I'm not as good a critic as the rest of you guys
and gals but here's an attempt . . .
Limited menu but everything looked delicious. My
partner and I shared the oysters rockefeller/bienville
appetizer. It consisted of only four oysters with a
dish of totally unnecessary thousand island kind of
dressing (that remained untouched). The two rocke-
feller and two bienville oysters were good, not great,
and I felt that $8 was a bit steep for only four.
We asked for a carafe of house wine but they only sell
wine by the bottle. (Am I a peasant for asking for
house wine?) So we ordered a couple of glasses instead
at $4.50 a pop. I think that's expensive but I guess
it's the going rate. Anyway, the entrees were
really top notch. My friend had the blackened
yellowfin tuna (a standard menu offering) which was
served with a spicy polenta concoction. The fish was
nice and rare (but not raw) on the inside and nicely
spiced and crispy on the outside. He loved it. I
ordered the crawfish boil which was a special that
night. I got a huge bowl of the little critters
perfectly spiced with a half a corn on the cob and some
potatoes thrown in. If I do say so myself, I do a
"mean" crawfish boil at home and I must say that theirs
definitely measures up. Service was friendly,
efficient and nicely paced. It's small and cozy and the
Louisiana music (Zydeco, etc., played at just the right
volume) added to the comfortable ambiance and
encouraged conversation. Although I do think their
prices are a bit high ($22 for the yellowfin entree and
$18 for my bowl of crawfish) it's a perfect place to
eat pre-theatre and we'll probably go back.
(By the way, "Freak" was a great show!)
PS: Please excuse me for being sensitive to prices but
I don't dine in Manhattan often. Prices in Queens,
Staten Island and New Jersey are generally lower.
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