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Jan 9, 2013 06:09 AM

Is Yvonne's in Mount Vernon closed?

a friend drove by and said it looked closed. I heard they had a lot of service issues. Does anyone know if they closed?

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  1. They were open as of Dec. 19.
    Try giving them a call, (914) 663-7685.

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    1. re: Sloth

      So far, no one has picked up the phone, but it does ring, it's not out of service. But the website is shut down. I'll try calling again later.

      1. re: GIOny

        I know they do brunch so I called today (Sunday morning) and still no answer. I'm guessing another one bites the dust.

        1. re: GIOny

          I liked Yvonne's when it was a little take out place in Pelham and also after they became a sit down restaurant in Pelham. We had dinner after they moved to Mount Vernon on a Sunday last summer. My husband ordered fried chicken I don't remember what I ordered. Both of our entrees had clearly been leftovers from the brunch buffet earlier in the day. The food was completely dried out and horrible. We felt totally ripped off and never went back.

          1. re: chowdom

            My experience with the dry food was similar. The buffet brunch food was dry to begin with. There were a couple of dishes that I was usually pleased with, the smothered chicken being one, but at best I thought the food at the Mount Vernon location was okay.

    2. Word is new owners and new chef. Paper up over the windows so some type of work is going on. Will be a similar type of cuisine. Once Yvonne's started holding "Ladies Nights," comedy shows and musical acts during prime dining hours I had a feeling that it wouldn't be long before they'd close their doors. The same thing happened to the old Samba na Brasa Brazilian restaurant in Fleetwood.

      Also hearing of a possible expansion into the space next door which currently houses a longstanding wine/liquor store which could indicate that a lounge/nightclub element could be in the works.

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      1. re: varsitysg

        There is now a Popeye's where Yvonne's was. When it opened there were lines around the block to get in. I guess the price point is more in line with what Mount Vernon is willing to pay. Soul food would do very well, but the Yvonne's concept was probably just a little too high end.

        There are a number of empty storefronts in Fleetwood if someone would just open anything that is not Chinese fusion or Italian. (although I personally would love to see Middle Eastern, Mexican or straight up Vietnamese ie. no fusion).

        1. re: jcmods

          They must have split up the space because now there's a Checkers going in there as well. Yvonne's was pretty huge.

          1. re: Sloth

            Sounds like an imitation of bay plaza in the bronx- both popeyes and checkers are within two blocks of each other. I wanted to like checkers, but tried several things,and never found anything that i really liked. I do like popeyes and i'm waiting for dairy queen to open- (n bay plaza). haven't been to one in about 30 years, so i don't know how it will be. Bay plaza also has a Barnes and Noble and coming from New Rochelle is actually easier to get to than Mt. Vernon. So probably won't go to Mt.V.

            1. re: 51rich

              The main problem with the Mt. Vernon location is that it is somewhat difficult to park. Although there is a lot down the block, that can be filled up at times too. I got take out from there the other night, and I appreciated that the place seemed pretty clean, though they seemed to be very understaffed for the dinner hour.