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What are the most overrated restaurants in Westchester?

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

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  1. Bedford Post. I had an awful experience there.

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    1. re: wincountrygirl

      I agree! COmpletely overpriced for quality of food

      1. re: wincountrygirl

        Agree! Overpriced food and very poor service.

        1. re: scarsdalesurprise

          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.

          1. re: Avalondaughter

            Wow, when I went the service was atrocious.

            1. re: Avalondaughter

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

        2. 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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          1. re: 51rich

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

          2. 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!

            1. 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.

              1. Oh, I forgot Equus. Beautiful place though.

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                1. 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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                    1. re: wpfoodie

                      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.

                      1. re: FillMyTummy

                        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"

                        1. re: weedy

                          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.

                          1. re: weedy

                            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.

                            1. re: weedy

                              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.

                            2. re: FillMyTummy

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

                        2. 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.

                            1. Ocean House gets a Very Good in this weekend's NYTimes suburban section. Highest praise is for raw oysters (as though they cooked them?), chowder, sides, and fish specials. Menu fish specials were NOT praised. Nor was dessert.