Le Gigot- undiscovered?
- happy stomach Mar 22, 1999 04:40 PM
I stumbled upon Le Gigot, on a recommendation from my waiter at Po. I have since been back several times and must say that i my taste-buds and stomach have yet to return to this earth ( they languish somewhere happily giggling, and hoping to be sated soon upon my next visit to LeGigot).
I highly recommend the Bouilabaisse, the Tuna, the grilled rack of lamb, and everything else. Not only is the food amazing, but the wine list has some real gems (Montrachet, 1995 @ 45 dollars, barely above market value), my waiter, informed me that the list will be changing soon, but that it will only get better.
I have only been to eat on tuesdays, and it has not been crazyy busy (it is busy, but not like i would expect) has this place not been discovered yet, or have i just been extremely fortunate? Maybe the staff is just so talented to make it appear unrushed. Please let me know if others have had similiar experiences here.
re: stephen kaye
Every time I walk by Le Gigot I have wondered about
the quality of the place--only briefly, I admit,
because my mind is on the pan-roasted fish I will be
ordering at Pearl. Now I will have to forego my fish
at Pearl and stop in Le Gigot! Anybody ever tried the
Cuban down the street? It used to be hard for me to
pass Po, but now I wouldn't think of stopping there.
re: Peter Palmieri
It has been awhile since I have eaten at Le Gigot, but
I have fond memories. The menu may have changed a
bit. The stews are phemomenal. The specials are
always a treat. The duck and the rabbit are also
really good. As an appetizer the escargot is
unabashedly garlicky and served neatly out of the
shell. Ahhh, and the dessert the flourless,soft-
centered chocolet cake is called creme anglais?
Delicious. Served warm of course. And the creme
brulee is out of this world. Of course if you are not
yet satisifed there is an ice cream parlor on
Bleeker...Cones that has really great sorbet (kiwi,
grapefruit, cantelope). It is expensive, but
sometimes worth it. I have wanted to try the Cuban
joint up the block, but I have never been able to get
a table. Let us know if it is any good.
Based on all of your recommendations and glowing
reports, I've decided to try this place. I've
always heard good things about it, and now I'll see for
myself. I'll be in town next month and just made my
reservation here. Can't wait...it sounds terrific. Thx!