Bistro Daisy is one of the lesser known New Orleans fine dining establishments. Lesser known, but not unknown. When we arrived for a 7:15 reservation on Saturday night every table in the tiny shotgun house was full. The clientele here was older and seemed almost purely local compared to some of the more popular Magazine street eateries which increasingly have been discovered by tourists (not that that's a bad thing).
Bistro daisy is run by a husband and wife team. The smallish menu is French inspired. The wine list is longer than the menu. The service is adequate, the bread good. Our reviews of the food were mixed. I loved the sweetbreads appetizer with pecans, pancetta and sweet potato sticks. His crabmeat with roasted beets was good but not remarkable. I enjoyed the evening's fish special with crabmeat and a satsuma butter sauce (that sauce would have made cardboard taste good). However, he felt his lamb, though extremely tender, was overly infused with mint. I had to agree; the mint overwhelmed the delicate lamb. I much enjoyed my dessert of berry dream sickle baked Alaska. However, the evening's special dessert, bread pudding, was ... Odd. Bread pudding is hardly a novel New Orleans dessert, but this was more like stale French toast than bread pudding.
Loved the cozy, intimate setting and the energy level. Some people might find it cramped and noisy. the parking lot is shared with other businesses and not easy to find in the dark. Get directions before you go.
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