Went to Gonzo last night. Was originally planning on eating at Sumile but it was complete empty and I'm a little superstitious about eating at empty places.
Gonzo was crowded, good ambiance, nice neighborhood crowd.
Got a table in the barroom without any wait. Barroom serves same menu as dining room.
Ordered the following starters:
Boneless sardines w/ pickled onions
Grilled onion salad
Of those 3, the olives were definetely the best but that's not saying much. All of these items lacked any substantial flavor. I cant say I would order any of them again.
For entrees, we got:
Stuffed calamari - stuffed with bread crumbs, other calamari, maybe another few items and coated with a little reddish brown sauce
Like with the starters, I cant say that I would order any of these again. The calamari had huge potential but it was missing that extra bit. In short, it had zero flavor. I know that's harsh but it's true. It was completely bland. The calves liver was decent at best. Like I said, I wouldn't order it again.
Another factor is that the kitchen is open and the barroom became so hot that towards the end of our meal, my friend and I were dying. It was so hot in there.
All of these factors add up to me not returning to dine there.