We've eaten here about four times, during Jazz Fest. The restaurant is way out of the downtown area, so you need a car or cab to get there. By car you then have to deal with parking, on the street, and it's often tight, but we've always found a spot. It's in a nice neighborhood, so no worries about that. They have a lovely patio, which is decidedly the best option. There are heaters if it is cool. The food is consistently good. And it's actually possible to get a res here on Saturday night during Jazz Fest less than a week in advance.
This time we had the Double Thyme and La Reine des Epices cocktails, both good. They did a great job with the barbecued oysters app, since the oysters were barely cooked (yes!), out of the shell, in a delicious sauce that did not, surprise!, overpower the oysters. The salmon, beet, arugula, goat cheese salad tower was lovely and delicious. The duck confit salad was good but the confit was a bit mild, though tender. The scallops main course and the Hawaiian barramundi were both delicious, and even the gnocchi garnish was light. Decent wine selection and good service. Overall a very good meal.
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