A friend and I had dinner here before Les Miserables back in November as it comes highly recommended for pre-theatre dining at Mahalia Jackson. Traffic downtown was horrible with all of the construction going on for the Super Bowl, so just to be safe I called to let them know we might not make it right on time...I was less than impressed with the attitude or tone the host took with me, especially when we arrived (less than five minutes past our reservation) and the restaurant (albeit small) had only two to four other patrons in it. It was really unncessary.
Our waitress was very polite and went over the menu with us, offered us bread and kept an eye on our champagne and water glasses.
I got the truffled goat cheese macaroni and it was, in a word, divine. I honestly don't know how to describe it. I can put away some food and when they walked out with this small plate serving size of something I knew I was going to love, I was sure there wouldn't be enough. Not so...I shared it with my friend and we STILL had a hard time finishing it. It was so rich and creamy, but with that crunchy top later after baking in a little crock. Just amazing.
My friend ordered the spaghettie bolognese small plate and a salad, also completely full. The bread is very good and warm and they'll bring you another piece to go with your meal if you ask. We were trying to keep our meals small so we could have popcorn at the theatre...that didn't happen. The small plate portion was actually perfect considering the richness of the dishes.
The prices are a little on the high side but completely reasonable. It's exactly what I'd expect to pay at a place like that (my goat cheese mac small plate was $16, I think a salad is $7-12 or something, champagne was $11 a glass, etc.)
It was just so convenient for pre-theatre dining - you can go ahead and park at Mahalia Jackson, so you only pay to park once, walk through the park to Meauxbar and back for the show. They certainly cater to the crowd for the theatre and can get you in and out in the appropriate amount of time.