The food was hit or miss: My beet salad was good, except the greens were completely over-salted. I should have sent the dish back, I just did not feel like waiting any longer (see below). The main dish was bliss: the fried red snapper was perfectly cooked (Best fish in a long time, thank you! Saved the night) and the fennel salad on top complemented the fish very well. I could have done without the crab meat. Not that I did not like it, I felt it was not necessary. Portions were just right. Dessert was very good: the pair of bread puddings was just what one needed in a 30F night in New Orleans.
The service was pure miss: How can the amouse bouche arrive after the salad and the bread? The bread also having arrived after the salad, mind you. Sometimes the waits for the staff were unnecessarily long (check). However, they were very prompt at clearing the dishes (while others are still eating -- yes, I truly hate that). Ask for herbal tea, get green tea. It feels like Monday night is 'B-team in training'-night. Too bad. For such a place with so much history, I had higher expectations.
It seems to me the place only has high ratings because people who do not feel like exiting the hotel to explore eat there. I say don't bother, because there are many other much better places in this town. Stay tuned...
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