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“Simply fabulous”
Review of Zea - CLOSED

Zea
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Saw good reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to try Zea out. WOW, we were blown away. We walked in and the place was a little nicer than we were dressed for (I was wearing flip flops because of a sore foot, Husband was in shorts and a polo shirt), so we asked if we were dressed ok for dinner. We were greeted like family and made to feel totally at home. The manager was incredibly personable and treated us so well. Our server, O'Neal, was friendly and efficient. And the food? Outrageously good, and probably some of the best we had on our trip. We started with the shrimp and grits appetizer, and it was fantastic. I had the rotisserie salad (their pepper jelly vinaigrette was to die for) and Husband had the fried chicken breasts with red beans and rice (wonderful!). Their beers were also very good. Happy and full of wonderful food, the manager then comped us dessert because we were first timers to the restaurant! We were served a huge piece of what they call a sweet potato bread pudding, complete with a rum praline sauce. Fabulous, simply fabulous! I wouldn't call it a bread pudding, think more of a dense, flavorful apple cake type of dish, but without the apples. It was so good, but also really big, we weren't able to quite finish it. I've been craving the shrimp and grits AND the bread pudding since then, and if we ever make it back to New Orleans, or anyplace there's a Zea, we will DEFINITELY go again! Loved the manager, loved the server and the service, and absolutely loved the food, wonderfully delicious.

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1  Thank mgm530
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I both loved our meal; I had the Thai ribs and they were delicious. You also get a lot of food; we both had leftovers. Our service was good.

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Thank mkitchens
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We ate here and the food was yummy! Lovely setting and the spa martini was delicious! Our waitress was called missy and she was the best. She was attentive and gave us time to decide. The bread and butter pudding was amazing. Great place to eat. Special thanks to missy!

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Thank sammie18
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Noisy but good. Nothing to absorb sound so expect it to be loud, but what a dinner we had. Great food, large portions and reasonable prices, plus prompt and courteous service made up for the noise. Will go again!

Thank Norman M
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Can't go wrong on anything here. Great ambiance,delicious food.Located right on St Charles St. You could take a street car here if you were staying at one of the larger hotels.

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1  Thank Busybonnie
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