A gem found in Uptown NeOrleansDante's Kitchen is a mellow and welcoming spot. Well be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Dante's is a favorite of mine for brunch and I figured dinner would be just as delicious. I was not disappointed. I ordered the lamb shank. I was a little taken a little aback when the waiter came by to drop to steak knives and I was not given one. I quickly realized why I was not given a steak knife. The meat literally fell off of the bone as soon as I touched it with my fork. My boyfriend ordered the whole fish and that was fantastic as well. The other diners in my party ordered the trois mignon (amazing) and the chicken under a brick. All of our dishes were fantastic! I knew how large their servings were so we skipped apps. We also had a round of the punch. The service and food was amazing! I highly recommend Dante's for brunch or dinner5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMwow factor, this place has it all.This was a stellar experience. Best over all meal I've had in quite some time.
Cocktail: No-parts. Get yo'self one, or a few.
App: Mussels, bleu cheese, bacon, onions. Need I say more.
Small plates: Oxtails with mole and cilantro.
Braised Beef Cheeks, herbed spatzel. Outstanding.
Entrée: Roasted Whole Fish. Redfish. Bread crumbs, fried sliced garlic, israeli couscous, olives, tomatoes. This fish is one of the single best dishes I have ever eaten. Clean, bright, simple, fresh.
Dessert: Brown Butter Creme Brulee. And the award for best creme brulee ever goes too... Yeah, it was that good.
Notable: house-made sambuca. well done.
Why should you care what I think? Because I have been in the restaurant industry for 15 years.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMoutside the french quarterEscape the French Quarter and take a short drive to this out of the way, neighborhood gem. Inventive, interesting food with many choices. The punch of the day was great too! There's a genius mixologist in this little house turned restaurant. We sat on the front porch which was very relaxing and beautiful. There is a busier road near the restaurant but the traffic noise was not bothersome.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFloridaI came from Jacksonville to visit and your resteraunt was one of the high points of my trip I would highly recomend your wonderful place5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDante'sAll the dishes we enjoyed blended creative ingredients that complemented each other beautifully. Started with the braised beef cheeks appetizer which had a nice robust flavor and wonderfully tender meat without being heavy. I had the Local Farm Vegetable Plate which even my beef eating date thought was delicious. There were so many fresh favors on my plate to taste it was hard to put down my fork. His Trois Mignons was quite good but the amount of the homemade Worcestershire sauce on the meat and bed of mashed potatoes was somewhat overwhelming. The pecan cake was an interesting choice but a little on the dry side. However the creme brûlée for dessert was all that it should be; smooth, not too sweet, and the perfect melted sugar crust.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceI'be been to Dante'sKitchen several times. I know the menu items pretty well. During my last visit, I debated between two entrees and asked to server for advice. He recommended the pork shoulder and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. It was scrumptous and filling!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery course was excellent.Every course was excellent. Great place for a great meal4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavors GaloreThe flavors burst beautifully out of many dishes, especially the mussels, which were tender and moist with a wonderful bacon/blue cheese broth; the pork belly on an onion pancake which was spicy in a way that tempered the fat; and the rapini with mushrooms, and anchovie flavor. Wine list was reasonably priced. Policy against putting in any part of an order until the entire order is submitted meant that characuterie plate came out with rest of appetizers, not our preference, and less flavor bursting as well except for the fig jam. Beef heart in one plate, cheeks in another hit just the right taste. A few mishaps of initially misunderstood wine order, unfilled water glass, and delays were counterbalanced by a team effort and good humor.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJust perfectDante's table is a perfect respite after a day of running around uptown. Tucked away on a little corner street, the restaurant invites you in like a secret garden. The rooms are ambiently lit and the tucked away rooms for seating make for an intimate setting. The menu is so innovative yet comforting! After devouring the delicious spoon bread, three of us feasted on seared scallops perfectly spiced with coriander and cumin and something slightly fruit, spicy shrimp and fluffly creamy perfectly cooked grits, a very fresh salad of mixed greens, strawberries and ricotta salada. Then we split the chicken roasted under a brick, which was, hands down the most delicious thing ever. Just be sure to order it right away as it takes 40 min to cook!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA must go toThis is an excellent restaurant in a lovely quiet and romantic spot. The food is a true foodies dream with house made charcuterie and amazing accompaniments. The garden is romantic and the inside is charming in a funky way. One of the best restaurants I have eaten anywhere in the world and I have eaten all over. A must go to4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMelt in your mouthWe celebrated our 10th anniversary there. It was AMAZING. We had the lamb shank over polenta. Best thing I've ever put in my mouth. Ever.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the cab ride!We were in New Orleans visiting Tulane and a woman in the admissions office recommended Dante's Kitchen.
It was a bit of a cab ride from our hotel, but well worth it . Eclectic food and pretty quaint ambiance.
The mussels were AMAZING!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMReally interesting menu andReally interesting menu and really good food. Service was a little slow, but not excessively so, and the great ambience meant we didn't mind the wait that much. Lamb shank was wonderful, but everything was good to great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJon FitzgeraldThis one of those places you want to keep to yourself...just to make sure you can always get in! But I just cant keep this secret, it too good.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, inventive dishes,Excellent, inventive dishes, lovely quiet spot off the beaten path. Service friendly and attentive. Overall excellent experience4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTook My Parents here for anTook My Parents here for an anniversary dinner. Food Service an ambiance was great. Will definitely go again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDante's Kitchen is FanasticSo far still our favorite NOLA restaurant, Best Sazerac we have ever had! The chicken Under
a Brick sounds plain, but is fantastic! Get the tender grilled scallop appetizer. Wonderful outside patio, but a bit chilly so we sat inside, which was warm and cozy. Cute old house, great service. Couldn't ask for more!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMStill thinking about our meal!What a great find! Our reservation at another fancy schmancy NOLA restaurant fell through, and we were lucky to grab a last-minute spot here. It was one of our favorite meals the entire trip- the food was absolutely delicious (plates were cleaned!), the service was the friendliest we'd had our entire visit, and the garden dining felt like we had been swept away to another time. Highly recommended, and well worth the cab ride out there.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely time withWe had a lovely time with our friends-fine food, good wine and really friendly, agile service3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find! We used yelp toGreat find! We used yelp to identify what people are saying about area restaurants. Always a little dicey trusting mob intelligence, but in this case, the reviews were spot on. The highlight of the day for me was the numerous OH-infusions (OH, as in alcohol) they carry. Peanut Bourbon and Chai Rye were an absolute delight! Wife LOVED the chicken-under-a-brick; we are talking of investing in a brick now (already have the requisite cast iron skillet).3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, excellentWonderful food, excellent service and a great date night spot.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent !Our dinner was delightful, thoroughly enjoyable throughout. Great service, very good bar service (wines especially) and both meals were delicious. Like many other reviewers, I would highly recommend the chicken under a brick.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Little SpotI have been to Dante's Kitchen numerous times for both brunch and dinner and have yet to be disappointed. The setting in a old house right on the river bend makes this place cool from the time you walk up, but the food is what will keep you coming back time and again. We had some of the best shrimp & grits I've ever had, braised oxtail, beef heart, lamb shanks, venison chili pot pie and seafood courtbouillon, all of which was amazing! Add some hand crafted drinks form the bar, and you have the makings of a great evening of dining! Trust me and your instincts and try Dante's Kitchen the next time you're in NOLA.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDante's is unbelievably good.Dante's is unbelievably good. I love going to brunch there (favorite in the city). This is only our second time for dinner, but the Chicken Under a Brick has to be the best chicken I have ever had.
Great service as well.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a terrific restaurant!What a terrific restaurant! The food was great and our server was really helpful. A lovely evening. We will definitely return. I've already recommended it. I'm gluten sensitive and our waiter was knowledgable. Thank you for a delightful dining experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious. I suggestAbsolutely delicious. I suggest the pork belly appetizer (don't panic, it's just bacon!) because it was hearty, flavorful, and unforgettable!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and wonderful service!Delicious and wonderful service! We definitely recommend the bartender's daily punch. If you have more than 4 people, get the pitcher! Also, the steak and chicken dishes were excellent. And for dessert, try the marscapone brioche pie...mmm.....3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI got this reservation forI got this reservation for my niece and her husband on their first anniversary. They were visiting New Orleans for the St Patrick's day weekend. They came back from their dinner full of praise for the outstanding service and the kindness of the wait staff. They're young, and were rather daunted at being in such a nice restaurant, but were charmed by how the waiter made them feel at ease. Delicious food and a great dining experience. They are now loyal fans of the restaurant!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time! The steaksWe had a great time! The steaks we ordered we not all that (after Crescent City its hard to find anything great), but they were still good (at least way better than what I can cook at home - and this is the point of eating out lol). We had the cheese platter as an appetizer - it was delish and so was the drink I had which happened to be new on the menu - I can't remember the name!
We will def be coming back to taste other entrees - Justin our server was great!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWas visiting New Orleans forWas visiting New Orleans for the first time from NYC. We asked our Concierge at the Ritz French Quarter for a really good restaurant outside of the typical tourist traps. Dante's Kitchen was it! Hands down my favorite meal during my visit. I had the rabbit and my husband had the shrimp and grits. The spoon bread was to die for, I'm still thinking about it. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting NOLA. (my only beef with this restaurant is this,they will call you a taxi to pick you up, however, the restaurant across the street is very aggressive in stealing the taxi's for their own patrons, it was very frustrating waiting for more than 30 minutes for a taxi, while the staff at Dante's weren't very helpful)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the trip from the FQ.Worth the trip, incredible value, authentic yet modern, what a treat!2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMfavorite spotWe love Dante's. I never order chicken at restaurants but my daughter ordered the one they do with syrup, and it is phenomenal. also love love love the cornbread!!!1/2/2013 12:00:00 AM