I was taken here by my bf and I have to admit the name "The Palace Grill" didn't really interest me. However, this place was nothing like I expected!
We showed up around 7 on a Saturday and there were street musicians playing some fun music outside the door...where there was a line to get in! Because it was just two of us we only waited about 4-5 min before we were seated but it was an entertaining 5 minutes.
Once sat we were given a basket of a variety of muffins. Some were harder than others but that also has to do with the ingredients. Everything from molasses to jalapeno muffins. It was fun to try them all!
We tried the jalapeno martini and it was actually pretty good. I liked the bit of spice I felt on my lips after a nice sip. It comes still in the mason jar shaker with a strainer so you can pour it out as the night progresses (although, it will be watered down by the end).
Since we couldn't figure out what to get off the big menu we tried the "All the Best Platter" and it had a wonderful variety of seafood. I loved the Crawfish étouffée as well as the coconut shrimp and soft shelled crab. They say it is good for two persons but really it would have been perfect for 3. That would have made it more reasonably priced, too, at 75/platter. I wasn't a fan of the salmon but my bf really enjoyed it.
The night ended with a sing-along and bread pudding soufflé (a little tougher on the outside edges than most soufflé) with a whisky cream anglaise and it was actually very good. It had a wonderful cinnamon flavor.
The whole staff was very nice and personable, which always makes any experience better! Inside was also such a "fun" New Orleans-style atmosphere.
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