The original concept was a good one and they should have stuck to it. It seems to me that Gelman's now has something of an identity crisis because it's truly no longer a market or gourmet. We stopped in recently to try out the new concept, which I guess is meant to be more upscale, more bar-oriented. And of course, with that switch, the prices have also escalated and the menu has changed. In any case, we were there early on a Saturday night, somewhat dressed up and ready to go out downtown to a performance. We thought it would be nice to get a decent glass of wine and some tapas before heading out. We sat at the bar and waited quite awhile to be waited on, by a fairly dimwitted waitress/bartender. I ordered a white, about which she knew nothing and then waited until she could locate a bottle, which was lukewarm. Our appetizers were good but we sat next to one other couple at the bar, who never actually spoke to each other and for some reason, were given the remote to operate the television. A TV has no business being in an upscale restaurant and bar. It was very, very distracting and definitely detracted from the romantic mood the place was trying to effect with jazz music and low-lighting. Overall, we were very underwhelmed.
Pros: Decent food if you get served in a timely fashion. Interesting wine list, when available.
Cons: Ambience, identity issues, TV at the bar, inattentive wait staff