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Jun 20, 2012 06:11 AM

Northern-ish Westchester 20th Anniversary Dinner

Hello Chowhounders

We're looking for a quiet dinner for two for our 20th anniversary. Any suggestions for something new to the area would be appreciated - we've been to some of the usual spots (Blue Hill, Garrison, Kittle, H20, etc.) for prior special occasions, so hoping to change things up this time. Outdoor dining would be particularly nice :-)

Many thanks

Nancy C

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  1. My favorite is Buffet de la Gare in Hastings - they don't have the outdoor dining but they do have a cozy, romantic atmosphere and great French food.

    1. I have not been there for some time, but we have always enjoyed the Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville. We also enjoyed 121 in North Salem quite recently.

      1. With the exception of some less than dazzling service last time, probably due to a large party in house that night, North in Armonk has been a pleasant experience. No outdoor dining, though.

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        1. re: rjbh20

          I think I had the best meal I've ever eaten at Restaurant North--but it is NOT quiet!

          1. re: Elisa515

            Upstairs is quiet, and you can sit there unless its booked for a private party.

            1. re: roxlet

              Well...when we reserved, that's what we asked for. No one told us there would be a private party (it was some sort of wine dinner) so that wouldn't be possible.

              I'm not complaining, but I'm saying that asking for upstairs when making a reservation does not guarantee a quiet meal at Restaurant North. The food is so amazing that I didn't mind (and found the noise gave us some privacy, actually). But the OP did specify quiet.

              The food and the service were so great that I'd tolerate heavy metal music being pumped into the room, though, to get to eat there again.

            2. re: Elisa515

              We're finally going to North next week, I'm excited! What do you recommend, thanks!

              1. re: Marge

                Marge, I think I need to get around to replying about that meal on the latest North thread. Thanks for the push! (short answer: everything!)

                1. re: Elisa515

                  oh good...i've been wanting to hear your thoughts on your evening!!!

                2. re: Marge

                  Marge, if the soft-shell crabs are on the menu, they are a must!!!

                  1. re: MRS

                    I hope, I hope, I hope, I LOVE soft shell crabs, thanks!

                    1. re: Marge

                      omg!!!! they are the best!! Interestingly enough, soft shell crabs are how my love affair with North began when they 1st opened. I wish you a delicious dinner there. We love it!!

                      1. re: MRS

                        Had a wonderful dinner at North, I posted a separate review on the latest North thread.

            3. My favorite is Vox in North Salem. They have a patio for outdoor dining where you can watch the deer nibble on the foliage. If they have the goat cheese and tomato tart as a special appetizer, get it. I also love the Iron Horse as well.

              1. I recently had a meal at Equus at the Castle in Tarrytown. While the Equus isn't new to the area, they are under new ownership and offer both a tasting menu along with a la carte. I opted for the 7 course tasting menu. Both the food and service were excellent. I know they offer outdoor dining.