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Myong restaurant in Mount Kisco, NY

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pjdancr Feb 23, 2011 05:47 PM

Myong just opened a full service restaurant in addition to her takeout breakfast and lunch fare. Everything is lovely. The decor and the interesting.menu draw you into a relaxed dining frame of mind. Started with tuna tartar and lamb sliders. Both were perfectly prepared and server with unusual accompaniments. We ordered a salad but they forgot to serve it. Main courses of midi cod with coconut rice and short ribs with goat cheese polenta were outstanding. One dessert was a real standout. Banana spring roll with chocolate sauce and brown sugar bourbon ice cream. Amazing. My gluten free rice cake dessert with fruit was disappointing in comparison. Extensive wines by the glass list. We plan to go back again later this week to try some of the other interesting menu offerings. Service was earnest but they are working out the kinks. They should do very well.

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  1. menton1 RE: pjdancr Feb 24, 2011 06:27 AM

    That makes about six Pan-Asian-Fusion restaurants in Mt Kisco!

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      pjdancr RE: menton1 Feb 24, 2011 06:37 AM

      I don't think of it as a "Pan-Asian-Fusion" restaurant, although there are some asian influences to the menu - braised short ribs over goat cheese polenta is not exactly an Asian dish! And the bana "spring roll" was more akin to bananas Foster than to anything else. Pear and endive salad, arugula and walnut salad, etc. Myong is Korean, I think, so her tendency is towards asian seasonings, but I would not compare this in any way to, say, Spoon in Chappaqua, or Neo in Mount Kisco. More comparable to Kittle House or Lexington Square Cafe.

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      510 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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        menton1 RE: pjdancr Feb 24, 2011 01:23 PM

        From the menu:

        Asian Chicken Soup, Asian Cole Slaw, Cold Sesame Noodles, Korean Grilled Dark Chicken, Vietnam Cellophane Shrimp, Bok Choy Salad....

        Lexington Square??? Kittle House??????

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          pjdancr RE: menton1 Feb 24, 2011 01:28 PM

          I did not see any of those on the dinner menu although I have had several of those items from her deli case at lunch (Asian cole slaw is particularly nice) And yes, Lex and Kittle - mid to high end, good food, moderate to high prices, comfortable ambiance.

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            Elisa515 RE: pjdancr Feb 24, 2011 01:30 PM

            Is the name of this restaurant Myong, or is that just the name of the woman who owns it? Where is it?

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              pjdancr RE: Elisa515 Feb 24, 2011 01:46 PM

              Both - her name and her restaurant - it is located in the space formerly held by "Q", across the street from TJMaxx on Main Street in Mount Kisco.

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      detroit1010 RE: pjdancr Feb 24, 2011 01:33 PM

      I'll be curious to try the new Myong, but I'm curious as to the price point. To the original poster, or anyone else who has been, what are dinner prices like?

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        pjdancr RE: detroit1010 Feb 24, 2011 01:44 PM

        Not cheap - Appetizers and salads from $8 to $14, entrees in the 20's, desserts, 8 - wine by the glass from 7 to 12. Our dinner (2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and 4 glasses of wine (oops!) came to $145 - overindulged because we wanted to try a lot of different things.

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          wincountrygirl RE: pjdancr Feb 24, 2011 01:58 PM

          So, do you know Myong?

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            pjdancr RE: wincountrygirl Feb 24, 2011 02:02 PM

            Not personally, only through her shop when it was located in the CVS shopping center.

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              wincountrygirl RE: pjdancr Feb 24, 2011 02:45 PM

              You certainly are a fan though!! I never did try her when she was in that location. I'll have to try this one.

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        daviddamien RE: pjdancr Mar 1, 2011 07:50 PM

        Went on saturday night. 2 hour wait for our meals to arrive, along with everyone else in the restaurant. The wait staff though was happy to have us keep drinking while we waited (on our tab), and when we asked about our food, they just kept saying the food would be out shortly. 2 hours later when it arrived, some of our tables entres were cold (mine was one of them) i ordered the ny strip, medium rare, when it arrived it was cold and cooked well done. i also had an appetizer of asian black bean noodles that was not good, smelt like old foot and tasted rotten. The rest of my party had mixed reviews, some liked their dish, some didn't. Then, the hostess came over and offered to comp us 2 deserts for the wait (we had 3 couplest the table), which made us laugh. we told her to pack some cookies in a bag and we'll take it to go.

        So i think they have some kinks to work out. I thought the menu was pricier than expected. Will give it another shot later on. hope others have better results

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          menton1 RE: daviddamien Mar 2, 2011 06:19 AM

          2 hour wait for the food?? That's one heck of a "kink". I would have gotten up and left...

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            mryan21 RE: daviddamien Mar 27, 2011 09:07 AM

            You must have gone the first night that they opened. Four of us had a great meal there last night. Service was fine. Food delicious. And I must say "tasted like old foot", really, are you 12? Went a little too far there.

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              wincountrygirl RE: mryan21 Mar 27, 2011 10:57 AM

              I hate to say it but overuse of cumin can taste just as described!

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                editor58 RE: wincountrygirl Mar 27, 2011 12:01 PM

                No cumin the asian black noodles.

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            lisasamet RE: pjdancr Mar 6, 2011 10:10 AM

            Have been a fan of Myong's food for years and was excited to see that she opened up a full-service restaurant. My husband and I went last night and we are still thinking about and talking about the exquisite meal..We shared the scallop appetizer, the steak carpaccio appetizer, and the Asian black bean noodles and the deconstructed lobster mac and cheese. OMG! Unbelievable food....Everything we ate was memorable. We can not wait to go back to try everything. We had the sweetest most accomodating waitress, Kristen.whose sweet nature and close attention made the meal even more memorable. When word gets out how great this is..we hope we can still get a table!

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              drmitch RE: pjdancr Mar 6, 2011 10:31 AM

              Weekend 2 at Myong was far less crowded, and many of the opening day kinks had been worked out. The space was modern, sleek and elegant, with a certain Zen appeal. Service was extremely attentive and warm, and the meal was well paced. The food was innovative, artfully prepared, and filled with so many interesting tastes and surprises. Although seemingly pricey, the diner can put together several small plates and salads, if on a budget. Cannot wait to return to work my way through the rest of the menu.

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                denfar RE: drmitch Mar 19, 2011 04:04 PM

                Unimpressive meal followed by a bitter espresso , and a huge check.
                The atmosphere is basically the old Rainbow Wok with an enormous deli counter in the dinning area, and a splash of red neon. They seem to be trying to do all things, but totally overlooking what is most important; a good product, and experience. I wouldn't give it a second try.

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                budinado RE: pjdancr Mar 26, 2011 06:29 AM

                Wish a reasonably priced Vietnamese restaurant would open somewhere in Westchester.
                There are lots of Myong type Asian spots here, but few if any offer value or originality. I´ll pass on this one.

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                  grabsomegrub RE: pjdancr May 28, 2011 07:21 AM

                  This restaurant is excellent. Great variety of fish, all of it well-prepared. Wonderful selection of appetizers. Wish they had beer on tap, but that will have to wait.

                  1. MisterBill2 RE: pjdancr Apr 11, 2012 06:34 AM

                    They're on Amazon Local today (similar to Groupon). $50 certificate for $25. I've never been but for this price I'm definitely trying it.

                    https://local.amazon.com/westchester-...

                    It's available for purchase until Friday, or sooner if they sell out. The certificate is good for a full year.

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                      Marge RE: MisterBill2 Apr 11, 2012 10:17 AM

                      After looking at the menu even with $25 off this is a ridiculously overpriced restaurant, especially given the mediocre to poor reviews on yelp and other sites--interested in hearing about any recent reviews.

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                        wincountrygirl RE: Marge Apr 11, 2012 10:23 AM

                        It's usually not a good sign when these places end up on Groupon et al.

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                          DWeiss RE: wincountrygirl Oct 25, 2012 07:36 AM

                          I just found out that 42 in White Plains offered a Groupon deal. The reports on several sites were that even with the deal, the food was only OK and the service pretentious. One person had said somewhere that the waiter was a like a character out of a 50's "B" movie. Sorry, I just find that too funny. But there was the Groupon deal.

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                          MisterBill2 RE: Marge Apr 11, 2012 10:32 AM

                          Interesting.. I'd only read good stuff here. I guess I need to look further and see if I can cancel my order (I probably can before the deal closes).

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                          MisterBill2 RE: MisterBill2 Apr 11, 2012 11:32 AM

                          So while many of the reviews do seem to be decent (although there are certainly some negative ones) and they had a "Worth It" from the NYT last year, I decided to cancel my order. Turns out they are also on Restaurant.com, and they have larger denominations available there so it is a better deal. If you check out their Facebook page it appears that they have made changes recently. Myong is now the executive chef (they had some other guy previously) and I think they have a new manager. So clearly there were problems.

                          Sorry for posting a bad suggestion and thanks for setting me straight.

                          Also, being on Groupon is not necessarily a bad sign for a restaurant, it can help bring in new customers. I will admit to being surprised when I saw Myong on restaurant.com, that is typically NOT a good sign.

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                            christinepierce RE: MisterBill2 Apr 11, 2012 07:48 PM

                            i think businesses get pressured into those coupon things, its not always a sign of desperation. a friend of mine owns a yogurt shop in santa monica and she fell victim to the whole living social thing even though they didn't need the extra business because they were led to believe that there was some "exclusivity" to it all.

                            in the end those coupons and "deals" just screw everyone over. i generally stay away from those things.

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                              MisterBill2 RE: christinepierce Apr 11, 2012 10:05 PM

                              Not sure why you say they screw everyone over. They can certainly be a good deal for the consumer. And as I said, it can be good for the merchant. I got a Groupon for a pizza place in Pleasantville that I've now done 3 large orders from for work. I never would have tried them if not for the Groupon since it's not near my house.

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                              weedy RE: MisterBill2 Apr 12, 2012 01:13 PM

                              " being on Groupon is not necessarily a bad sign for a restaurant"

                              is.

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                                MisterBill2 RE: weedy Apr 12, 2012 07:45 PM

                                I see from another thread that you're a fan of The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. They're on restaurant.com and Deal Chicken (Groupon clone) today. Are they in trouble? I guess so.

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                                  DWeiss RE: MisterBill2 Apr 16, 2012 12:14 PM

                                  Never been to the Cookery. Any quick comments? It's been on my list. What's their best dish?

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                                    weedy RE: DWeiss Apr 16, 2012 01:20 PM

                                    It's a casual feeling, but fine food restaurant.

                                    I think it's fantastically good.

                                    whether they are in financial trouble or not, i cannot know... although the need to do discount coupons suggests they might be.
                                    There is no OTHER reason restaurants do discounting.
                                    in this economy it's no surprise that anyone other than the highest end struggles.

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                                      debmom RE: weedy Apr 16, 2012 01:28 PM

                                      I have been twice. The first time the food was outstanding and the service was excellent, however, the second time the food was horrendous and the service was atrocious. My husband spoke to Myong's husband and he explained that there was a problem with the staff on New Years Eve and they had just hired a new executive chef. Obviously this did not work out. I understand that Myong herself is now back in the kitchen and they have hired an entire new staff. Friends have told me they had a wonderful meal there recently. I suspect the coupons are not about financial troubles but about getting the word out that the restaurant has reinvented itself.

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                                      MisterBill2 RE: DWeiss Apr 16, 2012 07:58 PM

                                      Lots of discussion about Cookery in its own thread -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/605723

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