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Dinner tomorrow night in Katonah/Cross River/Purdy's area

4 friends having dinner in Katonah area...open to Cross River or Purdys. We need to be at an event in Goldens Bridge by 7:30 - so limited in area.
Was thinking of either Bacio, Blue Dolphin, Tengda, Haiku or open for suggestions. It's a birthday dinner but old friends so casual is okay due to time and area constraint. Also thought of Willy Nick's but heard mixed reviews? Thanks!

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  1. What time are you planning on eating? If you go early you can get in and out of 121 in plenty of time. I'm not a fan of Blue Dolphin.

      1. re: foodlover6

        It might be close. If you got there by then you could be out by 7 I think. I live in Goldens Bridge and its' about 15 minutes.

      2. The pizza place in Golden's Bridge (little strip shopping center next to the A&P by the exit & train station) has really good food, both pizza and "other" Italian. If your group is really informal, this is a great option and would give you a little more time.

        1. There is also Peppino's by the train station (actually in the old station house). It is decent Italian and a cozier setting for friends to gather. Clientele appear to be slightly more down to earth than Blue Dolphin and from casual observation, enthusiastic eaters.

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          1. re: chipmonger

            I think Peppinos is a better option than the pizza place Portofino.

          2. Le Fontane? It might be nice to sit on the patio.

              1. Sorry - had internet issues yesterday and today. We ended up at Haiku and had a good meal. They were patient with ordering as traffic was horrible Friday night and the 4 of us all arrived at times that spanned @ an hour. Food and service were both good. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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                  1. re: foodlover6

                    Great. I forgot about restaurants in Cross River. Haiku is one of the better sushi restaurants in the area. I would say it is a notch above Tengda, or other places in Ridgefield or New Canaan. But I still prefer more authentic Japanese-owned places like Fujinoya in Hartsdale, although farther away.