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“Chef Chris has another success!”
Review of Serendipity - CLOSED

Serendipity
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jefferson Davis Pkwy, Carrollton Ave.
Transit: Three blocks from streetcar stop at Carrollton and Orleans Ave.
Description: Inspired by the jazz of New Orleans & seasonal, creative fare by Chef Chris DeBarr matched to impeccable cocktails & adventurous wines, Serendipity is a stellar "neighborhood joint" that is exciting and affordable. With partner Ed Diaz of the legendary Bar Tonique, Chef Chris has created a friendly place with the most inspired menu the city has ever seen, unexpected yet playful & delicious! Serendipity is a local hangout with world class food at prices that seem a steal. Imaginative soul food for today's New Orleans!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Chef Chris has another success!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Came in to check out the decor etc yesterday and stopped to have a glass of wine at the bar. We have been fans of Chef Chris from his Green Goddess days.

The "bartender" Ed turned out to be a part owner of both Serendipity and Bar Tonique on Rampart. Makes his own tonic and simple syrup basis for the drinks, and knows his way around a restaurant as well (used to own Delechaise). Told us the history of the restaurant. We came back today to eat lunch and were not disappointed! (Contrary to their web site which has not yet been updated, they are now open for lunch...)

I had the oyster/shrimp salad (the fried oysters were yummy - served with bacon-wrapped shrimp and pickled radishes), hubby had the Father Pat's grilled cheese (included a "pear schmear" on it). We both had a sauvignon blanc glass of wine which was served generously.

We ended with the "Tribute to Hubig's pie" dessert (made with blood oranges) with dark coffee-press coffee to accompany, and all were absolutely delicious. Waiter was extremely helpful and had his own preferences (love it when a waiter has an opinion!). Can't wait to try Chef Chris's fish tacos served with the dinner menu. Congrats Chef Chris on another winner!

  • Visited January 2013
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Sharon MA, USA
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“superb veg-friendly restaurant”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We followed Chef Chris here (we heard he left Green Goddess since our last trip here several years ago).

we came here for lunch and found relatively few veg options. They were willing to make some items from the dinner menu. These were faulous
* cauliflower steak (fully vegan)
* greek fish taco

the service was great. The location is close to City Park -- on the ground floor of a former American Can Company factory building. The place is huge and airy -- quite a change from the cramped feel in the French Quarter.

The food is still excellent. We'll be back.

Visited January 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“White table cloths on Orleans Avenue”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Delicious - Friendly - Great service..it is wonderful to have a healthy and delicious meal. Very creative menu and look forward to going for lunch. If you like beats you have to try the golden beat ravioli! Save room for dessert.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Tunasalmen
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Inventive, Creative cuisine”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

A new restaurant in the American Can Building, Serendipity was created by Chris DeBarr from Green Goddess Restaurant in the Quarter. Very imaginative menu choices wonderfully prepared, and new specials nightly. Creative wine list with no supermarket wines. Everything is very reasonably priced. Still working out some new restaurant kinks, but this will become an important New Orleans restaurant

  • Visited December 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fun new Mid-city neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We shared many different dishes, served tapas style. Fun, lively restaurant in easy to get to, easy parking area.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Celia D
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