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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.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30-10pm; Friday and Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is ample off street parking located around and in front of the restaurant!
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!
Valentines Day !
Jazz Fest Brunch!
Christmas Eve !
New Years Eve !
Rue 127 Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rue 127 is a great little restaurant. The place was packed but a nice happy hum in the place. They sat us down immediately and had a lovely server named Clara take wonderful care of us. Everything was good. Butter lettuce Salad was yummy. The pate was over the top. We split the chicken which was delish. Overall very nice little restaurant which I highly recommend
As always, the food is great. Wonderful presentation. The seating is a little tight, but the "neighbors" are always pleasant and food knowledgeable. Small, so reservations suggested and on weekends a must. We had the curried goat as well as the black drum. Both were delicious--goat was very tender.
It is such a great restaurant. We have been there for lunch and dinner. I have never gotten any meal that I did not like, the food is very consistent. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a waitress named Brie who is excellent at her job.
let me preface this by saying my partner and i are both career service industry FOH and we are pretty lenient w poor service, as we understand many factors can contribute. the service here was just not okay. we showed up right on time for our reservation and it took over ten minutes to be seated -- five minutes of which passed before we were even unacknowledged by any staff whatsoever, and literally twenty minutes after being seated to be acknowledged by our server AT ALL. not even an "i'll be with your shortly" to ease our anxiety. it wasn't entirely her fault, they were clearly super short staffed -- there were two FOH employees (one manager/host/bartender combo?? and one server for the WHOLE restaurant), and the service was otherwise accurate and friendly enough. the food was solid, if a little overpriced. interior is cozy and cute, lighting could have been more romantic. kind of a bummer. i wish we had gone on a day when they were fully staffed & could have enjoyed a better experience.
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