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Yard House/Ridgehill Shopping Center

mary30 Oct 24, 2011 07:36 AM

Has anyone tried it yet?

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    fragnet RE: mary30 Oct 24, 2011 09:30 AM

    While I haven't tried that particular one, I've eaten at their locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For me, its like going to a Cheesecake Factory, but with a much better beer selection.

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      mary30 RE: fragnet Oct 24, 2011 10:38 AM

      Funny, since they also have a Cheesecake Factory there. They're also opening an Elevation Burger and a Havana Central. I've never been to Elevation Burger but I did go to Havana Central on the Upper West Side and I thought it was loud and overpriced.

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      SeanPK RE: mary30 Oct 27, 2011 05:59 AM

      Went there this past Sunday to have a drink and see what was going on. The place is dark, large tvs, one big room. 130 taps with 119 different beers. Large menu with a very diverse selection. Some items you don't find on many chain restaurants-rib eye steak, spicy tuna roll and a complete section of "gardien", which is a meat substitute. The bar staff was very knowledgable, not the locals training, but the opening staff from the west coast. I'll go back this weekend to eat-let you know how it went.

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        mary30 RE: SeanPK Oct 27, 2011 08:59 AM

        Great. It sounds promising.

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          MisterBill2 RE: SeanPK Nov 1, 2011 11:17 PM

          Did they validate parking? Really bugs me that the shopping center charges $3.25 to park in the middle of nowhere. I read on the mall's Facebook page (where a few of us have been complaining about the parking charges) that Cheesecake Factory is validating for 2.5 hours of parking (and one person didn't make it out in time and had to pay the full $3.25). REI is paying you $1. Whole Foods validates for 90 minutes, but that's useless for dining.

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            Shawn RE: MisterBill2 Nov 2, 2011 07:29 AM

            It bugs me having to pay for parking out in the middle of nowhere like that, too. I can understand it in White Plains, but not there.

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          kendee1 RE: mary30 Oct 31, 2011 06:39 AM

          Took my family of four with two young kids. Very good menu. Kid friendly & helpful staff. Food was pretty good (recommended & loved the so. fried steak). Nice change of pace restaurant Westchester hasn't gotten in a while. We will definitely go back as more & more open in that shopping center.

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            demifast RE: mary30 Nov 2, 2011 08:29 AM

            I won't pay for parking in the middle of nowhere in Westchester county and enrich the Yonkers politicians and developers who thought I would. I don't care how good the chain restaurants and chain stores are. There are the same or similar mediocre places not far away with free parking.

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              JenNY11 RE: mary30 Nov 5, 2011 10:44 PM

              We ate there last night and loved it. We had the Firecracker Asian spice wings for app and I had the BBq chicken salad for dinner and my friends had the French Dip Sandwhich and the Turkey club and it was all wonderful and extremely tasty. The bar was the best part...make sure you have a Black Orchid Martini or the Kona Red fire Beer...Both were awesome! The do not validate but it really didnt matter because the meal was worth the parking fee. We will be going back again!

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                MisterBill2 RE: JenNY11 Nov 9, 2011 07:23 PM

                I hope you at least complained about them not validating. Maybe if enough people do, they will change their policy. Maybe I will call and ask and then tell them I'm not coming in because I refuse to pay for parking ::-).

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                  fragnet RE: MisterBill2 Nov 10, 2011 08:57 AM

                  I ate there last week and DID complain to the server about having to pay for parking. He replied that a majority of the patrons have the same complaint and that even the staff has to pay for parking, but they get a discounted monthly rate. I doubt if I'll be a regular visitor to Ridge Hill as I envision huge problems with parking and street navigation once all the stores are open.

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                    MisterBill2 RE: fragnet Nov 11, 2011 10:18 PM

                    Good. And if Cheesecake Factory is validating, then it must be a known problem (about customers not wanting to pay), since they do not validate in WP.

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                traceyk RE: mary30 Dec 5, 2011 08:17 AM

                I ate there last Saturday with a group of 5. While the food was good, not great, I will never eat there on a weekend again. At 6pm there was 1 1/2 hour wait. We had the truffle fries for an app, which was really good. I had the Street Tacos for my meal, Korean pork belly and short ribs were my selections. Pork belly was very good, short ribs a bit chewy. The beers on tap were very impressive, and the reason for the trip. Staff made very good recomendations. We also complained about the parking.

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                  pabboy RE: traceyk Dec 5, 2011 04:39 PM

                  We got here around 8pm on Saturday and the wait was 2 hours so we jetted.

                  So what's a good time to go?

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