Given that our goal was to experience the famous Friday Galatoire's lunch, I can't say I was disappointed by the atmosphere. Every Friday the place bustles with local business people who take a late "liquid lunch." At first I was disappointed to be put in the more subdued upstairs area, but was grateful when I realized how deafeningly loud it was downstairs. We ordered an assortment for the table, starting with a nice and spicy bloody mary. The oysters en brochette (fried and wrapped in bacon) were deadly. Tasty, but a little dry, and one is enough. The crab salad was delicious -- super-tender crab topped with mayo and capers. My friends were raving about the fried veggies of eggplant and potato "chips," which I thought were just OK. The seafood gumbo was quite nice. The seafood average, but the roux delicious. For the second drink, the dirty martini was fine, but needed to be a little dirtier. Our waiter recommended the fried crab topped with fish or crab as the best thing on the menu. Indeed the crab was incredibly fresh and tender. But still heavy, with all the fried. A friend's fish was just OK. So all in all, worth the price? Not really, but it was fun to experience part of history in a place that fully encourages you lounge at your own pace.
201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 2500New Orleans, LA 70170
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600 Decatur St Ste 308New Orleans, LA 70130
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I just got back from this place for the first time and I must say...I was surprised. They are very affordable for the good portion they give you. I got the budget breakfast which came with buttered grits, buttered toast, 2 pork sausage patties, and scrambled eggs with an orange juice. I assumed it would be a portion that wouldn't get me full so I was under the impression that I would leave with donuts to take home, but I didn't because I was good and FULL after that breakfast plate :). With that said, I didn't leave with any donuts lol. It was really good, like your wholesome Southern breakfast meal. The place is small but feels homely. There's also a coffee shop literally right across the street from them so the location is perfect. They don't stop serving breakfast on Sundays until noon which most places don't do that. Finding parking isn't a problem whatsoever either whether you're on your bike or in your vehicle. I recommend going down to Freret Street Poboys for their breakfast. I paid less than $7 for all of what I ate and drank there.
We had a party of eleven. When it came time to pay the bill, we asked if we could separate our tickets. She said "sorry, we don't do that here". Instead of offering to help in some way, she explained that we just needed to tell her the amounts to put on the cards when we were ready. So, we sat there for about 20 minutes calculating on the back of our ticket of who owed what. The manager then comes up about 30 minutes into it and asks if there's anything she can do to help. At that point we were almost done, so it would've been a little more helpful at the beginning of the process. Someone at our table politely said that we understood that we should've seen it on the menu, but it would've been nice of our waitress to have mentioned that at the beginning or before it was time to pay so we could've been quicker, to which the manager responded very condescendingly, "well it's on the menu, so...". Needless to say we won't be visiting this place with very rude service again.
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)
In town on vacation. I called for a reservation and was told I could be put on the wait list if I could tell them when we would be there. Good thing since there was a long line that would have been ahead of us when we got there. Following our GPS to find Landry's, we didn't know the waterfront drive was only one way on the weekends. It was after dark and we got stopped by a policeman. When we told him we were from out of state and were lost he gave us a police escort to Landry's. Since this location is right on lake Pontchartrain we wanted to sit outside to enjoy the view and warm weather. Our server couldn't have been better. We both had Red Fish meals and both were delicious. The price was reasonable and it turned out to be a very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this location.
Two of my friends were in town from Denver over Labor Day weekend and my BFF, who's another local, recommended we all eat there after partying all night in the French Quarter. I ordered the bbq roast beef poboy with potato salad and a drink. The poboy and potato salad was absolutely delicious! I felt like I swallowed the whole meal in whole without even inhaling :-O. I was reluctant to try their seafood gumbo because after having homemade seafood gumbo from my dad's girlfriend, doubt anyone else can touch that. I will be going back to Gumbo Shop real soon and try something else. Hopefully their other food items is just as good as the bbq roast beef poboy that I had.
Have to agree with a lot of posters that a lot of the food is only average. But the shrimp po boy and the fried chicken really do stand out. The shrimp was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and so tasty with the sauce. The bread was a little dry, but overall it was good. Fried chicken was the real star. DELICIOUS breading and so incredibly juicy and tender was the meat. Sadly, the shrimp creole and jambalaya were just so-so. Mother's is also famous for its Bloody Marys, which I have to say were quite good. Maybe a little spice could be bumped up, but the balance was really nice between all the strong flavors. Had to have two!
My two friends from Denver were in town visiting me over Labor Day weekend. We stayed at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans hotel where I ordered the half dozen of charbroiled oysters. One of my friends do not eat oysters but I kept telling him to try at least one because they were so good. I know good seafood as I am a native of westbank Nola. He tried one and loved 'em! Those were the best charbroiled oysters I ever had in my by far. Drago's is really pricey though so I won't be eating there a lot but it'll be a once a year thing for me maybe. My star rating is solely on my judgement of their charbroiled / chargrilled oysters.
This legendary restaurant has so much history & the moment you step in the doors of Dooky Chase you see amazing ambiance, smell spectacular home cooked scents & immediately feel like family. I wasn't a huge fan of the Mac & Cheese, however the jambalaya, red beans & rice, shrimp, grits & bread pudding more than made up for it. The original owners just had their 60th wedding anniversary & still operate in the kitchen in the restaurant on a daily basis! (Make sure you say Hi!)
I ate here while visiting the 2014 Essence Music Festival. Since I have an allergy to wheat, I am limited on the selection of food in the area. I ordered the grilled shrimp, sautéed mixed veggies, and French fries. Delicious! I actually ate here twice and ordered the same thing the second time! I can honestly say that both times I was there, the customer service was lacking. However, they were super busy both times. Bottom line, good food and I would eat there again.