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“Bartender was beyond rude”
Review of Old Absinthe House

Old Absinthe House
Ranked #492 of 1,980 Restaurants in New Orleans
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

She walked up and asked what we wanted to drink...I said something typical if New Orleans. She walked away without saying anything. Came back a few minutes later and I asked what she would recommend. She walked away again. Oh my...I guess she doesn't care about tips or repeat business.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

A one-night stay in NOLA, and this bar featured heavily. It's on Bourbon Street, which is the arch-centre of the groove armada that is New Orleans... so don't expect cheap. But you can expect great drinks, real atmosphere, quick efficient service and good cocktails. We drank many too many "improved" mohitos - sub champagne for the soda and add raspberry liqueur for the mother and father of hangovers if you dare.

A great place for a great night.

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Thank TACHSuffolk
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Our waitress was very nice and attentive but my dish was so salty as to be inedible. I told the waitress, who was very apologetic.

We were surprised, then, to see it on the bill and when we questioned it, the waitress said that the manager refused to take it off our tab...a message he somehow felt appropriate to relay to us second hand, sending the poor waitress as messenger instead of addressing us directly. We felt bad for her, as she was clearly in agreement with us and embarrassed by her manager's decision.

Our recommendation? There are so many interesting and delicious places to eat in the French Quarter, don't waste your time here.

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Thank CJOBrien
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Had some really good drinks here while we waited for our group together. Love the ambiance of the bar and enjoy the bar staff who is always ready to recommend a concoction just for you.

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Saturday afternoon - packed during the Saints game. Friendly crowd, YUMMY bloody marys, and despite the grumpy appearance of the bartender she made several crazy Absinthe shots for our group and kept us happy. Though a "dive-y" interior, it is one of the oldest bars in The Quarter.

Thank Nicole L
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