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“Worth the Trip!”

Julianna's American Bistro
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Mahopac, New York
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth the Trip!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Purchased a Groupon to give this place a try. It is a little outtta the way but So worth checking out. A super cute place with Charm!
Had the Butternut squash soup with Marscapone & Marshmallow & The special Fried Goat Cheese over salad as appetizers Incredible! For Entrees Wifey had the Butternut Squash Ravioli in Brown Butter Sage Sauce over pumpkin puree with roasted sweet potato & toasted pumpkin seeds (Out of this World) & I had the Brined Porterhouse Porkchop with mashed potato & creamed spinach (Ridiculously Good). Homemade Ice Cream Scoop of Toasted Coconut & a scoop of Hazelnut, how many places do this?
Don't understand the bad reviews. The Service (Ian) was attentive without being overbearing & the Food both Compliment each other.
Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
new york
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What a shame”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

This place has taken a steady nose dive over the last 6 months. Everything from portion size to wait staff. The bartender is a mess. The place needs an overhaul. I was really impressed when we first started going there and was able to look past a lot of things because the food was that good I cannot recommend this place any longer.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Marty66NewYork
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Croton on Hudson, New York
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went to this restaurant to purchase a gift certificate for a family as a gift and decied to stay for dinner. We were thoroughly unimpressed with the food and the atmosphere is terrible. The carpeting is filthy and this restaurant is in serious need of a major renovation. It was a Friday night and it looked like a week night inside - very few tables were occupied. The staff is very pleasant but the food is not impressive at all. The spicy calamari appetizer had sauce right out of a bottle. The lamb bolognese was unimpressive. I would skip this restaurant there are plenty of excellant choice near by!

  • Visited July 2012
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Yorktown Heights, NY
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I will admit that I went with a Groupon to this restaurant recently having eaten there before. The food was fine but nothing special. All the reviews of the spicy calamari were so good that we tried it but although it was crispy I didn't think it tasted like anything unique. It tasted like fried calamari with bottled thai chili sauce spooned on top. I had an ahi tuna sandwich that was a special. It had nice flavor with the spicy slaw on top but the slighly stale roll overwhelmed all and I couldn't really taste anything unless I removed some of the bread. My husband did like his steak frites very much though. The bread on the table was warm but not had no taste and I watched them remove it from plastic bags from the supermarket; not worthy of a nice restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Ritz22556
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice staff but mediocre food for the price”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Julianna's staff is friendly and tries to make your experience positive. The decor is somewhat lackluster for the price but not terrible. The food is decent/mediocre but certainly not value for value. Thai chili calamari was decent although a bit on the spicy side. Their signature dish of seafood mac and cheese was passable but lacked brightness. Needed lemon zest, basil, lemon thyme, something to pick it up, Poorly presented in a plain white heavy bowl that you might feed your dog from, not a $25 dish,. Lamb burger was plain, tasteless and dry. Add some Ras-El-Hanout and yogurt sauce and it will be worth $14. The wine list was a joke for a restaurant at this level. Nothing worth drinking, merlot was served hot (the day was 90 degrees), obviously they do not know how to store wine, My guess is they survive on the locals (we are) because it is an easy drive. Those scoring this restaurant high must not know good food from dog food. Overall, a passable but not noteworthy visit, we will not be back despite our drive being 5 minutes or less.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank FrankyRich
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