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Oct 27, 2001 03:54 AM

The Goulash Place in Danbury, CT

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Yes, it *is* that good.

I went by myself, for lunch, but the chef, John, was kind enough to prepare a combo plate for me (beef goulash and chicken paprikas). I don't have much to add to what Monsieur Leff has said (see link below), other than: Yes, it is worth the trip.


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  1. Dave--

    It's an absolute treasure.

    For what it's worth, a much much more complete review can be read in the May 13 entry of my archived dining diary at link below


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    1. re: Jim Leff


      Is the menu the same at dinner as at lunch? I sampled the marinated cucumber salad, beef goulash, and chicken paprikas. Anything else you'd recommend?

      1. re: Dave Feldman

        all the soups, the "special plate", all the goulashes, the stuffed cabbage (as an app or as an entree). Yes, dinner's the same menu.

        skip the crepes (sweet or savory), the salad bar, and the wine. Other than that, most everything's good.

    2. Question: is goulash served with white american cheese on it normally?

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      1. re: Abbylovi

        I thought I'd tried all their goulashes, but I never saw cheese of any sort on top. Weird.

        which goulash was it?

        1. re: Jim Leff

          It wasn't mine, it was at a table next to ours. When the waitress brought out the goulash, we heard the recepient go "oh, what's that? cheese?." Waitress: "yes, it's white american cheese. Why? Are you allergic?" Patron: "No, I just happen to really hate it." We looked over and it looked like a white Kraft single had been melted on top of the goulash. I had never heard of this before, it was truly weird looking and a VERY, VERY WEIRD and awkward moment.

          1. re: Abbylovi

            I'm dumbfounded.

            On the other hand, would be easy enough to peel away. Or ask them not to.

            I'm thinking there may be some sort of story here, but can't imagine what it is....

      2. I went to the Goulash Place on Saturday night. Everything was pretty much as discussed in Jim's write-up and this message board. The goulash, chicken paprigash and mushroom soup were great. The prices were from the 1980's. The salad bar was a joke, and the owners were real characters. One thing, though--the place was empty at 7:30 on a Saturday night. I would hate to see it close for lack of business.