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Fancy Lunch in Westchester

MichaelJP Jan 8, 2011 08:05 PM

Looking for a great lunch to celebrate my birthday on MLK day. Baby will be at daycare, so my wife and I will have a few hours of freedom. I wanted to do BLT (only because I love the ones in NYC so much and am having a popover craving), but I don't think they have lunch. Was also going to try Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale, but they are closed on Mondays.

We're on the Briarcliff/Ossining border, so we don't really want to travel more than 45 minutes tops. I've obviously listed steak as a preference, but seafood would be nice as well.

Any suggestions?

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    MichaelJP Jan 18, 2011 06:47 AM

    Ended up going to Crabtree's Kittle House. I've been meaning to go for a while. It was ok, probably won't be returning. Service was very slow. Took about 10 minutes for us to get menus (bread and water had already arrived at least). The soup was delicious. My wife had a chicked dish that was ok, I had the burger. It was overwhelming in size, and underwhelming in flavor. Supposed to be a Lafrieda blend. I'd prefer Shake Shack any day of the week.

    The decor is ok. Felt kind of fake (the drop-ceiling is a turn off, for sure). We were also the youngest diners there by 15-20 years (we are both in our early 30's).

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Flames, Red Hat, X20, and Harvest (along with the others) are all on our list!

    Crabtree's Kittle House
    11 Kittle Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

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    1. re: MichaelJP
      Nancy C Jan 18, 2011 09:56 AM

      So sorry the lunch experience was not as lovely as we'd all want it to be for you! We've only eaten dinner there (back in September or so) and had a very good experience. Definitely check out those other spots (I really like Red Hat) for future lunches. Hope it was a happy birthday, otherwise! Quiet dining time with one's spouse is always a good thing. :-)

      1. re: MichaelJP
        olsen332 Jan 18, 2011 05:19 PM

        The Cookery is amazing. Hope you get there.He and many other local chefs are doing cooking demos for WCC adult education A Taste of Westchester program. www.sunywcc.edu
        You get to eat what they show you how to make in their restaurant. Fun classes.

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        jhopp217 Jan 11, 2011 06:57 AM

        I would have suggested The Cookery, but I don't believe they are open Mondays. What about Red Hat or Harvest on Hudson. Not too far from you.

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

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          Elisa515 Jan 10, 2011 08:23 PM

          So where did you go?

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          1. re: Elisa515
            AdamD Jan 11, 2011 06:37 AM

            MLK day is next Monday.

            Bedford post inn? I know reviews have been mixed, but it is a very nice room.

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            espn1204 Jan 10, 2011 05:37 PM

            My suggestion to you is Restaurant North located in Armonk. Chef Owned and amazing food. You will enjoy your time and will already thinking of coming back. Try the PB&J Foie Gras; as amazing as it sounds! Enjoy. They have a website just google and make a reservation.

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              wpfoodie Jan 10, 2011 08:27 AM

              My wife and I actually love doing lunch in the Ritz Carlton lobby. It is lovely there and they have some good lunch options - sandwiches, burgers, etc. It lends to a very relaxing, nice time.

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                JanRan Jan 10, 2011 03:59 AM

                The December issue of Westchester Magazine has an article on the best prix fixe lunches in Westchester: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/We...

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                  barbara0621 Jan 9, 2011 04:35 PM

                  If you were going on a Tuesday to eFriday, I would recommend X20 in Yonkers - they have a special lunch for $25.

                  1. Nancy C Jan 9, 2011 07:11 AM

                    Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua should do the trick! Much nicer outing since they redecorated the place, and open on Mondays.


                    Crabtree's Kittle House
                    11 Kittle Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

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                      Elisa515 Jan 8, 2011 09:05 PM

                      According to their website, Flames (on North State Road in Briarcliff) is open on Mondays at 11 a.m.

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