Photos from Eclisse Mediterraneo Cucina in White Plains

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Par Shakiban, the owner of Patisserie Salzburg in Rye, The Piatto Grill in Yorktown, and Eclisse in Stamford, Conn., has done it again: He’s created yet another casually elegant dining experience in the heart of downtown.

Photos by Tania Savayan/TJN

Sacchetti Tartufi, stuffed pasta-shaped purses of black truffle, shitake mushrooms and pecorino cheese.


Back in his Laguna stomping grounds (Shakiban was one of Laguna’s original owners), Shakiban’s latest restaurant, which opened in September, pays homage to his own Persian heritage.

His menu features many regional dishes including Sacchetti Tartufi, purse-shaped pasta stuffed with black truffles, Spicy Shrimp Tagine, and of course, Lamb Kebabs:

The bar is stocked with freshly squeezed juices, and the bartenders even make their own grenadine, simple syrup and sour mix. Don’t miss the Sandstorm cocktail, a spicy but sweet concoction of rum, fresh citrus and ginger juice.

Here are some more photos of the dining room:

Details: 189 East Post Road; White Plains; 914-761-1111; eclissewp.com

— Jessica Rao

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4 Comments

  1. Having heard so much about Ecclise, this new restaurant in the heart of White Plains, we finally pulled the whole family together and had dinner there last night. Well, our expectation was rather high, but when we left the pale topped and surpassed our high expectations! The food, an aesthetically integrated harmony between northern Italian and Persian Cuisines, the majestic but warm ambiance, the impeccable hospitality and courteous service. Don’t take it lightly, as we usually don’t even bother reflecting on outings unless the experience has been spectacular!

  2. Natalie Bishop on

    What did I miss? Eclisse is an enormous disappointment. There’s little I could add except to say that the food quality, in my experience (and that of my colleagues) has been uneven and patently overrated. The restaurant is reasonably attractive although the staff lacks warmth. This was especially disappointing as I had a stellar evening attending a function there in January. I’ve visited 4 times since then and came away each time wondering if they changed chefs or management. They need to take notice and retool.

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