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Westchester date ideas

Anyone have fabulous date ideas for Westchester? Beyond the basic dinner date type stuff- fun things to do, places (bar/ restaurant) to see a live band? Especially night stuff- I know it is quiet there, like here in CT!

Need to find more stuff locally rather than drive to NYC.

Thanks!

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  1. If you like Cajun-style food and cover bands, try The Bayou in Mt. Vernon. It's a hopping little place.

    --> http://www.bayourestaurantny.com/inde...

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    1. re: Cheese Boy

      Thank you! Love Cajun.

      1. re: Jimmy W

        Not sure, what part of Westchester you are looking, but Bayou is eh food, nice drinks, really good bands on occasion. If you like Cajun food, Rye Roadhouse has better food and I do believe they have live music. it's smaller than the Bayou, but at least the bathroom is on the same floor and the food is much much better.

    2. Peekskill has loads of live music. Beanrunner Cafe, Peekskill Coffeehouse, 12 Grapes, Division Street Grill, Birdsall House. Funky, fun, great vibes.

      Agree on Bayou Cafe in Mt. Vernon. Calling it quaint makes it sound quiet, which it isn't! Little slice of NOLA.

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      1. re: Elisa515

        Thanks!

      2. +2 on The Bayou - always a good time. Another fun date stop is Pour in Mt Kisco.

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        1. re: Sra. Swanky

          Thanks! I appreciate it

        2. Here is an older thread

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775953

          http://www.pierrestaurantandtikibar.c...

          and a few more suggestions

          Kelly's sea level, Rye love this place not sure why

          Dudley's New Rochelle very, very casual on the water

          any of the small towns/villages are fun to walk around on nice Spring and Summer nights
          many events on the waterfront's

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          1. re: chowdom

            Chowdom...love Kelly's and Dudley's recommendations, haha. Although I think you are assuming the OP isn't trying to impress. All serious, Dudleys is a dive and Kelly's...well it's a classic. Great burgers and bar food, great atmosphere...rude bartenders and waiters (it's an act). Love the place.

            1. re: jhopp217

              Yep. Kelly's has some fabulous burgers and they make some very nice fries with chili and cheese also. IIRC, the wait can be long at peak hours.

          2. I think the Radisson in New Rochelle still has disco/dancing on Friday nights. It was/is being renovated there -- changing up the restaurant, etc., so check before going over. It is very retro, but bowling is back and lots of fun. We try to avoid Roc and Bowl in New Roc City and instead head over to Yonkers to Homestead Bowling -- a real bowler's bowling alley and a bargain.

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            1. re: cloverose

              Thanks all for great ideas!

            2. Not sure what kind of music, but some towns have outdoor concerts during the weeknights in the spring/summer. I know Eastchester and scarsdale do. Also, a fun time is the New York Philharmonic parks series. They play in different parks in the five boroughs, but there is one in Van Cortlandt Park I believe in January. it's a nice night. Sit on the lawn with some wine and cheese, listen to the music, watch some fireworks and before or after have a nice steak at jake's Steakhouse. Perfect night