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“Great example of the genre!”
Review of The 808 Bistro

The 808 Bistro
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Ranked #5 of 104 Restaurants in Scarsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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479 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Great example of the genre!”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

A rendezvous for a business meeting turned into a very pleasant evening as a result of this chance location. I say chance because in fact the local resident who recommended it as an easy place to meet, had never been there himself!

Places like Scarsdale often have several of these kind of establishments; usually with an Italian background theme and with decor almost indistinguishable one from the other.

So if this feels like a dozen other upscale New York bistros, then there are only two things that are going to make it stand out: service and quality of the food.

Given how many zillions of Italian-America restaurants exist in the North Eastern USA, it often surprises me how bad many of them are. Limp pasta, everything drenched in tomato sauce and usually ridiculous portion sizes. But at The 808 Bistro, they really have come up with an excellent "Italian-Fusion" concept that works. The fishcake appetizer that I enjoyed was perfect - just the right amount, delightful texture, pretty salad greens with delicious sauce. The sweet potato and ginger soup was delicate and perfectly seasoned (don't reach for the pepper until you taste it!) and the choice of main dishes was wide enough to please anyone (but not so many choices to be bewildering to the diner and impossible for the chef to manage).

The icing on the cake for me was the exemplary service. From the bar staff to the wait staff, the service was polite, friendly, professional and unobtrusive. Difficult to know, in fact, how the service could have been any better. And THAT absolutely made the experience memorable.

  • Visited May 2012
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Exquisite food”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Their food is beautifully prepared. The menu does have many new things that rotate. If you appreciate good food, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2011
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Naples, Florida, USA
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Dependably good food and service”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

My friend and I had dinner at 808 last night. Excellent wines by the glass and well prepared fish entrees cooked just right. Excellent service. We'll be back.

  • Visited December 2011
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of the best Italian restaurants in NY, CT or NJ!! It's that good!”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

OMG...what a gem! Sal, the chef/owner has invented one of the tastiest, most creative Italian menus this side of Bologna! He's a CIA grad that has taken his dishes to a whole new level, especially amazing for Westchester County. The staff is professional and oh so friendly...you'll instantly feel at home. We've never even had a mediocre dish there...the food is THAT GOOD! No need to go to the city, with 808 so conveniently located on the Scarsdale- Eastchester border. Go once and you'll keep coming back!

  • Visited September 2011
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