our first born & the first to be married; Dad's gonna be emotional ...).

Not looking for high-end necessarily (we've made a hefty investment in this event already), but rather good, solid Chowhound-ish recommendations from the ever-helpful folks on this Board. (Also, may host a small golf outing for some of the guests - any area public / semi-private courses have clubhouses noted for good snacks, small plates, or beverages?) The event is Memorial Day weekend, our tastes are diverse, and we'll have a car at our disposal. Thanks for any / all suggestions.

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  1. For weeping into your beer, try Pete's Tavern on 119 near the intersection of 9A, good for late night, burgers, beers, etc. and they have fun local bands. Another classic nearby is Demeter's Tavern, down the street from the Castle, it's also a locally family owned establishment with decent food.

    Breakfast, Eldorado Diner (we like the one on 9 better than 119), also Horseman's in Sleepy Hollow on Route 9 is good.

    For lunch, the Lefteris in town for Greek, or try Finalmente in Sleepy Hollow (for lunch or dinner) same for the Greek. There's also a great Thai restaurant and then there's Red Hat in Irvington (on the Hudson), for Bistro Food. We also enjoy Chutney Marsala for Indian (also in Irvington).

    Another fun spot, if the weather is good, is the Washington Irving Boat Club, big outside area next to Sunset Cove (decent restaurant), where they put an outside tiki bar and bar-b-que shack up for the summer. Not great cuisine, but a fun time!

    Sorry, cannot help you with the golf, you might ask if they can arrange something through the Castle. The only public courses I know of are in Yonkers (Sprain Lake) and I think there's one in Mamaroneck at Saxon Woods.

    The Castle is beautiful, I'm sure you will enjoy your event there, I went through my husband's first daughter's marriage, I remember what a basket case he was, but he did pull through! Good luck!

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    Sunset Cove
    238 Green Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

    Eldorado Diner
    55 W Main St, Elmsford, NY 10523

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    1. re: owlwoman

      Don't have much to add, but in Sleepy Hollow, it is Horsefeathers, not Horseman's. Excellent burgers and fries.

      1. re: valerie

        Actually those are two different places. Horsefeathers in Tarrytown, for pub food. And the Horseman diner further up 9 in Sleepy Hollow. It's my preferred diner in the area, friendly place, a cut above the run of the mill diner.

        1. re: Boswell

          Oops, sorry. Did not know there was a Horseman diner. I still like Horsefeathers for burgers, though!

          1. re: valerie

            Yes, the Horseman is further North on Rt. 9. and is more of a breakfast/lunch place, it's our favorite local diner.

            I like Horsefeathers too for a burger or some kind of sandwich with a beer, but their other food is way overpriced.

            1. re: owlwoman

              I agree, Horsefeathers is good for the salads/apps/burgers/wings but the entree menu is way to pricey for a place like that, they have $40.00 steaks on their menu.

              1. re: GIOny

                I agree, too, but the burgers keep us going back.

                1. re: GIOny

                  imho their entire menu is not overpriced for the quality of food and if it might be...lets just say it might, is it $1 too expensive, $2 too expensive please i would like to learn how this place is overpriced- thanks

      2. The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry is a MUST if only in the area for a limited time. This has been the best addition to Westchster in years. Excellently prepared, delicious, homey yet refined, Italian food. Casual and reasonable as well.

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        1. re: wpfoodie

          I second the Cookery. Blue Hill is also nice and a fun all around experience.

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          Blue Hill Cafe
          2427 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

        2. Go up route 448 and visit Stone Barns. Look at the animals and eat at the cafe.
          In Dobbs Ferry, Tomatillo has burritos and various beers. very casual.
          There is another Greek place in Sleepy Hollow, Santorini, which is pretty good.
          congratulations!!

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          Tomatillo
          13 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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          1. re: barbara0621

            Yes, Santorini is WAY better than Lefteris.

            Liz Johnson just did a writeup on Sunset Cove today, it seems they have upgraded food and decor and may be worth checking out. I'd also recommend Red Hat in Irvington.

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            Santorini Greek Restaurant
            175 Valley St, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

            Sunset Cove
            238 Green Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

            1. re: MisterBill2

              i agree,leftteris food is horrible , i dont care how cheap it is..lololol

          2. Can't add more than what others have said, but Lefteris always left me impressed. I recommend trying it!

            1. Please post your review of the wedding venue after the wedding. People are always asking for good places to have weddings or other events here.

              1. for the golf outing, Hudson Hills in Yorktown. Great course, food is fair but has a decent bar.

                1. A couple of quick comments from the Original Poster: First, thank you all for the comments and suggestions - keep 'em coming! Second, I appreciate the invite to post about the Castle post-wedding (...). I'll do so.

                  Most of all, however, is this: I realized, within seconds of having posted my request, that someone else had asked for info on Tarrytown restaurants just the day before. In replying to me, not one person just said, "Go read what we said yesterday, you dummy" (or words to that effect). Now THAT'S why I like Chowhound in general and this board in particular. NIce, gracious, generous people. I like it here. I really like it here. Give yourselves a nice round of applause!

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                  1. re: budgetrick

                    Sweet Grass Grill , Jack's Dill , and Chiboust right on Main street in Tarrytown are all good. Jack's has what appears to be a boring menu but everything is done pretty well.

                    Depending on the weather, and the date, try and make some time to go have a drink at either Sunset Cove or Stripe bass as they are both right on the river.

                    Also, stop by the little store Mint also on Main street for great cheeses and other interesting goodies. The owner is great and loves to give tons of free samples.

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                    Sunset Cove
                    238 Green Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

                    Sweet Grass Grill
                    24 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

                  2. For Golf and fantastic food: The Garrison (www.thegarrison.com)/ Valley restaurant there has fantastic locovore cuisine.Another great place, in a 'sister establishment' to The Garrison, is Highlands Country Club (also has golf) and a great little restaurant called The Tavern. I think it was already mentioned, so I'll second recommendation for great French bistro food at Red Hat Cafe in Irvington and anot!er great place, also in Irvington, is Harvest on Hudson. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding!

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                    Harvest on Hudson
                    1 River Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

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                    1. re: msinformation

                      You're about a year late, and I don't think that Garrison would be what they considered "close" to Tarrytown.