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Keyword: Orpheum, Ace Hotel, Vogue Theater, DTLA, Downtown Los Angeles, Southern, Cajun, Creole, Louisiana, New Orleans, Soul Food
Dry Aged Andouille Sausage
overnight stewed sea island red peas, blackstrap molasses, marjoram, gorditas
Fried Mississippi Catfish
buttermilk marinade, cornmeal crust, house pickles, celery salt, red remoulade
Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies
lowcountry boil spice, charred poblano butter, house bourbon barrel aged green hot
Came with a group of friends for Sunday Brunch! The food was amazing as usual! I have been here for dinner last year and it was delicious. We ordered the Fried Chicken & Waffles, Huevos Ranchero, Horchata French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, and Chicken Fried Pork Belly! We enjoyed all of it. The service was great and the entire staff was very friendly. I will be back for sure!!
We made a reservation, drove 45 mins for them to say they were closing earlier because it wasnt as busy as expected.
The place was OK. Neither memorable in its flair or in its understated charm. The food seemed a little overpriced for what it was. Can't really understand what it's trying to do. It's neither a trendy fancy restaurant or a cool, laid-back watering hole.
I love this place. This was my second time there and it didn’t disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the drinks were amazing. I will be back and that’s a promise.
The food is excellent here. Pleasantly surprised. Drinks took a bit too long to be delivered after ordering. The patio is a triangular spit that jets out and is bordered by two streets - the sidewalks on either side are separated only by a hedge...it is not only noisy because of the cars going by (difficult to talk) - also it's a long communal table - the guy sitting next to us had a very long conversation on his phone not caring that it then became part of everyone elses experience.. sadly homeless people reach through the hedge asking for handouts - recommend sharing with them actually.. and perhaps asking customer to not have long conversation on their phones at the communal table..
Really enjoyed the vibe and energy at this restaurant. The food was good, and some of the dishes were outstanding. Price point was a bit high for low country food.
Great experience and service! The manager provided us with some awesome dessert to top off the night!
Second time here and serivce continued to be excellent and food was much better the second visit. Excellent catfish, mac n cheese and Punk Evan's cocktail. Avoid the hush puppies.
Very enjoyable venue. Kudos for the table spacing. Rare to find such space in a very well attended venue
Very good meal, excellent cocktails, and superior service. Would go back again, especially for the cocktails.
Interesting interior, great service, absolutely delicious food. Sides are a little on the pricey side but still - worth it.
The food and service was great. I would definitely recommend.
Consistent high quality and flavors that nobody else has. Staff actually cares about their customers. Upbeat and delicious.
I had a mixed time here. We arrived a little early for our reservation and there were several open tables but they said we had to wait. I hate that. Once seated we ordered drinks and they never came. The server came back and took our order for 4 different entree items..a salad, veggie, ribs and octopus. Within 5 minutes all of it showed up which was a little fast and made me think they are all just sitting there waiting to be handed out and not fresh cooked - still no drinks. He finally came by and said "oh, no drinks let me go check" and then came back and said the bar was backed up and it took 15 minutes before our drinks showed up - no apology and no "I'll give you a free plate of bread" or something. The ribs were cold. On the plus side the food was very tasty! But the major downside was that it was insanely loud. We have to shout to talk to each other. And as the evening went on it just got louder. Some people love that and I understand the fun party New Orleans vibe and think that is great. It was just too loud for me. So overall I won't go back but as I said the food was tasty!
Our waitress, Alexandra, was very nice and attentive. She made our experience better and I’ll return and ask for her.
Our server was very nice and attentive and all of the staff was engaging and helpful. The mixed drinks were very good. The food was hit or miss. The collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cornbread, and roasted corn were very good. The beef rib was bland, tough and quite small for the price. The hushpuppies didn't have quite enough crab flavor but i liked the concept. The Andouille sausage itself was really good but the shredded brisket (?) and beans that came in the dish were too salty while the corn cake was plain and dense. It just didn't work together. The desserts were underwhelming. The poutine was disappointing since there are a number of LA restaurants doing rather decadent, delicious poutine nowadays. This poutine was more like dry cheese fries with a sprinkling of bacon. My average score is 3 stars but there were high highs and low lows.
Brunch was delicious, the server was prompt and kind, it was a great experience !
Service was decent but food was way overpriced and not that great.
Had a great time, and the food was very good. Highly recommend this place!
Sasha is a very knowledgeable and attentive server. Recommend the Old Fashioned, trout, mussels and cornbread.
This place is perfect date night spot! They have great food and service....great drink menu. Definitely recommended.
Maybe the happy hour items tasted way better, but the items from the dinner menu were either bland, over seasoned, or just not tasty. Sure the place is pretty, but the food needs to back it up. Not worth the money.
The food was not tasty. The greens tasted like they had loads of vinegar in the pot. The crab hush puppies were heavily breaded. Would appreciate a crab cake instead. The macaroni and cheese was too tangy. It tasted like extra sharp cheese with sour cream shelled noodles. The catfish was good and properly seasoned with a delicate signature sauce. The waitress took 15-20 mins to come back with the check after boxing only one item out of 4 items (we did not want the remaining items). We needed to pay for our food so we can leave and make it on time to our Valentine’s paid event. Finally, we were able to track someone else down to close our tab. To conclude, I will not return for food. Possibly drinks in the future since we only order water.
Dinner was so good. We had the seafood gumbo pot, Brussels sprouts and cornbread. It was mouth watering
Amazing Fresh Farm to Table experience
Great experience, we order 2 drinks at the bar before being seated. The bartender was nice and talkative. It was a date night for us, we ordered 4 dishes and honestly it was hard choosing because everything sounded so delish. It definitely on the pricey side but well worth it. We also tried there apple cobbler with cornbread and ice cream - sooo bomb.
The food was so good! It’s a cute place with great outdoor areas as well.
Great experience! They were very helpful with making a reservation and accommodating a large group. Food was great and really enjoyed the ambiance.
Good chicken. Different set up then a regular restaurant but nice
Enjoyable meal .Only problem large serving pieces and based on number of dishes served around the same time "as cooked and served when ready" makes the table too crowded for comfortable dining .So one eats to rid serving dishes!A bit more pacing would be beneficial.But will return
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Our waiter was very REAL. He wasn’t trying to be “robotic” or fake, just a genuine good person with a great attitude! We ordered a few drinks that were delicious! Beets By Kay was my all time favorite drink ever! We ordered tacos that didn’t come out along with everything else but only because the chef didn’t like how they looked, lol, we weren’t the least bit bothered because all of our other food came out in amazing time and tasted SO good! Because of the delay on our tacos, the manager didn’t even charge us! Just all around great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful staff! I will recommend this restaurant to everyone and will definitely be returning!
Saying a goodbye before I moved to London. Great experience.
Nice to have a New Orleans inspired restaurant downtown. I wish there was one on the west side. The food was very good, but as they don't list prices online, I was surprised to see that a gumbo costs $49. My husband and I shared the gumbo and some collard greens and cornbread. The cornbread is like a thick corn pancake with a sweet butter on top. Delicious. All dishes were very good, and it was quite enough food. We ate in the upstairs dining room. It's casual, busy and pretty noisy. I actually think the downstairs bar area is more welcoming - but also pretty noisy. I will go back and try the bar menu downstairs. Definitely worth a second try.
We had a comfortable table near the window. We selected from the “Dine LA” menu. We loved all the dishes and appreciated being able to she them. It was the first visit for each of us and we agreed that we’d be back to try more dishes.
P.S. We were glad we had a reservation!
We did enjoy our visit but it was very long. Waiter was super slow but food came pretty fast. Good selection of southern food, which was very good!