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Any Westchester/CT Restaurants with live MUSIC???

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Looking for restaurant suggestions where there is live music (ie: piano player, jazz etc) or some other type of fun entertainment. Some place where a few couples could go on a Sat. nite or (maybe even a Thurs. nite, etc.)

We are NOT looking for loud, crowded restaurants with college students and rock bands. :)

Just someplace in Westchester or Connecticut where "grown-ups" can go and have a good time.

Type of food less important.

All suggestions welcome!!!

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  1. You'd of course have to check but I believe Watercolor Cafe in Larchmont has live jazz and The Beach House in Old Greenwich ( it can be loud and crowded, but it is adults there) has some fun bands on certain nights of the week- I wouldn't say it's great food, but it could be fun if you know going in that it's a very casual menu.
    Those are just 2 that come to mind. I am sure there must be more. I have to think about it...

    Beach House
    5584 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072

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    1. re: MRS

      Thanks for the 2 recommendations!!... It's a good start. Sometimes it's nice to have an alternative to just dinner or a movie.... : )

    2. It IS sometimes loud (but not every night - especially on Mondays and Thursdays) but the Bayou in Mt. Vernon is always a good time. They have a variety of music - check out the April calendar:


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      1. re: Sra. Swanky

        Thanks! I will check it out and let you know : )

        1. re: Sra. Swanky

          Bayou has some great bands and pretty good food and drink specials, but almost all the bands I've seen there have been pretty loud. Good, but loud. Best I've seen there was a band called Gas House Gorillas. Swing band!

        2. 12 Grapes, Peekskill
          Pete's Saloon, Elmsford
          Vintage, White Plains
          Opus 465, Armonk
          Copacabana, Port Chester
          North Star, Pound Ridge

          Opus 465
          465 Main Street, Armonk, NY 10564

          North Star Restaurant
          85 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

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          1. re: menton1

            Good call on North Star. Forgot about them entirely!!

            North Star Restaurant
            85 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

            1. re: menton1

              Great list... can't wait to start trying them out. Thanks!! (Any favorites to try first???)

              1. re: menton1


                Have you been to North Star? How is the food. Hav not been since the horse left the front yard and only a couple of miles from the house.


                North Star Restaurant
                85 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

                1. re: jfood

                  I have not been there yet b/c the 2 evenings we were to go were snow outs. ( What a shock this winter!) I have a number of friends who have eaten there and very much enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. That's why we had been trying to go.

                  1. re: jfood

                    I live close by but it is too noisy from the bar scene so have not gone back. But food was ok. will try again when can sit outdoors.

                  2. re: menton1

                    Does Vintage still have a band followed by a DJ like back in the day?

                    The best part about Pete's is you can order your dinner at 8:30 and it will arrive just when the band starts at 10! I'd skip Pete's. Place was great in the early 90's but has gone way down hill.

                  3. Chat 19 in Larchmont has a live band from Thurs - Sat nights. I didn't find it as "loud, rock band-ish" as their website markets.

                    Chat 19
                    19 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538

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                    1. re: byramgirl

                      Thanks so much!! I'm near Larchmont, so we will definitely check it out.

                    2. I assume none of these places are the kind that need a reservation.... Sorry, I forgot to ask.....

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                      1. re: rk1

                        I'm going to think that depending on the night, you might want a res at Watercolor if you are particular about what time you eat. If you're cool to have a drink and chill while waiting for a table, I guess it wouldn't matter.

                        1. re: MRS

                          Good to know. Thanks!!!!!

                        2. re: rk1

                          tried to make reservations at 12 grapes for tonight, they have been booked for days!

                        3. Goldfish in Ossining has live piano music on Friday evenings.

                          1. In Peeksill, Division Street Grill has nice music weekend nights and good food. 12 Grapes has music too, but it ranges from jazz to rock so you'd need to check to see who was performing. The Bean Runner Cafe has very good jazz, but the menu is more limited.


                            The Bean Runner Cafe
                            201 S Division St, Peekskill, NY 10566

                            Division Street Grill
                            26 N Division St, Peekskill, NY 10566

                            1. There are many restaurants/bars in Westchester that feature live music, but as someone suggested, the genre varies. A good source to see who is where is a free publication called "More Sugar" (available at many bars that have live music) that has dozens of advertisements for places with music. Mostly you will find rock, but some jazz and folk places do exist. If you find a band/group that seems interesting, usually they will have a website where you can sample their music and see their gig dates. I second the Division St. Grill and 12 Grapes recs.

                              1. If Southington, CT is in your range, Smokin' With Chris is a great BBQ restaurant with mostly live jazz on the week-ends.
                                And I'll also second the Bayou in Mt. Vernon even though they seem to be leaning more towards rock bands recently. As always, check ahead.

                                1. Try cienega restaurant in New Rochelle.
                                  They have an excellent band there on thursdays.
                                  Plays mediterranean music. Lot of fun.
                                  The food is amazing too.
                                  Report back if you go.

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                                  1. re: zanetti

                                    Since Cienega is a Latin American restaurant, I'm assuming that they play Latin American music?

                                  2. Cafe Mozart in Mamaroneck, Sat. night-piano and bass.

                                    Cafe Mozart
                                    308 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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                                    1. re: addictedtolunch

                                      Harper's in Dobbs Ferry, Saturday nights in their outdoor courtyard...

                                      1. re: cubanat

                                        Thanks so much! I just called Harper's....

                                        Harper's has live music on the first Wed of every month... in case that helps anyone !
                                        Let me know if anyone goes : )

                                    2. Opus 465

                                      Opus 465
                                      465 Main Street, Armonk, NY 10564

                                      1. Where did you wind up at, rk1?

                                        1. The Iron Tomato in WP had live music (and table service as well) last time I was there a few Saturdays ago. Not sure how steady it is, I think they were just trying it out. It was a very pleasant atmosphere. The music sounded like a mix of traditional Italian music and some rat pack tunes, ie Sinatra, Martin, etc.

                                          The Iron Tomato
                                          57 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601

                                          1. The Outer Space in Hamden, CT. Paul Zunno is playing Saturday May 19th. He has an amazing one man acoustic show. You'll have a great time. http://www.thespace.tk/shows_theouter...

                                            1. Try Lazy Lounge next to Lazy Boy Saloon on Mamk in White Plains. I believe it's more of a jazz bar.