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Saint George Bistro, Hastings

Marge Dec 22, 2013 01:48 PM

Have any hounds dined here yet? Located in the old Buffet de la Gare site, and reviews in Westchester magazine look terrific (fwiw). Thanks!

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    wincountrygirl Dec 22, 2013 02:48 PM

    Unfortunately, you cant go by Westchester magazine, IMO. The tend to review well to advertisers. I'd be interested to try it though.

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      piglet3000 Dec 23, 2013 06:01 AM

      We've been twice; once for restaurant week and just the other night. The food is fantastic; great portions, really delicious. The menu is rather small so you could get burned out with repeated visits I think, but it's absolutely worth going. That being said, the service is not great. The guy at the bar, at least when we were there, I think is a manager, but NOT a bartender. Super nice, but not the finesse of the magician at Harper's, for example.
      Our recent server needs to relaaaaaaaax. Kind of stiff, not comfortable, then standing and waiting for us to stop talking instead of doing the 'these people are yapping up a storm and I will check back in a minute to see if they need another drink' etc.
      We'll absolutely be back but I wish I could give them an afternoon seminar in the art of waiting tables!

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        scarsdalesurprise Dec 23, 2013 06:33 AM

        We had the same experience. Food was lovely, service was friendly but inexperienced.

      2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jan 7, 2014 04:20 PM

        Any more reports? I am curious but I really disliked Harper's (same people) in Dobbs so I'm skeptical too. THe menu is not thrilling ... and $35 for a cheese plate with 5 cheeses?

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          pabboy Jan 8, 2014 08:43 PM

          I've been there a few times. Good food, nothing mind blowing. Decent prices. Wines by the bottle are good deals.

          1. Bosmer Jan 10, 2014 12:55 PM

            Alice Gabriel rates it EXCELLENT in NY Times.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/12/nyr...

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              jetaway15 Jan 12, 2014 05:20 PM

              They recently received an excellent from the n..y. times. Amazing they are only open about 4 months. Before they officially opened an, article in the Rivertown Patch .mentioning the new owners also the ,chef de cusine Robert Fraser. formally of Cafe Meze Hartsdale ny Mark Fillippo was executive chef, at the time, also considered one of the finest in his profession. I will give St. George a try

              1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 7, 2014 02:35 PM

                I had a wonderful brunch at Saint George last weekend. It was practically empty so we had the place to ourselves. They are turning out really great food, and I'm looking forward to getting down there for dinner one night (though I suspect it is much louder for dinner).

                Highlights:
                French onion soup, steak frites (steak was perfectly cooked, fries were not my favorite), eggs benedict, profiteroles. Small but interesting beer list. We did not imbibe but the cocktail list was also interesting.
                The ambiance is adorable, very charming.
                Service was very attentive, can see why others would say inexperienced, but the waitress was very sweet and all our food came out as ordered.

                I was skeptical because I really disliked Harper's (same people) but this place gets a thumbs up from me!

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                  MisterBill2 Apr 8, 2014 08:37 PM

                  We ate there for HVRW and had a great meal. I would go back just for the profiteroles!

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                    scarsdale1234 Apr 11, 2014 09:43 AM

                    is it kid friendly or too formal and stuffy??

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                      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 11, 2014 04:14 PM

                      Definitely kid friendly at brunch.... not sure about dinner, I sense not since the menu is pretty expensive/limited.

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                        pabboy Apr 11, 2014 04:34 PM

                        It's definitely not formal or stuffy. Think of it as a smaller Pastis.

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