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Gia's in Ft. Greene

Faren | Mar 23, 200303:59 PM

I went to Gia's last night in Ft Greene (on Lafayette near S. Elliot). You have to look for it carefully since there is no real visible sign. It has been open for about 3 weeks and seems to be doing a brisk business. The decor is attractive -sleek, minimalist. The downstairs in a "lounge area" with low chairs and tables and upstairs is the dining area. The service was warm and fairly efficient. The drinks good. Now on to the chow:
I had a tuna tatare which was small peices of good quality raw tuna studded into a molded crab meat mixture. Very good. My husband had a "napolean" potatoe crisps layered with crab - also very good. The appetizers were smallish - ranged from $7-9.00. For entrees I had fivespice baby lambchops (4 nice sized ones) served on a citrus sweet potatoe puress and red cabbage. Very, very good. Lamb was tender and as requested medium rare. The five spice complimented but did not overpower the dish. My husband ordered the special - a ribeyed steak (a large peice of meat) with perppercorn sauce and a type of scalloped potatoes and pea shoot and onion mixtures over it. Meat very tasty and tender -cooked as ordered and the accompaniments excellent. We each had a glass of wine, one coffee and dessert. It was a chocolate souffle like cake with a homemade strawberry cheese icecream. Not too sweet and a nice end to the meal. Without tip the total was $95.00. The other entrees were quail with chinese noodles and greens, roated chicken, and several fish dishes. All included accompaniments and seemed to range between $18 - 23.00.
All in all a very enjoyable meal and we would defintely return and I recommend you all try it. I would be interested in other's opinions.

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