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Muriel's Is Bad

N.O.FoodFan | Apr 29, 200810:40 PM

I'd heard good things about Muriel's, so I thought we should try it. It's a tourist location, I knew, but so many people have recommended here and in other publications, we bit the bullet. We waited at the bar until 1 hour AFTER our reservation time. Bartenders had attitude (i thought WE should be the ones with attitude after waiting an hour.) Nobody checked on us, nobody cared. We were finally seated after having to hang around the front hostess stand to remind them that we were still there. We were seated with no reaction about having had to wait so long. To make a long story short, the wait wasn't worth it -- blah food, nothing memorable. Most disappointing were the shrimp in the shrimp remoulade. I was raised in LA/AL and know gulf coast shrimp like the back of my hand. I am absolutely certain they were Asian imports -- you know, those gelatinous, tasteless shrimp-like creatures. We left with me looking like an idiot to my out of town foodie guests.

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