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May 19, 2011 09:16 AM

Iron Tomato - White Plains

I passed by Iron Tomato in White Plains last week and noticed they now have table service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Separate menu. They have applied for a liquor license.

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

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  1. I think the table service is only outside. I believe it started out to be for the summer, but if they've applied for a liquor license, maybe they are going to change the place? I hope not - that is my go to place for take out lunch at work!

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    1. re: wincountrygirl

      table serviceis inside in front and outside. they move things around a bit at night. They are not changing anything else. Everything is the same. this is in addition to what they are already doing.

    2. I went into Iron Tomato today to grab lunch and ordered an individual margarita pizza. I had ordered one before, shortly after they had first opened, and I thought that it was quite good. Things have changed, and not for the better. The pizza was just so-so, and it almost looked like a pre-formed crust. Besides the decline in the pizza making, I thought that the entire place was less interesting than it was when it first opened. There is a salad area now where they had formerly had someone making fresh mozzarella. I saw some mozzarella nearby, but I had no idea whether it was freshly made or not. In general, I didn't find the prepared foods appealing. Part of the reason why was that the place was fairly empty, yet there was a lot of food in each of the platters. Unless they have a big dinner rush, I fear that that food gets served over a period of several days. Some of the offerings didn't look that fresh to me. I doubt I will return.

      And yes, I did see the sign about table service, and I don't think it's just for any outdoor area they may have in warmer weather.

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      1. re: roxlet

        They changed hands not too long after opening. I was struck by the profound change/decline in the quality of the food. I was really disappointed that they stopped carrying the fresh pears in balsamic that I regularly purchased . I emailed the manufacturer and they told me that the new buyer decided to discontinue carrying the product. I noticed at the time that the product had disappeared from several other stores in the area as well so I assume they all had the same buyer ( it is available at Fairway and Tarry Market)

        I think iron tomato is still a good choice for grabbing lunch when in WP's, but definitely a shadow of its former self and no longer the real deal that it once was. Incidentally I was there this week and it seems as if they switched the salad and soda cases around since I was last there about a month or two ago. Several shelves containing dry goods in front were empty maybe they are restocking or adding seasonal items, I had an iced coffee and it was good.

        1. re: chowdom

          Ah, a change of ownership! That completely explains the decline in quality, as well as the overall bedraggled look of the store. When I was there, they were fiddling around with the front shelves, taking stuff off the shelves and hammering something. Frankly, I was kind of depressed by the joint...

          1. re: roxlet

            The original change in ownership and change/decline in food quality was quite a while ago. The bedraggled look is a new development. Winecountrygirl if you read this and you know what is happening in there could you let us know.

            1. re: chowdom

              Sorry Chowdom, I really can't shed any more light on this one. I work in the area and do grab lunch there but not as often as I used to. I use to love the salad bar but the last couple of times I went they didn't properly dry the lettuce and by the time I got back to my desk to eat it there was a pool or watery dressing on the bottom. YUCK. The prime rib is still yummy though. I have a feeling whoever does own it now is not the nicest person in the world judging from staff attitude.

              1. re: wincountrygirl

                I can shed some light on the empty shelves and bedraggled look in the front of the store. I spoke to one of the owners (two brothers own it) and he told me they are in the midst of changing the front section and knocking down the wall where the fresh veggies are and they are putting in a full fledged bakery.

        2. re: roxlet

          Granted, I don't get much here besides sandwiches, but I think their sandwiches are very good, and large. I particularly like the Italian combo and the fried eggplant with prosciutto and broccoli rabe. Their roast meats are generally good, too, and my wife likes their salad bar.

          Never had an issue with the service, they've always been pleasant to me,

          1. re: roxlet

            last year they got a beer and wine license and supposedly have a menu thursday through sunday that is different then what they offer in the store. they have a working kitchen in the back. i have never tried the table service. i think the new owners tried to change the food offerings to cater to more of the "neighborhood" not just the "expensive high rise" cliental. at this point it doesn't know what it is.....

          2. Been there, done that, not impressed. It's a little of everything and a lot of nothing. There's simply nothing outstanding and way to much for less in the area.

            1. Went today for lunch and it was amazing!!! Great salmon, eggplant, spinach salad. BAKED GOODS ARE AMAZING. DON'T MISS THE NUTELLA RUGELAH. Everything tastes as good ( or better) than it looks.

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              1. re: rkaene

                we stopped there after eating at noodle+ and I couldn't agree more. they have 5-6 different types of canoli shells and they fill the shell while you wait. I asked if they had Sfogliatelle and (presumably) the owner said they'd be coming at out of the oven in 2 minutes. My son noted it was a good as our favorite, court st. pastry in brooklyn. It had just the right amount of citron. The gelato is very good but they're going to start making it themselves soon. Can't speak to the other food but it all looked good.

                from my brief conversation with the owner, it seems like they're really trying to make great food.

                1. re: vinouspleasure

                  Agree, the place is really good and only getting better!

              2. Has anyone been to Iron Tomato lately? I now work on Mamaroneck Ave but almost in Mamaroneck, so don't get there much. Went today and almost all the wait staff is new. I got a piece of rotisserie chicken which had NO flavor at all. New owners?

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                1. re: wincountrygirl

                  I stopped going there a few years ago when I ordered a turkey sandwich and the counter man gave me a sample of pickle to taste and asked me if I wanted it with my sandwich. I said yes, and noticed when I got home and looked at my receipt that I was charged $1.50 for the pickle. I was furious. Also they charge $3 for delivery.