Bronxville vicinity for a Monday night birthday dinner for Mom.
We've been to Rosies and their sister restaurant and Underhill.
Could do the best sushi in town, I think there are three of them, or take a short drive in any direction for just a lovely meal, with good service.
I realize this is a wide open question, but we don't know what the surrounding area has to offer, as we are visitors to Bronxville, and Mom doesn't eat out a lot, but enjoys a foodie, good service, anything goes night on the town.
Well we decided after our commute, to stay local and ate at Underhill Crossing in Bronxville. It's been a few years since we had a full meal here.
It was wonderful. We started off with oyster, shrimp and a really nicely flavored tuna tartar, accented with pea mint puree. It was very fresh. For entrees the three of us shared the lamb chops 3 perfectly cooked chops with a great brusssel sprout and potato accompaniment, the Monday night filet had less finesse, with haricot vert and mashed potatos and gravy, but still comfy and well seasoned, and a really really well executed caesar salad. I've ordered many in my life, and this is up there in portion and execusion and the perfect counter point for the two meat dishes.
When we mentioned we were celebrating a birthday, they comped us a really lovely dessert with a candle. The chocolate sack filled with assorted mouses and fresh strawberries and blackberries. It was the perfect ending to a lovely Monday night celebration.
Thank you again for other ideas.
One thought on our list was rather then head to the city to Babbo, check out an outpost in Portchester - Tarry Lodge.
Is that something we should keep on our list?
I'm sure there are plenty of threads/commentary on Tarry Lodge here. My $0.02 is that it's always been enjoyable, though the last meal there was a year ago and then several years prior to that (we hardly ever eat out -- food, wine & service are better at home). I recall that the place can get rather noisy in the main room at peak hour and the service can be stressed. But there's no reason i can think of not to go back.
Tarry Lodge is far more casual than Babbo. Also less special and less expensive. It's more of a loud, boisterous, night-out-with-friends kind of place. I wouldn't celebrate a special occasion there. All that said, it's not a bad place for a meal. But for contemporary Italian in Westchester, I much prefer Fortina in Armonk.
If she enjoys good wine, then Ernie's Wine Bar + Eats in Bronxville is great. Limited menu of specials each day, all very good. Their pate's are fantastic.
For Italian Scalini Osteria in Bronxville is very good. I haven't been in a year or two, but haven't heard anything bad.
If you want something a little different there's Kraft across from the train station.
There's a place called Wild Ginger (Asian) also in town.
In Scarsdale there's Haiku.
In Tuckahoe there's An American Bistro
Another idea is to go on Tripadvisor and look up restaurats in Bronxville.
Good luck! There's a lot of good places in the area!
There's also a Haiku in Bronxville -- typically very crowded & they do a big takeout/delivery business, but the food is good. Don't know about the new sushi place (old Japan Inn spot) other than the hours are fairly limited I heard.
Personal favorite is Rosie's, and the back room with the fireplace might be a nice birthday venue.
I'll be honest in that I think that both Haiku and Wild Ginger are too Americanized for me.
I haven't been to the place that was the Japan Inn, but I spoke with Lenny, the old owner, just before he retired, and most of the staff, chefs, etc. were staying on. I think he said one of the old sushi chefs is the new owner.
For Bronxville, post on the New York State (exc. NYC) board.
Dining out on a Monday will limit your options, but I'm sure you'll get some good suggestions. We like Dumpling + Noodle. It is casual, usually very friendly, and pretty reliable. We tend to order the handmade noodles and the soup dumplings, plus some kind of bubble or jelly tea. I'm particularly fond of the lychee jelly.