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A truly fantastic dining experience!!!

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A truly fantastic dining experience!!!

Mikey | May 20, 2004 12:04 PM

I cannot rave enough about my dinner last night. I have always been a big fan of Gautreau's and always recommend it to out of town guests since it a)serves French Creole food b) enjoys a really unique and elegant setting in an old drug store and c)has wonderful service; friendly not fawning and efficient without "Hi my name is Joe and I'm going to be your server tonight" stuff. The menu items ARE the specialties of the night. The menu changes roughly every few months or so. At any rate, the buzz has been good recently given the publicity about the new chef. I was so impressed with the food! If anything, it tasted more French than Louisiana with very light sauces and not a lot of green onion and garlic mixed into the food. I ate some of the best red snapper I had in years with the softest truffled gnocchi imaginable. The halibut was tender and juicy on top of fennel. Also, the steak was tremendously good as were the fresh green salads and the fish cake served with homemade tomato confit. I saved just a tiny bit of room for the Creme brulee which was perfectly fine. I have to admit that I have become a bit tired of the dessert so for the Creme brulee fans out there, it was probably delicious. Has anyone else had such a fine experience recently? I cannot WAIT to go back!

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