Gyros at Washington Square Mall

by Nicholas Chang

Last night, after lacrosse practice, I ate dinner at the Gyro stand in the Washington Square mall food court. Here is what the Dig has to say about it.

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Walking up to the food stand, nobody was working the register. It took me about a minute to get the attention of a worker by ringing the bell. When a worker finally came out, I ordered.

The menu is not especially diverse, being a gyro restaurant. It only serves gyros and a couple different salads…so, I got the gyro.

If you don’t already know, according to Wikipedia, a gyro or gyros is a Greek dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, traditionally pork, chicken, or lamb, and outside Greece with beef and veal, usually served wrapped in a flatbread such as pita, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce.

The gyro I was served added goat cheese to the wrap–not my first choice, but whatever. Biting in, I was actually quite impressed. The flatbread was soft, the tomatoes were alright, the sauce was delicious, and the steak was kind of tender. However, the goat cheese was kind of gross and the ratio between lettuce to steak was way off the charts. The gyro took a little bit of picking at to have a correct ratio. I recommend more steak than lettuce.

With the mixture of this simple menu, the ridiculous ratio of meat to lettuce, and mediocre service, the Dig gives this food court restaurant a 6.58/10. Not terrible. I would go back just for the sauce.

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