Lagniappe is one of our favorite places to dine in Marquette, for a couple of reasons - service and the food. Having been to New Orleans a few times, I'm not an expert of the regions food, but this to me is very close. The chef takes several trips throughout the year to New Orleans and environs and stocks up on items that he can't get locally. In addition, there is a gift store upstairs where they also smoke their own meats.
Our last meal - we shared the Shrimp and Grits, and the Shrimp and Bow Tie pasta. Both were exceptionally prepared. Service was fast, courteous (but not pushy or too present), and as always a good dining value. You'll pay in the mid to high teens for an average priced entree, and probably looking at about $30 a head with drinks and maybe a shared app. But there are always leftovers.
For those concerned about spice, only a few items on the menu have much spice out of the kitchen. Each table has a small condiment tray, and there is a spice sauce bar for people that really like to heat it up.
Say hello to Chef when he frequently makes rounds. Share your thoughts, and you will be welcomed by one of the friendliest of Marquette chefs who care what you think.
As noted, service on our last visit was solid. As with any service industry business, deviations can occur. I'd mention it to the host if there is a problem.
Finally... the bar makes some great drinks, and good micro and macro brews on tap. I'd recommend a mojito or a hurricane. Yummo.
To be balanced, the most negative thing I can say is the facility is a love it or hate it thing. This is a lower level restaurant with no windows. Lively music and decorations compensate for that.
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