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Review of Le Gigot

Le Gigot
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Ranked #1,664 of 14,008 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$45
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: West Village
Cross street: West 4th Street
Transit: A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street.
Description: Serving Provencal cuisine. Purity of ingredients and simplicity of preparation distinguish our specialties. Seasonal dishes are always introduced. A petite zinc bar, banquettes and floral arrangements foster a warm cozy ambiance, and an attentive staff ensures a customers' comfort and satisfaction.
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Desole-sorry! This is not a true French bistro, neither the menu, nor the cuisine. They do not even offer a choice of crunchy baguette, neither play French music! However, all the staff is very pleasant, efficient, and courteous.
We tried the crab cakes that were delicious with a refined taste of fresh crab, the boeuf bourguignon was average with a sauce that was far too strong, more like a coq au vin sauce, and the chicken had nothing special and could have been served in any cuisine. The last disappointment was to be served a burned Tarte Tatin. It is odd that they missed it in the kitchen since the tart is baked upside down, therefore, when you take it out of the oven the top is the crust!
Still, everyone was very very gracious, accommodating, and apologetic. I may give it a second chance.

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Read about this place in Zagat. Also read the reviews on line. This is authentic French Bistro, not foo-foo, but servings the right size and the food fresh and very well prepared. I am fussy about my Frisee, and was disappointed at no egg. The moules were great, though and my lamb was perfect. Wife had beef and it was also tasy, not overdone, and served at the right temp. The Brioche pudding is a must.

Overall, a wonderful experience. Small, so you need reservations.

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Thank stewiel
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Intimate setting, great staff and the seafood is to die for. If the crabcakes are one of the specials, don't miss them

Thank drtw2503
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

Excellent French Bistro on a small street in the West Village filled with restaurants. This restaurant has a list of very well prepared dishes and management and staff are absolutely top notch. We have been coming to this restaurant for some time and the staff has never changed.

Oysters here are absolutely the best. The owner (Pamela) had Peters Point from Massachusetts this past Saturday. They could not have been better or fresher. My wife had the frisée salad. Always excellent. For main courses we had duck confit and poulet. Both excellent. For dessert we shared the bread pudding dessert. Our wine was a reasonably priced Chardonnay. This is a place well worth a visit. Keep in mind that it is very tiny so advance reservations are required especially on Saturday. The noise level is energetic but that just adds to the overall positive experience. We highly recommend this restaurant

Thank davidlillian
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Since Gascogne is now closed, we were looking for a place to get our French fix and, based on reviews, picked Le Gigot.

Took a party of four to Le Gigot on a Saturday night. Reservation was honored on time. Thought they had a full bar, but no. Nice wine selection, though. Crab cake appetizer was wonderful, as advertised. My duck confit was excellent. Daughters had chicken and hanger steak, both very nice. Wife's cassoulet was flavorful, if a little greasy. Desserts were unremarkable in every sense.

It was okay, but we probably won't return. Liked the space, but the noise level was just short of the flight deck on an aircraft carrier. I counted 24 seats in a space that should probably hold no more than 18.

One more thing...after dessert we were lingering a little and the staff made no secret that they wanted that table to turn. I understand that, but don't stand in a little group pointing and trying to get each other to toss us out after I just shelled out over $300 for a dinner that was just okay.

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