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grand isle restaurant

kevin Dec 1, 2007 02:08 PM

just heard it's new is it any good too? where's it located within walking distance of the convention center?

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  1. malenky RE: kevin Dec 1, 2007 02:14 PM

    haven't tried it, hear mixed reviews, it is in the Harrah's block of stuff... on Fulton st. very close to the convention center.

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      chef4hire RE: kevin Dec 1, 2007 04:16 PM

      I did not like the food at all. The space is beautiful and clean but the food just fell short for me.

      I went with a friend and had the potted crab which was just plain crab floating in unsalted butter,- fried shrimp which were so salty I couldn't eat more than one, duck po boy which had gristle and a bone in it and onion rings which were very good

      one out of 4 ain't cuttin it for me

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        kevin RE: chef4hire Dec 1, 2007 09:26 PM

        wow, that doesn't sound good at all

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          JazzyB RE: chef4hire Dec 15, 2007 03:58 AM

          chef4hire, spot on review. We also had some sort of seafood platter and the turtle "stew". Both a dissappointment along with the" boney" duck po-boy.

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          Absinthe Minded RE: kevin Dec 2, 2007 10:27 AM

          I would suggest that you skip the contrived Fulton Street restaurants and walk over to Rio Mar at the corner of Julia and Peters. Check out the thread about their food on the "Talk Food With the Locals" message board.


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            oldfast1 RE: Absinthe Minded Dec 2, 2007 11:28 AM

            Rio Mar is an excellent choice as well as Tommy's and Couchon. The warehouse district is having a beautiful renaissance boasting many good restaurants. Congratulations to our comeback city.

          2. Hungry4Good RE: kevin Dec 9, 2007 09:54 PM

            all the baked oyster choices are tasty, as is the shrimp with jalapeno dish.

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              cor RE: kevin Dec 10, 2007 08:31 AM

              What's the price point? I've been wondering about Grand Isle too.

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                Hungry4Good RE: cor Dec 10, 2007 04:00 PM

                Click "Menu" on this link - it has the prices.


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                wadelit RE: kevin Dec 15, 2007 05:21 AM

                We've been twice recntly and it was good both times. Their fish of the day was sheephead which was fresh and delicious.

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