Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bourbon House Seafood Restaurant

Sorry I have been remiss in my posting, but I am settling into my new job and finally getting around to covering some posts that have been forthcoming. I think you'll like this place, I sure did.

I had been walking around the French Quarter and trying to find a restaurant that I hadn't tried yet. Of course there are many, but I had noticed a nice looking restaurant on the corner of Iberville and Bourbon. Since I rarely go near Bourbon Street, except to have lunch at Galatoire's, I made a special trip over to Bourbon House for a nice meal.

Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Seafood is one of several owned by different members of the Breannan family. It's a very well appointed place with a friendly staff who seated me in a nice comfy spot near the windew. After perusing the LUNCH MENU, I chose a combo Po-Boy of ersters (oysters to the hoi polloi) and shrimp. To start off I had to have some gumbo, after all, YOU KNOW I LOVE GUMBO!

I received a loaf of crusty bread with butter shortly before having my seafood gumbo. The young man who brought it from the kitchen (pictured) was a cook or chef of some sort and was really friendly. He poured it into the bowl from a classy stainless gravy-boat-type appliance, a nice touch I thought. We chatted for a bit, but I can't for the life of me remember his name... Robbie, Donnie, not sure.

It sure was tasty, but I really could have used a bit more of the soupy part. There was an oyster the size of a cows tongue in the middle of the bowl. Tasty but I had to cut it up to eat it. The gumbo overall was very nice though. The roux was nice and dark and the shrimp were done perfect, not mushy or dry. It had just the right amount of spice. Very enjoyable.

My sammich came and boy was it good. It came with spicy mayo (or remoulade) and it was served on the classic Leidenheimer French bread. The oysters were done perfect as were the shrimp. The fries were great as well, a nice platter all around. I believe it was around $12, but very filling. I skipped dessert since I am watching my girlish figure, but they had some tempting ones on the menu.

I finished up and said my thank-yous, and I seem to recollect the bill was about $25 with tip. I can heartily recommend Bourbon House while in the quarter. CLICK HERE for their website. Tell them RouxBDoo sent you.