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Suggestions for Lunch in Tarrytown?

Lizbet Oct 13, 2011 02:27 PM

We'll be going up to the Tarrytown area on Saturday and would like a suggestion fro a good place to eat lunch. Good American food would be fine, or Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean, Indain, etc. I'm not wild about cuisine that is mostly just meat or fish, which seems to be the case with Portugese. We would like something not very expensive, around $20. pp would be fine. Any place in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow you would recommend? Thanks very much.

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    debmom Oct 13, 2011 02:38 PM

    Do a search there are lots of places. For a casual lunch we like Lefteris on the corner of Main street and N Broadway. It is Greek but they have everything from burgers and great fries to Greek specialties.

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    1. re: debmom
      Lizbet Oct 13, 2011 02:50 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion. I also saw this place recommended on Yelp. It sounds good. I would like to try it, if the rest of my family agrees.

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        owlwoman Oct 14, 2011 06:49 AM

        The Indian Restaurant, Swagat has a lunch buffet for $9.95 that is very good. Sweet Grass Grill on Main St. is good for American farm - table food. We also like Lefteris for Greek.

        Sweet Grass Grill
        24 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

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      laylag Oct 15, 2011 09:31 AM

      Lizbet, I am not a fan of Lefteris and find it mediocre at best. Better albeit not incredible Greek can be found a touch up the road in Sleepy Hollow at Santorini. In Tarrytown I'd highly recommend Tarry Tavern - American.

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        Elisa515 Oct 15, 2011 11:06 AM

        Right around the corner from Lefteris is Santa Fe, which has terrific salads with really yummy and unusual dressings for lunch. The food is southwestern, with plenty of other choices.

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          foodiemom10583 Oct 15, 2011 04:03 PM

          I second Tarry Tavern, but it may be a little bit higher priced than you would like. Three of us had lunch there today and it was truly satisfying. The appetizer portions were surprisingly generous and really delicious (my chicken liver mousse was silky and luscious). Our entrees were even better: Amazingly tender short ribs (like the best pot roast the world has ever seen) with Parmesan polenta (again, like the world's best cheese grits); and perfectly cooked duck breast with a Forbidden Rice pilaf filled with toasted hazelnuts and over a sunchoke puree. The duck was served with a slightly sweet/tart reduction and I made sure to sop up every bit. We were stuffed but managed a few bites of a perfectly-executed creme brulee. Whoever is in the kitchen deserves a hug. Seriously.

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          wincountrygirl Oct 15, 2011 12:28 PM

          I love Horsefeathers in Tarrytown for lunch. Bar food - burgers, salads, etc, but cute and cozy.

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            intrepid Oct 16, 2011 05:11 AM

            i agree on horsefeathers, been going for 20 years, hope you didn't go to lefteris place is a typical mediocre, more is bette kinda joint stay away

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            CTeater Oct 16, 2011 10:57 AM

            If you like the idea of Greek food, I'd recommend going to Santorini in Sleepy Hollow. IMO, better than Lefteris. Was there Friday night, and everything was excellent. Fresh, and reasonably priced. http://santorinigreekrestaurant.com/

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              intrepid Oct 17, 2011 04:16 AM

              lefteris= mcdonalds

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                debmom Oct 17, 2011 04:33 AM

                I think that is rather harsh. Some people like the fresh food served there. I, for one, find Hosefeathers to be unappealing. To each their own.

            2. menton1 Oct 17, 2011 08:56 AM

              Actually, I find Horsefeathers to be ordinary pub food and WAY overpriced! Lefteris is fresh, light, and a much better experience, IMO.

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                owlwoman Oct 17, 2011 09:09 AM

                I'm with menton1 and debmom on this one, Horsefeathers is terribly overpriced for everything except maybe their hamburgers/sandwiches, which I rarely eat out. Lefteris you can get a nice piece of fresh fish for under $20.00.

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                  scarsdalesurprise Oct 17, 2011 12:13 PM

                  I agree on this as well. I don't know why people put down Lefteris. The food is fresh, tasty, and not expensive.

                  And Horsefeathers is definitely overpriced. Have you ever read the back of their menu? I always think those prices must be some kind of joke.

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                    weedy Oct 17, 2011 11:05 PM

                    I never understand why people write "the food is fresh".
                    Do you find many restaurants, that stay in business, where the food ISN'T fresh?

                    Lefteris is just boring.
                    I can make Hummus at home in about ten minutes.

                    Horsefeathers has a huge menu with lots of choices, and almost all are quite good.
                    It's hardly fine dining, but it makes no claim to be. As bar food goes, it's good.

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                      intrepid Oct 18, 2011 02:45 AM

                      i agree weedy no comparison between horsefeathers and lefteris

                      many people confuse cheap =good thanks

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                        debmom Oct 18, 2011 05:14 AM

                        When I said "the food is fresh" perhaps I should have more appropriately said it's "made to order" When I've been to Horsefeathers it tastes like it is all pre-made and sitting in a warming tray. I find Horsefeathers to be dark and unappealing. To each their own.

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                          scarsdalesurprise Oct 18, 2011 05:30 AM

                          No one ever said Lefteris is exciting, but if you are in the mood for a Greek salad, their's is pretty tasty. Lefteris does not make claims to be fine dining, either. As far as casual Greek food goes, it's good.

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                          intrepid Oct 18, 2011 02:44 AM

                          i put down lifters because essentially food is tasteless, boring and a total waste of time and money so if i order a sandwich of some sorts, fries and soda, lets say the check comes to $15, to me its $15 overpriced as the meal is useless.

                          please explain back of menu at horsefeathers to me, and how you deduce its overpriced, i want to learn-thanks

                          1. re: scarsdalesurprise
                            chowdom Oct 19, 2011 08:31 PM

                            Two of us had lunch at Horsefeathers a while back and the bill was $86.00 before tax and tip. We drank soda and water and had burgers and a soup, app and maybe a salad. The food was meh.

                            I got a chuckle when comparing the menu prices below: http://www.westchestertakeout.com/mnu/265/HorseFeathers


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                              scarsdalesurprise Oct 20, 2011 04:23 AM

                              Thanks for positing - this is exacly what I was talking about. Entrees the same price as Xaviars. I don't think ANYBODY has ever ordered those back of the menu items at Horsefeathers.

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                                valerie Oct 20, 2011 09:45 AM

                                But who said you have to order the "back of the menu" items? $10-$12 for a good quality burger or sandwich in any restaurant is not a lot, unfortunately.

                                I agree that there are items there that seem too expensive for the place, but we never order them. We consider it a place to go for burgers and sandwiches, etc. If we want a porterhouse steak, we are not going to Horsefeathers for it.

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                                  scarsdalesurprise Oct 20, 2011 11:29 AM

                                  No one said you had to order it - I just happen to think it's funny that they have this long list of items that no one ever orders.

                                  Have you tried the burgers and sandwiches at Pete's Tavern in Elmsford? I like them much better. Also, they have fish/chicken/steak platters that are actually pretty reasonable.

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                                    valerie Oct 20, 2011 11:38 AM

                                    We have not tried it, but will put it on my list.

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                                  intrepid Oct 22, 2011 05:07 AM

                                  you're right no one orders them, so why bring it up its for eggs, burgers, sandwiches salads at horsefeathers, prices are good, food is good end of thread loll

                          2. re: menton1
                            intrepid Oct 18, 2011 02:41 AM

                            menton1 how much is WAY overpriced please i want to learn, if you got a salad, hamburger fries, and coke, what would the $$ tab be, and what do you think the tab$$ should be- thanks

                            1. re: intrepid
                              scarsdalesurprise Oct 18, 2011 05:28 AM

                              Salad and biurgers are in the normal range. If you look at the back of the menu, they have steaks, fish, etc, and the prices are very high - I can't remember them off the top of my head and their online menu does not list prices.

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                                intrepid Oct 18, 2011 02:48 PM

                                been going to horsefeathers for 20 yearsnever ordered a steak there or fish, i go for salads, sandwiches apps, burgers, fries etc so i dont get it many on this board say they are overpriced, i still dont get it but thanks

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                            wpfoodie Oct 20, 2011 10:50 AM

                            Bridge View Tavern on Beekman Ave. in Sleepy Hollow is a must try! Food is excellent - great burgers, salads, and interesting takes on other bar staples. They have a great bar, but also a separate dining room. For me, this is the best undiscovered restaurant in the area.

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                              paulherman1 Aug 29, 2013 01:04 PM

                              I worked in Tarrytown many years ago but I have to say some of my favorite lunch spots were Capri Pizza, Taste of China, and Wedged In Deli! Hope this helps!

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                                51rich Aug 29, 2013 01:24 PM

                                funny you should mention tarry town..... just had lunch there today, place called cooper's mill, it is connected to the marriot next to ruth chris. may be a bit pricey, but at least examine them. don't dismiss them out of hand because it is at the hotel. just noticed the date of this question - a little late to reply

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