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yeshana Jul 21, 2010 09:48 AM

ok, I know that this is a tall order...I'm trying to find a decent(anything goes) , restaurant with outdoor seating, BUT, not outrageous pricing. Forget FISH in Portchester, Red Hat, X2o, and the likes- I by no means feel that these are anything but outrageous pricing. Locations to include from Pleasantville south to Tarrytown, or Portchester west to Tarrytown. No pubs please. Thanks, and I understand that this may be an impossible request.

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    byramgirl Jul 21, 2010 10:44 AM

    It's not fancy, but God, I love the food at Piccolo Mulino in Mamaroneck and they have a patio out back. They also have a special 3-course offering for $22.95.

    And I've never been on their patio, but how about Il Sorriso in Irvington?

    Last idea: Centro at the Mill in the Glenville section of Greenwich. Lovely patio.

    Piccolo Mulino
    136 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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      grouchomarx Jul 21, 2010 11:39 AM

      Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry
      Day Boat Cafe in Irvington

      Half Moon
      1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

      Day Boat
      1361 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY

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        yeshana Jul 21, 2010 11:42 AM

        thank you but both have horrid food(duck tacos at Half Moon are OK for bar food. ) and very expensive... great views. It doesn't have o be waterfront- I think that makes my chances of reasonable prices even more complicated!

        Half Moon
        1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

        1. re: yeshana
          chowdom Jul 21, 2010 11:54 AM

          This is the outdoor seating area at Kiosko http://www.kioskorestaurant.com/photogallery.php its not much to look at but the food is very good and very reasonable
          also cafe mirage http://www.cafemirageny.com/intro.htm if you haven't been there the small outdoor seating area is behind the white lattice fence

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            yeshana Jul 21, 2010 12:09 PM

            is cafe mirage still there? I thought it was gone?

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              chowdom Jul 21, 2010 12:38 PM

              Not to my knowledge, I was there recently and ate oysters outside like I usually do in the summer.

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                yeshana Jul 21, 2010 01:10 PM

                great. it looks like just what we're trying to find. Other locations and recs are appreciated- they say that they outside seating is first come first serve

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                  cubanat Jul 21, 2010 01:16 PM

                  Was at Cafe Mirage the other day. Still there and thriving under the radar. Everything was super especially the a/c inside. your nuts for wanting outside this summer!

                  Cafe Mirage
                  531 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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                    chowdom Jul 21, 2010 01:37 PM

                    My favorite table inside is the two top all the way inside near the coffee station. It has a view of water and and I feel like I'm in a private little spot. The staff tells me nobody likes to sit there.

                  2. re: yeshana
                    chowdom Jul 21, 2010 01:21 PM

                    It is, but I have never had a problem getting a table out there. In addition I always seem to get one of the two tables near the water although you can't see much through the fence. Maybe I have just been lucky

        2. menton1 Jul 21, 2010 01:51 PM

          Boat House in Ossining is right on the water and has reasonably price (if a bit ordinary) food.

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            cubanat Jul 21, 2010 02:18 PM

            FISH is not that bad price wise I feel especially when they give you a bottle of wine for early bird dining. Don't forget about Bar Taco when it opens. Should be decent food wise and view wise. But if you think FISH is not a value then you probably won't think that the Barcelona peeps are either.

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            Elisa515 Jul 21, 2010 02:35 PM

            Iron Horse in Pleasantville has a few tables outside.

            1. menton1 Jul 30, 2010 05:00 PM

              Where did you wind up, yeshana? Any good reports of alfresco outings?

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                yeshana Jul 30, 2010 05:27 PM

                we went to our current favorite... Boathouse in Ossining. Predictable, consistent, yummy. they got us a table outside and when the terrential rain began, they let us slide our table under the awning and we had a blast. My only thing about this place is that the menu is almost 100% high fat, high cal. the specials allowed for healthier eating but I'd like to see more non butter, non high carb menu items. I am aware of what it is and I think they do it great. I just have to plan my day with eating very light and, be aware that the following day will be an extra few miles running on the aqueduct. Love the staff, love the owners, view was great- they limited parking so we could see the water, and food is delicious, just heavy and fat laden. Again, We knew what we were getting into . Affordable bill- mission accomplished.

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                  menton1 Aug 17, 2010 08:49 PM

                  Boathouse was disappointing to me. Aside from the mediocre and unimaginative menu, the view of the parking lot is not an attractive one.

                  Half Moon in Dobbs, IMHO, is a MUCH better option. Food is interesting and creative, and the outdoor tables are literally a couple of steps from the river! (I just loooooove their Angry Calamari !)

                  Half Moon
                  1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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                Azzoi Aug 17, 2010 03:08 PM

                Try La Laterna in Yonkers. Great food and very non-fancy outside. I love the place. I eat indoors all the time. There's a band (I think on Thursdays). Sort of like a real Americana place. Try it, you'll like it. Good for kids (OUTSIDE!!!...I hate the little rug rats). Very firendly staff. Good Booze also. Nice afterwork atmosphere.

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