My wife and I just ate at Roux 61 based on the many positive reviews. We called about when their dinner menu started and was told that they have only one menu and it is all day. We got to the restaurant around 4:30PM. The restaurant is a little ways out of Natchez and our GPS had difficulty locating the address. However, a phone call to the restaurant and some friendly directions resolved this problem.
This is a large restaurant with I think three separate dining areas and at least two different bars. We were seated immediately in the back dining area. Our server, Allison approached our table immediately and toke our drink order. When she returned she made several recommendations for dinner and even told us which items she had personally eaten and the pros and cons.
We started with some Crawfish étoufée and Cheese cake which is shrimp and alligator. The crawfish etoufee was excellent and the cheesecake dish was very good with a consistency similar to quiche. We then had the blackened catfish, which came with a salad. Allison, the waitress described the house salad, so I opted for the Caesar salad. The salad came in a bowl, which was too small and should have been placed in a plate. My wife ordered the Oyster Poboy, she was glad she only got one-half order-it was huge. The catfish was very good, not to blacked and seasoned perfectly. The poboy had plenty of oysters and the sauce made the sandwich outstanding.
Since we were on a roll, and could not eat all of our food we decided to get a “to-go” box so we could order some gumbo and chargrilled oysters. I have had chargrilled several times and was looking forward to this dish. However, I was disappointed when they arrived. The oysters had very little garlic butter and just was not up to par with the dishes I had had in Baton Rouge or New Orleans. We were warned that the gumbo came with some very dark roux, almost like a burnt taste. While there was plenty of seafood and sausage, I found the roux to overwhelm the taste of the dish. We should have just finished our dinner and not order the last two appetizers.
However, compared to some other dishes we have had in the area, I would say the overall experience was very good. The service with Allison was excellent and all that food, plus two beers was only $73.00. Next time I am in the area, I will certainly visit Roux 61 again.
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