This is a new restaurant along Magazine St., New Orleans, which chock-full of really good dining experiences along the about 5 mile stretch. This one has a way to go to join that list. On the good side, the service was prompt and friendly. The fish sandwich, on a crispy-fresh French bread, with a mildly spicy aoli, was very good. Fish was fried just right. On the negative side: the ambience needs work. The space seems not cozy, more industrial, that the French bistro idea they seem to be trying to present, based on the menu. The music was a bit loud in this largely concrete and brick structure, and not more relaxing dining music, which of course could just our taste.The "Lyon Salad" is not the French Salade Lyonnaise, but states most of the correct ingredients. Mine was quite wilted and the pieces of frisée were very large, necessitating cutting up the salad. The house-made lardons were just not up to par, with the larger bits quite hard and chewy (would have been better to have heated them). The dressing was very tart.
There are several other dishes I'd like to try, however a diner at the next table who is an informed critic didn't seem to like the mussels. Some French people at another nearby table seemed content with the pork dish. So I think it's worth another shot.
They don't yet have a liquor license, so bring your own wine.