If you're looking for a Michelin star studded affair this restaurant is not for you. Built on a renovated character house in uptown New Orleans, this restaurant delivers homestead charm with 4-star substance. More importantly, they do this at very reasonable prices. On our post Mardi Gras venture, none of the main entrees were over $24.\r
Their closed patio waiting area delivers a unique and relaxed experience to mingle with other patrons and enjoy a sampling or a bottle from their concise but smartly chosen wine list. Their main dinner room exudes cheerful ambiance best suited for small group of friends or maybe even the notorious double date. There are a couple of tables off to the side that offer a more intimate setting, but I wouldn't classify this establishment as a candlelight type place. \r
Don't expect to be called ""monsoir"" or ""madame"" from the wait staff, what they deliver is swift and concise service. We started with the fried oysters and lobster potstickers and they were a treat to get the palette going...not to mention the the southern staple cornbread obviously showcasing cornmeal beyond the standard Bulk Barn fare. My scallops were well executed though I would of preferred to see of the accompaniment of smallish gulf shrimp retrofitted with more succulent 10/15 prawns. My colleague's venison was finely tender, deliciously flavored, and well executed all around. \r
Overall the couple delivers a charming and cheerful dining experience with no nonsense service and finely executed dishes that will not disappoint.
Pros: Cheerful Ambience. Great value finely executed food with no nonsense service. Off the beaten path.
Cons: Off the beaten path. Not really a date place.