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Smilie's Restaurant

5725 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70123-5112
504-733-3000
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Metairie, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Attended a private dinner and the food was awful. The menu was finger sandwiches, meatballs, fried fish, fried shrimp, jambalaya, shrimp pasta, and bread pudding. I can honestly say, the only thing edible was the meatballs!!! Even the bread pudding was tasteless!!! The bartenders couldn't have cared less!!! No tips from me. What a shame. To think someone had to... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

my shower was suppose to have continuous food served from two o'clock pm to five o'clock pm my baby shower started off bad when the waitress asked if she should start frying the food for the shower that had already began. more food needed to be put out for my guest but I was constantly reminded that they also had... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Was there with colleauges . Soup was on not good but not bad. Main dish was catfish with mashed potatoes. Dish looked dull and boring. Fish (well i could not taste what it was) was covered in thick dough with a small piece of fish inside. Potatoes werr tasteless and haf strange look. My colleagues who had veal had same... More 

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Covington, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

These people who didn't like Smiley's must be from out of town (Yankee's) because I never had a problem with the food. Going there tonight to a Birthday party! Geaux Tigers! Beat Bama!!! :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was kind of a mixed visit. While not overly expensive, they have old fashioned service. Real linens, etc. And my waitress Catherine was super! She used the proper salutation to address me (in the South acceptable names to call your customers are "Sweetie", "Baby", "Darling", or "Sugar.") The gumbo I had as an appetizer was as good as I... More 

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metairie
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

9th table is for staff meeting & discussions with people scheduling "special events" in the next 2 rooms, both of which we witnessed right next to the table we had. greeter/owner seems to be augie lopez, former proprietor of defunct "glass garden" restaurant in metairie. service was slow due to an event in one of 2 special rooms. they also... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I enjoyed the meal here. Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, reasonable prices. If you are tired of eating at chain restaurants, this is the place.

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Quitman, Arkansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Tried to go here for dinner last night. Parking lot was full, so figured we would have to wait - lots of people dressed up for a party. Went in and the man told us they were full up and couldn't help us. Was very rude about it. My husband is down here working with lots of other people, he... More 

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Harahan, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

Bottomline: I usually do not do reviews and this is really my first time writing a review. But, our experience here has been so horrible that I am motivated to share our negative experience. The food is just about average but overpriced. The server was rude and absolutely disgusting. Will never go again and would not recommend. Details of our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

If you are not an old man you may not get service here. I was always unimpressed and the last time was my absolute final attempt at giving them my business. In my opinion (and i have family that will hate to hear me say this but) whatever they once had they have lost many moons ago.

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Additional Information about Smilie's Restaurant

Address: 5725 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70123-5112
Phone Number: 504-733-3000
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Italian

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