All Reviews by nolaniceguy

  • Corky's Bar-B-Q 4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 887-5000

    4 stars Posted on 01/16/2008 04:00pm

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    My parents love Corky's. Every once and a while I will meet them there for dinner. The place never really seems to be overly crowded. I've yet to have to wait for a table. The food is good. The prices are very reasonable as well. My favorite is the barbecued pork baked potato. The service is always friendly and efficient. The drive through service is also pretty convenient.
  • Brocato Angelo Ice Cream & Confectionery Inc 214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 486-0078

    4 stars Posted on 01/16/2008 04:00pm

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    Brocato's is truly a real treat. It has been renovated since Katrina, so it is now slightly larger than before (thank goodness!) Be prepared for a line on weekend nights. Seating is limited as well. Parking isn't always very convenient, BUT it is definitely worth it!
  • Reginelli's Pizzeria 5961 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-1414

    3 stars Posted on 01/16/2008 04:00pm

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    I eat here more out of convenience than anything else. The food is good, but not great. The service is great though. I like the ambience as well. The pizzas, well, are pizzas. Nothing special really.
  • Rooms To Go - Metairie 5800 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003

    1 stars Posted on 01/01/2008 04:00pm

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    Don't fall for their unethical tactics. I saw a really nice table and chair set advertised on their web site and in a mail circular. It was advertised for $525. I thought it was a real bargain, so I called them to ensure they had it in stock. The sales person that I spoke with said to come in, but they may need to ship from their main warehouse in Mobile. So I went to the Metairie store, and there was the set on display. I was so nice--really beautiful. It had a big sign that said $525 on it. The salesperson was very nice and helpful (although he left for about 10-15 minutes and kept us waiting?). So I told the salesman that I wanted that set. When he was ringing up the sale, I was advised of the $109 ""shipping charge"". I explained that I did not need it to be delivered to my home. He said ""that's fine, but the charge still applies."" Since they do not have the set in stock at the Metairie store, it must be shipped from Mobile (and they charge the customer this fee!) In other words, even though it is advertised for $525, you can NEVER get it for that price after you add the mandatory $109 ""shipping fee"". Bait and switch if you ask me. This is bad business.\r \r Upon delivery, one of my stools came damaged. That was over a month ago. I am still waiting on their ""repair person"". They attempt to repair damaged items before exchanging. What a headache. I don't recommend Rooms To Go at all. I won't be back. A family member had a less than perfect experience as well. (ie. items delivered damaged).
  • Mother's Restaurant 401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-9656

    2 stars Posted on 04/27/2007 05:00pm

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    I recently took my very good friend to Mother's. It was her first time to New Orleans and she wanted to try a good po-boy. Being born and raised in New Orleans, I figured I'd take her to Mother's. We got there about 11:30am and had to wait outside in line. We finally got to go in after about 15-20 minutes where we had to stand in another line to place our order. There are very few tables. Luckily we were able to get one. The service leaves little to be desired. The employees yell and bicker with each other out loud, so that's all you hear the whole time you're there. I guess the management feels it's humorous??? They don't even care. The place really is old and dirty. I know it's historic, but geez! I got a ham po-boy (which is supposedly their signature sandwich). It was so bad. They don't even use real New Orleans po-boy bread. It's soft and chewy hoagie bread. I couldn't believe that! AND, they put shredded cabbage on their sandwiches instead of lettuce. I think they are known for this though. The fries were just okay. They were ready about 10 minutes before our sandwiches were??? Needless to say, I was embarrassed to say the least. It was an overpriced, bad lunch for my friend and I. This was not the experience I had planned for her at all. I will never go back to Mother's nor will I recommend the place. There are WAY too many other good places within walking distance. I got to thinking...since this place has been there for so long, I wonder how many tourists come to New Orleans and eat at Mother's and leave here thinking that is authentic New Orleans food/po-boys. Trust me, it isn't! They should really spend some time cleaning the place up, improving food quality and promoting good customer service. Two words describe Mother's TOURIST TRAP. And they know it. They are overpriced and could care less about customer service since most of their customers are tourists and will never return. Locals know better. Sorry Mother's!
  • Cochon 930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 588-2123

    5 stars Posted on 04/07/2007 05:00pm

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    Tried Cochon for the first time and I loved it. I am from N.O., and definitely recommend this place. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great food. I will be back. Loved the cucumber salad!
  • Cafe East 4628 Rye St, Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 888-0078

    4 stars Posted on 04/07/2007 05:00pm

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    This place is so nice. The atmosphere is fantastic. It truly is top notch. Very modern. Not your traditional Chinese restaurant. The service is also good. Not normaly a huge crowd either, so you can normally walk right in and get seated. Dinner prices are reasonable. Lunch prices are very affordable.\r \r Every table gets complimentary fried won-ton pieces with 3 different sauces, which are excellent. The corn egg drop soup was also very good. I ordered the mandarin chicken, and my co-diner ordered the sweet & sour chicken. The entrees come with either brown rice or traditional jasmine (white) rice. You can order a side of fried rice if you want (for about $5 or $6 extra) which is enough for 2 or 3 people to split. I don't recommend the brown rice, as it is kind of hard and tasteless. However, the jasmine rice is good. The food is very bland. Everything we had. The sweet & sour chicken does not come with nearly enough sweet & sour sauce, nor did the mandarin chicken. We each asked for more sauce on the side. The sweet & sour chicken was good. It had the traditional puffy, thick batter. The mandarin chicken, however, was dry and tasteless. It is all white meat. The shrimp fried rice was very good and was full of big shrimp. We had to ask for water. It would be nice if they automatically bring you water. The mai-tais were very good also. They did not have a cocktail menu on the table, which would have been nice. The manager or owner (not sure) walks around and checks on all the tables, which is nice.
  • French Quarter Pizzeria 201 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 948-3287

    4 stars Posted on 03/23/2007 05:00pm

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    I eat here for lunch all the time. I've only tried the meatball sandwich, but they are SO good. The service is great and the prices too! Love the way they sprinkle parmesan cheese all over the top of the sandwich and on the potato chips that come with it. They always have nice jazz music playing. Haven't been at night, but they also have live entertainment. The place is pretty roomy too.
  • Ye Olde College Inn 3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 866-3683

    5 stars Posted on 03/23/2007 05:00pm

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    Being born and raised in New Orleans, I am so sorry I never tried Ye Olde College Inn sooner. I tried it for the first time in December. I eat out frequently, and always like to try new places. I am also very picky when it comes to restaurants and food quality. Well, Ye Olde College Inn, is DEFINITELY on my list of favorites! The food is FANTASTIC! The service is FANTASTIC. The atmosphere is FANTASTIC! The prices are FANTASTIC! This place is authentically New Orleans, and I think that is what I like best about it. I now go there every chance that I get. I also recommend it every chance that I get. This is a place that if you have someone come to New Orleans for the first time, and you want them to try GOOD New Orleans food for the first time - take them here. Keep up the great work Ye Olde College Inn. I may be a new customer, but I will definitely remain a customer for a long time.
  • Original Pierre Maspero's 440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 524-8990

    2 stars Posted on 03/23/2007 05:00pm

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    I'm a local New Orleanian, born and raised. Believe-it-or-not, I tried this place for lunch for the first time the other day. Not at all what I expected in such a well-known New Orleans restaurant. I ordered a muffaletta, which trust me, I KNOW a good muffaletta. This was NOT a good muffaletta! First of all there was American cheese on it, STRIKE 1! Everyone from New Orleans knows that American cheese does not belong on a muffaletta. The olive salad was way too greasy and was on the bottom of the plate which of course made the bottom of the bread soggy (which by the way was not toasted properly), STRIKE 2! For $9, all I got was a muffaletta the size of a hamburger, STRIKE 3!\r \r Service, well, was pretty poor. On the outside of the building, by the menu, there's a letter explaining how pre-Katrina they had 20-30 employees, and how now they only have 9, and how they are only serving a ""limited"" menu... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Guys, it's a year and a half after Katrina, your restaurant was full, and there were only 2 servers and one bartender, COME ON! That's a lame excuse. You need to focus more on hiring good employees and training them properly. Our iced tea (with maybe 3 cubes of ice) was never refilled. It took about 15 minutes to even get our check, then once the server took our payment, it took another 15 minutes??? NO GOOD! \r \r Oh, and they keep all of the windows and doors open (which is pretty typical of a French Quarter Restaurant), except there was a stinky garbage can out on the street that was smelling up the place while people were trying to eat, YUCK! I wonder how many tourists come into this great city and eat at The Original Cafe Maspero's and think this is how our food tastes. I can only hope not many.\r \r Way too many other GOOD places within walking distance. Sorry The Original Cafe Maspero's!