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Rue 127

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860 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30-10pm; Friday and Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 483-1571
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ray Gruezke
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Cross street
Canal
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Parking details
There is ample off street parking located around and in front of the restaurant!
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Please call and ask about special events!
Endymion Parade!
Valentines Day !
Jazz Fest Brunch!
Christmas Eve !
New Years Eve !
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 860 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This had been one of the stops on a food tour I'd done and I wanted to return for a full meal.
Things started off a bit "off" - we got there a few minutes before they were scheduled to open. I tried the door, and thought it was locked. After opening time I tried again and it still seemed locked. I didn't realize the handle was locked in place, but the door was, in fact, unlocked (I just needed to pull it open). I'll know better next time.

We were the only ones there for most of the dinner - which may have been because it was mid-week. The service was excellent and the food was scrumptious. I will definitely recommend and return.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was outstanding! The servers were very friendly and helpful with recommendations of drinks and dessert. The portions were a perfect size and the drinks were delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Bob, our server was pleasant. We had reserved several days in advance, but were seated in a hallway because they were "busy". Food was uneven - shrimp toast and salads were good - but entrees, duck and oxtail pasta were extremely salty.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic! We LOVE the cheese board, the main reason we keep coming back. Hanger steak was perfect. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everyone in the family enjoyed everything that hit our table. My son had duck, wife had fish, I had scallops. Fried cupcakes and date cake with toffee and ice cream for desserts. Yum - yum!

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Service was great, but the food wasn't up to it's usual standard.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Went there with a friend for the first time. I had the scallops, very good. Everything was good but I think that this place is a little pricey. The services was great.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was outstanding! But there was only one waitress for the entire restaurant. She also served as the bartender and the hostess. The service wasn't as attentive as usual because there is no way one person could do all three jobs.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I was a bit disappointed in he good compared to many previous visits. Will try again, though.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The fish was undercooked and the service was slow.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sitting in a hallway was a little off setting for us. Did not feel comfortable.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We loved the creative cuisine. I will definitely eat there again.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food here is great. Like other reviewers, I am confused as to why service is slow. We waited 15 mins for a drink order in the middle of dinner.

Our waitress seemed put out and was close to rude more than once. Overall, we got a vibe that the staff think the restaurant is good enough to treat those paying to eat there like they are lucky to get in. We didn’t feel that lucky—a good meal in a city with plenty of places where good meals are available—but not good enough for pretentious serving staff.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wait staff were friendly and helpful. Food took over an hour to get to our table though, and my steak was super rare. The rest of our food was good.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The waitstaff, although pleasant, was insufficiently trained. Our table was not set with the proper cutlery. The tables were close enough for us to hear every word of the conversation at the next table. The food was not bad, but neither course was particularly noteworthy.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Although Rue 127 has a quaint ambiance, the food was not good. 3 of us ordered the fish special which was black drum that was supposed to be "lightly fried". When it was served, it was so heavily fried that you could not break through the crust with a fork. One other friend ordered the salmon and it was served basically raw. The boudin balls had a strong flavor as well. Although the butter lettuce salad was good, it needed more items on it for flavor. It was basically butter lettuce and dressing. We loved the service and the wine was good, but we can not give the food a positive recommendation.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We tried Rue 127 as it was near our vacation rental in Nola. And what a gem! Ambiance was warm and cozy; service was very good and attentive but the Star was the food! We had drum fish and roasted chicken both which came with beautiful orientations and unique flavors. Then had deep fried cupcakes for dessert that were outstanding! Such an interesting menu and will definitely return when back in New Orleans.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This restaurant has excellent food. The service is attentive and polite.
It may be off the beaten path, but it is delicious and worth the trip.
The foie gras bites were wonderful, the celeriac soup to die for and the oxtail pasta a little salty, but wonderful. In all cases I needed my spoon to eat every last bite.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent service. I have celiac and the server was very knowledgeable and vocal about possible contamination sources. Great wine list and beautiful decor.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Cozy shotgun with excellent Pacific/Asian influenced dishes. We tried the octopus appetizer which was perfectly grilled and seasoned. The steak and pork chop were tender and spot on in presentation and taste, exactly as ordered. The kitchen and chef are on their game. The service was lacking unfortunately. Our server Brie was far more busy with other tables and clearly annoyed. She came across as condescending and rolled her eyes at us several times. We waited at least 20 minutes to receive our check, and eventually had to ask the hostess for it a second time. While the service lacks, the kitchen makes up for it, and we would return again and recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We have dined at Rue many times. It's a great restaurant. I can't go there without ordering the fried chicken skin snack. I was a tiny bit disappointed in it this time because I didn't think it was fried crispy enough and it was just a bit too salty. We also had the celeriac soup, which was excellent and, it was served at the proper temp. A lot of restaurants these days serve their soups luke warm, at best. This soup was served hot, as it should be. I had the steelhead with winter root vegegables. The fish was cooked perfectly medium rare. The fish was buttery and the skin was very crispy. It was perfect. My companion had the drum with curry sauce. The curry sauce was very tasty. The fish was cooked perfectly -- it was supposed to be fried, but he asked if they could do it without frying it. They did and it was great, except it was just a tad too salty, again. Those are my only complaints and they are minor. The things that were oversalted weren't so salty that you couldn't eat them. It was slight. I love this restaurant. If you don't live in Mid-City, it's probably a hidden gem for you, but go there...and get the sticky toffee pudding for dessert! The service is always excellent and the entire staff are very accommodating. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

One of the best restaurants in town especially at the price point. I recommend it very highly.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Quality of food has gone from the best in the city to average. What a loss!!!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The lack of parking in a crowded mid-city area is a big negative at this restaurant. Also, the night we dined, the restaurant was out of several of the regular menu items.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Although they were out of a specialty drink, it still took at least twenty to get other drinks to the table, and order the appetizer.
All the food was great including the fried cupcake dessert!
Slow service is the only thing not great here.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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3.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 28, 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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4.0Dined on December 28, 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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5.0Dined on December 26, 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 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).

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5.0Dined on December 22, 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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4.0Dined on December 15, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

One-of-a-kind place with a “down-home” atmosphere. Food was excellent, the bone marrow especially. Service was very attentive without hovering. Ray, the owner, is regularly at the restaurant operating on the front lines - a nice touch, uncommon at lots of 4-5 star restaurants. A must visit in the area

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3.0Dined on December 7, 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!

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