We went to Bar Americain for my birthday this year. We had an early reservation because we were going to the theater after. Very elegant, open decor and the staff could not have been friendlier or more professional. The first word in the name is "bar" and it did not disappoint. It is located directly back from the entrance but was not overly large or intrusive. The drinks were probably the best we have ever had out. No kidding. Try the Brandy Crusta...amazing! And the bartender knows his/her way around a Black Russian!
Appetizers were really special. My wife had the Lobster and Oyster shooters with Tabasco and vodka, three glasses. I had the flight of seafood cocktails: shrimp with cilantro sauce, lobster and avocado and crab with coconut milk and mango. Very nice.
Entree was where we had a small disappointment. While my seared Pork Chop was exceptional, my wife's Shrimp and Grits was not. A small portion of good grits but with a handful of rather small shrimp, it was not worth the price.
Dessert of Profiteroles with Ice Cream and Bourbon Pralines were a nice finish.
We will try again but will avoid the shrimp.
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