Gigi's Southern Table
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp & Grits
blackened tiger shrimp, tasso ham gravy, tomato, baby kale, grits
Charleston Twin Crab Cakes
tomato butter, sweet corn succotash
Back in SC to visit our alma mater thought we’d try this new spot. Biscuits were cold; new biscuits were hard. Hamburger was over cooked. Steak was overpowered with garlic and just ruined my taste buds. Sweet potato fries were good but room temperature. Cocktail was good. The server (and her identical twin) was great.
Pleasant dining experience overall. Food was good but menu options a bit limited at time with smallish menu and out of some items (crab cakes) during our visit. Drinks were very good and well crafted.
Service was poorly timed. Got our entrees shortly after receiving our soups and salads.
Last year it was kicking on all cylinders. We were excited to return. Now, a complete disaster. Food getting auctioned off all over the dining room, forgetful servers, and all tasted of HEAVY salt - so much that your mouth burned. Saw many tables disappointed. We were devastated. No management presence.
Best bloody mary o have ever had! Great brunch!
Thank you! We LOVE our bloody mary's! Hopefully you can make it back in the near future for another!
Great food but better service.
Thank you for the stars!! And for taking time to review Gigi's! We hope you can visit again soon!
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff, delicious food with great selections. Overall would definitely recommend
Thank you for sharing your experience! We hope to see you again soon!
I went there from a recommendation from a friend. I made a reservation and when they asked for “as romantic as possible “ they saw fit to seat us in the bar area. We couldn’t even hear each other. Was supposed to be top level. We left and ate at the Hilton where we were staying. That was awesome. Glad Gigi’s didn’t care about us! We were much happier with the restaurant at the Hilton. Wil NEVER go back to Gigi’s!!
I am so sorry this was your experience! I promise Gigi's is better than that! We hope you will give us the opportunity to make it up to you! Please reach out directly! Kristen
Great food, great service. We loved the overall vibe of the restaurant. The food was really good.
Thank you for all of the stars! I'll pass the message along to the staff and the executive chef!
Wonderful service and meal.
Thank you for sharing your experience! See you again soon!
Our server had a ton of tables - took us a half hour to be seated after our reservation time. Took 10+ minutes for her to come over to ask what we’d like to drink. One table was a birthday and must’ve been her friends because she spent a ton of time talking to them and we were sitting there with empty glasses for 30+ minutes after finished eating waiting for our check. Food was great but our server, Maya was not attentive whatsoever. We were ordering the next round of drinks as she was setting down the first round because it was taking so long to get anything from her.
I am so sorry this was your experience at Gigi's! I hope you just caught Maya on an off night- she is usually very efficient and friendly with all tables! I would love the opportunity to make this unpleasant visit up to you! Please reach out directly! Thank you! Kristen
The food was excellent, as it usually is at Gigi's, but the service on a Sunday evening was unacceptably slow.
Thank you for sharing your experience! I am terribly sorry that your service was slow. I hate to blame it on being short staffed, but we definitely are right now. I hope you can visit us again soon! We will make it up to you! Kristen
The brunch menu was good. The fried green tomato Benedict was great! But, the Cajun Benedict left a little to be desired. The menu listed that gumbo was a part of the dish and there was no gumbo included. The drinks were tasty, as well.
Thank you for taking time to share the details of your visit! I can assure you the Cajun Benedict SHOULD have gumbo on it and apologize for the error! Please visit us again soon!
Worth every penny. Friendly staff and fantastic food!
GiGi’s has an interesting menu. Food was prepared well, delicious and not over-seasoned as some restaurant chefs seem to do. Food quality was very fresh and our dinners were served hot. Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Drinks were also excellent. Love all your places to eat….bar area, high tops seating, booths, tables and outdoor seating!
Thank you for the positive review! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you can return again soon!
Great food! Loved the burger and sweet potato fries!
Thank you for the stars! We hope you visit again soon!
One of our mains was totally incorrect. Wrong cook on steak wrong side item. We suggested maybe brought the wrong plate. We were told no correct plate. They offered to put the $37 dollar steak back under broiler rather than cook a new one. We allowed it. It came back out with about half the meat cut up on a bowl. WTF. So I attempted to eat it. The manager apologized and said she would take 25% of main. That really didn’t make up for the screw ups but we are shouters or seen makers so we accepted the offer just to get done. A few minutes later. The waitress comes out with another steak and says we were right the wrong plate was brought out to us. Again. WTF. We just asked them to box it up. We finally finished eating our”meal” and after a very long time the waitress does a drive by and drops the bill. No offer of dessert or coffee. Nothing. I look at the bill and no reduction promised by the manager. Third WTF. During the meal water was never filled dirty plates never removed. Empty cocktail glasses never removed.
Bottom line. Gigi’s didn’t give us one reason to ever return. At their price point which we are OK with if there is quality and to handle clusters like we were treated is terrible.
We will not be back and we will be sure to share our experience with others so they avoid this place pretending to be an upscale eatery.
I am terribly sorry this was your experience. I can promise that Gigi's is better than that and we would love the opportunity to make it up to you! Please reach out to me directly. I hope to hear from you soon! Kristen
Food was good. I had fish tacos and a salad. My husband had the pork chop. Very consistently good. The big chairs they put us in were not comfy for dining. Try to avoid those.
Fantastic food and beautiful atmosphere! Love it!!
I’m writing this review because we had an absolutely terrible experience. Starting with the not so friendly hostess, we waited fifteen minutes for a table, which wasn’t a big deal, but the actual hostess was rude and miserable.
Once we sat down, the server knew nothing about the wine list, drinks took a long time to come out. We ordered appetizers that were great and came out quickly which was awesome.
However after this everything went down hill. The second round of drinks took about 25 minutes to receive. Our appetizer dirty dishes and our dirty empty glasses sat on our table throughout our visit.
We begged our server to clean it off so we could enjoy our entrees, she took two boards but left all the dirty dishes (we even stacked them for her) but she refused to do her job. Not to mention the entrees came out staggered, roughly 15-20 minutes apart.
Lastly we asked our server who finally appeared if we could enjoy a drink at the bar it was around 9:40pm and she said yes. So we closed out our bill (reluctantly tipped 20%) and all three of us made our way to the bar.
The bartender then snarled at us stating they were done for the night… this was Friday by the way. Anyways extremely disappointed, will never return and it’s a shame because it’s such a beautiful restaurant with a great menu.
The Gigi’s menu on Open Table is not current. Oysters? Not on the menu. Back in the day, this place was famous for its crispy fried oysters. Service tonight was perfunctory and slow, something that seems to be a constant at Gigi’s. Bar service was even slower. Only oysters will bring me back!
The shrimp and grits had a different presentation than we were use to. Ok. Just different. A lot of red sauce. Could have used a spoon. Ravioli just ok. Store bought quality. Salads were very good.
Garlic shrimp and house salad were delicious.
Charlotte was our server and she was great.
They are remodeling and only serving three types of sandwiches. That info wasn’t communicated on open table.
We went on barbecue day and had brisket.
Having lived in the south for 32 years they would have a hard time competing. The meat was okay but was somewhat dried out and lack flavor. The smoking process is low and slow cooking at a low temperature for several hours.about half way through the process you’re supposed to wrap the meat in butchers paper to retain the juices. My guess is they skipped that step but if they didn’t something went wrong. It’s a shame because they came close to getting it right.
The restaurant accepted the MC $50.00 Reward Card that you issued for that dine DESPITE the fact that Open Table refused to honor it!!! The restaurant MUST be repaid!!!
I loved the gumbo and house salad. The brisket was excellent too.
Outside dining was preferred..
Price of beer should have been a pint, not 12 oz.
It was nice but little expensive
It was the perfect meal! The food was hot and fresh. The staff was very friendly and professional. The atmosphere was classy! We are definitely going back. Oh and try the “Candied Pecan Pimento Dip”….it was delicious!
Our server, Libby, was absolutely wonderful and as always the food was delicious.
This was our first visit to GIgi’s and we will definitely be back. The people were friendly and the food was delicious. The sides are excellent and the portions are generous. Thank you Gigi’s!
We had a usual good Gigi's meal on the patio which was very pleasant. Drinks, food and service were all topnotch.
Excellent service. Lovely experience. Wonderful food. Highly recommend the peanut burbon.
Brunch was amazing as always, Gigi's never disappoints!
We LOVE Gigi’s!! Beautiful inside and on the patio. Kind service and amazing food! Whenever family comes they request Gigi’s. A really great restaurant in State College! Fast seating when you arrive for your reservation. One of my favorite places to eat out!
Seated right at reservation time with no waiting. Most of the food was great, pork chop was a little tough but overall very good food. Great waitress, always seemed around when you needed her but not obtrusive.
Great food, service and love the patio!
The fried tomatoes with the pimento cheese were delicious and the crab cakes were so good. Wonderful meal.
This was our second time. Service was really slow compared to the first time we were there.
Gigi's Southern Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 861-3463.
Gigi's Southern Table is rated 4.3 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.