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“The real NOLA”
Review of Louisiana Bistro

Louisiana Bistro
Ranked #241 of 1,947 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: French Quarter
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The real NOLA”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Let the chef "feed you" and you'll understand why New Orleans is one of the best cities on the planet.

Visited April 2013
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Snellville, Georgia, United States
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“Superb hidden gem in the French Quarter”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a week in New Orleans and this was by far the best food we had. This place is easy to miss its located on Burgundy St. We were lucky and got to quickly seated without a reservation . Place is very small it only has about 12 tables but it feels like very intimate dining. The menu is as small as the dining area But we went with the special option at the bottom called FEED ME? You give the chef carte blanche to make whatever he wants for you. $50 for two appetizers and. one entree. Frog legs in Creole sauce, local fish on s bed of warm melon with hollandaise, and rabbit stew was all very delicious. Chef comes out and talks to you annoy each creation as well. It was really adventurous way to have a meal and I would highly recommend going there

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Memphis
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Let the chef do his thing!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

The 12 table restaurant is slightly off the beaten path but worth looking for. There were 5 tables going with the "eat me" menu. 3 of the tables were given the same 1st appetizer and only 1 table had the same entree as another. Our 1st appetizer was crayfish beignet and was very good. Our 2nd appetizer was one of the best things I or should I say " we" have ever put in our mouth. A perfectly seared/ grilled local freshwater white fish on a cold bed of shaved vegetables, potato strings with a hollandaise sauce made with bits of jalapeño pepper in it. Marvelous! The main course was a baked and then grilled boneless quail with rice stuffing on a bed of jambalaya fixings ( to quote Chef Mars " it's all the ingredients of jambalaya but without the mixing"). The quail had a sweet glaze on it. It too was marvelous.

  • Visited April 2013
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San Antonio TX
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in a great food city!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We made our way to Louisiana Bistro just before closing...a situation that usually doesn't end well. In this case, we had SPECTACULAR, attentive service and fresh, delicious food. Best crab cake EVER (about the size of a softball) and the cream cheese ice cream should not be missed!

  • Visited March 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“Feed Me”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is my first review... but not my first meal in New Orleans.

We happened upon this Bistro by chance, read the menu and did some research. I strongly recommend you do the same, as that is how we learned of the Feed Me option.

On a side note; I find it amusing that reviewers will come on this site to bash the fact that "no one" told me about the "feed me", yet totally failed to notice the dozens of reviews which mention the very option. Hard to take them seriously.

The Bistro is exactly what they advertise on their website, and the Chef is all he appears to be on his bio. Artfully creative, a master at creating dishes which pay tribute to the finest New Orleans culinary traditions.

The "Feed Me" option on the menu, is a 3-5 course meal, created on the fly by the Chef; moreover, you choose the number of courses. We opted for a 4 course meal with wine pairings. The pairings are also not on the menu.. "Ask"... Each course was unique, well balanced, stood on its own, and yet played well with our subsequent courses.

Our courses.. Fried Frog Legs with a meunière sauce and chili pepper glaze, Crayfish on a stuffed mirliton , seared Escobar, and a take on Rabbit Creole that was off the charts. The sauces for each dish were spot on, and a truly masterful blending of flavors. The table next to us had a 3 course meal, their offerings were unique from ours. That would be seven separate dishes, in a little over an hour, while also cooking for the rest of the restaurant. An impressive feat by Chef Mars and staff.

Our wait staff was great, and the Chef a delight to speak with.. ask, and he will answer. He is a busy, busy Chef so, don't expect him to sit with you, and hold your hand.

On the night we dined there, it was Chef Mars, one Sous Chef and two wait staff, I assume that is the norm. If so, I could see things getting backed up on really busy nights. Be patient, this food worth waiting for.

If I had a complaint, the rabbit was just a hint on the dry side.. I love to cook rabbit, and understand the difficulty in keeping it moist, so no serious crime there. That said, the dish was stunning... truly.

All in all, this is a great little bistro, with a very skilled Chef, and fine supportive crew.

Eat there.. You deserve it.

  • Visited April 2013
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