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About 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.

127 N. Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30-10pm; Friday and Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Canal

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 483-1571

Website:
http://www.rue127.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample off street parking located around and in front of the restaurant!

Executive Chef:
Ray Gruezke

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call and ask about special events!
Endymion Parade!
Valentines Day !
Jazz Fest Brunch!
Christmas Eve !
New Years Eve !

Rue 127 Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Small, cozy restaurant. The food was good, with some nice apps and small "bites". We enjoyed it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food quality and service were good. Unfortunately portions were tiny except for the entrees. Appetizer n starter less than a mouthful each. Soup - 4 spoonful at best. No bread was served. Since it was New Year’s Eve, understand set menu and price. However, for the price n the occasion, how about party favors or simple decoration to celebrate the new year. Nothing festive at all. Don’t remember anyone wishing us ‘Happy New Year’. We were from out of town so it was a let down!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been here several times in the past and something was off this time. It seemed like they were understaffed. We waited 15-20 minutes for the table that was reserved and the bartender had to set up a table for us as there was no host working. Then, once we were seated, there was another 15-20 minute wait for a server to stop by. Then, two stopped by and there seemed to be quite a bit of confusion. They were very apologetic and I don't blame the servers as I think there were only two for the whole restaurant so it was management's problem. Once we ordered, there was another good wait between courses to the point where we weren't really hungry anymore by the time the entrees arrived. The food was not quite as great as usual but was still good, but kind of pricey for entrees. Decent but limited wine list by the glass and a nice atmosphere as usual. Just disappointed in the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The dinner was outstanding. We arrived at 5:30 pm and was immediately seated. The wait staffers were very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We had the flank steak & double cut pork chop. The only thing we didn’t care for was the fry bread. Even the sides were tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

IMHO this is one of the best restaurants in the city. For the price, it is the very best.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terrible service. Excellent food. We have loved Rue 127. However, tonight was not a good experience. We arrived a little early and were seated promptly with water. Then nothing. Finally after about ten minutes when no one had been by the table we went to the bar and asked the bartender/matre’d for a bottle of wine, which he finally served. Then finally he took our food order. There was only one other wait staff who came over a few minutes later to take our order which we told her we had already given to the bartender. There were only about five tables of people although two were a little large (eight and five). The bartender said that they had not expected a crowd but some people came in without reservations. Be prepared. The food was good as usual. However, the evening was dampened by the very poor service. We hope this was an anomaly since we have really loved this restaurant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All the food was fantastic! Fabulous risotto (probably my favorite course), very tasty hangar steak, and wonderful fried cupcakes. Cocktails were also very good. Unfortunately, service this night was not great. We were seated in the part of the restaurant that appears to be a hallway. We were the only ones there, and we felt a little "out of sight, out of mind". Sat for long stretches with empty beverage glasses and within to order. We'll be back for the food, but may request a seat in the main dining area in hopes of more attentive service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was our first time here and our first dinner on this trip- we were amazed at the level of care and the quality of food - especially loved the drum and the cupcakes !! We will definitely recommend this place to friends !!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Interesting venue, intimate rooms, eclectic menu, craft cocktails, but still fun for small groups

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always excellent service, cocktails, and creative, but not fussy, food for sophisticated dining. It’s our favorite place for special occasions and spur of the moment fine dining. Casual, but not sloppy, dress is acceptable at dinner. I admit to getting the scallops over and over again. Octopus and pate appetizers are excellent, but, as with the scallops, I get them again and again!

I did notice that the online menu needs a little updating.

It’s a small restaurant, so reservations are advised. Well worth the visit. Around $60-65/ person with drinks, one glass wine, appetizers and main course(no dessert).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food flavor was great as usual. Chinese dumplings appetizer wonderful. Redfish entree as well as cassoulet also terrific. Sticky toffee pudding always great. Fried cupcakes with dipping sauces unique
Service was a little slow.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It’s been a year since we’ve been here, so they’ve got a different menu than during our last time here. Nothing stood out on the menu and it had a definite Asian flair. The boudin balls and Foie Gras appetizers were good. I had the redfish in a Thai curry sauce - it was different but good (I liked it, my wife did not). She had butter lettuce salad (liked it) and the oyster appetizer as her entree (thought they were just ok). The service was good. We will return but will wait a while until they change their menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was fun, creative, and tasty! Portions were great and no course left us wanting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have always loved this restaurant and have been many, many times- however that night (saints game) was not good. Our waitress was very nice, however she forgot a ton of things for our table- and there were only 3 of us at our table and only 3 tables there! One forgotten item was salad- i got mine but my other two guests did not and I heard them order salads, we never got our side orders (Brussel sprouts and cauliflower) and when their mussels came there was no broth. Then we asked for another bottle of wine. We waited about 10 minutes, and I signaled to the waitress to remind her about the wine and she came to us and said “oh ready for another bottle?” On top of that my chicken didn’t come out when the other entrees came out because the chicken had to cook longer? Yet i ordered it at the beginning of the meal. I have had the chicken before and it is always fabulous. This time it was dry and i just boxed it up. The whole dining experience was crazy and I think the waitress might have been drinking because every time I looked down the hall she was drinking something. Anyway, I still like the place but will remember to not go on a game night- you actually may want to think about closing on those nights. I have never written a bad review (and I am 56 years old) but I had to say something- thank you and sorry!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Second time here, first visit was great. This time the fry bread was uncooked and my daughter’s half chicken was way over salted-it was unedible. When complaining to server she said “yes the chef brines it” and proceeded to hand me the check. Don’t be cheap folks, empower your servers to comp poorly prepared food. i won’t be back as a result nor will i recommend.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was very spotty the night we were there. The restaurant was out of some basic menu items. It’s seemed to been an off night. Our past experiences there have been excellent, unfortunately this night was a disappointment. Our out of town guests were very disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

3 couples for dinner - service was tough server wasnt very engaging or friendly for that matter.
Food made up for it .
Marrow with crostini not for everyone but it was for me.
Must try is fried chicken skins - trust me
Pigs feet and foraged mushroom risotto - on the fence with this one, was expecting something different
Gumbo - rich in color and flavor
we sampled all appetizers and mix of entrees, all very good.
a bit salty for everyone though - that seems to be a constant in NOLA
I had the pan seared duck with orange and wild rice - a bit over cooked from my liking and salty

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was hit and miss. The corn fried ouster was too much breaded and the sauce too many different flavors. Butter salad was bland. The pork shoulder was hot spicy but not much depth in flavor. The scallops, the special of the Day were more flavorful. Had the bread pudding for dessert that was quite good. Restaurant was not busy at all but the service wasn’t very attentive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was fantastic as was the service. This was our second time here and we will be back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The meal, service, and ambiance where unremarkable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Delish food in a lovely old home.
Duck, salmon, roasted chicken and of course fried cupcakes.
New Orleans at its best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love the desserts here and was happy to see a seasonal version of one of my favorites--the fried cupcakes. The almond ricotta cake was also very good. The service was wonderful and fast. We had just come from a very slow and disappointing dinner at Toups and this made the night memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was lovely, excellent service & good wine but restrooms not recently cleaned.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The duck was cooked to perfection. Waitress helpful with selections.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very creative. Bri, the server, was very personable, knowledgeable, and attentive.
Salads, cheeses, desserts excellent.
Need to update wine specials as were not accurate.
Will definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food and service was amazing from top to bottom. Cool house location.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went on a Friday night to celebrate my husband's birthday. The place is small, and we were given a table in the hall-like section which is quite small and intimate. Every part of our meal was amazingly delicious. From the yeasty roll served with salty butter to the dessert. We split a butter lettuce salad that was given great crunch with the addition of pecans. We also split the octopus appetizer which was outstanding. I had the duck breast and ordered it medium rare. It was so juicy, and the blueberry sauce made it sing. My husband had the hanger steak also medium rare. He loved the steak, but didn't think the purple sticky rice did anything for the dish. For dessert we had the chocolate flourless cake. So yummy! It is so rare for us to enjoy every single dish that comes out of a kitchen. It has been years since we ate here, but we definitely will be back again soon. The service was pretty good, but sometimes we seemed to wait awhile before the waitress would check to see if we needed anything.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great time to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather and delicious food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing food, creative menu. Pork shoulder was fantastic. Could use more servers, was slow but certainly friendly. Awesome old fashioned, great rye selection labels I've never heard of.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was great, - friendly people. Our appetizers and desserts were perfect. Main course was a little cold. The serving dish was hot but the temperature of the fish seemed like it had sat for a while. Loved the atmosphere and would not hesitate to try it again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food, owner onsite makes a huge difference in any restaurant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was very disappointing..
over all I would not recommend it to
No one

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Marvelous!!!! The fried cupcakes was the best dessert we had in NOLA! Bravooooo!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The place is small and loud, but very fun. The food shines through even though service was slow. Limited wine service but the risotto appetizer and fried cupcakes (yes, FRIED CUPCAKES) were absolutely delicious. Don't go expecting large portions though. If you can't stand paying upscale prices for smaller plates, then head elsewhere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant that never disappoints.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Rue 127 is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant. Creative cuisine with great presentation. Situated in a restored old house, the interior is filled with beautiful wood carvings and some stained glass transoms. The ambience is very cool!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We have eaten her several times and meals have always been above average, as all our meals were this time.
The only issue occurred when we discovered the OPEN TABLE had not communicated with Rue 127 and they were not expecting us...they graciously and smoothly accommodated us. Considering how small the restaurant is, that could have been a really big problem,
Will return to Rue 127 many times-it's worth it.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Outstanding Dinner enjoyed by locals-4 of us enjoyed dinner here earlier this week and everything was stellar. The oysters ( a starter ) were served in a delicious spicy Thai sauce, I enjoyed two more starters for my dinner ( butter leaf salad and risotto ) and was very impressed with both. My husband chose the roasted chicken which was pitch perfect along with the wonderful mac/cheese. Dessert was fine although not as impressive as the savories. Will return again for sure. Although our server worked alone she was efficient. Charming atmosphere as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Originally a small single shotgun house. Seating plan is very close together particularly on the left side of the building. Took about 15 minutes before our cocktail order was brought. Very tight circulation space for serving tables.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 14, 2017

A table of older ladies got great amusement by gossiping loudly about my meal being unacceptably chewy and my very politely asking to have it cooked longer. Normally cant blame establishment for occasional low-class diners, but in this case the OWNER actually sat and joined them in getting entertainment at my expense and discussing MY meal! Wow! Didnt include me or my wife in the discussion, just talking like we werent there. Coulnt wait to get out of this place. Of the dozens of restaurants in New Orleans I've eaten at, I've never encountered anthing like it, and wouldn't have even thought it possible. Not even fast food.

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