This place does not present itself in the same glam manner as its neighbor (and primary competition) Sucre, but their product is by far the best of their dessert niche. They make all of their gelato from scratch (that is, without a 'base' - have you ever been to an ice cream shop and while all the flavors taste different, there's something that they all have in common? usually a light vanilla flavor that most places just mix the flavors into so everything kinda tastes the same). As far as I know they are the only place in New Orleans that does not use a base as a shortcut. Their cookies, also homemade, are outstanding, decadent and fresh. They drizzle syrup on the oatmeal cookies at some point in the process. I don't much like oatmeal cookies, but they're outstanding. The espresso is of a notably higher quality than the local coffeeshops (ones I have loved for years) - i.e. CC's (close call) Rue, PJs (blows their espresso away). They use as much green technology and disposable products as possible. For the environmentally responsible, this is a pretty unique distinction. These people basically spend extra money to make sure their footprint is just a little smaller. Never had their actual food, but as well done as their coffee / dessert items are, I'm very willing to try it if I ever make it there during a proper meal time. In short, try this place. Not flashy like the place next door, but superior in the common services.
225 Decatur StNew Orleans, LA 70130
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1104 Decatur StNew Orleans, LA 70116
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One of New Orleans' Best Kept Secrets. Nestled away just walking distance from the famous St Charles Street Car line is Le Roux a Supper Club and Banquet facility that is available for both public and private affairs. During it's earlier years, The famous Nite Cap, once stood where Le Roux now stands and was one on the spot s to give birth to the New Orleans Funk we hear and admire today. "If these wall could talk" you could hear many famous and infamous artists that have grace the stage at this historic site, explains Kurte Pellerin, it's current owner. " From R&B Superstars Stevie Wonder, the groups the Chi Lites, The Manhattans, to countless other local greats like Deacon John, The Meters, and The Nevilles 1700 Louisiana Ave has alway provided an enviroment for great entertainment"' Pellerin continues. In keeping with the tradition, Le Roux now offers Live Entertainment weekly on Friday nites. Dining is also available during shows and reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. There is also now a Restaurant section upstairscalled Ray's on the Roof @ Le Roux that features lunchtime dining. The menu is traditional Soul Food. The area is quaint and has a spacious outdoor deck adjacent to the dining room.
One late evening out at Frenchmen's on a rainy night-where the music is great and more of the locals hang out-having spent much time wandering the music venues while ignoring our hungry stomachs, we looked to the bartender for a restaurant suggestion. Knowing we weren't that familiar with the area and were walking, he told us of a couple of places which were close. "But, if you don't mind walking a bit there's a place we all go to after work called Coop's Place..." He was right! We'd been to several places during the several visits to New Orleans from the 5 Star to the funky and Coop's served up the best Cajun food we had ever tried. The Jambalaya was so good, we went back the day we flew out just to pick up an order to go for the classic leftovers at home. The cook even came out to thank us for "the compliment" as we had told the server of our takeout plans. The place is not the suit and tie kind of place but it is a place you can sit and take in the ambiance of outer French Quarter. No, you won't find the finest tableware and starched table cloths, but you will find the finest food of the that region. I can't wait to go again!