Based on the reviews, we decided to give this a try vs. returning to old favorites like Commander's Palace. Our meal was very good but didn't blow us away like Bayona. My wife and I both had the Southern menu, four courses for $40 was a reasonable price for dinner and $25 for paired wines. Pros: The portions were appropriately sized including the generous pours of wine. The wine selections were very unique and matched well with each course. The ingredients were very fresh and it was clear that the chef was talented because the combination of flavors integrated well together. Cons: Waitress was not very friendly or attentive but maybe that is because this was a place for locals and it was our first visit so she didn't worry about us coming back. But the biggest issue we had was that virtually all of the appetizers/small plates involved organ meats (e.g., sweetbreads, tongue, heart, liver, etc.). Just not our thing. Also, three out of four courses were heavy on collard greens. I like them alright but why so much? In fact, my wife thought the greens overwhelmed much of our dinner. Finally, be aware that they have no parking so plan on taking a cab or parking in the neighborhood several blocks away.
Bottom line: We didn't leave disappointed but we weren't blown away either. Probably a place we would visit every so often if we lived nearby. But as a tourist with so many other great restaurants in NOLA, I probably would not return. Too bad.
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