Grom - Highly Not Recommended
233 Bleecker St, New York 10014
at Carmine St
After the great meal at Casa, we were walking around the West Village and found out they opened up a Grom Gelato. So, shocked that this was much much worse than the one in the Upper West Side. Definitely not recommended.
1) Hazelnut Gelato
2) Bacio Gelato
--- What the F - in a bad way
*** What the F – in a good way
Both gelati had great, intense flavors. Unfortunately, the texture was terrible. The gelati were very gritty, since there were ground up nuts that were not strained out. Kinda like eating sandy vegetables - bleh! Plus, the gelato was hard and not very smooth. Texture is half the battle in gelato and I expect a smooth texture that is very rich, light, and soft. Not here...
Overall Restaurant Experience
- Food 6.0/10 - Great flavor, terrible texture.
- Service N/A - NYU kids running the counter that seemed confused and not wanting be there.
- Atmosphere N/A - Long confusing line that made no sense.
- Price 5/10 - Very expensive gelato (small is $4.75) and not worth the price.
If you're in the West Village, I would 100% check out Bruno Bakery for gelati since the texture there is great. Surprising how great Grom Gelato was in the Upper West Side versus the one in the West Village. I guess it's kinda like how Popeye's at one location could be 100% better than a Popeye's at another location...