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Dinner at Wobble Cafe in Ossining

Marge Jan 12, 2011 05:53 PM

I very much enjoy breakfast/brunch at Wobble Cafe, but never had dinner there. I understand there is not a set menu, and it is BYOB, which I like. Any hound ever had/have dinner at the Wobble Cafe and care to post a review? Thanks!

  1. menton1 Jan 20, 2011 12:48 PM

    Checked their website, no dinner menu posted. Even more annoying, NO prices on any of the online menus. I hate when restaurants do this... is the strategy that the prices would prevent people from coming in? Doesn't work! When I see no prices, I don't go!

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    1. re: menton1
      Elisa515 Jan 20, 2011 12:58 PM

      There is no specific dinner menu--they only do dinner a few nights a week. Basically the regular menu is available plus a few specials that are specific to those nights.

      This is a small mom and pop kind of operation--they aren't going to be posting special menus each weekend. There isn't even internet access (wired or not) at the cafe. Isn't this why we're on Chowhound, to find out about restaurants beyond what we can learn from their own websites?

      Prices are reasonable; the most expensive sandwich/entree on the menu is just under $10.

      Wobble Cafe is great for people who like BYOB. We went one night with friends, brought champagne and another bottle of wine, were there for a few hours (it wasn't crowded--we wouldn't have lingered for hours if the place was full and/or people were waiting), had great food, was less than $100 for four including a big tip.

      1. re: Elisa515
        Marge Jan 20, 2011 05:49 PM

        Thanks, I signed up for their email list, so I receive the dinner specials...so far nothing has really appealed to me, but we'll try it one of these nights! In the meantime, I think I will go for brunch one day this weekend, chicken and brie crepes are calling me. BTW menton1, I also do not like it when prices aren't listed on online menus--but the prices at Wobble are quite reasonable for delicious, homemade, interesting breakfasts/brunch items (migas, crepes, real maple syrup with pancakes/french toast...). Speaking of prices, Trish/Elisa, what are their dinner entree prices like? Thanks!

        1. re: Marge
          Elisa515 Jan 20, 2011 05:55 PM

          Marge, I don't remember precisely, but they weren't very expensive. Low teens, I think. I know the check was well under $100 (including tip) for four adults who ate plenty. This was maybe 18 months ago, but I doubt the prices are all that different now.

        2. re: Elisa515
          menton1 Jan 20, 2011 05:55 PM

          Why don't they put prices on the website? Very irritating!

          1. re: menton1
            Elisa515 Jan 20, 2011 05:59 PM

            Because then they'd have to keep updating them when they change. We're telling you the range of prices (basically, about $7.50 to $10 for salads, sandwiches, omelets and other entrees).

            1. re: Elisa515
              menton1 Jan 20, 2011 06:03 PM

              Wow, 2 clicks on a computer to change a price, heavy duty. Prices must change hourly? Why then do 99% of restaurants put prices on their website?

              No, it's probably because some dumb a--- "advisor" told them that they shouldn't put the prices on the web.

              1. re: menton1
                Elisa515 Jan 20, 2011 09:46 PM

                You are assuming a level of sophistication that simply isn't there.

                My guess is that Wobble isn't going to be for you. It's homey and local, with freshly prepared delicious food. No marketing, no "advisors" (your quotes, not mine). I wouldn't suggest making a big trip to go there, it's local and for people who just find themselves in the area.

                1. re: Elisa515
                  menton1 Jan 21, 2011 05:49 AM

                  There's no "sophistication" involved. Most restaurants these days have websites, from little family places to giant institutional celebrity places. And most put prices on the website. Having a computer these days is hardly very sophisticated.

                  Did the owners actually tell you that they don't put prices because they change very often? Or was that your guess? Most restaurants' pricing changes at most 2x/year. I think it's more for the idea that the prices will scare people away. Actually, it's proven that missing prices scare people away.

                  1. re: menton1
                    Solstice444 Jan 24, 2011 03:38 AM

                    I agree that often prices aren't listed at more upscale places perhaps to not scare people away. But at Wobble that isn't the case. It's a very casual place and the prices are reasonable. So it seems that it's just a mystery why their prices aren't listed on the site.

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        TrishNY12 Jan 20, 2011 12:21 PM

        My husband and myself have had dinner many times at Wobble. It is BYOB, which is great, and they'll even keep your beer cold for you in the cooler. They have specials every weekend (you can get on their email list and they'll send them to you in advance) and also the brunch menu, i.e. you can get sandwiches, etc. We really love the tempeh sandwich and the quesadillas!

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