I'm trying to plan for a big upcoming birthday and thought Stissing House was 'it'. Turns out, based on what I read here, it shouldn't be. Then I thought to read Zagat and it has Xavier in Piermont as 'it', but again, based on what I read here, the portions are small and prices are high.
I'm wallowing -- can the diners here recommend a place in the noted counties?
We'll go as high as $100. a person, but portions need to be decent, no small plates. Snooty service is not acceptable. Cuisine can be American, eclectic, or Italian.
X20, Restaurant X in Congers, Plates, and Il Barilotto are examples of places we like.
If the Iron Forge Inn is 'it', I guess we'll drive as far as Warwick.
We thank you all for your help.