After meeting up with some friends at Ninth Ward, The Boy and I scooted about Gramercy looking for a quick bite - and lo’ and behold Gila’s Nosh (no I’m not slurring, I swear! only had 2 cocktails…), which made my heart and stomach churn in all the right ways.
Just opened about a week and a half ago, Gila’s is a Israeli family-owned spot which puts a nice homemade twist on classic Mediterranean and Continental dishes. This place is uber-charming and makes you feel like you’re sitting at your grandma’s kitchen table, except no one is making comments that make you simultaneously feel that you are getting chubby and also not eating enough.
The chef is actually Gila (don’t you love that?) and she kept checking in on us like a mom would. And her sons working there were so adorable as well.
Look how cute they are! Awww. Every time the little one asked me a question, all I saw was-
…which made me that much more impressed when he used the credit card machine.
#sadcheerleader tip: I was recommended the quiche, which was so fresh and yummy, so yea…you’re welcome.
To sum up: if you’re in the area, this seems like a great lunch or quick night nosh spot. Or just for when NYC has trampled on your soul so much that you can’t remember the last time someone smiled at you without pairing it with a condescending statement.
#sadcheerleader over and back to work.