For the small historic town of Donaldsonville, LA, the Grapevine Cafe and Gallery was a special surprise. The town shows signs of wear, but this little gem draws a large local crowd from an hour away. We came in for lunch without reservations. I had the Crawfish Half and Half with 2 kinds of crawfish--half crispy fried and half (etouffee) in a sauce, served with rice and potato salad. My husband had the Crawfish Pie between layers of a puff pastry. Both entres were delicious and we warmed up the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. We had no room for the special White Chocolate Bread Pudding so we decided to come back in the evening for dessert and our waitress made us reservations because Friday evenings they have live musicians and it gets crowded. It was indeed busy but we were seated right away and really enjoyed the rich decadent dessert. Two guitar players/singers kept us entertained and the art work on the walls features one artist at a time. Really worth the stop. Great service and modest prices, too. The dinner came in with tax and tip under $40. Dessert was $5.95 each.
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