THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gaucho's Grill
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gaucho's Grill Restaurant Review: Argentineans and Uruguayans looking for home-country fare will recognize the matambre, a cold, sliced braised beef wrapping egg, carrot and spinach, served with its side of Russian potato salad, actually a classic Spanish dish. Empanadas are much better than at most local establishments, sporting a crispy crust and generous amounts of well-seasoned filling. The parilla para uno (grill for one), served on a table-top grill after being prepared on a flat grill in the kitchen, is plenty para dos (for two). The tastiest morsel is the asado de tira, a strip of flank with ribs, but the blood sausage is first-rate, and so is the grilled salchicha (another sausage), both made locally for the restaurant. The Argentine sirloin isn't bad; accompanying de rigueur chimichurri sauce tastes freshly made, and is dead-on correct. Kidneys, sweetbreads and chitterlings round out the presentation, but we find these cooked a little too much for our liking. Desserts are made in-house, in the attached bakery. Other tastes include an array of pizzas and pastas---Argentina is arguably a suburb of Italy---and Uruguayan specialty steak sandwiches (chivitos). The wine list is boring, but we're told improvements are in the works.