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Aug 1, 2012 10:35 AM

Last Restaurant Before First Baby

Wife is 37 weeks pregnant with first baby so dont want to go into Manhattan. Looking for a great restaurant for what could be our last "real dinner" out for a while. We have reservations at Tarry Lodge but may want to go elsewhere. Someone recommended eleven14kitchen in J House in Greenwich, Restaurant North in Armonk, and Harper's in Dobbs Ferry. Any thoughts. I was thinking X2O but my wife is a pescatarian so I'm not sure if there enough options there for her. Thanks!!!

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  1. I wasn't crazy about the food at Tarry Lodge. The exception was the branzino ( photo attached) I ordered which was terrific. I don't find Tarry Lodge to be at all comfortable or relaxing and the service was terrible. I do not like X2O either but very much like Restaurant X & Bully Boy in Congers. I also really like Elia Taverna, not as formal/fancy a place as say rest X but fabulous food.

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    1. re: chowdom

      We've been to Elia Taverna. The food was very good, but I think I am looking for something a little nicer. We have done Tarry Lodge, Cookery, Eastchester Fish Gourmet. Looking for somewhere new

    2. I'm a huge fan of X20--they have many fish/seafood options!
      Restaurant North is also a good choice for a last grown up date night for awhile, although the atmosphere and view at X20 is more special.

      1. X2O would be great. If you go on a Thursday to their Dylan Lounge, they currently have the below prix fixe which looks amazing! No reservations but it's not crowded on the earlier side. I actually prefer the more festive and laid back (but still upscale) atmosphere in the Dylan. Depends what you are looking for...

        Summer Menu – part 2

        Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

        Balsamic Syrup & Basil Pesto

        Spiced Grissini


        Butter Poached Maine Lobster

        An Array of Hudson Valley Vegetables

        Minestrone Broth


        Warm Peach Cobbler

        Conklin Orchards Peach Sorbet


        $35.00 per person

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        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

          I think its between X2O and Restaurant North now.

          1. re: dhenry18

            I like the food at North slightly better but X2O is definitely feels more special.

            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

              I agree with you about North. X20 only more special in the price. Congrats. My daughter is also 37 weeks. I think I'll suggest spicy mexican to get the ball rolling.

              1. re: Doreen

                My wife/daughter will be 37 weeks on Friday!!! That is our celebration -- full term. We'll grab Little Thai Kitchen in about two weeks

              2. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                What about the Farmhouse at Bedford Post Inn?

              3. re: dhenry18

                One more suggestion from me would be Goldfish in Ossining. I would only go there however if they will let you reserve one of the 3 or 4 tables upstairs that offer a view of the open kitchen. It's kind of like dinner and a show. (looks like they are revamping their website)

            2. Sounds like it's an occasion for the Kittle House in Mount Kisco, a perfect setting for a delightful meal to celebrate entering parenthood.

              1. I vote North!! The menu has everything you might want, the service is great, and be sure to let them know this is a "last supper" of sorts. They really value when people consider them for such meals. We were at J House recently. It is indeed, a scene and the food was good, but I don't know if I'd want to be there at 37 weeks. I say this with some authority as we have a 5 week old. :) Enjoy and good luck!