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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.
I was a bit disappointed in he good compared to many previous visits. Will try again, though.
The fish was undercooked and the service was slow.
Sitting in a hallway was a little off setting for us. Did not feel comfortable.
We loved the creative cuisine. I will definitely eat there again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service. I have celiac and the server was very knowledgeable and vocal about possible contamination sources. Great wine list and beautiful decor.
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.
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!
One of the best restaurants in town especially at the price point. I recommend it very highly.
Quality of food has gone from the best in the city to average. What a loss!!!
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.
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.
Small, cozy restaurant. The food was good, with some nice apps and small "bites". We enjoyed it.
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!
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.
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.
IMHO this is one of the best restaurants in the city. For the price, it is the very best.
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.
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.
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 !!
Interesting venue, intimate rooms, eclectic menu, craft cocktails, but still fun for small groups
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).
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.
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.
The food was fun, creative, and tasty! Portions were great and no course left us wanting.
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
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.
Food was fantastic as was the service. This was our second time here and we will be back!
The meal, service, and ambiance where unremarkable.
Delish food in a lovely old home.
Duck, salmon, roasted chicken and of course fried cupcakes.
New Orleans at its best.