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1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
504-520-8100
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Sirloin

We passed this restaurant while walking to the Garden District from our hotel (also the staff at the hotel recommended it) - when I saw that on Sunday they had rotisserie Sirloin Steak - we waited until Sunday to go - great prices, excellent service, the Cabernet was awesome and very well priced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Tina W
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We passed this restaurant while walking to the Garden District from our hotel (also the staff at the hotel recommended it) - when I saw that on Sunday they had rotisserie Sirloin Steak - we waited until Sunday to go - great prices, excellent service, the Cabernet was awesome and very well priced - the cab portobello sauce was excellent... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice not to have everything fried. Several seasoning options for you chicken. Try the Thai ribs which are very good. We could get vegetables with our meal.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Service was attentive and the food was good. It's a tad on the pricier side, but I felt that we got the quality that we paid for. Was a nice place to break away to for a late evening meal. Would recommend

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had the Thai ribs. They didn't taste Thai at all, but we're still very good. My boyfriend got the Cobb salad and that was very good. had Thai snap peas and fire roasted grits - both good. We both tried their beer, which apparently is produced for them elsewhere after their brewery was hit by a hurricane. both were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were attracted to the rotisserie chicken and not disappointed. All the entrées were flavorful and generous. Manager treated our table to a bread pudding.

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New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Again another mediocre bar/diner disguised as a highly rated restaurant. Bar area populated with loud, intoxicated youngsters out on multiple double dates. Southern food that is just a heavy, batter-laden concoction with no flavor or inventiveness. Sad-looking overly steamed broccoli with the consistence of mash chrysanthemums. Overall a waste of time and money for anyone looking for an above-average dining... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Staff was very nice and extremely cordial to my party. The waitress was simply enjoyable! The mgr had an interesting conversation with us. The red beans & rice tasted good, but would be great with long grain or par boiled rice. The grits were a big smash at the table. The food temp was a bit cooler than expected; it... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Staff at our hotel said this was a great place for something authentically Cajun and phenomenal. I will say "Meh." It was adequate but nothing great. The place reminded me of fancy Denney's on the inside. Our dishes, while all decently tasting, looked NOTHING like the pictures in the reviews. Our plates all were greasy and the presentation was just... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We are staying in the Garden District and after a long drive wanted somewhere near. Zea was at the end of our road and was recommended by someone we met on the trolly. It was an excellent decision. There was a good choice of food, nicely presented and well cooked. The service was excellent and the prices were good.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went there for dinner with a party of 6, seated quickly by friendly staff. We tried the shrimp appetizer; delicious. The gumbo was not too spicy and great flavor. Several of our party had the trout and were very pleased. Dessert was cheesecake; piece was much larger than expected and delicious. Overall a wonderful dining experience and prices reasonable. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-520-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?