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“Italian Gastronomic Heaven”
Review of Tarry Lodge

Tarry Lodge
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Ranked #3 of 127 Restaurants in Port Chester
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Abendroth Avenue
Transit: Just blocks away from the Port Chester station of Metro North Railway.
Reviewed December 1, 2013

What used to be an upscale pizza place has been transformed into Italian gastronomic heaven by celebrity chef Mario Batali and his associates over the last five years. Five of us in the family went together, all ordering different dishes, and sharing tastes around the table. Focaccia is served with an assortment of olives swimming in olive oil - delectable. Nancy's chopped salami salad was perfectly dressed and ample for five large tastes. Duck crostini was an excellent warm-up for the coming entrees. Although I personally did not taste the chicken francaise or the broccoli rabe (rapini) the family's specialist in those dishes pronounced the rapini perfect, but the francaise a little under-lemony. The garganelli with trio of mushrooms was outstanding. The sliced duck breast was as good as any place in the world. The tagliatelle bolognese was just the right balance of pasta and meat. The game hen was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The fingerling roasted potatoes were ample and delightfully oiled and spiced - just right. The wine pour for single glasses of wine came intelligently in quarter bottle carafes. The only shortcoming of the feast was that we didn't have room for dessert. Service was attentive, friendly, and prompt. Total bill, including wine and generous tip came to less than $60 a person. Reasonable for the quality and quantity and service.

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1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Service is not good. After serving salad/food, waiter doesn't even ask if you'd like black pepper or grated cheese for your pasta. Also, pasta is served in a VERY small dish and the presentation is horrible, it is just slopped on the plate.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We just ate at Tarry Lodge for our second time. Our first experience wasn't great, but we thought we'd give it another shot. Well...fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. The food is average at best, the entrees are extremely expensive, the wine list is pretentious, the service seems a bit rushed and confused and the dining room is crowded and noisy. We would like to like this place, but there is absolutely no reason to go back. We think people are sooooo impressed that this is a Batali/Bastianich owned restaurant that they're afraid to say the don't like it. Well....we don't like it and won't be back. There are many many better places to spend your dining dollars in lower Westchester.

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Thank Sh5fam
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

A pleasant meal, with a few problems. Told server to leave the salad twice, and it still slipped away (they did offer to get another one). Asked for a glass of chard, we don't sell chard by the glass (the most popular white wine there is). Suggested another wine that I didn't know, which later I found out was $18 a glass. They did reduce to $12. No sugar served with coffee. No salt or pepper on the table, I like a little fresh ground pepper on my salad. Hard rock music was totally inappropriate for dinner music. Minor points, but not quite worthy of an excellent rating.

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Thank NEasternUSA
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

What's not to love about a moderately priced Mario Batali restaurant that actually cares about the food it serves? Mario's food is basic, often rustic, but done with the freshest of ingredients, made to order for the most part, and it doesn't disappoint. Tarry Lodge has a hodgepodge of rooms- but no matter. You come for the food, not the surroundings. But definitely, always, get a reservation. It is difficult to get in, even on a weekday night, without one. They are always busy. Once you try the food, you will know why.

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