In search of Westchester place for meat eater with vegetarian as well
- drbelfer Dec 15, 2010 04:29 AM
Meeting friends for dinner in Westchester and looking for a place that will satisfy a vegetarian as well as the carnivore in me. As for price point – moderate. We are not drinkers, nor do we want to spend a fortune for a friendly dinner. We are open to some cuisines like Chinese or Italian, but no Indian or Mexican.
Can anyone provide a suggestion?
You're still pretty vague as far as parameters, but if you check White Plains and surrounding, you'll find tons of Italian restaurants, any of which would be able to satisfy veg as well as non. I'm veg, I live in Scarsdale and have never gone hungry, and, by the way, I hate salads.
Frankie and Fanucci has had a lot of mixed reviews (some from me!) but might be the kind of place you're looking for. It's on East Hartsdale Ave in Hartsdale. Similarly, Harry's and a not bad Chinese resto are also on EHA.
There are plenty of good Italian restaurants in Westchester that offer pasta and vegetable dishes for the vegetarian. Toscana in Tuckahoe/Eastchester has a wonderful eggplant rollatini appetizer that I can't get enough of -- they will make it in a dinner portion too if asked. Pasta and desserts are homemade and the menu is interesting and varied and service and decor are lovely. Ditto for Rosie's Bistro in Bronxville. Have never had a bad meal at either place -- and I don't eat meat (but do eat fish...).
I'm not vegetarian, but try to only eat humanely raised meat, so I often eat vegetarian when I'm out. We are lucky to have a diverse selection of food in the county with a variety of vegetarian options. Depending on your location, there are a number of Indian spots that would satisfy both groups. Bollywood in Pleasantville, though not my favorite, in particular has a very large vegetarian/vegan menu. The new Ethiopian place in Mt. Kisco would be excellent for a vegetarian, but has plenty of meat options too. I've also gone vegetarian at Santorini (Greek) in Sleepy Hollow, and had a great vegetarian cactus huarache at Los Abuelos in Ossining. I just tried Birdsall House in Peekskill, and while I think the kitchen was heavy handed with the salt (and I love salt), it was very good and there are several tempting vegetarian options. You could easily go vegetarian at the Cookery (rustic Italian), Tomatillo (Tex-Mex), or Orissa (Indian fusion), all in Dobbs, all of which are great. If you could be more specific about your location, it would help narrow down options. Of those listed, the only real "destination" restaurant is the Cookery, which is a favorite on this board and a darling of the local papers.
13 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
38 N Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562
14 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
I do apologize...some of the people I know who qualify themselves as "vegetarian" do indeed eat fish. I really meant no disrespect. What about Nessa for some wonderful pastas and excellent white bean puree, pesto, etc bruschetta? They really have a number of things on the menu that have no meat or fish at all. And, a terrific chicken under a brick for those who do eat poultry.