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“Authentic N'Orleans food in Central MA. Who Knew?”
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Gumbo
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Went there last night for the 2nd time in a group of 8 people for a holiday dinner. Food and service were excellent for the 2nd time.

Below street-level restaurant with two bars in the main area and one dining area. One has a small band or solo player playing Cajun music or similar themed. Our first trip there, I had the seafood Etouffe and my wife had the Jambalaya.. Very tasty and authentic tasting in large portions served with excellent cornbread. Portions were large enough to take half home.

Last nights trip I had the blackened catfish with creole greenbeans while my wife had the seafood etouffee. Both meals were excellent and served with authentic N'Orleans taste. Others in our group (first time there) had blackened steak tips, grilled scallops and the Ahi and indicated that Gumbo is now their favorite restaurant in Worcester. A few of us also had the Gumbo appetizer which was served nicely in a bowl split in the middle with half rice and half gumbo. I heard the pear salad was also very good.

As the dining area is not very large, I would recommend reservations.

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Thank Howardru
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We were so happy to find a place in Central Mass that finally offers great New Orleans/Cajun food. I really like the Blackened Salmon, but you can never go wrong with one of ther Jambalay choices. The decore is really different as the main dining area is underground and the walls are made out of natural stone. In addition to a regular bar where they sometimes offer live music, there is also a whiskey bar with an extensive menu of whiskeys, scotches, etc. Definitely a thumbs up and we will be going back for a 3rd time very soon.

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Thank Becky R
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Went there about three weeks ago and was surprised at how good the food was. i would suggest checking this place out.

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Thank FACTMAN81
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Went there two weeks ago to check out and it was outstanding. If your into New Orleans style food in Worcester this is your place. We will definitely be back.

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1  Thank bartlask
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We visited Gumbo last night for the first time, and it won't be our last visit. From drinks to the main course, everything was outstanding. We chose to eat in the dining room, which is the basement of the building. The walls were the original old stone foundation topped with the old bricks of the building itself. There was a cozy fireplace (not in use last night, but will be great on cold winter nights) and exposed beams. Altogether, an interesting and attractive space.
We started with the sazerac cocktails. Although not quite authentic, they were tasty and packed a punch! Appetizers were crispy oysters and fried green tomatoes with blackened shrimp. Both the tomatoes and the oysters were fried in a cornmeal batter that gave them a nice crunch. The remoularde sauce served with the tomatoes had a nice bite from whole grain dijon mustard.
We both went with the jambalaya for our entrees. My husband had the seafood and I had the house special. His was brimming with shrimp, giant sea scallops, mussels, and crawfish, which mine had chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage (which spiced things up nicely). The rice was perfectly cooked, and the sauce was a tomato base with celery, onions, bell peppers, peas, garlic, and scallions sprinkled on top. Servings were ample, and the meals went well with the wine special of the night, a malbec.
Our server was prompt, friendly, and helpful, and the bill was reasonable.
For those not wanting a little lighter atmosphere, the restaurant has two bars, one of which has dining tables. By the time we left, it was filling up rapidly.
We can't wait to go back and try some of the other specialties on the menu.

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Thank kathy61950
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