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First Timer Reviews

radman123 | Jun 16, 2009 04:16 PM

I just spent 4 days in New Orleans with my fiance. First I have to say Hotel Monteleone is a great place to stay. I could be a tough critic but I was impressed. Here is where we dined:

I have to say the place exceeded my already high expectations

Commander’s Palace Bloody Mary (A) Best ever
Mimosa (A-)
Pork Shoulder Gumbo (A+) Please note that I have never been a particular fan of Gumbo but this is one of the best things I've ever tasted - smoky flavor perfectly seasoned
Quail stuffed with cornbread in coffee sauce (A+) Fantastic Flavors with a perfectly cooked game
Tomato Salad (B) Beautiful presentation but girlfriend commented on the lack of cheese. She thought it was good noytgreat
New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp (B+) Great tasting, perfectly cooked shrimp. I am usually the tough critic but my fiance was harder on this dish - I can't quite tell why since the shrimp and grits it was served on were delicious.
Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé (A) - Wow
Service (A-)

The restaurant my fiance absolutely LOVED was...

Seared Scallops with Ratatouille and Lemon Basil Aioli (A) fantastic
Veal Sweetbreads with Sherry Mustard Butter (A) Near perfect
Triple Tail Muscles, Chorizo and Crouton (A)
Grilled Duck Breast with Pepper Jelly Sauce and Wild Rice (B) A bit stringy and I don’t like bell peppers
Service (A-)

Crawfish Etouffe (B+)
Louisiana Raw Oysters (B+, A-, A-) sitting at the oyster bar the last 2 visits the oysters were a bit more chilled. These were very good oysters. Perfectly sized - I hate too large or too small and fresh taste
Shrimp PoBoy (B)
Service (B+)
** I went to try Felix Oysters but the turnover of oysters seemed much less frequent and it was pretty empty - so I walked out and went back to ACME

Beignets (A-)
Cafe Au Lait Iced Coffe (A)
Service (B+)

Roast Beef Po Boy (A-)
Crawfish Etouffe (A-)
Service (B+)

Soft Shell Crabs with Corn Grits (A-) One of the best soft shell crabs I have had in a long time
Shrimp Cow Chow (C+) girlfriend really hated this dish
Pork Cheeks (B) I didn't quite get this dish as the pork cheeks were fried)
Green Tomato and Crawfish Casserole (B+)
Service (A-)

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