200 Main Street S
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Y9
The Goulash House is located right on Main St in Newmarket. The Goulash House can be found right across the street from the Maid's Cottage and it stands on the corner of another street so the window views inside the restaurant are as good as it gets for this quaint little town. The restaurant is very intimate and nice inside. We came for dinner so the ambiance of the whole place was very romantic and quiet, which we enjoyed.
We weren't really hungry (a first), so we opted with getting small plates to share. We ordered the mini goulash, fried mushroom caps, and a cabbage roll, all of which could be found on their "Appetizers" portion. It says appetizers but these were easily meals that could have passed for entrees! The mini goulash was a nice big bowl of stew consisting of beef chunks simmered with vegetables, potatoes, and mini dumplings. The beef chunks were so tender and meaty while the mini dumplings tasted fresh. I loved each individual part, but I wish they simmered together slowly together longer so that they could all be infused into this small melting pot, but it was still so good.
The cabbage roll with the sauerkraut was OK. The cabbage roll had a nice crunch to it, surprisingly, but held the meat inside so well. The ground meat inside was a tad dry and I wish it was more juicy and fatty. The fried mushroom caps were surprisingly very good. They were lightly breaded and the house made tartar sauce they used was my favorite! I spread that sauce on some of the cabbage roll as well.
Our server was fantastic. The guy always seemed to show a genuine smile and was helpful in guiding us as to what to order. The prices are not bad at all and portion sizes are of no issue. Definitely disappointed not to have gotten an entree as those giant meat platters looked like exactly something I need to order. I'm not sure how it is during the day, but at night with the light music, giant window seating, candlelights, and older decor, it definitely is a great place to bring a date.....to enjoy a giant meat platter with...of course.
Ambience: B | Service: A- | Price: B | Food: B