Eat here if your good with your personal property being destroyed by their employee incompetence. We ate there in July, a dish washer tripped and shattered my wifes Samsung S6 phone and hit her with a plate while eating. Here it is October and they offered 100 dollars as compensation, which is roughly what my meal cost. Thats right! After screwing up our meal, breaking my wifes phone, hitting her with a plate, these cheap bastards didnt even comp us the meal. Their upper management has ran us in circles and now Im having to retain legal counsel over a stupid phone because they want to dish out what they think is fair. Too bad this shithole and its lousy management didnt wash away when the hurricane came through.
Went specifically out of our way to go here. They have 5 items listed on the menu and our server seemed really switched on. Unfortunately have to give this place 2 stars though as another server brought me a meal which contained gluten in it. Our original server whisked it away as soon as possible but damage done. If going here triple check when they bring your food that it's gluten free. My first night in New Orleans was ruined :(
Enjoyed the crab cakes, mashed potatoes and greens and was not glutened. service very fast and no queue at lunchtime. The five GF offerings(crab,chicken, fish, shrimp and steak) is limited but I only needed one that I liked and it tasted great!
My BIL works in the kitchens and I live about two blocks away, so this place has become one of my go to’s in the quarter. The GF options (that I know about) are: blackened catfish, blackened chicken, crab cakes (almost as good as meals from the heart) and mashed potatoes.
I live in the Quarter full time and despite all the amazing food here, in the Marigny and the CBD, I still have difficulty finding reliably safe food (am a celiac who can't tolerate most of the 8 major allergens too boot). I must have passed this place a hundred times before calling and speaking to Ben, the incredibly knowledgeable manager, who explained exactly what I couldn't have (since that list was actually shorter than the things I *could* have). I mentioned that I was a celiac and he immediately knew to avoid most other allergens, such as soy, without me asking. This means so much to me as I spent years avoiding eating out over fears of cross-contamination or just as bad, feeling like a complete jerk by having to interrogate the servers and chefs who had no idea what I was talking about and usually responded with that look. You know the one. Where they think you're buying into some fad diet perpetuated by Mrs. Paltrow. In short: If you're visiting the Quarter and are celiac or gluten-free, this place is a must. It's a Ralph B restaurant (a highly-regarded local chef) with lower prices than his other menus (still expect to pay roughly $30-40 for an entree but it will be big enough for three people). My personal favorite is the grilled redfish with lump crabmeat (the sauce does have a bit of real butter but not much), served over some of the most delicious, creative and locally harvested veggies I've ever had and wrap it up with some blueberry sorbet. To wheat-eaters: fear not, you won't taste a difference, just amazing food all around. It's a true French Quarter gem; it is upscale but you are more than welcome to duck in for lunch while wearing sandals and shorts or come by for happy hour and BBQ grilled shrimp in a dress you picked up at Hemline (a great boutique with a store on Chartres and a staff that has basically created my style over the past 7+ years when I walked in with none; from 216lbs to 120, they always found the perfect dress or outfit to make me look amazing for any occasion)
Good place for seafood, but very limited GF options. The staff was very knowledgable and had safe practices, but the lack of flavor made my meal only average. I think they are so worried about seasonings that contain gluten, that they don't use anything at all. Safe place to eat, but not the best meal for the price.
Oceana has a gluten free menu and cheerful service, which is a plus. However, they're GF choices are limited and bland beyond belief. The grilled redfish only went down with half a bottle of hot sauce on top. If you're looking for good Cajun GF choices, I definitely suggest you check out Crazy Lobster instead.