WORST FOOD EXPERIENCE -- EVER!!
DO NOT EVER EAT HERE, PERIOD. NEVER!!
We were simply trying to satisfy our cousins' desire for some great cajun food. Sadly, we were on the wrong end of town for that. Sadder still, we entered this place.
My wife saw the HUGE street sign advertising ""FULL BAR, SPICY BLOODY MARY'S"" so we went in. The ""street cryer'"" out front should've been a warning sign...but we were hot, tired, hungry and with kids.
We were seated in an almost empty dining room, while, oddly, the patio was fairly crowded. It took forever to get waited on. There appeared to be absolutely NO ONE in charge of the place at all.
My wife orders water for everyone and 2 large Bloody Mary's. She was told ""we don't have a bar"". My wife replies ""you're kidding?"". The waiter (coldly): ""No, we don't. We don't serve alcohol."" (THAT should've been our second sign!) Stranger still...there IS a ""bar...with bar glasses hanging from the ceiling...and barstools...but no liquor!!
One of my kids ordered chicken strips (tough, weird taste) and fries that were ""warm"" at best. My other child ordered a shrimp Po'Boy (shrimp were cold, we sent them back and they came back ""warm"").
My wife and I ordered ""bowls"" of ""gumbo"" and ""crawfish bisque"". This dump's ""bowl"" is MAYBE a child's cereal bowl size! Ok, first, the gumbo was indescribably chaulky, scorched and horrible and we KNOW gumbo as we've prepared it often for over 23 years at home. The ""bisque"" is best described as beige-colored greasy, gravy...with grease ""pool's"" floating on top. One bite (why did I do that??) and I refused to eat it.
My cousins both got ""jambalaya""...which was basically cold ""Mexican-type rice"" - with (maybe) sprinkled cajun seasoning (?), 3 shrimp and some God-awful ""sauce"" on top. (????). One of the plates was cold.
Like other reviewers on this and other sites, we, too, continuously saw plates of ""fresh"" sliced bread being ""rushed"" past us to destinations unknown. NEVER were we offered bread the entire time.
After complaining about the ""bisque"", the charge for that was removed from the bill. The ENTIRE bill should've been removed from the bill!
Needless to say, none of us came close to finishing the meal (thank God).
I paid with cash, because, quite literally, I would've been scared to death to give these people a credit card, if you know what I mean. And from some of the other reviews I've read, I'm glad I did not.
We were a party of 3 adults and 3 children...yet a whopping 20% tip was ALREADY added to the bill!!
When we left the restaurant, my wife pointed out the ""bar/Bloody Mary's"" sign to the street barker for the restaurant. His reply? ""Ma'am I already asked them to change the sign and got my head chewed off."" When she told him the sign was a lie, he said ""I know that ma'am...but I ain't in charge of this mess...""
This place gives the appearance of an establishment operated by temporary employees with no supervisor/manager. It also reminds you of some bad movie where, in the plot, a group of folks with no knowledge of food whatsoever, ""takes over"" a closed/abandoned restaurant site and ""set's up shop"" as a ""restaurant"", albeit thinly veiled, the further you venture inside. It literally has that feel to it.
If this review doesn't steer you away from this God-awful abomination and French Quarter blight, then you deserve what you get.