Mona Lisa Restaurant
1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 558-9044
Phone: (504) 522-1230
Primary Phone: (504) 522-1230
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Mediterranean, Family Style, Italian, European, Healthy, Vegetarian, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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04/27/2012Provided by Citysearch -
As we walked into the little place we were met with a warm casual atmosphere and a smile from the hostess. The space though small seemed to offer a nice intimacy with quiet service and hushed conversation from the other gourmands in the place.
The meal began with iced herbal tea which was wonderfully refreshing after wandering the Quarter. The tea was not sweet but had a nice fragrant finish.
We moved on to a bean fritter appetizer with a savory chutney(a hint of tamarind I think) which was exciting and as savoured these we looked forward to the entrees. I enjoyed ""the special"" which was a fragrant jerk chicken smothered in a spicey brown gravy with great depth of flavor. The chicken fell apart into delicate morsels and muddled with the white rice base which was delightful. The vegetables with the plate had been cooked in a broth that left the veggies both firm and delicious. My wife and I shared tastes of the other's dish to broaden our experience of the dishes. I was at a loss as to which I loved more.
For a great lunch or dinner and a delicious cultural experience I strongly recommend giving Bennachin a go.
04/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I worked for a non-profit rebuild organization for 4 years and i would take groups of 18 at a time to bennichan up to 4 days a week. I have never had a bad meal yet... the reason it takes more time to serve the food is because it is made from scratch as you order it... no microwaving, made it last week and froze it B.S. it is the real deal. After bringing nearly 2,000 ppl there i can say that only 30 or so did not care for it... I can't wait till they have their booth at jazz fest so I can have a mango freeze and fried plantains together!!
07/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Always good food and friendly staff!!! Last week i went there with two friends who had never been there--they were impressed that we had a place like this--They were ready to go back tonight and try something else out--me i 'm a stick in the mud and stay with my Mona Lisa Special Sandwich...............
07/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I love Mona Lisa's and eat there whenever we're in the area. It's romantic, but also great for families as it's not loud so you can hear one another. Our favorites are the eggplant Parmesan, chicken fettuccine, meatball sandwich, salad, and the pizza. We've never had bad service, and find them to be friendly and 'normal' - not like Chile's waiters that bother you every 5 seconds and sit next to you. :-) Sorry about that tangent.
Go here if you're looking for a great meal.
07/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Mona Lisa at the recommendation of some local New Orleans residents. We were told there would be a 15 minute wait...we waited 35 minutes or longer outside. We were seated only because we inquired about how much longer the wait would be....when we were seated we told the waiter we knew what we wanted and requested to order before a large party. The server was VERY rude. We were told they would go get us some water. We left decided to cut our losses wasted time! We walked out. The attitude of the server was very poor. We WILL NOT go back again, even with great food!,