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Gnocchi & Washington Square Reviews


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Gnocchi & Washington Square Reviews

wendyphilly | Oct 25, 2004 10:43 AM

Like some other posts that I read, I found Washington Square's food to be overly salty. To fully understand this criticism, you must know that I do like salt in my food - and have quite a high tolerance for it. However, the mixed green salad that I ordered was so salty that I could not eat it. I had the grilled duck over foie gras hash for my main course. Although the duck was cooked perfectly and was tender, there was too much salt, which ruined the meal. For dessert I had the pumpkin cheesecake which was tiny but good. I recommend going to Washington Square for drinks. Even though the drinks are expensive, the outdoor patio is gorgeous and has a great atmosphere. They are even serving wine in the new stemless riedel glasses.

Gnocchi, a BYOB off of South Street, was good, but nothing special. We went with a party of 6 on Saturday night. They do take reservations for parties of 6 and more which was great. However, I felt very rushed during the meal. The portions are generous and relatively inexpensive. The specials ($14-18) were slightly more than the dinner menu prices ($10-12 range). For my appetizer I had grilled calamari which was tasty, but again, nothing remarkable. For an entree I had a special of grilled scallops (which were very fresh and cooked perfectly) served with a beurre blanc sauce aside the gnocchi and some sauteed escarole. My one real complaint would be that a place called Gnocchi should have incredible gnocchi. I didn't think that gnocchi was special - I've had much better at Angelinas or even when I buy it and make it myself from Reading Terminal.

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