As a longtime French Quarter resident, and one who eats out almost every day, I took a group of friends to dinner at the newly renovated and re-opened La Louisiane Restaurant on Iberville Street, across from the Acme Oyster House.
This is one of the oldest and most respected restaurants and in the Quarter and I was not sure what to expect...and, folks, the news is good! Our party of five had one of the best meals we have ever had in the FQ in quite a while...quite a variety too from the monk fish to filet...All prepared absolutely superbly.
Now, the bad news...which to some people might be considered good news...We were the only ones in the restaurant on a Saturday night. Honest! I was absolutely stunned! Needless to say, the service was flawless and gracious...But a bit unusual to be the only ones in the rather large space. But in a city where a good table is hard to find and even harder to wait patiently for, this could be a plus if you want a great meal without waiting.
I urge anyone wanting to explore this new/old dining venue and give this place a chance. It's beautiful and the food is great...All they need is to get the Times Picayune critic in there to give a (hopefully) great review and this venerable old restaurant should be hopping once again. THen, good luck at getting a table!
It's worth a try and a trip for locals and visitors alike!