Peche Seafood Grill
Peche Seafood Grill

Peche Seafood Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pecherestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (504) 522-1744
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Prewitt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Julia Strreet
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Peche Seafood Grill
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.
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."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Peche Seafood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (175)hot spot (128)neighborhood gem (72)good for groups (71)special occasion (61)great for lunch (60)vibrant bar scene (56)notable wine list (20)romantic (13)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Overrated
    SunolaVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Read all the hype and couldn't wait to try Peche. Very disappointed all around.
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    hot spot
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  • Overrated and bad example of New Orleans cuisine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    As a New Orleans native and a frequent diner, having dined in most restaurants in New Orleans, I do not comprehend how this restaurant can be so highly rated, unless the rating is based on it's owner's pedigree. There are any number of local restaurants whose food, ambiance and service are superior to this over-rated, noisy "fish camp." It is unfortunate that restaurant critics are giving unsuspecting tourists the impression that this is the best New Orleans has to offer.
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  • Underwhelming and 30 Minutes to be Seated
    Guy06VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation and were not seated for 30 minutes. I ordered one of their cocktails from the bar which was sloppily free-poured and the end result was out of balance. Servers were not as professional as you would hope for a nice restaurant. Example: one waiter reached across me during a conversation to try and put my cocktail napkin back underneath my beer. Also there was a disconnect amongst the staff as one waiter would ask you to order something and the next one would ask the same exact thing. Not what I was hoping for a James Beard award-winning restaurant, and it was hard to feel relaxed in a crowded restaurant with less than stellar service. Not planning on coming back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food at the Warehouse District
    Gina
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food is amazing and the small plates are a great option for portion control. Try the upside down pineapple cake with the tres leches ice cream. It is delicious. My only complaint is that is very energetic, meaning noisy. The acoustics are terrible, then again it is a restaurant. That said, be prepare to hear the next table conversation. They are probably listening to yours since you have to speak loudly to be heard.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...a few odd service issues
    GretchenVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The evening started out with a greeting from a very enthusiastic and funny host, followed by a helpful bartender and a great drink. When we moved to the dining room, things continued on a good note. For the most part, we ate everything raw...after a couple days of fried everything, it was a welcome change. Everything was very fresh and tasty, and portions seemed fair based on the type of restaurant it was. We had a little struggle picking a wine, and I'm not sure our waiter was really equipped to help us. He tried, but the wine we ended up with didn't really match our request. None the less...the overall dining experience was great and I would highly recommend others check it out. The only sour note happened as we were leaving. We were leaving a pretty significant amount of cash with the bill, and none of us felt great about leaving it on the table. Our waiter was out of site, but we were seated near the kitchen and there were two men standing nearby who looked like they probably worked there. One walked away to do something else, and so I asked the remaining guy if he worked there. He gave me a funny look and said no. I apologized and explained we were just hoping to hand the check to someone so the cash didn't go missing. He then smirked and said that although he didn't work there, he owned the place. It just seemed like a pretty snarky comment for an owner to make when all we were trying to do was protect his server and his money. It wouldn't stop me from going back, but it is too bad he tarnished the evening a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chopchop
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Two of the muscles were bad, pumpkin shrimp bisque was over powering- expected whole shrimp rather tasted like shrimp paste
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food
    FriedgreentomatoesVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Drum - never had it before and it was incredible! Fried brussel sprouts were a favorite for people who won't eat them normally. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    wvedec
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a huge traffic problem on Friday night. We called and told them about it. While they did not guarantee anything, we arrived 1/2 hour late and had held our reservation for us. The service was great. The whole fish with salsa verde is unprecedented, moist, and fantastic. The crab meat with capellini was wonderful. I would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    aaronmg1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I had to push my reservation back a half hour & add an extra person and they were very friendly about it. Oysters were great every one was impressed with the food. If I get back to New Orleans I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good.
    BillD1956
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went with wife for lunch. Had reservation for 1pm. Seated and waiter (English accent) took appetizer order. He came back once for main dish and didn't see him again for over an hour! He came to say he lost our order & rushed it. Food came to us undercooked and NO waiter again!!! Some other waiter brought our ticket.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat HERE!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Absolutely LOVE this place!!!! I've eaten here about 10 times...fabulous every time. I try something new every time, and everything I've tried is delicious!! Just fresh and inventive. Different from every other seafood restaurant in NOLA. Great vibe, too. Unpretentious and casual. Feels like someone's upscale and modern fish camp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Orleanian favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Outstanding food, great staff! Raw bar, fried bread, fish sticks, oh my!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peche was disappointing
    Ellen
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We have been trying to get in for months, but we were disappointed to find mediocre food and high prices. My husband ordered the fish sticks, which were tempura style but greasy. Everything is a la carte. The shrimp and pumpkin soup had a good flavor, but the portion was small. We weren't impressed with anything that we ordered unfortunately. Bread is not served unless you pay for fried bread. I don't understand all the hype. We are from New Orleans, so we are accustomed to better food.
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  • my new favorite restaurant
    JLikesKaleChipsVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Was in the Big Easy for a conference for 4 nights, and had dinner here twice during the visit--it was that good. Both nights, we came in early for dinner (4:30), to accommodate night sessions--so in that way, even though we were having the Early Bird specials, it was less crowded and less busy (though the place filled up by the time we were on dessert). Our server the first night (blast, can't remember her name) was incredible--really upbeat, almost too upbeat, except it was just right. She had this amazing way of making us feel like every decision we made about the menu was the right one, and she thanked us after each encounter--she was just so lovely! Standouts: Louisiana Area 3 oysters--delicious. I'm an East Coast girl in breeding and in oyster preferences, and I loved these. Raw tuna special with grapefruit--one of the best (possibly the best) raw fish preps we've ever had. Seafood gumbo--my favorite rendition that I've tried in Nola so far. Blue crab and jalapeno capellini and ground shrimp w fettucine were delicious--I have a weak spot for homemade pasta. The whole red fish with salsa verde--big standout. I love how more restaurants are serving whole fish--it changes the dining experience at the table and makes it more communal, connected. The salsa verde was incredible. Smashed potatoes--luscious, buttery, and silky except for the chunks of potato and scallions (texture!), really exceptional.The key lime pie and chocolate peanut butter banana pie--WOW, silkiest textures, will be dreaming about those for a long time. Price: Both nights, I paid somewhere between $55-$65 I'd say, which, in my opinion, is an excellent value for the quality and quantity of food served. There was definitely a level of gluttony at both dinners, so we could have omitted one or two dishes and still been extremely full (but I just wanted to taste it all). If I could have returned for a 3rd meal, I would have done it! Go and be merry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wendy
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Pretty good - very noisy and food very salty. Waitress was personable.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience Every Time
    LayoffmeIamstarving
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food and service here are superb. The atmosphere is inviting, warm, and combines tradition with modern elements. I recommend the whole fish, ceviche appetizer, hushpuppies, and smashed potatoes. You cannot go wrong with any item on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EJTMVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food, service and ambiance are great. The warm and inviting staff invites friendliness among the clientele. Would definitely return the next time I am in NOLA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Smothered catfish just ok. Not hot enough nor spicy enough and light on fish.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+++++++++++
    RobertBVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a wonderful late night dinner on Halloween weekend (10pm reservation). The restaurant was full and everyone was having a great time. Excellent food -- very New Orleans but with an innovative and imaginative take on the traditional flavors. Fantastic ingredients and numerous choices. The wine list was very interesting (heavily leaning on Burgundy) and quite reasonably priced. Can't say enough good things about the professional, courteous and prompt service (from the bartender and waiter to the kitchen). This is a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Knowledgeable, attentive service, imaginative menu and sublime food. The high point of a 4-day stay in New Orleans.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great food
    BitKim
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    If you are in NOLA on business or holidays, this a great place for lunch or dinner
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tops for Seafood
    nola2006VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Went to Peche for the first time 2 nights ago, and was hugely impressed. Casual, rustic environment with outstanding, friendly service. Everything was fantastic. Curry mussels with potatoes was great. Oysters were incredible. Fresh fish excellently prepared. Good wine list with all price points. Will go back many times !!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jbert
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Really good food and nice atmosphere. Chivas was a great waiter and was very attentive. He remembered us after one visit.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth visiting while in NOLA
    Alan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were offered an off menu special that evening, and it was fantastic. The drinks are very enjoyable, and the server was very attentive and warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to get a reservation
    McRae
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a good restaurant, but based upon how hard it was to get a table I was expecting something more outstanding. Must be a new hot spot on the dining scene. I am just a visitor to the area using Open table as my restaurant guide.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with out of state friend
    FemmeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had a friend in town from Ohio who wanted raw oysters since they aren't available in his town. We had two dozen oysters each, the raw tuna, the crab claws, & the brussel sprouts. Everything was fresh & delightful, the bottle of rose accompanied the food well. Our waitress, Heather, was fantastic. We had a 1pm reservation, & the noise level was ridiculous. It cleared out around 2:30 and was much more conducive to conversation. I have been to Peche multiple times & still find that the raw bar items & small plates are best. I've never enjoyed any of the entrees there, but the oysters are the best in the city.
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    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great apps, so so entree...
    Chleonie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The appetizers were great. We had the boiled shrimp, tuna dip and fried bread. All were fantastic. The entree I had was the special. It was Cobia with turnip purée and fried green beans. The cobia seemed under cooked. I had to actually slice it with a knife. This kind of turned me off and I didn't finish it. The purée and the green beans were cold. I am not sure, but I do not think it was supposed to be served this way. My friend had the drum entree. That was very good.
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    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New New Oleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My local friend claimed it was her new favorite restaurant. No contest. Delicious food, great service, fun vibe. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and Creative
    Opsimath
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Renders even the classics, raw oysters, gumbo, shrimp poboy in extraordinary quality and style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    foodismyvacation
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We really enjoyed this wonderful meal. We ordered the whole red fish for the table and it was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to New Orleans. Don't for to make a reservation or you will miss out!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch service not up to standards
    livehead16
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was my third trip to Peche, but my first lunchtime visit. The food was still excellent on every level. However, the mid-afternoon service left something to be desired. We had a 2:30 reservation, so the room began to clear out not long after we were seated, and there were quite a few empty tables (a rarity for this restaurant). In spite of that, the kitchen was incredibly slow -- I didn't get my first course until I'd been seated for 50 minutes, by which time I was ready to eat a napkin. The servers didn't even apologize for the delay, and then it turned out that they had neglected to even put in one of the dishes I ordered, so I had to wait some more. I was disappointed in lunch service, because dinner service is normally excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome vibe, fantastic seafood
    dndiciccoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstandingly fresh seafood. They cook everything perfect, so you'll have the crispy skin and the tender, succulent interior. Try the whole grilled fish of the day with the sauce on the side. A generous touch of sea salt and some olive oil balance the flavor perfectly. Other standouts are the oysters. They don't have a billion varieties, but what they do have are chosen for the pinnacle of freshness. They also have Louisiana's master chucker in the house, so that's a cool plus. You can get off-menu items, such as tuna belly and collar, which adds to the experience. Very energetic vibe with a mix of hipsters to high-end business people. Servers are pleasant. Can't recommend Peche enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Orleans must!
    KLMOVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We loved this restaurant. Would highly recommend getting the crab claws from the raw bar. The whole redfish was perfectly done, and the brussels spouts are some of the best I have ever had. The James Beard recognition is completely deserved. Will definitely be back next time we visit the city.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess needs help
    earlydiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was very good at Peche. However, the hostess was an issue. We booked for 5:30, the latest Open Table reservation 2 weeks out. When we arrived the restaurant was practically empty and my husband asked for a 4-top instead of a two. It was a major ordeal even when we assured the hostess that we would be out in about an hour as we had another engagement. She actually stood there and argued with us before pouting and seating us as requested. Put a buzz-kill on the whole experience. That said, the food was as good as we had expected. We eat early and like small plates. The fish sticks, fried bread and smoked tuna dip were divine!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner, decent service
    GFGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    First time in the Big Easy. Very good food. Had to wait for our reservation. Waiter messed up our order, which was quickly fixed. We did however over order due to his mistake, so wasn't thrilled that nothing was comped. Overall great dinner and would go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, drinks, and service!
    nolapescetarianVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Took my dad for his birthday and was very pleased. Made my reservation a few weeks out for a Wednesday, and 6:30 PM was the most "prime time" reservation I could get - and the bar was packed full of people waiting for a table when we left. It also got pretty loud in there. The service was professional but not snooty and the bar program was very good - split a bottle of chablis and then had a glass of their house sparkling wine and a Hemingway, both great. We had the mussels and the smoked drum salad for appetizers, and then split the whole grilled cobia and a side of brussels sprouts (you have to get them!). The cobia was pricey at $80, but it was a huge fish and perfectly prepared. Dad liked the sorbet, too. It was an excellent meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT AS ALWAYS
    Countrygirl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I brought my boss there for lunch for Bosses' Day -- the food was delicious as always -- the gumbo was to die for -- tons of okra -- we both love okra. We had the shrimp roll which was delicious -- tons of shrimp; great sauce and you can never go wrong with brioche! We're definitely fans of Peche
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOLA Favorite!
    OdomFoodies
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Every choice from the menu was a homerun! Who knew that brussel sprouts could be so delicious?!? The shrimp roll was so good - not heavy on sauce or mayo. The drum fish salad was full of smokey flavors. And the spucy crab claws were not to be missed!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food at Peche!
    Marc
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've now been to Peche twice and I've been blown away both times. Order the whole grilled redfish for a special treat! The appetizers and sides are also extremely tasty!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish
    painfreeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great meal at Peche. Shared a red fish. Was cooked perfectly and the sauce/pesto was delightful. The drum appetizer special was very outstanding. Great service and a great feel to this restaurant. The Shrimp Corn Bisque was the only disappointment: Salty and not interesting at all. After the big red fish, there was no room for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic