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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week- Tried Emma's Ale House

ryanallday | Mar 16, 2011 02:51 PM

hey everyone last night I went to Emma's Ale House in White Plains, thought I would share my experience.

Firstly its on a nice quiet side street and I found a spot right in front, paring was free (after 6pm i believe). I had made a reservation online (table for 2), walked in and was seated instantly.

its a very loud place, this is something I don't mind at all but I know many others would dislike this....extremely loud. I lied the decor, art on the walls all with a dog theme. Very trendy inside, loud indie rock music playing.

Instead of the usual basket of bread on the table, Emma's brings out a basket of soft pretzels rolls, I enjoyed this very much.

Starter:
For my starter I choose the Buffalo Chicken Lollipops, these are basically regular buffalo chicken wings with the bone cut to make it more of a stick to hold, they were very meaty and the sauce was great, also they did not seem to be fried, they were cooked very nicely. My girlfriend had the Mac n Cheese, bits of bacon and peas are mixed in...absolutley delicious to say the least.
Main DIsh:
I choose the fish n chips. this was a huuuuge piece of fish paired with a heaping portion of excellent fries and a small portion of cole slaw. Came with tartar sauce on the side as well. The fish was good, nothing spectacular, the fries were cooked very well done and they tasted great I really liked them, could not finish nearly half of what was on this plate. My girlfriend had the Chicken pot Pie and it was huge as well. tasted great, filled with chicken.

dessert:
I had a brownie with a scoop of ice cream, it was a huge, moist brown, slightly warm (i would have liked it warmer but no big deal) the ice cream was a cookies and cream style. very large brownie. again nothing spectacular but it was quit satisfying. My girlfriend had the better dessert, she got the double chocolate cake... I cant even describe this, its had a glossy outer layer of lie chocolate fudge, and the inside was like a thick, rich, warm gooey chocolate filling, scoop of mint ice cream as well... absolutely the best dessert i have ever tasted.

I truly enjoyed this dining experience, I highly recommend it for people that want to go out for dinner and drinks and don't mind the casual atmosphere. The service was a little slow, waitress hardly ever checked up on us but it did seem very busy at the time. I had a great time here and will return some day for lunch.

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Emma's Ale House
68 Gedney Way, White Plains, NY 10605

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