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French Restaurant Recommendation

missgmf Jan 2, 2011 09:24 AM

Looking for a French restaurant to celebrate a birthday. did La grenouille last year and it was amazing. looking for the same kind of experience or better.

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    Elisa515 RE: missgmf Jan 2, 2011 09:29 AM

    La Grenouille is in Manhattan. Are you looking for a similar experience in "New York State (Exc. New York City)"?

    1. Sra. Swanky RE: missgmf Jan 2, 2011 12:02 PM

      If Westchester's your location for French this year, these are 2 wonderful places:

      La Panetiere --in Rye: http://www.lapanetiere.com/

      La Cremaillere - in Bedford http://www.cremaillere.com/

      La Panetiere
      530 Milton Rd., Rye, NY 10580

      La Cremaillere Restaurant
      46 Bedford-Banksville Road, Bedford, NY 10506

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        wincountrygirl RE: missgmf Jan 2, 2011 01:50 PM

        Buffet de la Gare in Hastings on Hudson - small, beautiful place with great food.

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          pelgirl RE: missgmf Jan 4, 2011 02:41 PM

          If you want to stay outside of Manhattan Bistro Rollin in Pelham is terrific. Great reviews and really special food. www.bistrorollin.com

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            WestchesterG123 RE: pelgirl Jan 4, 2011 04:48 PM

            I second Bistro Rollin. I've been there a few times and always had a great time and the food is really very good.

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              MarkDPelhamNY RE: pelgirl Jan 21, 2011 04:44 PM

              I'll second Bistro Rollin, too - La Grenouille it ain't, but it's very solid and pleasant.

              Bistro Rollin
              142 5th Ave, Pelham, NY 10803

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                menton1 RE: MarkDPelhamNY Jan 22, 2011 08:49 AM

                Just over the border in Greenwich is Jean Louis, a wonderful French restaurant, possibly the best outside of Manhattan. If Jean Louis is there, look for his chartreuse 2CV in the driveway, if the weather is good he might take you for a spin!


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                  bdr RE: menton1 Jul 21, 2012 06:21 PM

                  +1 Jean-Louis. Sit at the bar, Chef's Mercy. Trust me.

            2. chowdom RE: missgmf Jul 23, 2011 04:55 AM

              Sadly Gwenael Goulet owner of Buffet de la Gare as passed away
              http://www.lohud.com/article/20110723... County, New York

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                wincountrygirl RE: chowdom Jul 22, 2012 03:54 AM

                Yes, a few months ago. We love Buffet de la Gare and had another wonderful meal there last Saturday.

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