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Georgio's Country Grill
Posted by JerseyJeff on 07/08/2013
On our way (late) to a movie, we needed a place for a quick dinner for two fine but finicky ladies (my wife & daughter), who rejected my first three offers: Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian. We chose Georgio's when they said, "How bad could a salad be?" But, when we got inside, my wife's thoughts of rabbit food evaporated in the atmosphere filled with scents of BBQ'ed meats laced with garlic marinades. My daughter stayed with the salad theme, choosing the chicken salad platter; my wife, seeing a neighbor's plate, leapt on the ginger-orange pork chop special (but without the sauce); and I chose a burger with cheddar. My wife, who is Romanian, said the pork chop, served on the bone, was done perfectly in the country style: well grilled, but very tender and flavorful, with little fat. (Our waiter, Mauricio, deserves credit for suggesting this instead of the center-cut chop.) My burger, which I requested rare, came as ordered: a full 8-ounce patty that tasted like fresh meat, not manufactured cardboard. I noted that the fries on the side were easily the best tasting in recent memory. (This was a mistake, as they quickly disappeared to my left and right.) The sole, slight disappointment was the chicken salad: the greens were fresh and tasty, but the salad itself lacked much chicken. We are light drinkers: I got a super-tasty sangria special (white wine base with crushed watermelon), while my daughter went the diet soda route. We were under the gun time-wise, and we could see the portions are generous, so we didn't order appetizers. Normally, we take some food home, but this was really all just too tasty. My wife sat too close to the dessert rack: she got mesmerized by the twin "flames" of the red velvet layer cake and chocolate mousse layer cake. So, we ordered those two to take home. The bill? Under $70 for three of us before tip - which I call very reasonable in any case, but especially for the West Side and getting in/out in just one hour. We didn't know anything about the place prior to entering. Now, after reading the reviews below, I think the local diners (who seemed to make up the majority of the cramped room - it was tough to get my wife's wheelchair in) are just too picky. The air conditioning was light, not the deep freeze that makes you wonder if the owners are trying to preserve the customers. And, we noticed the two delivery guys made two trips each in the hour we were there: I guess there is local biz after all. We'll be back with family & friends!
Posted by not worth it on 01/14/2013
used to order from here a lot. food quality not as good as it used to be. slow delivery
Posted by iowa on 07/16/2012
On our recent visit to NYC we ate at several overpriced and mediocre at best restaurants until we found this little gem. The food was plentiful, satisfying and easy on the wallet. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonable place to eat by NYC standards.
Posted by Alyssa on 02/12/2012
Went here last night with a friend. Crowded and service was slow, but food was ok, customer service was poor and would never go back. Approx $80 for 2 people.Waiter overcharged us for 6 sodas,instead of 4, and then basically accused us of lying and argued with us.Losing customers over $4 in soda seems ridiculous,but that's who they are at this restaurant.Would never recommend.Not the way you want to be treated when going to any establishment where you are paying.Go someplace where your business is appreciated.
Posted by Jeneff on 07/20/2011
Slow delivery and cold food, and not for the first time. Cold onion rings very unappetizing. In restaurant, food is good -- and hot -- but they should take more care and speed with deliveries.
Posted by HKfoodE on 06/20/2011
...but, as you must admit, the food is generally good at most diners (Westway excluded). Same holds true here. Food is on the money. Pricey, but on par with neighborhood restaurant prices.
Posted by TomM on 03/24/2011
Stopped in here on my way from the opera to Penn Station. A man who I think was the owner came out to talk to me as I was perusing the menu outside. Charming little place, not pretentious. I had a little time to spare, but not a lot, so I appreciated the prompt service the waitress gave me. Had the salmon burger, which was nicely spiced, fries and one of their juice drinks. Less than 20$. I would recommend it.