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Riverfront Restaurant

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541 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
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Fairfax, Virginia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The service was good as was the food. Red beans and rice were outstanding as was the jambalya. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Carol F
Durham, North Carolina
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328 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The riverfront was beautiful sitting outside and the food was excellent. Definitely a restaurant that you don't want to miss.

Thank dpoin21
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

By chance we decided to try this restaurant. We didn't know what to expect. One of us tried the shrimp dish and the other their beans and rice. All I can say is that one dish was enough to feed 2 people. Both dishes were very good.

Thank DonnaL45
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The server initially acted like we were inconveniencing her. Her attitude changed by the time she gave us the check. It seemed extremely slow, then I realized they started telling people they were closed and it was early in the evening. I wish they would've turned us away initially instead of allowing us to experience this. The drinks were great.... More 

Thank smiling1AW
Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

One of the worst breakfasts I've ever had. Hostess was disinterested. Took 5 minutes for server to get to my table. Food was horrible. Eggs greasy, undercooked and way over priced. I'm not one to complain since I've worked a lot in the service industry but it was So bad I didn't even want to pay. I felt bad for... More 

Thank Dr M
Edmonton, Canada
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Ate here recently after a day of walking around the quarter. Service was alright and the food was alright, but most everything is fried. Portions are big and prices are alright. I wish I could get more excited about the place, but I just can't. There are many more options for better food, service and atmosphere in the french quarter... More 

Thank Boris M
Maryville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2012

The bloody marys were to die for. Nice service and the po'boys weren't bad either. Nice view of the French Market and Dauphine street. Good shopping nearby.

Thank Nichole S
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012 via mobile

The man at the front door was rude and the first thing we saw when we sat down was a cockroach crawling down the wall and two under the table. We should have left but everyone was tired. I have to say the food was really good and the seafood platter for two, which feeds at least four at $27... More 

1 Thank Flseagal
Charleston, South Carolina
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Lousy atmosphere combined with lousy service and lousy food. Food was either flavorless or overly salted depending on what you ordered. Overpriced, especially for what you get. There are too many other great restaurants in the area to waste money on this place.

Thank PineNuts
Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Great food and service...highly recommend the Jambalaya and the Red Beans w/rice.

2 Thank Candice P

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  • Address: 541 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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