i had to go back to my receipt to make sure this was indeed the same place i had been to. i noticed that most positive reviews are recent. i did not meticulously studied this but it seems that way to me which leads me to believe that the rivers edge is under new management or something. i can see how the wait could annoy some but you need to understand youre at the heart of new orleans. i was probably very lucky, i dont doubt it. i always am. we got seated immediately. they were really busy but our server came by the table within five minutes with menus and asked us what we wanted to drink. we both got water and no, we werent charged for it. our server came back around and we ordered the crawfish pie and the rivers edge sampler. the crawfish pie was nice and spicy. i would eat two of those. the sampler consisted of chicken gumbo, shrimp creole, jambalaya... i thought everything was good, nothing really blew me away but i would definitely go again if im around, menu looks interesting. yeah, its not the cheapest place but youre in the middle of 'it'. yeah. didnt you see those two silver dudes breakdancing on a bottle crate just around the corner?