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May 15, 2012 05:52 AM

What's good in Tarrytown these days?

We're going to a concert at Tarrytown Hall in a month and would love recommendations on what restaurants in the area have been impressing you lately.

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  1. Go right next door to the Tarry Tavern!

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    1. Looks like an almost unanimous vote! Thanks for your input!

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      1. re: PlasticMoonRain

        Not really. I hated the service. My food was good, husband's steak was not good. Service was awful, rushed.

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          i agree with you wincountrygiril - I thought the food was just okay, the service was poor, and the prices were high for what you got. But what do I know - I like Lefteris.

          1. re: scarsdalesurprise

            I have been to Tarry Tavern three times. The first time it was very good. The second, not very good. The third time the food was good. My issues with Tarry Tavern are more with the service than the food. And when seated by the owner, we found him less than welcoming.

            We have had some good meals at Sol Mar, but I hesitate to recommend it because we've also had some bad meals there. It's surprising to me that Tarrytown doesn't have better offerings.

      2. Another vote for Tarry Tavern. The 7 or 8 meals I had there were almost all excellent and those that weren't were at least good. Fine service, as well. Chiboust: one flop. Not to mention an endless stream of emails afterward.

        1. So..... Chiboust got the nod from the Times today.....

          Who's been lately? I have never been but I think I'll have to make a trip. Also I do agree that their baked goods are great; they sell at some local markets and I've had a chance to sample a few things, all of which I loved.

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          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

            We were there a couple of months ago and enjoyed it. We don't get there often - we go when we're going to the Music Hall. They have the best french fries, go figure - combo of sweets and white. I had one of their new pizzas - mushroom and it was excellent. DH had the hanger steak. Jill, the chef/owner was a pastry chef at at Lespinasse and so the desserts are pretty great too!!

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              Great to hear. I made a reservation for Saturday, looking forward to it!

            2. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

              Chiboust was just OK for me. They first tried to seat us in one of the window tables. The window tables have two seats, one a tall stool with no back, and the other a seat in the window on a cushion. It looked really uncomfortable so I asked for a different table and we ended up at a table right in the doorway. Really not ideal. I guess I pictured something different.

              The service was fine, not very warm, but ok. They were out of two of the beers they have up on the chalkboard. I had pinot grigio, reasonably priced, and she topped off my glass (a lot) because the bottle was almost empty.

              Food was really a mixed bag. The very good: the mushroom pizza, the duck breast (a special at $28 and served with a comically small portion of potatoes, which I just dont' get. I'm spending $28 on duck, put a nice portion of potatoes on that plate!!). The ok: the beet salad with goat cheese mousse (tasty but again a small portion for the price). The bad: the cheese/charcuterie plate. I guess I have had too many excellent cheese plates in the recent past. This was really pathetic. The cheese looked and tasted like supermarket cheese. Not really what I'd expect.

              The excellent: Desserts choices are presented to you to look at, which I as a rule hate. None of them looked particularly appetizing. However, my husband chose the carrot cake for us to share, and it was delicious. Really, really tasty, moist cake, with a lovely light frosting.

              I would go back for a pizza and dessert at the bar, but not for a full dinner. Too many other good restaurants in the area to spend so much money on a hit or miss meal.

            3. Surprised nobody has mentioned Sweetgrass. Great food. Noisy, though.