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Saint George Bistro, Hastings

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

    1. 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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      1. re: piglet3000

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

      2. 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?

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

            1. 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 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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                1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

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

                  1. re: MisterBill2

                    is it kid friendly or too formal and stuffy??

                    1. re: scarsdale1234

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

                      1. re: scarsdale1234

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

                  2. I realized I never posted a review of a wonderful dinner I had at Saint George.

                    All the food we had was wonderful, especially their French onion soup that is quickly becoming legendary in my family. We also had a lovely fresh salad, the delicate ricotta dumplings, and six very fresh oysters. Of the entrees the overwhelming favorite was the chicken fricassee, which was surprising, as I don't usually think of chicken as the star of the show. The duck was quite good though not the best I've had. The fresh fish preparation was quite good, and I'm blanking on what else we had.

                    The profiterole was just as good as I remember and the slightly boozy chocolate mousse was outstanding. Nice wine and beer selection. The service was professional (moreso than last time) and pleasant. Acoustics are excellent, take note!

                    I will definitely be returning....

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                    1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                      Thanks for posting that. We really need to get back there.