We'd dined here, mostly very late, on about a dozen occasions pre-Katrina. This first visit since, to the newly remamed and open 24 hours again Magazine St diner
was a disaster. Well maybe "fiasco" is a more appropriate
The first thing noticed at the front register was the conclusion of a dispute over a check, which was being resolved in the diner's favor. We were seated after some delay, and another delay for drink orders prepared us for the long wait for the drinks; the drinks were for someone else's table. They seemed to have enough staff out front, and our waiter was moving quickly, but with jerky seemingly random gestures familiar to viewers of Mr. Bean.
Entrees arrived around 65 minutes into the visit; they
were each different from those ordered. A "steak dinner" was delivered in place of the ordered steak sandwich (listed on menu as having sauteed onion, peppers and mushroom on brioche) -- the "dinner" was a plate sized slab of gristly beef, unknown cut, and well done over part but medium rare over most (ordered medium) -- with a few lonely warmed veggies on a side plate. About this time the original drink orders arrived. That did not make the steak edible.
Two other nearby tables, with a different waiter, seemed to be having constant visits to remove unordered items and bring those requested. Despite the confusion, an air of resigned patience seemed to prevail. Something at Huey's/ Rosey's is not functioning smoothly. New Orleans still has slim choices for late night dining, and we hope those that are open will be further improved.
Mentioned the entree mixup to the cashier; he shrugged.
The waiter had corrected the bill for the missing and unordered drinks, and we weren't in the mood for pressing the dispute.