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Goulash Place

42 Highland Ave., Danbury, CT - (203) 744-1971
Posted By Daniel Lucente on 3/13/2007 9:02:00 AM
I am a real fan of the Goulash Place. Magda, who used to oversee the restaurant, has departed this realm. Her husband, always very pleasant, remains, along with a polite waitstaff.

The food is sublime, well-spiced, and delicious. The cabbage in particular, served with many dishes, is wonderful, always perfectly limp (a desirable quality in Eastern European cooking), perfectly spiced, and generously served. The sauces and gravys are rich and complex, imparting a wonderful flavour to anything they touch. The chicken paprikash is also a standout as is the goulash soup, almost a meal unto itself. Do yourself a favour and dine here before it is gone. It is not to be missed.

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Transylvanian goulash is pork-perfect, slightly sweet, slightly sour, gigantically satisfying.
"Transylvanian goulash is pork-perfect, slightly sweet, slightly sour, gigantically satisfying."
Michael Stern





We weren't going to have an appetizer, but chef John Aczel decided we needed to try the day's chicken soup. Loaded with rough-cut vegetables, large pieces of tender chicken and threads of delicate noodle, it is one of the most delicious chicken soups we've ever spooned into.
"We weren't going to have an appetizer, but chef John Aczel decided we needed to try the day's chicken soup. Loaded with rough-cut vegetables, large pieces of tender chicken and threads of delicate noodle, it is one of the most delicious chicken soups we've ever spooned into."
Michael Stern


John Aczel cures  peppery sausages on a stick in back of the restaurant.
"John Aczel cures peppery sausages on a stick in back of the restaurant."
Michael Stern


Of the three kinds of goulash on the menu, we like Transylvanian best. It is small cubes of ridiculously tender pork laced with limp and luscious sauerkraut.
"Of the three kinds of goulash on the menu, we like Transylvanian best. It is small cubes of ridiculously tender pork laced with limp and luscious sauerkraut."
Michael Stern


At first poke, chicken paprikash slides off its bones. This is the smaller, lunch-size portion.
"At first poke, chicken paprikash slides off its bones. This is the smaller, lunch-size portion."
Michael Stern


The Goulash Place Sampler Plate is a good option for people who can't decide whether they want pork, veal, or chicken. That red cabbage in the center is especially yummy.
"The Goulash Place Sampler Plate is a good option for people who can't decide whether they want pork, veal, or chicken. That red cabbage in the center is especially yummy."
Michael Stern


Jane, who considers herself a connoisseur of wiener schnitzel, was singing hosannas to these crisp-crusted cutlets.
"Jane, who considers herself a connoisseur of wiener schnitzel, was singing hosannas to these crisp-crusted cutlets."
Michael Stern


This is an appetizer-size portion of stuffed cabbage. At $2.95 it is a giant bargain. At any price, it is delicious comfort food.
"This is an appetizer-size portion of stuffed cabbage. At $2.95 it is a giant bargain. At any price, it is delicious comfort food."
Michael Stern


Inside this nut-and-sugar-covered dumpling is a lode of soft, sweet plums.
"Inside this nut-and-sugar-covered dumpling is a lode of soft, sweet plums."
Michael Stern


For a quarter century, this sign has been a beacon of great home-cooked food at low-low prices.
"For a quarter century, this sign has been a beacon of great home-cooked food at low-low prices."
Michael Stern


Located on a quiet residential street, The Goulash Place is an isle of old-world charm.
"Located on a quiet residential street, The Goulash Place is an isle of old-world charm."
Michael Stern



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