630 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
We decided to try this restaurant on our recent trip to New Orleans. I am vegetarian while my husband is definitely non-vegetarian. After having a couple of drinks and appetizers on Bourbon Street we decided to try this restaurant. Even though there was a wait outside, we were seated pretty quickly (since it was just the two of us). The service was alright and the food was ok too. Their vegetarian special was rice and beans, nothing to write home about (not that I was expecting much, I was just glad to get something vegetarian). On the other hand my husband was disappointed with the chicken and andouille gumbo, which they claim to be the best in town.
Fonda San Miguel Restaurant
2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
We went to Fonda San Miguel for a celebratory dinner on a weekend night. We were impressed by the wonderful decor of the restaurant as soon as we walked in. We had reservations so, we were immediately seated. Our server promptly served water and took our drink orders. Server was back within 10 minutes with drinks and took the rest of our order. We had tamales for appetizers, for main course I had enchiladas de mole and my husband had chile relleno. All appetizers and entrees were really good. Then we had tres leches cake for dessert, which was wonderful. It was our first time trying the cake so, I am not sure whether the cake is better than other restaurants. We spent almost 100 dollars on dinner and felt that it was well worth the experience.
Flip Happy Crepes
400 Jessie St, Austin, TX 78704
We saw the feature on Flip Happy Crepes on Throwdown and we knew we had to try it. So, one afternoon we finally paid a visit to Flip Happy Crepes and the place lived up to our expectations. It was pretty crowded for 1 pm but when our crepes finally arrived they were totally worth the wait. I had the tarragon mushroom, caramelized onions, tomato, spinach and gruyere crepe and it was the best crepe I have ever had. My husband had ham and gruyere crepe and he seemed really happy with his crepe too. We are for sure going back again soon.
10710 Research Blvd Ste 126, Austin, TX 78759
We went to Bombay Bistro with my husband's colleagues who had been raving about the food at Bombay Bistro for months. We had a reservation for 6 people so, we were promptly seated but everything went downhill from there. In order to get a glass of water and place our orders we had to call manager because we were not approached by a single server for almost 20 minutes. We ordered a couple of assorted appetizers, which were pretty nondescript. They took their own sweet time in getting the entrees, which were not too great either. I had ordered paneer do piaza, which was ok but I have had better. My husband had ordered Seekh Kebab, which was so bad that he stopped eating it after a couple of bites and decided to share my paneer dish. After finishing dinner we had to wait for 20-30 minutes for our check (my husband again had to ask the manager because for some strange reason the servers there do not make eye contact). Overall an extremely disappointing experience.
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
My husband and I went to Manuel's on a Sunday night. We were promptly seated, served water and asked for drink order. The server was back with our drink orders soon and we gave him the order for entrees. My mango daiquiri was really good. Our entrees were out within 15-20 mins of placing the order. I had enchiladas de mole and my husband had chili relleno, both entrees were really good. Overall we had a wonderful experience at Manuel's.
Swad Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
9515 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
My husband and I have eaten at Swad about 5-6 times in the last 10 months. The food has always been pretty good, I love the variety in their Thali and my husband really likes their Chole Bhature. Just a word of caution, stay away from their South Indian food. The service though not great is passable. Overall Swad is a great value for money.