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Fun restaurant with great food in Westchester?

Hi -

We're meeting up with a few friends for dinner in a couple of weeks, and wanted to pick someplace fun, with great food and drinks (cocktails, wine, beer - we like it all). A few ideas have been floated around - bartaco, arrosto, cookery - but I'd love other ideas or thoughts on the ideas we have so far. We are willing to travel anywhere in Westchester - Stamford and environs is fine too. Thanks for the help!

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  1. Cookery is head and shoulders better than those other two. FWIW.

    other ideas:
    Sonora (Port Chester)
    Tarry Lodge (Port Chester)
    Aroma Osteria (Wappingers Falls)
    Sienna (Stamford)

    and if you want to spend the money,
    X2O (Yonkers)

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    X2O
    71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

    Aroma Osteria
    114 Old Post Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

    Tarry Lodge
    18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

    1. Modern Barn in Armonk is great atmoshphere, solid food and consisntentl good service...highly reccommend it

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      1. re: apples

        Zitouine (Moroccan) in Mamaroneck
        Watercolor Cafe in Larchmont I believe has live music some nights
        Kang Suh- Korean BBQ in Yonkers (cook it yourself!)
        Eclisse Mediterranian in WP
        I second Modern Barn-- great dining experience & environment

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        Kang Suh
        2375 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710

        Mediterranian Restaurant
        923 South St, Peekskill, NY 10566

        1. re: Dim Sum Diva

          Thanks all! We frequent Moderne Barn, so we are looking to go a little farther afield. Love the ideas - I don't mind spending the money at X2O but I don't feel like that is particularly "fun" - guess I'm looking for something a little more casual. I was looking at Eclisse when I thought it was still a Med/Persian mixture, but now it looks more family style Italian - is that true?

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          X2O
          71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

          1. re: kerryfood

            Yes its' true. I have no idea why they changed it after such great write ups. My boss went there and loved it then went back and it was family style Italian!

          2. re: Dim Sum Diva

            Zitoune is a great recommendation. The food is wonderful and it's a very fun place.

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            Zitoune
            1127 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

            1. re: Dim Sum Diva

              Eclisse has changed it's menu already.......... not for the better

          3. Red Hat or Mima in Irvington.
            Encore Bistro (no real "bar) in Larchmont.
            Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco.
            Tap House in Tuckahoe.
            808 Bistro in Scarsdale.
            Lolita in Byram.
            And bartaco is worth a try.

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            Cafe of Love
            38 E Main St, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

            The Tap House
            16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

            1. Lolita in Byram and Bellota atop the Ritz in WP are my top picks for fun places with good food and drinks. Cookery is possibly the best food in Westchester though (my opinion!), and can be fun (and loud). No reservations for parties less than 6 though

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              1. re: wpfoodie

                cookery is the loudest place I have ever been to, food is good though. Love Cafe of Love & Aroma Osteria.

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                Cafe of Love
                38 E Main St, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

                Aroma Osteria
                114 Old Post Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

              2. isn't zitoune out of business?....my bad after further research they are closing another location not the one in Mamk.

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                1. re: cubanat

                  Yelp had a review last week, pretty favorable too.