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Restaurants & Bars

Le Gigot

Pat Goldberg | Oct 18, 2002 10:35 AM

This is a thank you note to those of you who have posted about this tiny restaurant.

Last Saturday we had tickets for Beckett's "Happy Days" at the Cherry Lane Theater, It was pouring cats, dogs, and frogs, and walking was not going to be a pleasure that evening, so we were casting around for a restaurant close at hand. I remembered the posts on Le Gigot, confirmed that it was in the neighborhood, and made reservations.

When we arrived, a problem with the table we had reserved (banquette only seating, which my bad back prohibits) was speedily resolved, even though it meant some serious adjustments in this very tiny space.

The food was excellent. I started with a green salad, went on to a lamb shank. Dick started with an asparagus soup, and then had crab cakes. All these were very good, except that I found both my courses to be a bit more sweet than I would have liked. The chef's tendency to make things oversweet really became obious when we ordered dessert. There was a mango panna cotta, which I latched onto, that turned out for my taste to be inedibly sweet, and Dick's bread pudding was almost as bad. I should say that I do not have much of a sweet tooth and am quite sensitive to such issues.

However, with that proviso, I still strongly recommend this little jewel. The appetizers and main courses were lovingly prepared and tasty; service was impeccable. While I would not travel to eat here, I would happily go back next time we are in the neighborhood.

Thanks again, posters!

Pat G.

PS. Although "Happy Days" was panned in the NY TImes, we enjoyed the performance. If you like Beckett, I recommend it.

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