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    November 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 24, 2015
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Shaya is an innovative restaurant with a warm and welcoming approach to the dining culture inspired by Chef Alon Shaya’s Israeli upbringing. Chef Alon sees modern Israeli food as a grand mosaic, drawing influence from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The menu at Shaya reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food, while celebrating the abundance of Louisiana and Alon’s close relationships with local farmers, which he has fostered through his ongoing work with the Crescent City Farmer’s Market. In keeping with the the ethos of all of the Besh restaurants, Shaya uses seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients. Similar to Alon’s other establishments in New Orleans, the wood-fire oven will be central to the menu development and the dining experience, starting with a basket of homemade warm wood-fired pita. Many dishes on the diverse menu are meant to be shared. Diners can expect Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel, kebabs and baba ganoush.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Refreshing!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great small plates of appetizers and salads. Vegetarians will be very happy with Shaya."
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Southern regional cuisine from critically acclaimed chef Ryan Hughes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I think they need to work on their frying since the rabbit was greasy. The pea tendrils were also greasy. Took forever to get one drink from the bar. Service is inexperienced."
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2007
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Johnny Sánchez is the inaugural restaurant collaboration of two old friends known for their world-class cuisine. John and Aarón, each of whom has been recognized with some of the culinary world’s most coveted awards, met years ago when Aarón began his career in New Orleans, working for legendary chef Paul Prudhomme. Later, the chefs’ paths crossed again while competing on the first season of Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef.” Since then, the two have become great friends and each has lit up the culinary scene by utilizing his unique talents and skills to entertain and educate the country about shared passions: food, drink, and hospitality. <br /><br />Serious food but a fun environment is the name of the game. Stepping through the door will bring guests out of their everyday routine and into a inspired atmosphere reminiscent of Mexico City.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
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We welcome you in joining us for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Come dine in this beautifully restored Uptown restaurant on Magazine Street and enjoy Chef Justin Devillier's contemporary Louisiana Cuisine.<br /><br />Please note that we will be closed for the following holidays:<br />Staff Appreciation Day - Monday, May 20, 2013<br />Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2013<br />Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2013<br />Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2013<br />Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2013<br />Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2013<br />Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2013<br />New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Aging Well
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This restaurant always amazes and surprises. They have they stand-bys that always get better. (ie hamburger) and then their specials. Salad of the day is always wonderful and never disappoints."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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The collaborating chefs of Trenasse focus on Gulf Coast Cuisine with a South Louisiana Flare. Using regionally farmed ingredients they present their dishes classically and creatively.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service problems
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/18/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/18/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went there for a lunch and the service was poor. First the onion soup was served lukewarm. Once it was reheated it had a good taste. However the bowl was served on a plate and there were grits on the plate partially obscured by the bowl. I asked the severer this was intentional. She said it was either to keep the bowl from moving on the plate or a bonus order of grits??? While we were still eating the soup course our entrees arrived. We were at a small two person table so there is not a lot of extra room. The server who brought the entrees kind of forced his way into putting the entrees on the table. Luckily were were sitting next to the silverware table so I was able to put the entree on there until I finished my soup. The server seldom showed up to see what we needed even though we were probably her only table. The food was okay but with all the great restaurants in New Orleans this one has a long ways to go."
Dined on 1/18/2015
 2007
0points
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Sister restaurant to Tsunami Lafayette, we offer a diverse menu which focuses on obtaining the freshest seafood and all around ingredients available. Our menu has remained water cooler conversation with its Japanese and Eastern fare, striving to add innovative new dishes as we travel the globe sampling ideas and bringing them back to our beloved customers. Food offerings include standard sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi. In addition to our fresh Japanese tempura and teriyaki dishes, TSUNAMI also offers delicious Asian inspired specials on Friday and Saturday evenings, ranging from duck to wahoo to ribeye steak prepared by our award winning chefs.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Japanese?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"They try hard here with excellent service and a great view. However I do not find that the food is truly Japanese. Ordered the sake salmon and it was so highly spiced that it was difficult to eat. (I am not one who shies away from spicy food. I lived in Lafayette for several years.) The best Japanese food is often very simple and relies on the goodness and preparation of the natural product."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, scenic view
0points
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Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners and national and local food critics alike. Chef Tenney Flynn (New Orleans magazine's 2004 "Chef of the Year") ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe and featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness, variety and to the guest are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily and has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune (4 beans), Food & Wine, Southern Living and Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful again!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Had the salmon again and it never fails to disappoint. The pot stickers are great. A great restaurant!"
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Opened in October 2001 with native John Besh at the helm, Restaurant August is the only restaurant to be awarded a perfect "5 Bean" score from <i>The Times-Picayune</i> in the past two years. <i>Food & Wine</i> bestowed Besh with the honor of "Best New Chef" in 1998. <i>Gourmet</i> magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants listed August in its top five picks in New Orleans.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
$20.14 lunch special
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had the $20.14 three course lunch special in Friday. What a bargain. Get it now before it goes to $20.15. Such a good restaurant. All three courses were great and interesting."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
0points
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Peche Seafood Grill. In French, "pêché" means "catch." Inspired by trips to Spain and Uruguay, Peche will focus on seafood cooked over an open wood fire. Diners can watch as the seafood, along with meats and vegetables, cooks over the flames. The dishes, though, will still be rooted in Louisiana. The restaurant is a partnership between chefs Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon), Stephen Stryjewski (Cochon) and Ryan Prewitt, although Prewitt will have primary authority over the new kitchen.<br> Housed in a restored 19th-century building, Peche will share the modern aesthetic of Cochon. According to the Link Restaurant Group, the restaurant will have "high, pickled-wood ceilings; large, soaring windows; a thick-topped Cypress bar; and a marble top oyster bar."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
0points
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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