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“Should be better than it was.”
Review of Castle Restaurant

Castle Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 94 Restaurants in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Should be better than it was.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The restaurant is on the property of a lovely hotel in Natchez. The dining experience was very uneven. We were given the dinner menu then asked if we would like to order a drink or wine before dinner, but neither the drink or the wine menu was given to us, until we asked. We ordered a cocktail and a beer and there was some confusion about which beer was ordered. We ordered the white wine before ordering the appetizers and entrees in hope that it would be well chilled. The appetizers, fried green tomatoes, although good, there was too much salt in batter, the oysters were good but they too had too much salt. The caesar salad was average and had arrived and were eaten before the wine was brought, but it was the wrong wine -- a less expensive one to boot. We refused that wine and ordered another white that needed to be chilled and our entrees had arrived before finishing our appetizers. Unfortunately, the seafood mixed grill was drenched in black pepper -- way too spiced to taste any of the seafood. The seafood casserole was very tasty. Having white wine to drink, we ordered the White Chocolate Bread Pudding -- 45 minutes later with little excuse, except the kitchen was backed up the dessert arrived. This was very good, but 45 minutes for bread pudding -- seemed a little too long. Given the price of the dinner we should have sent back the seafood grill and asked for something given the uneven service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ridgeway, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Overpriced for the experience”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This restaurant is set on the beautiful grounds of a gracious plantation home. However, the building it is in is average and uninspired.

While the waiter was attentive, he did not seem to be knowledgable about the menu selections. The meal was underwhelming and delivered too quickly for a resturant striving to be a cut above. Ironically, the best thing about our dinner was the collard greens.

  • Visited March 2013
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Columbia, MO
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Maybe our timing was off....”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Beautiful setting; gracious waitress; breakfast buffet should have been delicious but most dishes were empty (we arrived right in the middle of the serving period -- not at the end). The single staff member was in NO hurry to replenish. Everyone we spoke to highly recommended this restaurant, so perhaps our experience was a fluke. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Restaurant is in a carriage house and is very pleasant but does not have the feel of the old South. The waiter was very attentive and offer many suggestions. Make a reservation if go during the pilgrimage.

  • Visited March 2013
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything about it was great!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Love the little pub downstairs and the food was amazing. You have to try the crab cakes. My husband does not typically like crab cakes and he said he could have eaten them for his dinner. The steak was amazing too. Loved breakfast too. Stay at the Dunleith and walk over for dinner. Such a great place.

Visited February 2013
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