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BYOB around White Plain

randomdude Oct 29, 2010 08:58 PM

Can anyone suggest a good BYOB for dinner. Me and my friends are trying to cut down a little on price and bring some good beers. The people I am going with are not adventurous eaters and we'd like to keep the price around $25 a head. Like the title mentions, a place around White Plains. We have people coming from Dobb's Ferry and people from Somers. Thanks in advance.

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    Janet08 RE: randomdude Oct 29, 2010 09:28 PM

    Elia Taverna in Bronxville is a fairly new excellent Greek restaurant. Went there with a friend two weeks ago and it was still BYOB. You can check out their menu here: http://www.eliataverna.com/

    $25 a person should be doable at Elia Taverna.

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      Boswell RE: randomdude Oct 30, 2010 07:16 AM

      There's Shiraz Persian restaurant on 119 in Elmsford. Persian might sound adventurous, but it's not really....salads, kebabs, pilafs. Like Greek or Turkish food. It would go well with beer, and you could easily stick to the $25 budget.

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        randomdude RE: randomdude Oct 30, 2010 10:26 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I heard Vega Mexican in Hartsdale is BYOB. Anyone know?

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          moron66 RE: randomdude Oct 30, 2010 10:39 AM

          its not .BYOB is normally for new places that have not gotten there permits selling liquor and beer is how 99% of them make there money as a matter of fact if they let you bring in wine they will charge a corking fee.

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            randomdude RE: moron66 Oct 30, 2010 10:43 AM

            I know that BYOB is usually for new places and Vega is pretty new. I heard that they obtained their liquor license. There are some places, like Shiraz, that are not new that are BYOB but, hey, thanks for not being helpful.

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              moron66 RE: randomdude Oct 31, 2010 01:58 PM

              ah come on dude lighten up.you and your group are welcome at my house anytime, you can bring the booze and ill supply the food

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          yeshana RE: randomdude Oct 31, 2010 05:56 PM

          the indian place in tarrytown changed owners- they are still BYOB- hallal- BYOB will never change. I haven't been since they changed hands but Indian is typically affordable.
          Jamaican Cafe in Mt. Kisco- yummy- VERY casual and a real experieince- like being in Jamaica- culture, people, food.

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            foodrink RE: randomdude Nov 2, 2010 04:23 PM

            Technically if the restaurant does not have a liquor license you can't drink on their premises. Having said that the liquor authority can police this. Given our current economic environment most restaurants should welcome your business and at worst charge a small corkage fee.

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              scarsdalesurprise RE: randomdude Nov 3, 2010 05:43 AM

              Buon Gusto in Irvington is BYOB even though they serve liquor. It is a great, reasonable Italian place.

              Buon Gusto Restaurant
              50 S Buckhout St Ste G106, Irvington, NY 10533

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                randomdude RE: randomdude Nov 3, 2010 06:19 AM

                Thank you for all of the replies. We went to D Thai in Thornwood, which was pretty good. Thanks for making amends moron66. Can anyone confirm that Taste of Jamaica in Mt. Kisco is BYOB. I know they don't serve liquor but I didn't think that you could bring either. Maybe I will just call. Now I have a couple new places to try.

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                  Marge RE: randomdude Nov 3, 2010 03:15 PM

                  You can DEFINITELY BYOB to Taste of Jamaica!

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                    yeshana RE: Marge Nov 4, 2010 05:46 AM

                    just had RESERVATION! WE ate and drank like kings and pigs for 20.00 pp. Yes, BYOB, we were actually told that when we made the reservation- 3 tables only and it's kind of like a family small kitchen- the whole family work there.
                    Be sure to have the cod cakes for apps.

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