Diners Choice Award & Top Ten Best Lunch Places - Open Table
The Sun-Sentinal Raves: Eating Here, You've Got it Made!
Ever notice how visitors to South Florida want to eat with a
water view? They'd do no better than at GG's! The servers are
professionals who know a thing or two about service.
Chef Henry Gonzalez's menu may be best described as
classic steak and seafood meets modern South Florida. I can't
say enough about his bouillabaisse, which includes a half Maine
lobster along with clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp and calamari
in a classic saffron tomato broth. And it takes a real talent to pair
coconut and mango curry with seafood, but he does it expertly
with pan-seared Florida Grouper. Another winner- the seafood
Red meat is a good choice. New Zealand lamb chops are marin-
ated in herbs and citrus, and come off the grill wonderfully tender.
You can start with shrimp cocktail, or raw oysters, tuna tartare
with kimchi and sesame or spring rolls filled with grilled chicken
and roasted vegetables. There's a fine Tiramisu on the dessert
menu, but the real star is the unconventional Napoleon which
starts with Phyllo dough instead of puff pastry, and gets classic
cream filling topped with fresh berries and preserves.
-John Tanasychuk, Sun-Sentinel, April 2012
(read the entire review by John Tanasychuk- CLICK HERE)
The Miami Herald Says: Good Times, Gorgeous Sunsets at GG's
We dove into a generous bowl of Prince Edward Island mussels
in an aromatic sauce of white wine, garlic and fresh thyme with a
splash of citrus... another GG's keeper, Garden of Eden flatbread,
its snappy crust laden with grilled zucchini, yellow squash and
red bell peppers and Kalamata olive slices, complemented by a
pesto spread and a dusting of feta.
The stand-out entree
was a seafood risotto special that
easily could have feed two - a feast of a Maine Lobster
shrimp, pan-seared scallops and calamari with short-grain rice
to soak up the sea-salty juices.
... the pan-seared sea bass was rich and moist, set atop sauteed
baby spinach and plated with roasted tomato and basil aioli. Meat and
potato choices include center-cut
pork chops brightened by a shitake-
cognac sauce... GG's is already a place for good times, gorgeous sunsets,
and of course, a little romance.
–Rochelle Koff, Miami Herald 2/2011
Service was phenomenal. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and was
always checking on us to make sure everything was satisfactory.
He could tell how much we enjoyed the food as he took a look at our
clean plates and said “Wow I can see you didn’t like anything!”
– Vanessa P. on Yelp
They have a nice waterfront patio & bar area where we were hanging
out for most of the time. The bartenders I interacted with were all cool
and made some good drinks and when they had to cook up 150+ dishes
at once (for our holiday party), my filet came out perfectly cooked,
juicy & delicious.
– Ian G. on Yelp
This is one of our favorite places to dine along the shore. Fabulous bars
both inside and out under the stars! Dining space also both in & out
overlooking the Intracoastal. Food is wonderful - especially the seafood.
There’s a paella served over orzo rather than rice and a bouillabaisse
that would feed a family! The simple fish preparations are light and fresh.
Service is unobtrusive but attentive. You cannot go away unimpressed.
– Open Table Diner
A landmark Hollywood restaurant is being reborn, with new owners,
a different name, an invigorated menu and a fresh new look
at a familiar location.
Indeed, the couple (Dan and Lise-Anne Serafini) who partnered in
East Side Mario’s in Aventura Mall replaced 14 years of Greek flair
and fare with casual American elegance. “We’ve taken a lot of what
Giorgio’s was and transformed it to more approachable dining on the
waterfront,’’ said Dan Serafini.
Gone are the rounded Greek columns, traditional artwork, a painted
sky blue ceiling and a nightclub dance floor. Now, the place brings the
outside indoors by emphasizing rustic wood, vanilla walls, cool lighting
and black-and-white photographs depicting the beach, Hollywood
broadwalk and Dania Pier.
– Eileen Soler, Miami Herald