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fooodie Feb 28, 2011 07:37 AM

Looking for a place to have brunch with a large group in Westchester, preferably within 20 minutes of White Plains. Must be either a buffet or price fixe to make things more convenient, but still have good food. The group is a mix of picky eaters and foodies, young and old. How would Kittlehouse or X in Congers (X20 is booked) fit the bill? Or any other places you'd recommend? TIA.

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  1. menton1 RE: fooodie Feb 28, 2011 07:51 AM

    Half Moon, Dobbs Ferry. Wonderful Venue.

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    Half Moon
    1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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      Marge RE: menton1 Feb 28, 2011 10:28 AM

      How are Half Moon's prices--they are not listed on the website?
      I LOVE Restaurant X, and have been there with picky eaters--there are so many different choices, that there are enought for the picky eaters (and more than enough for the foodies)...also, champagne is unlimited. The drive is a little more than 20 minutes from White Plains though.

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        Sfuso RE: Marge Feb 28, 2011 11:56 AM

        Try the Harvest in Hastings

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          menton1 RE: Sfuso Feb 28, 2011 12:20 PM

          Harvest and Half Moon are same management-- but Harvest is much pricier. Half Moon has a special phone # for groups right on the website, or you could order off the regular menu. (very reasonable).

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          Half Moon
          1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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            Marge RE: menton1 Feb 28, 2011 02:21 PM

            What's very reasonable? Strange that they don't have prices on their website, wonder why--that's a turn off for many people?

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              menton1 RE: Marge Feb 28, 2011 03:08 PM

              No entree over $20. My fave is the Angry Calamari salad, $12.

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          fooodie RE: Marge Mar 1, 2011 01:09 PM

          How is the cart service/timing, etc at X, as opposed to a standard buffet?

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            Marge RE: fooodie Mar 1, 2011 03:35 PM

            There is one seating at X, which starts at 1 o'clock. Items are served one at a time, for example, after being seated, the bread guy comes around. Then the ceasar salad is served. Then fresh fruit. Then maybe a bagel with smoked salmon. Then some eggs benedict....so on and so forth for about 20 different items, including all kinds of sea food, pastas, and meat. After all the savory items have been served, platters of assorted desserts, including cakes, puddings, mousses, creme brulee, ice cream, are put on the table family style. As opposed to a standard buffet, everything is not put out/available at once, dishes are offered one at a time....although champagne/mimosas are constantly replenished!

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              Sra. Swanky RE: Marge Mar 1, 2011 03:59 PM

              Now I'm getting the urge for another X-fix! Loved it, timing and all. Been there twice, can't wait to go back!!

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                fooodie RE: Marge Mar 3, 2011 02:15 PM

                Thanks, X sounds great. Unfortunately they are booked. I'll probably go with Kittlehouse and go to X another time.

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          beth1234 RE: fooodie Mar 1, 2011 05:36 PM

          Kittle House will totally fit the bill. Their brunch is amazing and they can easily handle a large group.

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            Ho_Nutha_Levoo RE: beth1234 Mar 3, 2011 03:08 PM

            How much is their Sunday Brunch per person for 2-4 people (not a group rate obviously)? Peter Kelly's are $38 base, but the Kittle website doesn't say.

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              fooodie RE: Ho_Nutha_Levoo Mar 23, 2011 11:39 AM

              I believe Kittlehouse was about $34/person. The food was quite good and they have a nice variety of items on the buffet. Definitely have a piece of chocolate croissant if they have it...delicious!

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                Ho_Nutha_Levoo RE: fooodie Mar 23, 2011 01:57 PM

                I will, thanks

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            apples RE: fooodie Mar 23, 2011 01:25 PM

            Definietly think Kittle House is a great choice. ALso try Lexington Square Cafe in Mount Kisco

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            Lexington Square Cafe
            510 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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