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Rue 127
Rue 127

Rue 127 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rue127.com
  • Email: info@rue127.com
  • Phone: (504) 483-1571
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ray Gruezke
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canal
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Rue 127
Located at 127 N. Carrollton Avenue on the Canal St. streetcar line, Rue 127 sits in the heart of historic Mid-City. We entertain from a renovated 19th century New Orleans style shotgun home.

Chef Ray Gruezke was born and raised in New Orleans. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Ray has worked in New York, Florida, and Baton Rouge. He recently returned to his hometown to work at Commanders Palace and as a sous chef at Le Foret working with Certified Master Chef James Corwell.

Desserts are created by Chef Joanna Palmer. Also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Joanna has served as a pastry chef for Commander's Palace and also worked at Cochon.

Rue 127 is a convenient stop centrally located between Downtown, the French Quarter, and City Park.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We are new to the neighborhood and love the fact that we have such a wonderful restaurant down the street. Always enjoy this place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have only been here twice, but will definitely go again. Tiny little house nestled among big commercial buildings -- easy to drive right by and not notice it, but it's worth stopping. They don't do specials, but have a creative menu that rotates weekly (monthly?) with lots of good New Orleans staples (e.g. fried oyster salad) plus creative stuff from their excellent chef. Staff is a little solicitous (lots of "honeys" and "sweeties"), but not overly so. Great wine list too."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "If you don't already know about Rue 127 you would never find it, but it was so worth the search! It's in an old row house and the atmosphere is eclectic and vibrant. Not many tables, so make a reservation. Wait staff was friendly and attentive, food was amazing and prices were reasonable. Some of our favorites were the squash salad, Olive oil poached mahi mahi and the deep fried cupcakes. All were divine! They also had unique cocktails and an above average wine list. If I'm ever in New Orleans again, Rue 127 will definitely be on my list."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We set out to try somewhere new and took some out of towners here at the same time hoping for the best and Rue 127 stepped up to the challenge. Everything was very good and we all enjoyed the excellent food. Service was very good, and standard/expected for this type of place. It is a bit on the pricey side, and that's why I knocked off a star on the overall."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "As soon as you walk into the converted shotgun house that contains Rue 127, you see that it's a special place. The restaurant has a cozy and colorful ambiance, with a wonderful touch in the paintings of New Orleans houses that bedeck the walls. The food is very, very good as well - a friend of ours from New England commented that the spaghetti vongole was one of the best she'd ever had, despite that being a very traditional New England dish! We also greatly enjoyed the gumbo and the Atlantic cod. We're looking forward to returning as the menu changes and trying more. The cocktail menu is also highly innovative, employing multiple house-made liqueurs."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This tiny shot gun has a great chef, that has surrounded himself with a great kitchen and service staff. We shared the generous mussel appetizer. For entrees we had pork chop and roasted chicken. Both were excellent with top notch sides including the best brussell spouts I have ever eaten. We did not finish our entrees to leave room for the apple crisp dessert. We left with enough carry out for another full meal. We sat in front of the kitchen widow and had a great view of the food magic. Our waitperson, Katie, was great. She was very knowledgeable about wine and food. What a great place and you don't have to go to the French Quarters or Garden District to enjoy the best of NOLA. This place is a must try for foodies."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a romantic restaurant that will always offer you an excellent choice of entrees which include sides that will have you leaving with a smile and also full."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was great and the service was just as good! First time I had been for lunch and the experience worked out fine for all involved."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "What a find! So glad we checked it out. Service was outstanding, the food fantastic and the atmosphere enjoyable. We especially loved the Mac and cheese, roasted chicken entree and the fried cupcakes!!! We will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a great time dining. Although my porkchop was a but too tough for me, I didn't have a problem requesting another meal. The hand-stuffed blue cheese olives were awesome!!! I would go again and maybe just not get the porkchop ;-)"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Loved our evening at Rue 127! Great food, with interesting textures and flavors. The chef takes standard fare to a whole new level. Loved the steamed mussels, which came in a creamy aoli sauce with a side of wonderfully seasoned pomme frites for dipping. Scallops were served on a fennel puree with grilled leek/fennel and light grapefruit-tarragon topping. Husband enjoyed the grouper with squid pasta and pickled mustard seed. Set in a narrow house, tables are set up in various rooms, including a side hall...which we found made the meal cozy and intimate. Enjoyed talking with the chef, who grows much of the produce on a local farm and steeps a plethora of his own liqueurs. Definitely worth the cab ride!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I have been to Rue 127 many times. It is consistently good. It is a great place to bring out of town guests. Very much a little New Orleans gem. The gumbo is wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I live in New Orleans and this was my first Rue 127 experience and I could not have chosen a better restaurant! You can't go wrong with the wine list and the food is perfection! From the appetizers to the deserts, this is without a doubt the best restaurant in NOLA right now."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Gotta love a place with freshly stuffed bleu cheese olives. I ordered a great vodka martini here with bleu cheese olives - so pleased when a restaurant can make a solid martini. Absolutely loved the pork osso bucco, I will absolutely be back for more of that along with the goat cheese grits. Superb! My husband had the 16 ounce (read: massive) double cut pork chop - perfectly cooked. I love that they have not only appetizers, but little "snacks" as well should you not want a full serving of appetizers. We had the snack size of the fried chicken skins, maybe a little too rich for my taste, but good nonetheless. Can not wait to come back and try the fried cupcake desserts."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I am dairy free and the meal that I had was beyond delicious. The chef made substitutions that would delight anyone. There were actually many wonderful healthy choices, The service was personable and knowledgeable. We will go back often!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Once you walk into this lovely, quaint restaurant, you'll be hooked. A wonderful atmosphere with wonderful food!! We were a small group (who hadn't seen each other in a while and were ignoring our menus) and though we didn't intend to, I ordered a few of their "snack" items (felt bad for the wonderful waiter). The pork bun were presented in tiny bamboo steamers and were delicious and the blue cheese stuffed, friend olives were to die for!! I'll also HIGHLY recommend Rue 127's incredible frites!! Our party partook of the mussels, butternut squash salad, butter lettuce salad, the lamb dish, the cod dish (which was prepared PERFECTLY) and the salmon....all which were enjoyed tremendously!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Honestly, price of the food vs the portion size given was absolutely horrible. Dined in for valentines day, my partner and I both had their set valentines menu. $193 bill, $40 tip, totaling out to $233 and neither of us were full at the end of the meal. Price doesn't matter to me as long as I have a good time and enjoy good food. Honestly I heard so many good things that I was extremely let down. I won't be back. Service started out good but just dropped as we were in our meal. Server became less attentive and loved to converse among each other rather than get refills. I'm a server also, so not tipping is against my morals which is why I left a $40 tip. She honestly didn't deserve it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to 127 on Valentine's Day so they were slammed -- it was a preset menu for the evening. The food was very good and the service was very friendly and responsive. The facility is lovely and it was a perfect place for a couple to be on Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I don't usually take the time to write reviews. If I have a constructive complaint, I just tell the manager, but if a place is good, I like to keep it to myself. Selfish, I know. But I am always so pleased with how I am treated here that I have to share. The food is always delightful and never overwrought. Everyone is sincere and attentive. Just a really nice place to be: a local place that you'll be happy to support. And to the woman that served me at lunch today, if I was still managing restaurants, I would have tried to steal you away! Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The duck andouille gumbo was excellent, the potato salad garnish was intriguing and added to the dish. I found the pork Osso bucco to very good, the meat fell off the bone and the grits added great texture with the gravy and vegetables."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our dining experience was terrific. We got the booth in the back, so a bit of privacy. Our waitress had just the right amount of attention without hovering (we never ran out of wine). Food was exceptional: pork chop and duck especially."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I loved this restaurant! Food was excellent, service outstanding and dessert is to die for. Perfect restaurant for a pre-theatre dinner due to it's close proximity to downtown. Highly recommend for quiet romantic dinners when you are looking for something different."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Dinner at Rue was outstanding! The food was great and the service was some of the best! We ordered some food just to try due to the enticing menu choices. A must-try in a city filled with food choices..."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Excellent dinner. Best gumbo in New Orleans in my opinion! Thursday night beer cocktails, loved the "kings ransom"! Osso bucco was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This small restaurant packs a delicious whallop with a limited but expertly executed menu. I had scallops and butter lettuce salad, my friend had short ribs and oxtail risotto; both were just the right amount of food to be fully satisfied... so I recommend pairing your entree with a starter if you come hungry! Classy, relaxed old-New-Orleans vibe with reboots of tried and true staples."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "You won't find better food in this part of the city but the otherwise cozy atmosphere, especially in the bar, is ruined by inexplicably bright lighting."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Service was poor. Restaurant was not at all busy, but waiter still took quite a long time to take our order and bring wine around. Water glasses ran empty on two occasions Macaroni and Cheese; pasta overcook, sauce grainy. Gumbo was good. Parm Fries were good. oxtail rissoto, rice was undercooked, nearly crunchy. sauce was almost like a stringy cheese sauce poured over rice, Fried chicken skins appeared to be skins breaded and deep fried, so the fat of the skin rendered when cooked and absorbed into the breading, making a greasy mess. I would recommend to the chef to skip the breading, bake the skins ahead until rendered, then fry to order for crispy chickeny goodness. Deep fried cupcake was very good."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Suggest they include one or two menu selections that contain less exotic sauces or ingredients. Appears all the newer restaurants are offering "over the top" diner selections and are moving away from the excellent local cuisine that makes New Orleans restaurants world famous. Additionally, many patrons are older and our digestive systems can no longer tolerate many of the spicy offerings."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our 5th visit. The creative bar remains a good reason to go. The food is very good, but this was not the fantastic experience of the past 4 visits. I do not understand a fried egg on top of great scallops. The osso bucco was good, but not tender and moist. This was a great dish in the past. I still enjoy this place, but I guess it was an off night. Parking is difficult like many NO small restaurants, but these are not side streets you want to walk at night."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Pick Rue 127 from reviews on Open Table. I will agree with the majority, the food is very good and service very attentive. The place is small so book early."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This was our second meal at Rue 127 and we will most certainly be back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food at Rue 127 was great, te cocktails were delicious, but the service on the other hand was way sub par. We waited at least 15 minutes to even be given water, and another 15+ minutes to have our orders taken. Which seemed a little excessive granted there was a ton ofp waiters/waitresses around and it seemed as if each only had 2-3 tables."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "our server was extremely rude and told me she wasn't talking to me and also thought I would not know colour of salmon."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Everything about Rue 127 is exceptional. Ambiance and waitstaff were outstanding. The food -absolutely delicious, wine list had something for everyone and the handmade cocktails were original and tasty. Will return at every opportunity! Couldn't recommend more highly!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Great meal. Oso Bucco and Shortribs were good, but the chicken was amazing! Mac and Cheese was too heavy for my taste. The bean soup and oyster appetizer were good as well. Cute cozy place."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant! Took my fiance for our monthly date and I could not have been happier. Great food, wine list, and excellent specialty drinks. The fried chicken skins were incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We have been to Rue 127 many times, and always enjoy it. The menu changes seasonally and is always a treat. The service is always wonderful, and the wine list superb."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was delicious, and service was attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The dining room was intimate with New Orleans art on the walls. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable -- lively enough to be energizing but quiet enough for real conversation. I had the King's Ransom cocktail - with gin and thyme - and it was wonderful. The scallops were perfect, served with fingerling potatoes and white beans with grapefruit. Just the right amount of food. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Although the food was delicious( osso bucco, salmon, butternut squash salad and mussels), the poor aptitude and attitude of our server marred the experience. My husband asked for suggestions on an oaky buttery chardonnay wine and we were recommended one that clearly did not fit those qualifications. And then it came barely chilled. I had to ask twice for ice. When we asked for some bread, we were told that we had to wait until after we ordered. This might be the restaurant policy, but a little flexibility should be allowed for when a customer specifically asks for something minor like bread. Although the food was great, the service marred the overall experience. It will be awhile before we return."
    Dined on 12/27/2013