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What are the most overrated restaurants in Westchester?

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realitytruthprozac Jul 10, 2013 08:19 PM

In your opinion, what are the most overrated restaurants in Westchester?

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    wincountrygirl RE: realitytruthprozac Jul 11, 2013 04:07 AM

    Bedford Post. I had an awful experience there.

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      mfenimore RE: wincountrygirl Jul 12, 2013 10:35 AM

      I agree! COmpletely overpriced for quality of food

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        scarsdalesurprise RE: wincountrygirl Jul 13, 2013 08:33 AM

        Agree! Overpriced food and very poor service.

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          Avalondaughter RE: scarsdalesurprise Aug 21, 2013 12:43 PM

          I only ate there once, but I really enjoyed it. Food tasted very fresh, preparation was simple but creative, and the service was great. I'm surprised they are still in business since I seem to be the only person who likes the place.

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            wincountrygirl RE: Avalondaughter Aug 21, 2013 01:49 PM

            Wow, when I went the service was atrocious.

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              scarsdalesurprise RE: Avalondaughter Aug 23, 2013 08:59 AM

              A bunch of people I work with love it, so you are not alone.

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          51rich RE: realitytruthprozac Jul 13, 2013 04:47 PM

          any and all, for some reason westchester seems to be passed over, when it comes to restaurants or maybe it is just a case of the grass is always greener.....

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            wincountrygirl RE: 51rich Jul 14, 2013 08:01 AM

            I agree. It amazes me that an area like Westchester does not have better restaurants.

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            mrgaga RE: realitytruthprozac Jul 14, 2013 09:49 AM

            Morgan's fish house in rye, and modern barn.

            Both seem to focus too much on looking cool and not enough on substance. Every time I have gone to either I have regretted the decision!

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              kaitlyn142 RE: realitytruthprozac Jul 14, 2013 06:17 PM

              Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown. I have had one fabulous meal there, 4 bland meals and 1 completely inedible meal. I've finally given up on it.

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                wincountrygirl RE: realitytruthprozac Jul 15, 2013 04:00 AM

                Oh, I forgot Equus. Beautiful place though.

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                  liza219 RE: wincountrygirl Jul 15, 2013 10:27 PM

                  +1

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                  lemarais RE: realitytruthprozac Jul 16, 2013 11:42 AM

                  Cookery in Dobbs. I know folks swoon over the place, but I was underwhelmed. Not to mention the din, ity's impossible to have a conversation while dining there.

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                    wpfoodie RE: lemarais Jul 18, 2013 11:21 AM

                    Bite your tongue!!! ;-)

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                      FillMyTummy RE: wpfoodie Aug 21, 2013 04:22 PM

                      X2O... I know, everybody loves this place but I'm always a little disappointed with dinner. Plus their carpet seriously needs cleaning. Brunch however, is still a real treat and a great value.

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                        weedy RE: FillMyTummy Aug 21, 2013 09:44 PM

                        I like both COokery and X20 a LOT... in fact, going to X20 this Saturday for my anniversary...

                        but in any event, we don't have to agree, BUT, is it really the same to say "I'm always a little disappointed" and 'the MOST OVERRATED in Westchester"???

                        I'd vote for Panetiere. I don't understand how it's rated well at ALL.
                        Same thing with Ocean House in Croton.

                        both i think are massively "overrated"

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                          DGresh RE: weedy Aug 28, 2013 03:53 PM

                          agree with ocean house. Any place that has the same veg and starch with every entree seems underwhelming to me. Maybe it's changed since I was there (for the first and last time) about 5 years ago.

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                            DGresh RE: weedy Aug 28, 2013 03:54 PM

                            While I'm a huge fan of Chef Kelly, I have been disappointed with X2O the last 2 times I've been there. I prefer Xavier's in Piermont. It seems more attention is paid to the food there.

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                              Nancy C RE: weedy Nov 20, 2013 09:58 PM

                              I despise Ocean House's no reservations policy. That alone makes us drive on elsewhere, even tho' it's a 5 minute drive away from home. Too lazy to take reservations? And the food --- ain't all that interesting. I love DGresh's observation about the same veg/starch combos. Bleh.

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                              chowdom RE: FillMyTummy Aug 26, 2013 06:51 PM

                              Agreed regarding X2O, however for anyone interested there is currently a groupon available ... 25 percent off all food and drink.

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                          wincountrygirl RE: realitytruthprozac Aug 27, 2013 04:05 AM

                          How could I forget Le Chateau? Yes, if you're going to a wedding its lovely but as a fine dining establishment it's mediocre at best. When we went the food was not great and the service - wow, the waiter had some attitude. My chardonnay was corked and I sent it back. He told me the bottle was "fresh' - just opened and suggested I try another type of wine. I said, no, please open another bottle. He treated me like I was an idiot. I finally gave up and ordered something else as we were with people from my husband's job that I had just met. To add insult to injury that night - a table with children running around right next to us. Then, when we retrieved our car - yep - a big scratch courtesy of the valet. Unless we're invited to an affair, we won't be back.

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                            realitytruthprozac RE: realitytruthprozac Nov 20, 2013 06:00 PM

                            Any others?

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