I am a Louisiana girl!! Born and raised-New Orleans and the North Shore..504 country!! We know food and hospitality. I have lived in Virginia, Alabama and Georgia and my Mom lived in New York for the last 30 years of her life, so I visited much and still do. New york is one of my favorite cities and at the same time, the food does not hold a candle to the food is the South and especially to this authentic cajun/creole restaurant-Gumbeaux's.
I lived in Georgia from 94-98 and was at the grand opening of Gumbeaux's because my co-workers wanted me to go that special day to let them know if the food was authentic. To my surprise, it was the best. You see, I am used to restaurants that say they serve cajun food, but really don't. So, I braced myself to be dissappointed. Instead, I was so thrilled that Gumbeaux's was everything I grew up with and more. I tell folks all the time that I was raided on cajun food and started eating it in the wound :-)
I moved from Atlanta in 98 to Birmingham and I travelled to gumbeaux's twice a month to get my fix. Afterall, it was closer than going to New Orleans to get the same thing. Now after 16 years, I am back in Atlanta and glad to be even closer to Gumbeaux's. Since the grand opening, I have introduced about 100 people to the restuarant and every single solatairey one of them absolutely love it!! I have had practically everything on the menu and have never had a bad meal!!
Let me tell you about the The staff. They are so gracious, they make me feel like I am a part of their families. From the time I walk in until the time I walk out, the expericence is next to none. Robert the owner is busy in the kitchen, but takes special care to send a hello out from time to time. He knows food and for him to be in business for so long, he ain't slumming..
So, kudos to the best restaurant in Atlanta and the best staff that is dedicated to the best service.
Karen-a true cajun girl living in Atlanta
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