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Lucy's Retired Surfers Rstrnt - 11 Reviews - 701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (504) 523-8995

Lucy's Retired Surfers Rstrnt

701 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-8995
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Lucy's Retired Surfers Rstrnt - New Orleans, LA


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Great place to go before a Saints game. The staff is great, really friendly and fast. All the food is good and a great valua, and the Sunday brunch has $2 mimosas. Would be hard t...


Lucy's actually sports a decent, casual hangout kind of atmosphere, if one can overlook the tired beach-bum motif (Jimmy Buffet has a lot to answer for). But during peak after-wor...

Great Place for Newbies!! 10/6/2011

It was very crowded the day we went due to the Saints vs. Texans game, but the atmosphere was great! It was my first time going to NOLA and this place was about 2 blocks from my hotel. I definitely recommend it. The spirit of New Orleans is alive in this bar! Not too over-priced and we did not try the food there. We had a great time meeting the locals, they are so friendly! more

Great food but buyer beware! 5/12/2011

The food was very good but my husband and I got the worst case of food poisoning we have ever had. Spent two days of Jazz Fest in our hotel room bathroom (you don't want to know the details) - which completely ruined our anniversary weekend. The room service server at the hotel where we were staying said that over the past few years, several guests had the same awful experience. Since we had only one item that was uncooked, (salad with ranch dressing) we assumed that was what did us in. We were heartbroken as we had SO been looking forward to the weekend. Would give it four stars for food - but based on the extent and intensity of our food poisoning, can't really hit those other stars.... more

Hawaii meets Baja Mexico & California Surf 9/23/2010

The menu is interesting, great relaxed atmosphere and the food is pretty good. The surfboards, wall posters, music and lighting are relaxed and laid back style. Waitresses are friendly and pretty quick about service. I ate there for dinner on a Wednesday night, so the place was only half full. I ordered the Juicy Lucy with grilled pineapple and black forest ham added, with blue cheese crumbles. It's a big 1/2 lb hamburger.... and juicy is right. The flavor was good, not the best burger I've ever had but still pretty good. The fries it came with are nothing special. I should have had the sweet potato fries instead. Another person I came with had the Crab Cakes and a side order of Spanish Rice. He said the crab cakes were OK, but not the best he's had. I noticed that he finished them though. The spanish rice was too moist and just didn't taste very good to him. His crab cakes came on a big bed of spinach. We asked the waiter if they had a salad dressing for the spinach leaves. He said, 'well, I guess you can eat them, but they're just a garnish'. I disagree. A few spinach leaves are a garnish... a whole plateful of them (under the crab cakes) is the start of a good salad. My suggestions for Lucy's restaurant - not that they might care, but offered just in case. 1) either ditch the standard fries OR do something a bit different with them, like sprinkling them with a lime-sea salt coating or a jalapeno-salt coating instead of regular salt. Every #&%$#! restaurant in Baton Rouge serves the same French Fries. Do something different. 2) The Crab Cakes would be better if you did something different with the spinach 'garnish'. Add some sliced radish, a few pieces of chopped mango and some pine nuts, drizzle with a lemon dressing and it's a salad. For 25-cents more, you made the dish a LOT better. 3) Seriously re-think the spanish rice. It needs help. If your restaurant wants to showcase Baja California laid back cuisine... then go for it. Maybe try introducing some black beans or Mexican red corn into the rice, maybe a few bits of tomatillo to give it an extra kick. Overall, the food was good and the atmosphere is worth coming back for. Lucy's is an interesting restaurant with a different kind of menu. I just think that they need to take the food a bit further to really get that Baja California Hawaii feel. more

Best bar ambiance for brunch 1/15/2009

Great place to go before a Saints game. The staff is great, really friendly and fast. All the food is good and a great valua, and the Sunday brunch has $2 mimosas. Would be hard to eat with a big group, and maybe not the best place for kids, but they have a lot fo seating, big bar, lots of tvs, and the decor is really fun. Pros: ambiance, lots of seating, service, value and good drinks, great brunch Cons: not a good place for large groups that are eating, not for kids or vegetarians more

white trash servers 7/25/2008

Pros: cheap and good Cons: white trash / discusting more

Great place 1/28/2007

Lucy's is great for having drinks with friends early in the evening and on Friday nights its a more trendy crowd. Good drinks and the food is pretty good. Only problem is the cleanliness of the restrooms and they are often clogged. Pros: Drinks, Prices Cons: Restroom Sanitation more

one of my favorites 11/8/2006

Lucys is a great bar that you wont find many tourists at. Locals hang out there for the chill atmosphere and fun drinks. Def check it out if you are in town. The one in the warehouse district is the best! Pros: Chill scene, fun atmosphere, good music Cons: Not a huge space more

oasis on magazine street 6/13/2004

we decided to give lucy""s retired surfer bar a try on our visit to new orleans in march. i loved everything about it. the food was awesome, the atmosphere was relaxing{we wanted to eat outside} we had a very fun & friendly waitress and the BEST mango margarita's!!! we can't wait to go back to new orleans next year and we will definetly go back to lucy's. Pros: good food, mango margaritas, great atmosphere more

Best Bloody Mary Ever!!!!! 8/20/2002

I was introduced to Lucy's while on a recent trip back to my home near New Orleans. After a night of partying, Lucy's came through with a wonderful breakfast. The menu items are VERY unique and equally delicious. I really dislike all Bloody Mary's but the rest of the people with me said they were the best they'd ever had. The atmosphere and staff at Lucy's were great! I'll definately put them at the top of my ""must visit again"" list. more

Hang Ten Here Dude! 8/1/2002

I met my Luv for the first time here. The atmosphere was perfect. We felt at ease very quickly, the drinks were generous, the food was great and the old surf boards on the wall was cool too. We plan on going back often, Hang loose Dudes! Pros: Atmosphere, Good food, generous drinks Cons: None~ more

Invasion of the Pod People 5/14/2002

Lucy's actually sports a decent, casual hangout kind of atmosphere, if one can overlook the tired beach-bum motif (Jimmy Buffet has a lot to answer for). But during peak after-work hours, it becomes a haven for the generically-dressed trendy downtown set. If meat markets aren't your mug of ale, come during lunch or the early afternoon. more
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  • In Short
    When the original Lucy's opened on New York's Upper West Side in the late '80s, it was the place to go. Its California-surfer decor--seemingly incongruous to its big-city...

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    French Quarter - CBD, Central Business District