My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary because we heard many great things about GD. We were far from impressed, however. We went on a Big 10 football night, so perhaps the restaurant was a bit off because they were understaffed or distracted by following the game...but we ordered the calamari appetizer which our server described as "flash fried." When it came out (less than 5 minutes after we ordered it), it was soggy and not crispy at all. When our server came back by the table (when we were about halfway through the dish), my husband asked for clarification on preparation, explaining that the dish seemed a bit soggy. Our server apologized immediately, saying, "I was worried about that because they put it up so quickly." Clearly we had been given an order that was prepared earlier and not sold/used. He replaced it with a fresh one which was completely different in terms of crispness. The manager brought the fresh dish to our table, saying, "I had them put the sauce on the side since sometimes it makes the dish get soggy too quickly." We found it insulting that rather than owning the mistake, the manager was tried imply we just didn't like the sauce on the dish.
My husband ordered a pasta and shrimp entree which he found to be very average and not particularly good. I loved my crab cakes and the wedge salad was phenomenal.
Our server apologized when he brought the check, saying he thought his manager should have taken the appetizer off the bill (which was not removed).
I doubt we'll be back. We've always had entirely outstanding experiences at Gratzi and would prefer to stick with a consistently excellent restaurant than take a chance on another "okay" experience.