Attended the Preview Lunch at the Restaurant today. Of course, you would expect the staff to need some additional training, since it was the preview, but this was certaining not true. From the moment we arrived outside, we were greeted by a pleasant staff who were more than accomodatable. We started with two appetizers, Crawfish Cornbread (5 star rating) and Spinich Artichoke Dip . A salad was served , which I enjoyed, but some commented that they did not care for. Thereafter, we enjoyed the Shrimp Skewers, with vegtables and grits, New York Strip and Filet. Everything was cooked as we requested and the steaks were served sizzling at the table. Desert was offered afterwards, Creme Brule' , Bread Pudding and Chocolate Cake, no flour, with scoop of ice cream. My only suggestion was that silverware needed be served with the appetizers. The food was very good, staff excellent and the atmosphere was upscale but relaxing. The pricing seemed a little high, geared towards more of upscale restaurants.
The Rathbone Mansions are my BnB of choice. I live here in NOLA and when I have friends or family in town, I always have them stay at the Rathbone. I love the Rathbone because it is true to the Mansions period. It is rare when one can stay in a 165 year old piece of the cities history. I celebrated a birthday at the amazing pool side enjoyed delicious BBQ and stayed in a beautifully appointed historic suite. The things that I would count on as a constant are; (1) great rooms kept clean and true to period, so you can enjoy the history. (2) a truly amazing one of a kind staff, led by Pat. (There is no better ambassador to this city then she.) (3) yummy food and a fair rate. (4) if there is ever an issue, bring it to Pat and company, no doubt they will make sure to resolve it and keep your stay an undeniable pleasure.
As a native of New Orleans, I know how seafood support to taste & look, I know all about Southern Hospitality, but what I didn't know was about "Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar on 4338 St. Charles Ave. I was told by some friends to check it out. My husband & I went during a Sunday brunch, which was very busy to say the least, but the service we received was passed 5 stars; from the time we sign in, until we left, The person who seated us to the manager him self (John Michael Rowland) we were treated as a very special guest, While I was waiting on our food, I notice that the manager (John Michael Rowland) and the entire staff was treating every guest special, so if you want some great seafood, and want to be treated as some one SPECIAL; check out "SUPERIOR seafood and oyster bar". We shall return. (The McClouds)