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Jackie's Bistro not closed yet! [Easterchester]

paris1976 Apr 23, 2013 10:29 AM

The tidbit section of the Westchester Magazine posted that the owners Jackie and Joel Huchet have closed the restaurant. They have not retired yet. They are planning to be open until Mothers Day.
But the cool part is that in its place, scheduled to open late spring/early summer, is 46-seat Bistro Parisien from Stephane Kane of Bistro SK on City Island. Manuel Paucar, formerly chef at Bistro Jardin in SoHo, will head the kitchen.

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    wincountrygirl Apr 23, 2013 11:59 AM

    Where is this place?

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    1. re: wincountrygirl
      rpk Apr 23, 2013 04:13 PM

      White Plains Rd, Easterchester, at Mill Rd

    2. roxlet Apr 24, 2013 06:41 AM

      That sounds interesting. However, I have always felt that the location is not great since parking is not immediately obvious to the casual driver driving by.

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        JMF Apr 24, 2013 12:34 PM

        Ummm... it's three doors down, maybe 40-50 ft., from the town's large municipal parking lot with around 150 parking spaces.

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          roxlet Apr 24, 2013 12:56 PM

          That may be, and I know that since I live in the area, but as people are whizzing by in their cars, it may not be apparent.

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            foodiemom10583 Apr 24, 2013 01:14 PM

            When we are driving to a restaurant and don't see a spot out front, we usually drive around the block. ;)

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        jhopp217 Apr 26, 2013 12:57 AM

        You should be getting a call this week from myself, a regular and some bartender who works across the street. I will not miss out before you close, just have to find out who else is coming, as one or two people are on vacation.

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          Maryld Nov 6, 2013 08:11 AM

          Is Bistro Parisien open yet? I couldn't find a website for it.

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            JMF Nov 6, 2013 12:15 PM

            It's been open. As far as I heard, the place never really closed for long. Just that the new owners took over as soon as they got their liquor license. I don't think they renovated or redecorated or anything like that.

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              foodiemom10583 Nov 6, 2013 02:08 PM

              I hope to read some positive feedback.

              We went to Jackie's Bistro twice: The first time was without a reservation, so of course, there was nothing available. My bad.

              The second time, I made a last-minute reservation before leaving the house. Once we were seated, we were approached by Jackie who advised us not to order appetizers because she needed the table in 45 minutes. We walked out.

              Since there are new owners, I'll give the location another try, but I'm waiting for reviews.

              1. re: foodiemom10583
                JMF Nov 6, 2013 03:12 PM

                Well, since Jackie and her husband retired and Jackie's Bistro was sold in Spring 2013, and was taken over by a new owner and renamed, this doesn't apply.

                It's now Bistro Parisien. New owner, chef, staff, etc.

                1. re: JMF
                  foodiemom10583 Nov 6, 2013 05:03 PM

                  It applies to my experience at the restaurant in the title of this thread.

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                  jcmods Nov 7, 2013 09:17 AM

                  My father went there a while back (and I can't remember when it was exactly). He thought it was terrible. I was unaware that it had changed hands so I don't know if it was still "Jackie" or the new place. I would be interested to know. Apparently they had a Duck l'Orange that they found dry. I wasn't there, but it completely put me off trying it (because my Dad likes Ciao's, so I can't imagine how bad Jackie's must have been). Although in fairness to Ciao's, I got roped into going there again and the pizza was okay.

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                    foodiemom10583 Nov 8, 2013 01:46 PM

                    I totally agree with you about Ciao's. The pizza was the only decent item we tried.

                    Jeez, dry duck is a sin. I sincerely hope it was produced by the previous owners.

                  2. re: foodiemom10583
                    Westjanie Nov 8, 2013 07:59 AM

                    We ate at Jackie's Bistro several times over the years, without any of the problems mentioned here -- we may well only have gone on weeknights and never encountered any disasters with the food. And we DID try the new incarnation, where I had what I considered a terrific meal, but my huisband was not so happy with his and thought it cost too much for what he had. One major difference between our respective experiences had to do with appetizers, He ordered a salad which, while nice, was quite small and cost as much as a much larger and more interesting salad he'd had elsewhere a few days before. I had the French onion soup, which, with a salad, would have made a filling meal by itself. And I thought it was one of the best examples of its kind I've ever had

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                      foodiemom10583 Nov 8, 2013 01:54 PM

                      We love French onion soup. It sounds like I need to try theirs.

                      Sorry that your husband was disappointed with what he received. That bugs me, too, especially if both restaurants are of a similar ilk.

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