What’s happening to all the restaurants in Baristaville? First, tipsters alert us to the closing of Bloomfield’s well-regarded Formia, as well as the Village Cupboard. Now we’re hearing rumblings of a proposed sale of newbie Gaucho Steak Argentinian Grill. And worse, talk of another Italian restaurant coming to replace it (not that there’s anything wrong with Italian, but it’s not like they aren’t well represented already.)
If the rumors are true, all I can say is — please, don’t go. After having dinner on three different occasions, with three different groups of diners at Gaucho, and experiencing three incredible meals (and no service problems), could I have been just incredibly lucky? Maybe, but I’d be seriously bummed if Gaucho pulled up its pants and walked. Stay — I love those fries, the steaks, the ceviche, and those sinful dulce de leche crepes. Don’t give up on us baby, we’re still worth one more try. And we’re not the only ones who like you.