Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

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Mark Golodetz
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Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

#1 Post by Mark Golodetz » August 28th, 2019, 7:22 pm

Incredibly affluent with a million plus population, and few good restaurants let alone great.

La Panatiere was my go to, although quite staid, the food was excellent.

In the space of a week, two restaurants surpassed good and easily hit great. MP Taverna which I described in the thread about Herbert and 1977 tasting. Yesterday, an utterly brilliant meal at Ibiza in Chappaqua. We left ourselves in the chef, Ignacio’s hands. Tapas followed course after course, creative and delicious. Pulpo on paella, two types of Escabeche, one sardine, one anchovy, cod croquette, pork cheeks, sliced duck etc. etc. and four desserts. They have a magic touch there.
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#2 Post by Dan Hammer » August 29th, 2019, 5:51 am

I'll have to check out Ibiza. I'm under the impression that La Panatiere is closing??

Our new favorite restaurant is Hudson House in Nyack. We discovered them 18 months ago. They've been around 25 years. FYI, BYO for $25. Good food and service. The owner knows how to work the room.
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#3 Post by Jay Miller » August 29th, 2019, 7:13 am

Dan Hammer wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 5:51 am
I'll have to check out Ibiza. I'm under the impression that La Panatiere is closing??

Our new favorite restaurant is Hudson House in Nyack. We discovered them 18 months ago. They've been around 25 years. FYI, BYO for $25. Good food and service. The owner knows how to work the room.
Wow, haven't been there in 5+ years but recall some good meals. So long as you're driving to Rockland have you tried the X restaurants - Xaviers, Freelance Cafe and Restaurant X (nee Bully Boy)?
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Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

#4 Post by Dale Williams » August 29th, 2019, 9:25 am

I'll second Mark on Ibiza (utterly brilliant is a good descriptor of Tue meal) and MP Taverna.

Jay, Peter Kelly sold Xaviers & Freelance in Piermont a few years ago. I think he still has X as well as X2O in Yonkers . I loved the old Piermont Xaviers (I'm less enamored of X2O but should give it another shot, just tried a couple times when first opened)

It's true that dining in Westchester has improved a lot over last couple decades. It was really a wasteland. Now in Rivertowns alone I can happily eat at MP Taverna, L'Inizio, Harpers, Cookery (with earplugs), St George.

And of course Westchester has Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

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#5 Post by Christine Huang » September 12th, 2019, 6:40 am

Dale Williams wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 9:25 am
... Cookery (with earplugs)...
I hear ya [rofl.gif] We love that place and keep saying we want to do the pig dinner there.

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