Downtown White Plains now has hip hibachi. Impulse, the latest creation of Andy Lin of Asian Temptation (and other restaurants), opened across from the City Center, and is offering communal dining at mod tables, while a chef prepares your meal tableside.
The Japanese menu allows you to pick a meat — or mix and match if you like — and everything comes with salad, miso soup, a shrimp appetizer, vegetable, rice and noodles. Prices range from $13.95 for the vegetarian selection to $37.95 for the filet mignon, lobster tail and shrimp combo. There is a long red granite bar and leather couches if you want to start the evening with cocktails or appetizers, like the Thai Crab Cakes, Mini Spring Rolls, or Fried Calamari.
Details: 32 Mamaroneck Ave., 914-285-1888.
— Story and photo by Jessica Rao