York Beach Gem
Great new restaurant. Good food, excellent service, moderately priced.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new place
This place just opened and the food was amazing. They have a great wine list. The atmosphere was great whether you sit inside or not. Great place that we can't wait to go back to soon.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, friendly staff.
Great food, friendly staff.
Will definitely return.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gigi's has an "Island" feel to it, despite lousy weather that night it was warm and comfortable,
service was great and food/wine deserve four and a half start rating. Will certainly be back.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
New @ Atlantic House in York Beach
GiGi's is the new restaurant at the beautifully restored Atlantic House. Enjoyed a good meal with friends on a Thursday evening. The atmosphere is lively,friendly and casual. An Italian menu with out the more typical offerings-no spaghetti or lasagna-but a veal ravioli,sides of risotto,lobster fra diablo and a delicious osso bucco!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gigi's? Yes, please!
Gigi's is a fun place to eat and drink. The bar and lounge are fun and energetic. The outside bar and deck make dining with a view of Short Sands beach possible. The booths and tables in the main restaurant offer a pleasant place to catch up with friends and enjoy tasty food and drinks. The staff is pleasant and helpful. I have been to Gigi's numerous times and have always enjoyed myself.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
So glad this spot once again
So glad this spot once again has a great restaurant.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I are on vacation in York and used to enjoy Blue Sky restaurant which is the spot that Gigi's now occupies,when Lydia Shire left blue Sky it went down hill and went out of business. Gigi's is as good as the best of Blue Sky. I have had 3 dinners there with my wife and other friends and so have tried many items. The only item I did not like was the grilled Caesar salad, the salad was "grilled" in the pizza oven so it wasn't really grilled,however the white white anchovies were great. The house made pasta is great. The fish is cooked perfectly, the steaks are also excellent. The sides that come with each dish are also wonderful.The wine list is great and there is a hidden gem on the list that they are selling at cost.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, wine and service.
Excellent food, wine and service. The outdoor deck is perfect on warm nights.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was nice to see a new restaurant
It was nice to see a new restaurant in their great location. Food and service was good and owners were very friendly. Will visit again.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous New Restaurant
This is a great new find! While large and spacious, the seating allowed for many different experiences, from intimate, to outdoor seating, to spacious room for a large group. The food was fabulous!! The antipasto was delicious and ample. I had Yellowfin Tuna cooked to perfection and mussels, that were delicious. We were a party of ten who sampled the whole range of the menu with out disappointment. Desserts were incredible - you must try the bag of donuts!!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some dishes, pappardelle specifical
Some dishes, pappardelle specifically, we're very small portions, not enough for a child. The place was very loud.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks For A Wonderful Surprise
Great food and service, really nice place in a seaside town that is sorely lacking in good places to eat.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food tasted very good, there
Food tasted very good, there was a problem with the tuna,,, the owner made it right after bringing it to their attention. We recommended GIGI's to a friend...
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining near Short Sands
The food, staff, service, timing (everything!) was excellent. Also, online reservations were efficient and accurate. Lobster fra diavolo was very tasty and cooked perfectly, as was the swordfish and chicken parmesan.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our evening was top notch. Gigi's is a restaurant that serves high end cuisine with a casual vibe. Our server was very knowledgeable about the drink and dinner menu, making awesome recommendations and he was kind enough to laugh at our goofy jokes.The ambience is outstanding. Inside or out I would have been happy with our seat. The views are either the cute, little town or the beach. The bar is warm and comfortable with a fireplace. I'm looking forward to hanging out there when the cooler weather arrives. We had several appetizers (oysters, gnocchi, salumi platter) and dinner. Each meal was better than the next. Presentation was excellent. I can't wait to go back. I'd keep writing but I'm out of characters!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must visit if you're in the area!!
The food, the staff, the location all superb. Great outdoor dining spot as well!'
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The balcony was amazing...perfect food, service, and atmosphere! Exceptional staff! We will go back!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service @ Gigi's
Received a warm greeting and outstanding service during our visit. Was made to feel that our business was important and the service team was friendly and attentive. The grilled Caesar salad with white anchovies was quality and innovative. The lobster fra diavolo was deliciously spiced and the pana cotta rich and balanced. Prices are very reasonable and portions generous which makes a trip to Gigi's worth it.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
York Beach Italian/Seafood/Steak
In the center of York Beach, this recently opened Italian / Seafood / Steak restaurant has taken over the space previously occupied by Blue Sky in the Atlantic Hotel building. More casual and only slightly less elegant than its predecessor, the food is very good and the service outstanding. I had fettucine carbonara and my wife had a roasted salmon daily special (don't choose till you hear the specials!). Both were attractive and delicious, and portions were ample but not overwhelming. I'll be going back to try a steak and hear more of the specials. Out-of-towners may enjoy open-air seating on the porch.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding!
I ordered the Chicken Marsala - and I never order chicken when I'out- but it sounded so good: served with marscapone mashed potatoes and Swiss chard! It was amazing!!! The chicken literally melted in my mouth. My husband ordered a yellowfin tuna dish and he raved about it too! I tasted a bite of the tuna- YUM. I believe this was served with a risotto and asparagus. The wine selection was nice - not huge- but adequate. I had a lovely Pinot Noir. My husband got a mixed drink- Palermo Lemonade ( I think that was the name of it) & he liked it very much. Tiramisu to share and two coffees ended the evening! We were on vacation from Massachusetts, so I can't say we'll get there too often, but I highly recommend !!!!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of seven and
We were a group of seven and were expertly taken care of. We all loved it. Excellent food, efficient and knowledgable waitstaff and great venue. What more could you ask for? Can't wait to go back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
delightful despite growing pains
We enjoyed it once we were able to sit outdoors. It was really warm inside due to an a/c malfunction. Great drink menu. Really warm and friendly owner and staff. Vibe was happenin'. Red snapper special was money. The view is lovely. We will go back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful evening at Gigi's, and I can't recommend the restaurant more enthusiastically. The staff treated us like old friends throughout the night - from our first contact with RJ, one of the managers, at the host table to our fantastic server who gave us great recommendations over the course of the meal, we felt right at home. Both RJ and the other manager James stopped by to check on our food, and we could tell the restaurant was a well-run place. The food itself was exceptional. The rib-eye steak was one of the better steaks I've had in a while: very tender, perfectly cooked, and paired deliciously with garlic mashed potatoes and wilted greens. My family had the swordfish piccata, the lobster gnocchi, and salads. Wow!!!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
relaxed and vibrant
From the enticing cocktails to the seafood forward menu, Gigi's delivers interesting and eclectic creations sure to tempt any diner. I admitted to confusing my server with my inability to settle on a main course. Nightly specials highlight the freshest local bounty of season. Seated on the porch, patrons are treated to refreshing breezes from the ocean, which visible just down the street. Inside, the atmosphere at Gigi's is "island upscale", chic, yet warm and welcoming. Tables are spaced enough to each party privacy. My next visit will include a seat at the wood fired pizza and raw bar. And, of course, don't forget dessert. We shared the sorbet special of the evening; rhubarb mixed berry, the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a thoroughly outstanding meal, very unique but not overwhelming menu selection, great drink and wine menu. The service was very friendly and accommodating, as well as the owner!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem at York Beach
Went to GiGi's for my first anniversary over the weekend and absolutely loved everything about the place. From the incredible wait staff to the food and wine, this place is a gem at York Beach. I highly recommend coming in anytime they are open and don't forget to ask to sit outside. Nothing beats looking at the Maine coast or even a balcony view of the Golden Rod! Thank you GiGi's, we will be back soon.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite place
These guys have got it right! Superior wine list (Our knowledgeable companions were fascinated by the range and breadth of the selections and very impressed by the attention paid to them by RJ, who clearly knows his stuff) and a generous pour to boot! Amazing appetizers (the ricotta should be on the dessert menu and the cabonara..a special..was phenomenal). The entrees were good sized, tasty and beautifully presented. We have tried about half of the choices so far and have loved every selection. Service was attentive and prompt but not rushed. James is everywhere, encouraging and supporting his very competent staff. This a superior dining experience and a great value.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The group running Gigi's has done a great job in making a large space feel small and familiar....good personalities and friendly service reinforce this vibe. We dined here prior to Gigi's and like the change. A few ideas.....the menu needs a couple of seafood items....the whole fish catch of the day didn't resonate/draw us to this. Granted the theme is Italian but gives this some thought.
Chicken pram was outstanding.......rib eye entree also very good quality. Kudos to the staff.....we will return.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - a very creative, modern, and fresh approach to Italian. I had chicken marsala that was served with mashed potato and celeriac, as well as some swiss chard. YUM. my husband had a pasta that he loved. Desserts were to die for. Friendly and attentive service. No attitude. Clean, modern space that wasn't pretentious. We brought our 9 year old and 12 year old along... can you say, "homemade meatballs?" Awesome.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Owners and staff ............
Everything was outstanding. Had a wonderful cheese platter brought to table that was a meal (thank goodness there were 8 of us).
Wait service was wonderful as well as RJ! Thank you for a fun evening, our guest loved it there, as we do!!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Anniversay Dinner
The management and staff were very attentive to our requests and provided us with a perfect dining
experience. They were knowledgeable but not overbearing and the wine and food
were beyond our expectations.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved this restaurant and
We loved this restaurant and cannot wait to return. We went on Tuesday night for the first time, then brought family back on Friday night again since we loved it so much.
The service was great both times and the food was outstanding. The Veal Ravioli appetizer is just fantastic! We enjoyed our meals each evening, the Chicken Parmesan and Bolegnese are both outstanding.
We cannot wait to go back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The resturant was a suprise for being a very tourist centric downtowm. Food excellent and refined . Service was wonderful not too formal. Decor was lovely and elegant but not over the top very tasteful.prices excellent for the quality served. A great and fabulous wine selection that was a pleasant surprise. This place was a pearl in a sea shore family tourist town. Will retu rn when in Yor k again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to take my son to Gigi's to celebrate his special birthday. It was the perfect place to go. The food was great, the service terrific, We were not rushed. It was a very enjoyable experience.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely night
I've been to Gigi's several times now and every time I go it gets better. The food was good when they opened, but the Chef seems to have really found his groove and now I'd say the food is great! Service is good and the atmosphere is outstanding. The owners go out of their way to make all guest feel welcome and special including taking special requests for future visits. They are open to feedback and ideas an York Beach is lucky to have them in town!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an early dinner reservation (5:15) and were able to sit outside on the deck. The waitress was warm and friendly.
My daughter had the pappardelli and enjoyed it. It was served in a creamy tomato sauce with mushrooms and roasted tomatoes.
I had the chicken parmesan which was served with pasta and sautéed spinach. The chicken was good - tender, not dry and the cutlet was not pound so thin that you can't taste it - it was just right - not too thick not too thin.
My husband had the beef rib special which was similar to a short rib - he really enjoyed it.
We look forward to going back to try some other dishes.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fine meal
We have enjoyed several nice dinners here. The "House Made Gnocchi" is wonderful. Our entrees were all very good. It was post summer season, but a warm night - so we enjoyed the outside porch. The manager was very attentive and very involved. You get a "cultivated' feeling here. We'll be back soon.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect family celebration dinner
Top notch food, unique cocktails and stellar service made for a great Friday night meal. The space is bright, open and welcoming with enough attention to detail to make it feel special. My family always aims to impress my grandmother and Gigi's delivered heartily on that front. Our server was wonderful and really made her feel like we were in the right place to celebrate. Antipasto platter, Gnocchi, Pappardelle and Ricotta donuts were all beautifully presented and delicious. Can't wait to return when the weather's warmer and we can enjoy a meal outside.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return visit no disappointment
A return trip to Gigi's was no disappointment. Salads were generous, crisp, fresh and not overdressed. Two diners had the papardelle, a generous but not overwhelming portion that was saucy and delicious. I had the veal saltimbocca, a rich but not large portion served with polenta. Their saltimbocca has a complex, balanced taste with a nice nose of sage that was totally satisfying. Gigi's hint -- Don't make a decision from the menu before hearing your server's recitation of the night's specials.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just a great happy hour
We have been going to GiGi's since friends of ours told us about the great Hour specials on raw oysters! On one of our visits we decided to try some apps off the regular menu, the gnocchi and the ricotta. These were excellent, we then decided that we needed to go for dinner with friends. A few nights later we made reservations for 5 of us for dinner. We were greeted cheerfully and seated at a very nice table. We all tried something different for dinner Bolognese, steak, whole sea bass, etc. We all thought very highly of our meals and how attentive all the staff was at making this a wonderful dining experience. This new restaurant is a gem!, we will be back often.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well RJ,James and staff have done it again...... Fall menu is wonderful, one of the best beef dishes I have had in a long time!!!
Love having Gigi's in our neighborhood!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
the ambiance was very nice
the ambiance was very nice and romantic. i would definately come back again
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant was great. The only thing that was disappointing was that everything is a la carte so if you want to enjoy multiple courses your final bill will be up there. But it'd that kind of restaurant and the chef or chefs really are creative and the food is delicious.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! Great Service!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and chose the right place! Ambiance and décor were spot on. A very relaxed atmosphere allowing casual or formal attire. A nice fire was in the background. We had sparkling wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert! The portions and pricing were very fair! Will be back!! Thank you
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great @ Gigi's!
From the reception to departure everything was GREAT @ Gigi's. The house made pork ravioli and carbonara starters were delicious. The rib eye special was a delight and done a perfect medium rare with the presentation and sides of kale and summer squash potato rosti. RJ as usual was his charming self and our waiter and friend Paul doing his job with élan. Desert was a two part affair with pear pie to start and doughnut holes to go ( don't pass them by ! ). Nice to experience Gigi's after the summer crowds have left and see this Hot Spot with outdoor dining turn into a romantic gem with inside fireplaces buring!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at GiGi's and I highly recommend it. The people were great, the food was fabulous, and the service was just right.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Won't be disappointed
Went for the first time with some friends. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a nice menu and creative drink list. Food was very good and our server was outstanding.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are not easily wowed when dining out. It was a great experience. Already planning when we can go back but with a large group of people. Service was excellent, completely knowledgeable staff. Impressive drink/ wine menu. Overall outstanding!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed a very quiet and enjoyable experience at Gigi's . The staff were very friendly and accomodating even taking the extra effort to exclude the meatballs from the Sunday night dinner special of meatball and roasted vegetable lasagna since my wife is a vegetarian.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM