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Old 02-07-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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It's been 5 months since I moved to White Plains from West New York, NJ and I can't wait for my rent period to be over so that I can move back to near NYC. Food in general here is so bad compared to other cities I have lived before. (I have lived in many different cities in US) I can't even find Chipotle and Jamba Juice around here... Particularly Asian restaurants are horrible. Even restaurant chains like Apple bees or Legal Seafood are so bad compared to those in other cities. I thought White Plains was the most developed city in Westchester but it really looks under developed and country even tho it only takes 30 mins to get to NYC.

I'm sick of cooking because I suck. I want to eat some real good food. If you are a foodie in Westchester county, please help me find a "GOOD" restaurant under below categories. NYC quality.

Italian (Pasta, Napoli-style pizza)
Seafood
Fried Chicken
Burger - Don't tell me it's 5guys.
Mexican
Thai
Vietnamese
Korean
Japanese
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:38 PM
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It's been 5 months since I moved to White Plains from West New York, NJ and I can't wait for my rent period to be over so that I can move back to near NYC. Food in general here is so bad compared to other cities I have lived before. (I have lived in many different cities in US) I can't even find Chipotle and Jamba Juice around here... Particularly Asian restaurants are horrible. Even restaurant chains like Apple bees or Legal Seafood are so bad compared to those in other cities. I thought White Plains was the most developed city in Westchester but it really looks under developed and country even tho it only takes 30 mins to get to NYC.

I'm sick of cooking because I suck. I want to eat some real good food. If you are a foodie in Westchester county, please help me find a "GOOD" restaurant under below categories. NYC quality.

Italian (Pasta, Napoli-style pizza)
Seafood
Fried Chicken
Burger - Don't tell me it's 5guys.
Mexican
Thai
Vietnamese
Korean
Japanese
Some suggestions - Italian - Nessa in Port Chester for more northern italian. Il Sogno is also good food, but the crowd is very aged there if thats a problem.
Wood-fired style pizza - Frankie & Fanuccis. Sals in Mamaroneck has a following too.
Seafood - Morgan's fish house in Rye
Fried chicken - the southern fried chicken at Roadhouse, also in Rye
Mexican - Vera Cruz II, Mamaroneck - no gringos in there eating if thats a problem, and it looks a dump, but the Mexican food is great
Burger - I'm not a burger gourmand. Smashburger is fine with me.
Vietnamese - I dunno. No vietnamese sandwich shops either.
Thai - Spicy Shallot in Larchmont is serviceable
Korean - none that I know of - I have to go to the city for that.
Japanese - Hajime in Harrison. Simple menu and spare. Food is excellent.
There are also decent Indian, Turkish and Morrocan and around and a creperie too.
New American - Plates in Larchmont.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:39 PM
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It's been 5 months since I moved to White Plains from West New York, NJ and I can't wait for my rent period to be over so that I can move back to near NYC. Food in general here is so bad compared to other cities I have lived before. (I have lived in many different cities in US) I can't even find Chipotle and Jamba Juice around here... Particularly Asian restaurants are horrible. Even restaurant chains like Apple bees or Legal Seafood are so bad compared to those in other cities. I thought White Plains was the most developed city in Westchester but it really looks under developed and country even tho it only takes 30 mins to get to NYC.

I'm sick of cooking because I suck. I want to eat some real good food. If you are a foodie in Westchester county, please help me find a "GOOD" restaurant under below categories. NYC quality.

Italian (Pasta, Napoli-style pizza)
Seafood
Fried Chicken
Burger - Don't tell me it's 5guys.
Mexican
Thai
Vietnamese
Korean
Japanese
BTW Westchester's Applebees are just as awful as anyone else's Applebees, or so I've heard. So don't knock 'em!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Um, you're in White Plains. If you want NYC quality then GO TO NYC. There is a reason the food out here isn't anything special (for the most part). It is too close to the city. Hop on a train.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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bg7 - Is Spicy Shallot okay? We've been meaning to try them.

Zitoune has great Moroccan food if you're interested.

Sal's is regular greasy pizza, not sure what the deal is with that place. I far prefer Frankie's.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:02 PM
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bg7 - Is Spicy Shallot okay? We've been meaning to try them.

Zitoune has great Moroccan food if you're interested.

Sal's is regular greasy pizza, not sure what the deal is with that place. I far prefer Frankie's.
Yea, me too on the pizza. Spicy Shallot is comparable to the Thai food we used to buy all over the city. They charge a Weschester premium tho...

BTW - La Maree in Mamaroneck (its in a warehousey part)- its worth a trip if you like smoked fish products, they supply some well-known restaurants in the city. Just a store & factory - not a restaurant.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Spicy Shallot is good Thai, for New York that is. Meaning, it's only so-so compared to places that have large Thai populations and good Thai food as a result. Boston has great Thai food - I miss that...
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Mt. Vernon, NY
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Stop eating at chains; they're disgusting. Do you use Yelp? It sounds like you could benefit from it. You want real food? Cook it yourself. Nobody "sucks" at cooking; it's extremely easy. Read some books about cooking, find some websites about cooking, talk to friends who cook, and you'll be able to teach yourself how to become a decent cook. Home-cooked meals are much healthier, anyway. I've been cooking delicious home-cooked meals since I was 18 and living alone in college. If a single, college-aged male was able to cook, anyone can cook!!

Italian (Pasta, Napoli-style pizza): Spadaro in New Rochelle
Seafood: I've heard decent reviews about Morgan's in Rye
Fried Chicken: Go to the south
Burger - Don't tell me it's 5guys: I don't eat red meat
Mexican: There aren't any good mexican restaurants around
Korean: I believe there's Korean BBQ on Central Ave.
Japanese: Tons of great options for Japanese in Westchester.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It seems like White Plains' restaurants are designed to appeal to the business lunch crowd. We visited White Plains several times and have yet to uncover a good restaurant. The two Chinese restaurants we tried out were dreadful. We did notice that there was one Chinese restaurant in Hartsdale which was a favorite for Chinese families but never did get a chance to try it out. It is a shame, but that is the way it is. I would think that a handful of really tasty restaurants would do well in White Plains, but apparently not.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Grow up and get a life.
Stop and Shop Frozen Food aisle.
Or move to NYC.
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