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“Best meal of the trip”
Review of The Green Goddess

The Green Goddess
Ranked #174 of 1,964 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Atlanta
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best meal of the trip”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I made Green Goddess a must visit based on the fact that it's one of John Kessler's (food critic for the Atlanta Journal Constitution) favorites. It surpassed my expectations. It's a divey little place on a side street with an eclectic, creative, and all over the board menu. We had brunch and deciding between the amazing sounding dishes was tough. We were sharing, so we went with the daube and boudin patty with truffled grits, sweet potato biscuit with poached egg and steen syrup. Every bite was divine. It was rich, flavorful, unusual, with a perfect balance of savory and sweet on the plate. There were lighter, healthier options, but we were there to eat, so we did! :) The bloody mary on the side was the perfect accompaniment (although we were bummed they were out of moonshine so it was just vodka). The staff was friendly. I will make The Green Goddess a must visit whenever I'm in New Orleans. Just awesome food!

  • Visited March 2013
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Gloucester, Mass.
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“the best of both: great taste and healthy”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The things these folks do with tastes and textures will boggle your mind. This out-of-the-way cafe/bistro is brimming with wonderful experiments and complex flavors, from the cocktails to the starters to the mains and desserts. They just don't stop surprising you. My only complaint was that they were closed on Monday.

Visited March 2013
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London
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fresh, healthy, tasty and creative”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is a small restaurant on a side street, away from the noise of Bourbon St yet very close to it all, a perfect spot for lunch, and you have to try the cocktails. The food is just delicious, very unusual, and a nice break from lots of heavy meals you'll probably end up eating in NOLA. Service very friendly and efficient.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you are looking for a different food experience - stop by the Green Goddess. A little tricky to find, it is a very small restaurant on a side street with very limited indoor seating but comfortable tables outside in front. The food and service was excellent. Try the daily specials. Check opening hours and days - it is not open 7 days a week.

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“amazing drinks and food--hard combo to have”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Went here for lunch. They have a few vegetarian options, certainly more than other places in NOLA but not what I expected based on Yelp telling me that vegetarians love this place. The drinks are amazing--I had a mint julep and one with bourbon and lemon that was great.
Food was amazing. We started with a tomato dish with cheese and balsamic vinegar. The lentil pancake was great, nice spices and delicious. I had grits and they were awesome. We sat outside and it was perfect since you were down a little alley so it was quiet. Based on reviews, I was worried about service but it was great. Fast, attentive and nice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jackie K
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