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anniversary lunch-thursday-lower westchester-suggestions?

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rolise Aug 14, 2011 04:22 PM

My husband and I are celebrating our 15th anniversary this week. He was recently switched to a 4--12 shift at work so we need to plan lunch not too far from where we live in mount vernon. I was thinking Kraft Bistro in Bronxville since I remembered it had such good ratings in the NYTimes but wanted to get other feedback and ideas. Thanks.

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Kraft Bistro
104 Kraft Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708

  1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Aug 14, 2011 07:23 PM

    X2O is always great for a special occasion... is that close enough? Open Table shows they have availability on Thursday for lunch. I actually prefer it during the day. It's bright and beautiful. Bonus-- at lunchtime they have a fixed price menu that is an excellent value.

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    X2O
    71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

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    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
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      rolise Aug 15, 2011 10:25 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion. I know a lot of people like it but i was underwhelmed when we went for brunch on my bday a couple of years ago so am loath to go back.

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        weedy Aug 15, 2011 02:42 PM

        X20 by miles.
        Give it another go.

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          i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Aug 15, 2011 03:27 PM

          I do not like Sunday brunch at X2O at all. It is noisy, chaotic, and doesn't best represent the X2O experience in terms of food and service. Regular weekday lunch is completely different. I celebrated my marriage there with a small party at lunchtime a few months ago and it was beyond fabulous. The $25 3 course prix fixe is a steal.

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          X2O
          71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
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            weedy Aug 15, 2011 10:15 PM

            is there a restaurant anywhere in the world where "brunch best represents" the food?
            Chefs universally revile brunch.

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              menton1 Aug 16, 2011 08:53 AM

              "Brunch" in these parts usually means carving stations and the ability to gorge oneself on limitless quantities of mediocre food.

              If you mean "lunch", I disagree. I've had some terrific lunches, many smart chefs use it as a draw to get patrons to return for dinner. In Europe, where many chefs train, lunch is the main meal.

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                weedy Aug 16, 2011 08:59 PM

                No, I didn't mean lunch, I mean "brunch".
                THe previous poster said that he/she didn't like X20's brunch but did like their weekday LUNCH.

      2. menton1 Aug 15, 2011 07:16 AM

        My favorite in Bronxville is Underhill's Crossing. Physically beautiful inside, and very lovely food and service.

        http://www.underhillscrossing.com/

        Happy Anniversary!

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          rolise Aug 15, 2011 10:26 AM

          I am looking into it.

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          SeanPK Aug 16, 2011 05:18 AM

          The Tap House in Tuckahoe but don't get the pizzette.

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          The Tap House
          16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

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            martyl9 Aug 16, 2011 12:56 PM

            Red Hat in Irvington on the Hudson.

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              menton1 Aug 16, 2011 04:04 PM

              I miss the old Red Hat, that felt exactly like a French bistro! The new quarters is too slick, too full of pretension, and has food that misses the mark a lot of the time for out-of-sight prices. I am underwhelmed with the new Red Hat...

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              rolise Aug 17, 2011 02:50 PM

              My husband made reservations at Bistro Rollin in Pelham.

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              Bistro Rollin
              142 5th Ave, Pelham, NY 10803

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