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Gonzo review - W.13th St - quick one

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Gonzo review - W.13th St - quick one

PC Android | Nov 19, 2003 06:39 AM

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:

Fried olives
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
Calves liver

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.

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