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Dinner rec for New Rochelle

Hi, four of us are meeting in New Rochelle for dinner on Thursday night, but none of us are from Westchester or know the restaurant scene there. Can anyone recommend a good, low-key, mid-priced place where we can talk.

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  1. Spadaro for pasta only but make a reso...other wise near there is a new place called Cienega that has had some good reviews...

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    Spadaro
    211 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

    1. Elia Taverna. Bronxville, but right on the New Rochelle border.

      http://www.eliataverna.com/

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      Elia Taverna
      502 New Rochelle Road, Bronxville, NY 10708

        1. re: MRS

          Any chipmunks involved here?? What type of restaurant is it?

          1. re: Maryld

            It's been awhile but they're back in style. Coming on stronger than ever before. No seriously,

            http://www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant....
            http://newrochelle.patch.com/articles...

            Caribbean/southern soul food right across from the New Rochelle library. It's decorated like a bistro. The fried chicken is supposed to be good (Neil's by City Hall also is worthwhile for cuisine of this type in a more casual setting).

            1. re: Big_Salad

              Thanks for the link. It's a pretty looking space with some very nice menu items. The fried chicken and pineapple cake are calling me. Fortunately no Brunswick stew on the menu.

              1. re: Big_Salad

                The fried chicken was excellent as was the service and the rest of the food we ordered. It ws a really nice " something new" for us.

          2. try a new restaurant called siete ocho siete (787) great food, friendly customer service, and very reasonable ! Alvin & Friends is really good too!
            Cienega... not so good, very inconsistent and pretty rude

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            1. re: astrayy

              Yep, the owners of Mama Francesca's got tired of Italian and changed to Puerto Rican, even taking the island's area code as a name (like Roberto's spinoff 089 "zero otto nove" for Rome). There's an Italian place called Agostino's that used to be on Main Street but moved closer to the Sound. I've heard very good reports about them but can't find a menu or website.

            2. Well, I guess you've had your dinner by now (where?). Another suggestion for good Italian in a pretty setting is DaGiorgio in Wykagyl.

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              1. re: cloverose

                Cienega just ran a Groupon of which around 300 were sold, so it will probably be difficult to get a Sat. evening reservation there over the next few months.

                1. re: Dim Sum Diva

                  Went to Cienega recently and, as they say, "I don't get it." If the food was as precious as the attitude, it might be a fair place. Judging by the fact that they are going the Groupon route, I guess others agree.