Had a nice time and was impressed with the food ... yummy!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Started with 2 awesome drinks
Started with 2 awesome drinks - a sweet mo-mojito & the 121 special (vodka plus), then outstanding ricotta-filled raviolini appetizer, wish there were more than 5 raviolis! Wife had delicious baby arugula salad, followed by a rather large salmon club w/ avocado and smoked bacon, hold the bacon, which she could not finish. The salmon was perfect; I wish she had kept the bacon! I got the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week special pork chop main dish, also cooked just right, with a creamy polenta & brussel sprouts. I was very happy. We shared the chocolate de pot (sp?) - a mousse made with jalapeno - and topped with a creamy cheese-type topping - VERY interesting and good. Server quite attentive; would love to come back again.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great, food was
Service was great, food was excellent and will be back to try their Sunday Brunch.
Haven't been there in awhile but will definetly put it back on our list of fine dining restaurant.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wouldn't hesitate to go back
Food was great and service was excellent. I was going to order one pasta dish and the waiter recommended another instead. Good to hear opinions of the wait staff! Had a relaxed 2 hour dinner and the service was attentive without being overbearing. We both enjoyed everything we ordered. Bacon wrapped dates were the best :)
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went with another couple to Restaurant 121. Fish was very good and fresh. Service was really good. Overall we had a nice time and would definitely go back.
3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed the meal
I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the cozy feel. The pork chop was moist and the jalapeño chocolate moose was a nice surprise. Service was fine.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful lunch.
We had a wonderful lunch. Would not have tried it except that it was on restaurant week. Our server was outstanding and he had time, and the personality to make it a wonderful event.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
121 Never disappoints!
We always have a wonderful time/experience at 121!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hadnt been there for a while,
Hadnt been there for a while, so was thrilled to see a new exciting menu, delicious food, great service and great value Can't wait to go back
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and the staff
Excellent food and the staff was very knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was very good. my wife's
food was very good. my wife's steak was cooked just right as was the sea bass. the wait staff was very attentive without being annoying. prices were a tad high, but we don't mind paying for a meal that is above average.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent and our server was great. He was very knowledgeable about the menu.
Would definitely go back again!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu is designed to appeal
Menu is designed to appeal to those who want a sandwich or pizza, a spot at the vibrant bar or a fine dining experience. The food and service are outstanding whatever your choice. The locals clearly choose fine dining some evenings and a hamburger and fries at other times. We were not locals, yet the locals engaged us in conversation and contributed to the dining experience. 121 Restaurant and Bar can be all things to all people or all things to the same person at different times. Whenever we are in the area, 121 will be our destination.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu changes since my last
Menu changes since my last visit. Still good food and service.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit loud and parking is horrible. The food is always good, and service is great. Managers come around and check on you, and there was no rush to get us out the door.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely wonderful meal!
Everything about our meal was impeccable; the service, the drinks, the food. It was so wonderful to finally have a perfect dining experience; I can't wait to return!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was happy to visit 121 again.
I was happy to visit 121 again. I used to live 5 minutes away and have always loved this restaurant. We came to celebrate my son's birthday and I was happy that it still was a great place. The food and service were excellent!!!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Table
Food was excellent. Table by the entrance to the kitchen... Not so excellent.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good thing there's some distance
between the 121's! The North Salem outpost is a little higher-end than it's Oxford relative, but still has a great bistro menu, superb service, and a pleasant atmosphere.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time here, and it didn't
Second time here, and it didn't disappoint. Had guests from Calif. and they loved it. The menu was truly inventive and the service was good, although it looked like there was only one waiter and he was waiting and working the bar. Definitely would come back.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
the service was friendly but
the service was friendly but professional and not intrusive.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
really great food!
lovely dinner on a busy night, the service was great even with a capacity crowd. Especially love the softshell crab.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back Country Road-side Dining
Great food and service, out if the way location and, yet, every truck in the area drives by as you eat outside. Still, it becomes part of the mbiance.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good meal but I was a little
A good meal but I was a little disappointed in my roast duck dinner., The leg and 2d joint were fine but the slices of breast meat were tough , overcooked and dried out. everything else, OK.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My ordered the brook trout with lemon risotto and it was perfect. My pork chop was cooked great and tasted great.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining Room Preferred
Many friends recommended 121 and we were not disappointed. We appreciated being seated in the dining room section since the bar room side was noisy. Service was prompt but not pushy and the wait staff were pleasant. The lobster special dish was outstanding and worth the trip! We would recommend 121 as well and would revisit.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A North Salem Gem
My wife and I were househunting in the area and a real estate agent suggested this place for lunch. We had a delightful time in the pleasantly appointed dining room, the service was excellent, and the food was superb. It's the kind of place that makes a neighborhood more inviting; a wonderful neighborhood amenity.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is consistently good
The food is consistently good and that means alot. Always fresh and seasonal. Good portion size. Drinks are good too, but I'm a foodie. Staff is super friendly and always accomodating. This is our go-to restaurant.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still a gem.
Change of menu and Chef as of late, still a gem. Missing the Ceasar Salad the most but the new menu items over the last 3 visits for dinner have grown on me.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice! Great atmosphere, Menu changes, food is consistently good. Service is very good even when busy.
My only complaint over the years I've been going is noise level. Sometimes it's difficult to hear the person
You are with and parking is difficult when busy.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went there for our first time on a Saturday night and the food was delicious. we started out with the arancini which i highly recommend and the oysters on half shell equally delicious. My husband had the sirloin and I had the lamb chops which were both cooked to perfection. They have great cocktails that you should definitely try. I would have given this 5 starts; however our waiter was absent most of the time and we had to ask for him a couple of times. We wanted to try some dessert but after waiting too long for our waiter to return to the table we decided not to.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun birthday dinner
We had a very nice birthday dinner , the atmosphere was pleasant, if very "lively" from the bar, and we enjoyed the food and the service. Our second time there, and we'll be back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Friday Night
121 was excellent! The food was well executed and service was spot on!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
We used to live closer and would come to 121 often. We've moved a little further away and can't make it as often but whenever we do we are so pleased with the consistency in which 121 excels. The staff is and always has been professional, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The menu is innovative and creative. If you haven't been don't waste anymore time. Bring your significant other, family, a group of friends or just go in to enjoy a seat at the bar. Bon appetit!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place if you can eat outside
Service was XLNT. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and on top of everything. Apps were great: Shrimp & Grits was amazing and she had some veggy dish I can't remember; but she said it was great. Entrees were fantastic. (I had the rack of lamb - done to perfection. She had a fish dish - sea bass I think - that was also top-notch. We ate outside on the long porch that surrounds the restaurant. This is what made our night so wonderful. The noise level inside was so horrifically loud that we wouldn't have lasted three minutes. The tables are very close together and the bar is adjacent and even louder (loud music and people shouting over it). The noise of eating inside is the only negative I could come close to finding.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively atmosphere, yet able to talk
The food was well prepared and nicely presented and the service was attentive, caring, helpful and fast. We were not rushed and we were able to enjoy being with friends in a relaxed but lively atmosphere without feeling a high level of noise. There was enough room between tables to give you privacy. All in all, this was an excellent place to eat and we will certainly return.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant a bunch if times over the years, but not in awhile. The chef and menu were just revamped a couple of weeks ago (according to the attentive waitstaff). Our table was ready (we were early for our reservation). The waitstaff was better than I remembered and were always around when needed. The timing between courses was perfect. Most importantly, the change in menu was a very welcomed surprise. I had always liked the ambience of this place, however never thought the food was above average at best. The food was much improved and the choices were great. Now that things have changed at 121, I plan to return soon!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is set in a beautiful country town in north Salem. The food is delicious. There were many good choices all of which were different and unique. Not your typical boring choices! The beer choices were good and the local reisling was delicious. The service was more than what we excpected. It was exceptional. We were not rushed nor kept waiting too long. We went for our anniversary but it is also a great place for groups. It was a bit noisy and cramped so if you're looking for a quiet romantic scene this might not be the place. However if you want good food try it!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good date night restaurant
This is not a special occasion restaurant. It is a good date night restaurant for the over 45 crowd; good cocktails and wine and decent food. The halibut was tasty but overcooked. The noise level was a distraction from our conversation all evening. It is a good neighborhood spot.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Horsey Set Eats Well
Loud, charming and great food. Service was generally good but served pumpkin soup without spoons. As appetizer Octopus was fantastic! Would highly recommend a visit.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for lunch during restaurant week.The service was perfect, the food was perfectly prepared and delicious, the decor was attractive in a cozy modern country style. The only disappointment was they ran out of pecan tarts, one of two dessert choices on the prix fixe menu (in spite of the restaurant being less than half-full). The mango sorbet that I had as an alternative had chunks of ice in it-definitely not up to par with the rest of the meal. Otherwise, an excellent experience and we'll definitely go back.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant. Been coming here for about 3 years now. The food is always fantasitc. Menu changes seasonally. I can't say enough good things about it. Just go!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always special, always delicious
The ambience of 121 is beautiful blend of homey and sophisticated. The food offerings are familiar enough to be inviting but also combine ingredients in a way that is interesting, artful, and delicious yet not pretentious. Familiar but better! And the staff is unfailingly gracious and helpful.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us dined. All the meals were excellent. I had the sweet potato soup which was very good and the Pork Chop was the best I've ever had. The pomegranate and chili gave the chop a distinct taste. Would definitely order it again. Next time would ask to sit in the dinning room and not the bar area. Very noisy on a Saturday night.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service combination
The food and service combination here is always good. Food is never a "wow", but always solid. My short rib was very tasty (although a very small portion), as was the calamari appetizer and the salmon entree enjoyed by my wife. Friends also enjoyed their meals. BUT, the noise level is so extreme that we could barely hear each other speak fro across the table. It didn't help that we were given a table right be the door to the bar; not only were we accosted by the sound, but we were asked to move every time a waiter or hostess used the door.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM