Curious about this restaurant, heard some good things about it. Decided to try it out after leaving Mama J's (one of our most fav downtown eateries) only because we didn't want to wait an hour to eat.
Entered Lady N'awlins, stepped down into the restaurant and had to walk thru the bar area to get to the dining area, it is a long and narrow layout. For a Sunday afternoon at 4pm the bar was pretty full, mostly college kids. This restaurant definitely wasn't what I was expecting. It was more of a hole in the wall. Looking at the menu online and the prices I was expecting a very nice restaurant. Not much room for the tables, chairs were rickety and right in the middle of the dining area was a door leading outside which was constantly being used by the cooks in the back and patrons of the bar. It was cold outside and each time the door opened a blast of cold air rushed in which made for an uncomfortable sitting. The waitress cranked up a space heater but that barely gave off any heat and it didn't seem as if there was any other heater in the place. So the place lacked a warm cozy feeling. Bathrooms were stinky. The whole place just had a cramped feeling. The music in the bar was ssoooooo loud I couldn't hear conversation with anyone at our table.
I ordered a shrimp po'boy, my husband the Na'wlins sampler which consisted of gumbo, jambalaya and beans and rice.
Food cooked and delivered quickly. Breading on shrimp was tasty and po'boy size was good. Had fried pickles instead of fries- they were okay. Dipping sauce for them wasn't all that great. Husband enjoyed his plate -even though they were delivered in 3 small bowls it was very filling for him. Food came on very nice dishes which seemed odd for the hole in the wall feel inside. Overall food was okay, not what it was cracked up to be. Not a place I would desire to go to again. Not one that I would recommend either. Seems to be more of a watering hole for the younger crowd.
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