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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!
Valentines Day !
Jazz Fest Brunch!
Christmas Eve !
New Years Eve !

Rue 127 Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Business Meals (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had high expectations and we were Disappointed in the food and the meal was very expensive!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The garlic Parmesan risotto appetizer is off the charts delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Very good local treat! I went with my mom and we had excellent service and the food was great. The place is small and so it would be a nice date, anniversary, 4-6 people tops type of dining. I will definitely go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food at Rue127 is always outstanding. The chef is creative and very talented.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We have been to Rue 127 many times and it never disappoints. Always great food and service in a cozy setting. Also a decent wine list. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Little gem of a restaurant in Midcity. Ambitious menu. Most of it works. Service is warm and friendly. Try the deserts!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I've been to Rue 127 about half a dozen times, usually for a special evening out. Always excellent food and excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Love going here. Very small dining room but food and service are always friendly and terrific!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was excellent altho the risotto was a bit glutinous. Comfortable ambiance in homey decor

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Recommended by some friends who live in New Orleans. This did not disappoint. It was nice to get out of the French Quarter. It was a quick Uber ride to the MidCities area. Well worth it. You could even take the streetcar up Canal if so inclined. Food was very good. We did a tasting of a number of starters. We would definitely go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Excellent service and food. Would definitely recommend. A little pricey,but not over the top.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Tiny little place in Mid-City with really great food, especially the dessert (deep fried cupcakes). My date ate the scallops that were cooked perfectly and I got the curried goat which was decent. We also ordered the fried oysters as an app and thought they were ok. We were seated in a doorway basically about a foot from the hostess stand and got a great view of behind the bar when people weren't walking back and forth. Luckily the hostess stepped and acted as our waitress because we had been seated about 15 mins before the waitress acknowledged us with a "be right back" and another 15 mins or so before she came for our order that we had already placed with the hostess. It took forever to get water refills as the bar tender and waitress were busy with other customers apparently and we werent checked once the food arrived so I wasn't able to order my wine with the entree. Poor service makes me not want to go back but the food was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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