Gigi

Gigi
We read the reviews so you don’t have to. Here’s the latest from Kirsten Henri, sliced and diced for easy consumption.

Visiting Gigi you peruse a menu full of what is now standard fare at a restaurant. Chicken satay, edamame, hummus, grilled octopus, and the like, have become the non-offensive staples of Philadelphia dining. And Gigi has you covered with these “basics.”
But Gigi does get beyond these predictable dishes with their “best dish by far,” fish and chips. Broken into nuggets and fried in a beer batter and served on a bed of delicious Yucca fries.
Cornmeal-dusted empanadas filled with ground beef and smoked gouda are another “successful offering.” But some of the other dishes leave you wanting as the steak atop the watercress salad is “gamey and a bit intense.” A special of potato-stuffed pierogies was extremely salty and undercooked. The tilapia was also over salted. All in all Gigi was dull fusion over an original menu.

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  • http://yahoo.com Brian McCleish

    It’s amazing how the reviews for GiGi’s have gone down hill. The very first one they had was in the South Philly Review. I was the ececutive chef there at the time, and I can say I’m truly proud of the review I recieved. Since I’ve left it appears (from what I’ve read) that there are only a few flares on the menu. I hope the place does well, but I also pray they stop using the pictures of my food on the gigi web site.