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Mar 23, 2011 07:39 AM

What do you recommend at North

I am so excited that we have a dinner reservation at North in Armonk for next Thursday, and I was wondering if there are 'don't miss' dishes that I should keep an eye out for. There will be three of us so we can cover quite a bit of ground.

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  1. Someone recently posted that their porchetta is amazing.

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    1. re: wincountrygirl

      Yes, I saw that! I think that one of us will definitely order that.

    2. Please, oh please have the porchetta!!! You will not be sorry! We also happen to love the mushroom flatbread, roasted beet salad, the orecchiette just about any way they do it, the bucatini is damn good, too. We have enjoyed the short ribs numerous times and I just discovered how awesome the Bubba burger is, too. Have a great time! I know you will love it there!

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      1. re: MRS

        I'm so excited - going next Friday. We snagged an early reservation. Porchetta here I come!!

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          I was disappointed that the tuna tartare wasn't on the menu last night, and I just heard more good things about it from a friend today. Definitely order that as one of your apps along with the flat bread if it's on the menu!

          1. re: wincountrygirl

            I am so excited for you!! If you want people-watching and buzz, sit downstairs. If you want a bit more intimate, ask for upstairs. Either way, you will be in heaven! The thing to remember also is, they really are committed to using what is fresh and available to them from their local purveyors, which means you may not always get exactly the same dish twice. However, they work very hard to keep the menu fairly consistent within a season.
            wincountrygirl, I look foward to hearing about your experience.

            1. re: MRS

              Thanks. We actually went when they first opened but have not been back since August so I am really looking forward to it. I'll report back next week!

              1. re: MRS

                Went last night and I could not wait to report back. I have to say, it was one of the most memorable meals I've had in Westchester. Three of us went. First they brought fantastic pumpernickel rolls with apple butter. The sweetness of the butter was balanced by salt on top. Much better than I would have thought. We started with a roasted bone marrow with cippoline and balsamic for the table. It came with a piece of grilled bread that really set off all the flavors. Wonderful. My husband did an all appetizer night, so the heirloom beet salad, tuna tartar with wasabi vinaigrette and the fois gras with the peanut butter. Everything was excellent. My neighbor and I had ony two courses, so while my husband was enjoying his tuna the chef sent us the buccantini with rock shrimp and truffle. Excellent - the truffle and the shrimp were a great combo. On to the main course................ the porchetta!! MRS - I can't thank you enought for that rec - I do not usually eat pork but this was one of the best things I have ever eaten. The pork was melt in your mouth and that crispy skin on top........... wish I had more of it. And the crispy potatoes - wow, small potatoes crushed flat and perfectly crispy on all sides. What a treat. Dessert was the expresso/chocolate cookie with chocolate ice cream.. Yum. And, so happy we got our muffins this time!!!! The service was also excellent - not rushed at all. We had 5:30 reservations and did not leave until 8:30. All in all, a wonderful meal and I can't wait to go back.

                1. re: wincountrygirl

                  wincountrygirl- I am soooo thrilled that your experience, and your porchetta, was fabulous!! The porchetta was seriously unlike anything I have ever had in my life. Amazing. I was just reading your post to The Husband and smiling. It sounds like you had a quite a night.

                  1. re: MRS

                    It was amazing!! Can't wait to go back. Actually have reservations at Buffet de la Gare, which I also love, for our anniversary in May, but... seriously thinking North instead!!

                    1. re: wincountrygirl

                      I never been to Buffet de la Gare, but have always wanted to try it. We celebrate everything ( and nothing specific) at North.

                  2. re: wincountrygirl

                    I so agree with you, winecountrygirl! I was telling someone about our meal at North and I said that it was one of the very best meals that I have had in Westchester. My only regret was that my husband ordered the porchetta, and that I didn't say, screw it, I'm ordering that too! Not that my entree wasn't delicious -- it was, but my one taste of the porchetta blew me away.

                    1. re: roxlet

                      My husband had the same regret - though he enjoyed his food. Next time, 2 porchetta please!!!

            2. Sounds like you can't go wrong with anything you order. We were there for restaurant week for the first time -- I had the striped bass and loved it and my boyfriend had some perfect, tender chicken and loved it. A standout to me was the heirloom beet salad w/goat cheese. For dessert, everyone seems to go for the giant freshly baked choc chip cookie in the skillet with a scoop of ice cream and it was yummy. They have a super wine list too -- we really enjoyed a bottle of Robert Foley pinot blanc at $55. The only thing that I was disappointed in was the chocolate bread pudding -- didn't go for that at all. Enjoy your dinner!

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              1. re: cloverose

                Those fresh hot cookies are to die for!!

              2. Went there for restaurant week last week and it was absolutly incredibly. Started with the bone marrow which was delicious, and had the Porchetta, which certainly lives up to the hype. The cookie for desert was about the best chocolate chip cookie i think ive ever had. Whatever you get you will not be disapointed

                1. Anyone know what their lunch menu is like?