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Great new things at North!! [Armonk]

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Last night, The Husband and I had another great dinner at North. We had a reservation, but happily chose to sit at the bar to eat. The Husband had the Tuna Tartare which he said was fresh, and flavorful. I had the Farm Egg. Delicious! A poached egg that was rolled in crushed hazelnuts and than quickly fried. Served over shaved asparagus and butter greens and lightly dressed.
After this course, we had what may have been the pasta I have ever had- hands down!! It was simply amazing. Paccheri with pancetta, wild ramps and parmesan. Outrageously good. Rich but light at the same time. I can honestly say I have never had anything like it, and would easily have a double order next time just to stuff myself on it. We were still talking about it this AM.
Next, the wild nettle soup which was tasty and earthy. I had never had wild nettles before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. It was garnished with hazelnuts and some creme fraiche which I swirled through before eating. We did enjoy it, but nothing was going to top the Paccheri.
For entrees, I had the soft shell crabs and The Husband had the Farm Beef. The soft shell crabs were lightly fried and served over guanciale and soft polenta. Heavenly. So flavorful and so light. The crab had the perfect amount of crunch and yet, the centers were soft and perfect. The beef was prepared 2 ways that he described as "yummy, delicious goodness". I didn't taste it because I was deeply engrossed in my soft shell crab.
We skipped dessert because we were stuffed and it was getting late. However, I do usually enjoy the skillet cookie w/ ice cream because, really, what's better than cookies and ice cream???

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  1. About how much does a dinner like this cost? Did you have wine or or drinks with it?

    (I have a birthday coming up and this sounds like exactly what I'd want to eat)

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    1. re: Elisa515

      I confess that I'm not%100 sure of the bill b/c I was using the ladies room when my husband paid the bill. I think w/out tip but w/ drinks it was around $150. However, we did have a number of drinks b/c The Husband sent a round to people who we knew. So that makes a difference in the bill.
      I think this would be perfect setting for a birthday dinner for you. It will definitely feel special. Do get dessert!!! Happy Birthday!

      1. re: MRS

        Thanks! I think it would be fun to go somewhere new (for us), and your enthusiasm over the past year for North is infectious. We clearly have similar taste in food. That egg dish and the soft shell crabs especially jumped out at me--and the pasta sounded amazing.

        1. re: MRS

          We've got a reservation for dinner for Wednesday, June 6 (used Open Table). Yes my birthday was in mid-May, but this is the first weekday night that I had available. Really looking forward to it and will report back. Thanks to your enthusiasm, we're trying a place that's new to us!

          1. re: Elisa515

            I might suggest phoning ahead and letting them know that it is your 1st time to the restaurant and that it is your birthday...Happy Birthday!!

      2. I have enjoyed every meal I've had at North, and this sounds like another one I could get behind. Great report, MRS!

        1. Thanks! I look forward to hearing what you guys think if you end up going and trying out some of these new dishes. Please share your thoughts!!

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          1. re: MRS

            Should be in a couple weeks. While my birthday is next week (note my handle), I'm working every weeknight from May 14-24. Since we don't need babysitters anymore, I figure going on a weeknight will make it easier to get in and have a leisurely dinner--so, looks like the week after Memorial Day. Seriously looking forward to the occasion!

            It didn't look like North is open for lunch, did I miss something? I looked at the menu online, thought it might be interesting to have a lunch tryout.

            1. re: Elisa515

              i thought it was. I have eaten there for lunch. Perhaps they don't have a lunch menu posted? I'd give a call and just ask. Lunch was very nice, but we LOVE our dinners there for sure.
              Happy Birthday in advance!

              1. re: Elisa515

                Open Table takes lunch reservations for North, so presumably lunch is an option.

                Personal gripe:
                Attention restaurant owners: vet your website. Streamline you website. Ask others to give you feedback on your website. Keep music in your dining room and off your website.
                Bloated, slow to load sites can hurt your business.
                Hours, phone number and address should be readily accessible and not subject to a website scavenger hunt.
                Post your menus (with prices!) and keep them up-to-date.

                You're welcome.

                1. re: mrsdebdav

                  I agree, their website is horrible. It annoys me every time I look at it. And don't even try loading it on a mobile phone!

                  I really like the food at North, but I've never been there full price, only during Restaurant Week. It's a bit too expensive for a casual feeling restaurant for me to justify going there on a regular night.

                  1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                    I have not been to North, but I just looked at the website. While I certainly don't think it is the best design, I had no trouble with it loading and I found the menu (with prices, though I don't know if it is current?) and phone number and address pretty easily.

                    All the information is on the bottom left side. Again, not a great design, but really not that difficult to find the information.

                    1. re: valerie

                      There's no info on the website about days and hours of operation; the menu doesn't give one any sense that there are lunch hours.

                      1. re: Elisa515

                        We weren't able to load the website on any computer, but apparently it wouldn't have made a difference. We made reservations for 1:30 on Saturday, so we knew they were open, but what we didn't know was that it was only a "brunch" menu which consisted entirely of breakfast, burgers/sandwiches, and a few pastas. Not that we were expecting haute cuisine, but given how much North makes of their farm-to-table philosophy I expected a little bit more to choose from than what I'd get from the Beehive. The burgers were delicious (and huge) but I'm not sure we would have gone there if we had known the menu in advance.

                  2. re: mrsdebdav

                    I agree totally! Any sound is terrible, and theirs made everyone in my family glare at me. Lots of links to learn about the lovely people involved in the restaurant, no info on days and hours of operation. Unwieldy menu with much repetition over the five pages. Luckily, MRS is such a good ambassador I still want to go.

                    I noticed the Open Table reservation availability, but since I have never made a reservation that way, I wasn't sure how trustworthy it was.

                    1. re: Elisa515

                      Open Table is totally trustworthy. I've used it for years. It's very convenient and you can change/cancel online should that be necessary.

                    2. re: mrsdebdav

                      North: one of the worst restaurant web sites I've seen.

                      1. re: mrsdebdav

                        You read my mind. I couldn't agree more. I hate that website. I know what baseball team they like but couldn't find the essentials of the restaurant. Needless to say I haven't been to the restaurant yet.

                        1. re: GIOny

                          I really think they do themselves a disservice with the awful website. Now there's no menu at all. Is it really that difficult to design a navigable website? If I hadn't been there before, I would totally be turned off. Maybe someone should send them the link to this thread...

                        2. re: mrsdebdav

                          So agree! I if I cannot see prices on a website I don not go at all. I am on a budget so its nice to have an idea about how much I will be spending. They loose customers that way. I think in mpo...

                    3. Maybe I keep overlooking where it's mentioned in the thread, but where is North? Western NY, Adirondacks Long Island, Westchester...?

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                      1. re: Scott_R

                        It's a big state, doesn't help most folks to post a name without a town, does it?

                        1. re: mcf

                          It is frustrating not to see an address or a link. North is located in Armonk, NY.

                      2. I am sorry that I didn't post specifics about the address/location of North. I made the bad assumption that people had seen my previous posts about North, and knew what I was talking about. My bad. Its in Armonk , NY. In Westchester County.
                        I guess because we eat at North semi-frequently, I never bother with the website. The menu changes often- sometimes slightly, sometimes more of an overhaul- depending on what their farmers, vendors , and purveyors have fresh and available for them. They won't use anything that isn't 100% terrific. So, i never know what we may or may not get there. And, that's fine with me. We like it that way.
                        I have used Opentable to go there, and I do use Opentable quite a bit for other spots, too. Totally reliable. We've never once had a problem with it. I love that I do it from my Iphone if I really want to.
                        I have no affiliation with the restaurant in any way save for the fact that we have been going since it 1st opened and we really love it there. We enjoy it and feel like it's a special spot for us. That said, it might not be for everyone. Be it the price, the style of food, the vibe, whatever...
                        But I was just so excited by our really delicious meal the other night that I felt compelled to share.

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                        1. re: MRS

                          "I am sorry that I didn't post specifics about the address/location of North. I made the bad assumption that people had seen my previous posts about North, and knew what I was talking about."

                          There are probably at least several folks in all of northern and western NY who haven't any idea where North is. ;-)

                        2. We had dinner last night, and for the most part, it was another enjoyable meal.

                          To start, the bad part: We arrived on time for our reservation, but were not seated for 15 minutes while a table cleared. Normally, we wouldn't get too fussed about that, but, after being promised that they would help expedite cocktails at the very-crowded bar, no one helped take our order. We watched our table being prepared for an excruciating 10 minutes, as no one seemed available to set our table. Finally we were seated, and our cocktail order was taken, but it was another 20 minutes before we received our drinks, and that only after my husband went to speak to the person manning the desk at the door who had previously promised to expedite our drinks.

                          The good: We were given a roomy 4 top for the two of us, and our cocktails were comped. And the food, which was pretty darn good. After receiving our cocktails, we ordered the Wild Mushroom flatbread with truffled ricotta, arugula and lardo to share with our drinks. We've had it before, but it seemed particularly delicious this time. It seemed as if the mushrooms had been baked since they were very crispy, but not fried, and it really brought out the flavor. Next, we both had pasta. I had the Paccheri with ramps, pancetta, black radish and parmigiano. This was incredibly delicious, as MRS mentioned above. There was a spiciness too it that surprised me. From the black radish, maybe? Whatever it was, I just didn't want to stop eating it. My husband had the braised rabbit with olives and parsley over fettuccine, and I heard no complaints, just the happiness of a satisfied eater. For our mains, we seemed to have copied MRS: I had the soft shell crabs with guanciale, spring onion vinaigrette, greens and soft polenta. This was fantastic. I remember having soft shell crabs there last year, and they were minuscule. These were a much more generous size, and prepared perfectly. It was almost too much food for me, which wasn't the case last year. My husband had the beef, which was served with gnocchi, gilled ramps, oyster mushrooms and lemon. This had the beef prepared two ways, a slow-cooked beef brisket with slices of steak on top. My husband wasn't overwhelmed with the dish, and he felt that unlike a duck preparation where it is served two ways, this lacked a true raison d'etre. However, despite the seating and cocktail glitches, this was an extremely enjoyable meal -- particularly after the bar cleared out and we could actually hear ourselves think. We had asked for a table in the much quieter upstairs dining room, but it was unavailable due to a private party. I still prefer it. ALthough the downstair is very lively, it also can be very, very loud, making it difficult to hear your companion. Too bad they can't expand and put the bar area in more of a closed-off room...

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                          1. re: roxlet

                            Nice review. When we were last there we found the service a bit frenetic but chalked it up to RW. I agree that the downstairs can get boisterous but i still like it better than the austere upstairs room. Especially on a beautiful night I would not want to be seated in the practically windowless (there are skylights) upstairs. If you don't mind me asking, how much is the soft shell crab entree? Sounds delicious.

                            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                              I snagged a menu, so I have all the prices. Crabs were $29.

                            2. re: roxlet

                              Well, I'm glad that the food was as good as it was when we had it. I'd have felt awfully bad if you suffered an annoying wait, AND the stuff I raved about wasn't so good. The wait is something that we've just become used to...it will be better in a few short weeks when I am able to have cocktails again after 9 long months...:)

                              1. re: roxlet

                                one question for you- it was THAT busy on a Tuesday night??? OMG!!!

                                1. re: MRS

                                  It definitely cleared out by 8:45 or so, but it was packed when we got there. I think the private party closing off the upstairs for regular diners must have had something to do with it.

                              2. Finally made it to North last night and had a wonderful dinner! We were seated upstairs by a lovely hostess, and enjoyed outstanding service throughout dinner. For starters--the pumpernickel roll with sorrel butter could not have been a more delicious way for me to break my gluten free cleansing diet :)! For an appetizer we shared the flatbread with roasted wild mushrooms, ricotta and lardo--very very good. They were outof the wine we ordered, and substituted a MUCH more expensive bottle at the same price--that was awesome!! For mains we had the soft shell crabs, which were done over a bed of creamed corn and blueberries (?!?!), something I would never think of pairing, but which was delicious; and the beef two ways, which was also very good. For dessert we had an excellent cheese plate, consisting of a large serving of 3 local cheeses, local honey, chutney and nuts; and the cookie skillet with ice cream, YUM. Lest we seem to be pigs, I must state for the record that we did not finish dessert....Delicious food, excellent service in a pleasant space!

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                                1. re: Marge

                                  Just came back from a very good meal there, and I agree on the soft shell crabs, cookie skillet etc. But for those here who praise the service, we found it slow, to the point of being a bit irritating. Not infuriating, but it certainly detracted from an otherwise memorable meal. Service was amateurish for a restaurant of this caliber.

                                2. I know this is an old thread, but we went to North last night after not having gone for over a year. We really had a great experience, mostly because of our server. The one year absence was because our last experience was so bad, food, service and lack of air conditioning that we decided to take a break. Last night we had a great server. She was knowledgeable and when we ordered a particular bottle of wine she described it a certain way then came back to tell us that she checked with the sommelier and suggested one that fit our tastes better. She knew every detail of every dish and was able to suggest things for my husband who has a dairy allergy. My husband had the hammachi appetizer with blood oranges and the rib eye with short rib as his main. Both were fantastic. The best part of my meal was an amazing carmelized onion foccacia ( had butter so dh could not eat it) served with butter with apple and rosemary fleur de sel. I had the whole pork with crispy potatoes. The potatoes needed salt and the pork, which I had been dreaming about all day, was dry, so the server brought me some of the jus. We had discussed dessert with the server but I said that after the pork there was no way I'd be able to eat dessert. After we finished our meal a bus boy brought a bag to our table, which I presumed was the left over pork. It was not - it was the chocolate dessert our server had told us about. She gave it to me to try at home. We were blown away but this woman. We had told her that a server can make or break a meal, and I am a firm believer in that. She made this one for both of us!

                                  1. Has anyone been back to North recently? We are going there for dinner tonight and I was wondering what, if anything, was new.

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                                    1. re: roxlet

                                      We went about a month ago. They had some great new cocktails. I had some sort of sangria concoction that was awesome! Some new desserts too...

                                      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                                        Sangria is very appealing for some reason (maybe the article in today's NY Times?). I'll have to try that. What did you eat?

                                        1. re: roxlet

                                          We had gnocchi and a salad to start. Both were fantastic, and eaten with way too much of their buttery foccaccia. . I had the burger, which I saw someone getting when we were there for RW, and it was, bar none, THE best burger and fries I think I have ever had. (Kittle House's is amazing too, but North's fries are better.) I think it came with pork belly on top of it if I remember correctly. I could only manage half of it, so I brought the rest home for lunch the next day. My husband had the veal osso bucco, which he devoured. We shared a skillet for dessert. They're making their own sodas and juices now, and I think that' what went into my cocktail. I wish I could remember more details of the drink.

                                          Report back, I'm getting hungry thinking about it!

                                      2. re: roxlet

                                        We ate there last weekend and while they were already out of the scallops with ramps by the time we sat, ( boo!) I had a fabulous halibut with lotus root! Also, the kale-quinoa salad is outrageous.

                                      3. We had a nice meal at North, but we were extremely disappointed that the upstairs was being used for a private party and was therefore unavailable. The noise downstairs was pretty deafening.

                                        I started with the sangria, which I liked a lot, but it seems that it takes forever to get your drinks. This happened the last time we ate there as well. With the drinks, we shared the flatbread, which is, as usual, wonderful. For appetizer, I had the hazelnut crusted farm egg with purple asparagus. It was fabulous, and outshone everything else I ate. My first impetus was to order three appetizers -- the egg, the chick pea fries, and the tuna tartare, but instead I went with the egg and the osso buco as my main. The osso buco was a fail for me. It was underseasoned and the potatoes with it had an off taste. I gave the uneaten portion to my son, and he didn't finish it. He started with the carpaccio. It was served with frico and what looked to be a balsamic glaze. He had the squid ink pasta as his main, but he thought it seemed more like an appetizer than a main. My husband started with the gnocchi and went on to the roasted pig, which he liked a lot. I think we all felt that the kitchen had lost a few steps since we were there last. Also, the addition of various gluten-free options seemed to have narrowed the choices. For example, there was only one bread offered if you didn't want the gluten free bread.

                                        I'd give the meal a B overall.

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                                        1. re: roxlet

                                          Roxlet - please recommend a special experience dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday but trying to keep it in a moderate price range. I was considering North - but after reading your last review I am interested what you might recommend as more enjoyable.

                                          1. re: smilingal

                                            I don't know how old your daughter is, but you might all enjoy the energy Fortina, also in Armonk. However, I have only been there for lunch, and I understand that it can get pretty loud at night. There are two rooms, and the bar room is the noisier of the two. Get a reservation, and stick to the pasta and pizza for a moderately priced meal.

                                            1. re: roxlet

                                              I would second Fortina. Loud but great pizza. They also serve outdoors in nice weather.

                                              1. re: roxlet

                                                Daughter is early thirties - I had her when I was in my early teens! lol

                                                  1. re: roxlet

                                                    I just added it to my list on my phone - but I am looking for something a bit nicer for her birthday.
                                                    She mentioned Eastchester Fish.

                                                    1. re: smilingal

                                                      Not a big fan, and very over priced, imo. We really enjoyed MP Taverna in Irvington.

                                                      1. re: roxlet

                                                        What about Red Hat Bistro? Very pretty, on the water, good food, good service.

                                          2. I had a really nice meal at North on Sunday. I didn't know that they do not use the upstairs room on Sundays so I was a little wary of sitting downstairs-- the past few times we've been there the downstairs has been really raucous. It was rather loud when we arrived but they put us at a table where the noise was blocked a bit by a partition. It definitely wasn't as sedate as the upstairs room, that's for sure, and so I probably wouldn't go back on a Sunday.

                                            The food was excellent. I agree that it's annoying that of the two kinds of bread they offer one is gluten free but obviously there must be a big demand for gluten free there with their regulars so I guess that is just smart business on their part. The gluten-full bread is their amazing and buttery focaccia served with mint and sweet corn butter. The hazelnut encrusted egg served with vegetables was delicious though it is a bit precious for the price (very small portion). My husband went for a braised lamb appetizer which was cooked and served in a cute Staub cocotte and could have been an entree with a side order. It was tender and flavorful. He went on to have the burger (which he couldn't finish, surprise surprise, after all the lamb!) which was stupendous with bacon jelly and heavily herbed fries. The burger was nicely seared outside and had a juicy pink interior. My veal was very tender and came on top a generous bed of seasonal vegetables, including carrots, kale, and a potato puree (that was a touch too salty for me).

                                            We usually go for the cookie skillet but kept it light this time with their gorgeously textured panna cotta and peaches and meringue. A somewhat less calorific end to the meal than their sinful cookie skillet.

                                            The beer on tap was served at optimal temperature and freshness, the cocktail list is varied and interesting, and my glass of sancerre was wonderful.

                                            Service was not as polished or professional as I'd like at a restaurant of this price point. I think it's also the atmosphere of the downstairs area that made our meal there feel a bit more casual than we would have liked (we were celebrating our anniversary). But sitting upstairs would remedy that, which means avoiding Sundays. I definitely would not cross this off the list for an excellent meal for the poster who was looking for one, with the few caveats I listed.

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                                            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                                              Yes, it's the noise, the poor service, and the misses on some of the food that turned us off last time. At that price, you expect all of those elements to be spot on.

                                              1. re: roxlet

                                                And that, in a nutshell, is my problem with North. When its on, its on and terrific, but we have had some bad service and bad food there too. It's way to expensive for that!

                                                1. re: wincountrygirl

                                                  I have to agree with the above. I have been to North a few times and have always experienced service issues. For me, the food is just ok and does not make up for the poor service. Unfortunately, I seem to experience poor service in many of Westchester's top establishments. My husband and I look pretty young so I am not sure if that is the issue, but it's still not acceptable. My husband refuses to return to North because not only has service been bad, but the upstairs room smelled when we last visited a number of months ago.
                                                  Unfortunately, after two trips at the new JG spot, I cannot say that their service is any better.

                                                  1. re: bisous143

                                                    It's interesting that you mention age. My husband and I also look pretty young (though the birthday approaching in a few months tells me otherwise... eek! haha) and I sometimes wonder how that affects the service we receive. But at North it may just be that we are not regulars. I see the owner or manager or whoever he is and the chef hobknobbing with regulars but they'll never come over to say hello to non-regulars. At X2O (which I haven't been to in a few years) Peter Kelly would always make the effort to come around to many different tables regardless of whether they are regulars or not. At Kittle House, though the service is often very scattered and disorganized, we are ALWAYS treated very, very well even though we are younger than their typical customers and aren't spending big bucks on wine. They seem more interested in cultivating a relationship and making a pleasant experience for the diner. The hostesses are always gracious, polite, and accommodating, and so are the waiters and the kitchen. You feel like they want you to return, whereas at North, if you're not a regular, it's like they don't really care.

                                                    Cubanat, interesting thought on bar service.

                                                    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                                                      Yes, I agree, ice cream. I don't think it's age. We are not young looking... Well, we don't look like were 35 anymore... :-(. And we are not treated any better at North. I think ypu need to be a regular and IMHO, heck with that! Peter Kelly has awl ya been a very gracious host going to greet diners whoever they are. And Crabtree is scattered but professional for the most part.

                                                      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                                                        Funny you mention the hobknobbing with regulars at North being a problem for you, because if you read the Opentable reviews that is a common theme. I am known there so they do come over and say hello, and the last time we were there I mentioned to my wife that I could see how some people would be upset.

                                                        Yes, Peter Kelly does do an excellent job of visiting everyone and making them feel welcome (and I am always amazed how he seems to be at the restaurant I'm at, and they swear he isn't cloned). And he is more of a celebrity chef than the North guys so people do appreciate it.

                                                        1. re: bisous143

                                                          While I like to flatter myself that my husband and I look young...for our age, we have also had crappy service, so I don't think it's that.

                                                          1. re: roxlet

                                                            We were there for a Sunday holiday meal. A young couple with a toddler received 4-5 refills on their mimosas while I had one. At one point, the toddler was surrounded by three cooing waitresses while several tables around us had still not received their menus. Something's wrong somewhere. It's one thing to have favorites. It's another to show favoritism at the expense of your other customers.

                                                      2. re: roxlet

                                                        Agreed. Arrived on time for a 7pm Wednesday reservation for a birthday dinner and had to wait an hour to sit with a party of 4. Manager/host condescendingly tells us how long he's worked in the restaurant business and that these things happen. Sure, they do from time to time, but any restaurant/restaurateur of that caliber should know how to make it right with the customer. They certainly did not.

                                                        Of course, food can be great and that is what will keep people coming back.

                                                        1. re: drew22

                                                          An hour? That's crazy.

                                                          You guys are right that there shouldnt be so many caveats/issues for a place like North. The biggest issue to me is it's a neighborhood place catering to people in the neighborhood with prices of a fine dining restaurant. The food has been excellent in my experience (and I haven't had the same inconsistencies notes by others but that may just be luck) but I go maybe four times a year, two of which are for Restaurant Week. I am not their target demographic and I guess that the regulars that go often can reconcile the prices with the often too-casual atmosphere but I can't. At that price I want it to be special. A place like The Nomad in Manhattan has a similar price point and the service is amazing and you feel like it's a special experience. As much as I love and recommend Kittle house the service there leaves a lot to be desired. Sadly I have come to expect very little in terms of service locally.

                                                          Is the service at the new j-g restaurant good? The bar service at BHSB (it'll be a long time till I make it back to the main restaurant now that the minimum price is like $195) is excellent but that's not a real sit-down meal you can reserve.

                                                          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                                                            service at the bar especially at both BHSB and at IPR/JG is super. we find that at most restaurants. the bartenders because they are on "stage" service the dining guests better and the diners end up having a better experience for it. imo. At North we have only been twice & liked being downstairs as it felt more alive. have not been enough to experience any snafus.

                                                            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                                                              I had very good service at the Inn at Pound Ridge. Much better than at North. It just seems to be on a different level. Very well trained. And depending on how you order, you can get out of there with a pretty reasonable bill.

                                                              1. re: drew22

                                                                I am very jealous. We were there (The Inn at Pound Ridge) on Sunday and they forgot about us, while we waited at the bar. After we reminded them of our reservation, they went to show us to our table, but then advised that someone else was seated at our table and they would have to escort is back to the bar. No apology or offer to pay for a drink. And then, my husband found multiple bones in his fish. Additionally, they never provided me with my pizza that I asked to be wrapped up. I am honestly so frustrated in Westchester restaurants. I get much better service in New York City. I am keeping my fingers crossed however for the new Campagna. Hopefully Michael White will pull through.

                                                                1. re: bisous143

                                                                  I am hoping for a great new restaurant in Campagna. If they ever open. I heard that they totally gutted the old place. The crew is there too. It should be soon and I'll be there!!!!

                                                                  1. re: bisous143


                                                                    What time did you go? We were there a couple of Sundays ago, but we had a 5:30 reservation. We had great service, very attentive, and got seated upstairs as I had requested. They do not bring leftovers to your table, they give you a ticket and you pick it up from the coat room on the way out. Sounds like they forgot to give you the ticket (or maybe they just forgot to box it, I guess). They really should have done something for you after taking you to a table and finding it was already taken.

                                                                    1. re: MisterBill2

                                                                      9:00pm, so it's not like they were overly busy. We were told that this type of thing happens all of the time.
                                                                      In general, I would just like an apology or an offer to buy us a drink. Instead, I frequently get the feeling that the staff thinks we are just lucky to be eating at their restaurant. It is extremely frustrating.

                                                                      1. re: bisous143

                                                                        I had read about the poor service before dining there, and I know I was surprised that our service was as good as it was. We didn't even order wine, so we were not spending a bundle. They refilled our water and bread several times. I doubt we got special service because I have the VIP flag on Opentable (that's a joke), so I guess we just got lucky, or else going early is better than late.