822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540844.937798 -93.290463
Mon - Sat, 8am - 10pm; Sun, 8am - 4pm
Neighborhoods: Carag, Calhoun Isles
New menu items are great! – Check out the photos to see a few of Gigi's new dishes.
The eats are:
. Sweet Potato Biscuits and Tomato Gravy. Comes with poached eggs on top and a side of potatoes.
. Zucchini Fritter with Sweet Corn Aioli.
. Angolotti Filled with Ricotta and Mushrooms in a Brown Butter Sauce. With Micro Chard and Shaved Parmesan
.Pork Pinchitos. Traditional and super tasty, served with lemon.
crabby mean staff have ruined the place. Get rid of them! – Agreeing with the comment below, there are two specific guys that work there - so rude, so mean - and they treat you like you're bothering them when you try and make conversation. I used to go regularly, and the old staff was so nice, but I recently got fed up being made to feel like I was bothering them by being there, and by being snapped at when asking a question, that I have stopped going and lost all interest in returning.
Although, I heard there will be new ownership!
If the Mean Twins (long-haired jerk, and his short-haired jerk companion) are fired, then I'll return!
(And, as long as they don't throw trash in my half-eaten food when I turn away for a second, and then do nothing but glare when I tell them I had been planning on eating the other half of my sandwich... then I will risk getting food again!)
Used to like going there... – I live in the area, and would occasionally stop in, grab a coffee to go or just hang out and read the paper or bring the laptop. It has always been a cozy, nice place to go with nice employees....until the last 6 months at least? I've recently been going there sometimes usaully around daytime, midweek, and there is that one guy(semi-long hair with a ponytail and sideburns. Honestly I've never seen a coffee/bakery worker act sooo tough and rude. When somebody makes YOU feel uncomfortable for coming into a what used to be a friendly business, that's where giving them my business(let alone money in their tip jar)ends. I thought the 1st time the guy might have just been having a bad day, so I ignored it. Came there a few weeks later only to find the guy a whole lot worse. Totally unfriendly, looking at his cell phone, and slamming drawers around, like the "unique" tough guy he is, sorry for the other actual nice people that DO work there, but as long as "Eddie Vedder" is still working there, I will not be back.
nice neighborhood spot – please put up a price list...the line takes way too long, employees don't even know the prices... nice desserts
Nothing family friendly about it (anymore) – We've been going to Gigi's off and on since they opened, and it used to be a favorite place to take the family for good food at a reasonable price, with little wait. I've just sworn off the restaurant entirely. There's nothing family friendly about your 4 year old waiting 45 minutes for 1 order of grilled cheese, and two other items that only needed to be reheated. It's a deli case, for crying out loud, why does it take them so long to reheat the food?
When they turned down the lights at night, expanded the bar, and changed the menu, I guess they were trying to say, 'no kids.' So we got the message. It's too bad, we used to love the place.
New pizza crust had got to go. – We have been going to Gigi's for the Wednesday night pizza deal for years, but after this week, I don't know if we'll go back. Apparently they changed their bread supplier to the New French Bakery, and the change has caused their pizza crusts to shrink 2 inches (for only $1 less!) and become greasy and soggy. I used to love this place, but it's just getting sad and disappointing. What's going on?
Not as good as magazine reviews indicate – We visited this restaurant on Saturday morning based on some good magazine reviews but left somewhat disappointed. The coffee was quite good but the baked goods were for the most part, sub-standard. We had the New York muffin (which was the best of the bunch), a banana cream cheese bar and a blueberry cheesecake bar. The banana bar was too dry (two days old?), was chintzy on cream cheese frosting, and the slice of banana on top was not fresh, but hard! The blueberry cream cheese bar was also definitely not made that day and no better than grocery store shelf quality (didn't finish eating it). We'll probably give them one more shot for their breakfasts, but if they don't come through, we probably won't be back.
I will tell you why – Gigi's has been dissapointing lately, beacause...For starters I have worked there a while and have recently quit a month or two ago. I noticed that customers have been very upset for many reasons and the staff has been as well. Upper management has been making poor decisions regarding hours, staff, prices, and food preparation. Management commands one thing and then changes it completely the next day. The staff is responsible for counter help, doing dishes, microwaving the food( Yes microwaving the food!) while being paid $8/hr. Having all these responsibilities takes time away from providing great service because we are too busy microwaving your food and doing dishes. The tips are awful because no one thinks that we are doing anything besides taking your order! Plus we have to split the tips between everyone who is working that night! The change in hours and the higher prices in microwaved food hurts our tips and dismays us from going above and beyond. And on top of this overloaded workload, management has everyone on completely didfferent pages and they don't even bother to help! Not only has it gone downhill for the customers, it has been a downward slope for the employees as well.
Something Very Bad Has Happened!!!! – Beware! gigi's has turned into a real disappointment lately. Gone are all the delicious desserts and friendly staff, replaced by overpriced bland food and snippy counter help. I agree with the last two reviews, this is just not the same place. I too got the wrong order brought to my table and then it took 15 minutes to get it replaced!!!!! My friends were all done eating! What Happened?!?!?!
Wrong Take Out Order - I agree with one of your previous customer reviews. – I stopped by to order a sandwich to go. When I arrived at work with just a few minutes left to eat my lunch, the sandwich I ordered was wrong. I tried calling Gigi the day after and tried calling today again and the mail box says it's full. There is no one to call and no email address listed on their website.
To have the food wrong and not have a phone number to call and report it - is outrageous.
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