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“Excellent Food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Adolfo's

Adolfo's
611 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2001 (Bywater)
504-948-3800
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Ranked #120 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bywater
Rio Vista, CA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This little gem could be easily missed, tucked in next to the Apple Barrel Bar. There is usually a wait because it is small. We visited this restaurant twice on our trip to New Orleans, it was that good. The sauces are the star here. You can choose your type of seafood (drum is the fresh local fish and is delicious) and then add the sauce of your choice. Ocean sauce seems to be the most popular with shrimp, crab, crawfish in a creamy sauce. You can also have it on veal, chicken or steak. I had the cannelloni combo -- corn and crabmeat on one and spinach and Italian sausage on the other. Both were covered with a creamy red sauce and parmesan cheese. I also had chicken Parmesan and it was tender and tasty with a homemade marinara sauce and lots of mozzarella cheese. The only reason I rated it a four instead of a five is because of the bread. It is a hard, dry toasted sweet French bread that is not up to the standard of the rest of the restaurant's food. Other than that, a visit to Adolfo's is highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
north west
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Quirky place, delicious food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It would be easy to miss this place, tucked away above a cosy bar. It was busy but not unpleasantly so and service was good. There was a lively atmosphere and what looked like a good
mix of locals and tourists.The food was simply delicious, Italian with a local twist. The tomato pasta that came with the fish and meat dishes was amazing. I had the mahi mahi, Missy style and again, it was great, just spicy enough. My friend had Mexican chicken, also very good. The whole Frenchmen Street area is funky and interesting so make a point of visiting and check out Adolfo's while you're there.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, Illinois, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I would rate the food here a ten!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place is small and you might have to wait but WELL worth the wait. I had the drum fish and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is the best place to enjoy the spirit of
NOLA and have a great meal for a terrific price - well worth the waite!!

Visited April 2014
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Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Able to get a table :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had a tough time getting a table anywhere to eat on Frenchmen Street so finally put our name in at Adolfo's. We were able to listen to great music downstairs at the Apple Barrel while we waited and the food was some of the best we've ever had. They also had a huge selection of delectable sounding sauces. Only downfall was slightly shaky service but it was a super busy night.

Visited March 2014
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