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“Gastronomic Wonderland”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Louisiana Bistro

Louisiana Bistro
Ranked #230 of 1,932 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gastronomic Wonderland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We were a little worried when none of the NOLA locals we asked had heard of this restaurant, but this was one of the best meals we have ever eaten. The restaurant is pretty small and the atmosphere is informal. We chose the Chef's 5-course Feed Me option. We didn't give him much input - just left the entire meal up to him. Started off with frog legs, fried, with a Cajun "ketchup" drizzled over. Next, crawfish served on a melanton. Third course was amberjack served over sweet potatoes, followed by baked quail with some smoky greens. Capped it off with chicken-fried filet mignon over garlic mashed potatoes ... An unorthodox but brilliant idea. The chef talked to us when each course was brought to the table to make sure we were happy with his selections. The pace and portions of each course were just right. This was a fantastic experience, made better because we left the choices up to the chef. Fantastic!

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
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“So good we went back twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

The waitstaff are a lot of fun and the food was delicious. Thanks for being so accommodating for us both times.

Visited October 2012
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Pebble Beach, California
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“Small but Powerful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had a wonderful meal here. The BBQ shrimp has an incredible sauce unlike anything we have ever had.....not at all as the name would imply....a must to order. The waitstaff was challenged at this popular place with people walking in and nearly begging for a table while they are serving the happy to be there customers. The chef has a "feed me" option that sounded wonderful if we had been a bit more daring where he surprises you with his creations that are not on the menu after talking to you about things to avoid. Next time! We will go back.

Visited October 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“This -IS- Nawlins dining at its finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Dropped in without a reservation. No problem there.

Enjoyed the Surf & Turf which was a Creole version of shrimp scampi using Crayfish. This tops any Italian scampi I've ever had. The prime rub was cooked to perfection.
Don't miss this gem. Only 12 tables. Petite but sweet.
Try the "Feed me" option where the chef picks your fare. I'll do that next time.

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kentucky
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“Have walked by this place for years...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

I have been to New Orleans many times and have walked by this restaurant often. The menu always looked interesting but I usually went by after dining somewhere else. Last week my daughter and I were staying nearby and decide to try it out. What a great decision! I had the drum and my daughter had the filet. Both meals were cooked perfectly. They were going to close early due to the Saints game, but the chef and staff did not rush us at all. We will be back in Nola for my daughter's next birthday. She has already decided to have her celebration dinner at Louisiana Bistro. We are certainly looking forward to it!

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