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!!!
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.
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
Butter Poached Maine Lobster
An Array of Hudson Valley Vegetables
Warm Peach Cobbler
Conklin Orchards Peach Sorbet
$35.00 per person
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)http://www.goldfishdining.com/
Sounds like it's an occasion for the Kittle House in Mount Kisco, a perfect setting for a delightful meal to celebrate entering parenthood.
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!