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Jun 20, 2012 05:51 PM

Lunch Places near Mamaroneck Ave in HARRISON

I finally found a job! I live in Rockland and I'm unfamiliar with Westchester. New job is on Mamaroneck Ave in Harrison. I get an hour for lunch, but have no idea where to go? My building is across from Saxon Woods.

Can someone suggest places I could make within an hour, that also have parking? I am only about 10 minutes from White Plains but there doesn't seem to be easy parking there, plus it's crowded at lunchtime. Mamaroneck is close by in the other direction, but I'm unfamiliar with what's there.

I did an internet search on the "mediocre" but quick chains. No McDs, BK, Wendys, Dunkin, or Boston Market nearby that I saw. But I'm not familiar with all the towns nearby.

My building has a cafeteria which I went to my first week. It was okay, a little pricey, but convenient. But sometimes I just want to get out of the building. I'm spoiled having worked in Northvale, NJ for many years, so there were tons of places nearby with plenty of parking!

Thank you ahead of time! Barbara

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  1. Congrats on the job!

    I'm sure you'll get plenty of responses. I would like to recommend MELT in White Plains. It's at 277 Mamaroneck Ave., maybe a 10 minute drive (someone might correct me, since I generally drive it not at lunch I might be off) from where you're working. Easy to park on the street in front of it, since it's not quite in the dense part of White Plains. It's just past the TD Bank, so if you have business there you can park in their lot, or for a quarter at the meter. You can eat there or pick something up. Search on MELT and you'll see some write ups.

    1. Congrats! I used to work in 500 Mamaroneck (and live in Mamaroneck now). Luckily for me, my office ordered in lunch every day. Our 2 favorites were Ginban (quick and reliable sushi) in Mamaroneck and Iron Tomato (sandwiches, thin-crust pizza, salads) in White Plains. There are a ton of options in "downtown" Mamaroneck, about 5 min drive from there (and you can usually get metered parking behind the CVS). If Ginban doesn't work for you, there are at least 4 other Asian fusion restaurants. We like Red Plum and Little Kitchen for takeout at home. Sal's (classic pizzaria) and Frankie's & Fanucci's (thinner crust) have reliable pizza. I'm excited for the new burger place going in near the Mamaroneck train station, so that may be an option going forward. I'm sure you'll find your favorites quickly!

      1. Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck is very good, and they have a nice lunch special. Also, in "downtown" Harrison, Hajime and Momiji are two decent sushi restaurants that I prefer to the Asian fusion places in Mamaroneck. Plus, parking in Harrison is relatively easy and free.

        1. Thank you all for your replies. Great info, and I'll try these out and report back. cbn456, I am also in the 500 Mamaroneck building, which is very nice! MELT sounds great from the website. I've never been on that part of Mamaroneck Ave, always turning at Bloomingdale Rd to get to I287. Now I'll look for TD Bank, and I'm glad the parking is easier in that part of White Plains.

          I plan on going into Mamaroneck too next week for the 1st time. Now I will look for CVS so I can park and look around. I don't even know where the Mamaroneck train station is, so this will be fun! I guess I'll learn! And then one day, I'll venture to Harrison, the real-Harrison and not the outskirts where my office is. Thank you once again!

          1. You lucky East into Mamaroneck and go to Sal's for pizza! Best in Westchester! IMHO of course