Has anyone tried Adolphos?
I have heard mixed reviews-but more good than bad. Just wondered if anyone has been there and has an opinion about the best dishes, service etc. I love Italian but am interested in trying a new place. Thanks in advance.
I have been there several times over the years and have loved it every time. A soft-shell crab dish (it may have been a special) is one of the best meals I have ever had. Yes, the ambiance is anything but high-toned, but for me this was part of the charm. And I had no complaint with service whatsoever.
If there is a downside, I dont recall that the wine list was anything special. But that wasnt an issue for us; we were always able to find something complimentary to our meal.
The service is snotty, food subpar for the price. Menu often lists things that are unavailable or not presented with dishes (side salads, etc). After being treated very poorly there about six months ago I have not been back. The dining room is musty and old fashioned, the kitchen tiny, the cooks unhygenic looking and the servers very very rude, plus service is much too slow.
Fydeaux is spot on. While the wine list is limited, there are more than enough vino offerings, and I think the food is wonderful (particularly the stuffed cannelloni, escargot and fish topped with crawfish cream sauce. Mind you, if you're looking for white table clothes and obsequious service, this place ain't it. It is more akin to a dive, with the service and surroundings being very casual. But it is the closest thing in my mind to a small, family run trattoria in southern Italy. If you want an Italian place that is quite a bit nicer, but still reasonably priced with excellent food, try Maximos.
i am a fan. in contrast to fine dining, their space is dark, quirky and charming. if you get a table by the window you have a great view of frenchmen street. i succumb to the Ocean sauce everytime -- shrimp, crawfish and crab in a creamy red sauce smothered on top of just about anything.
my only complaint -- cash only. really bugs me; how a place serving escargot can not accept credit card is absurd.
Adolpho's consistently good food and value. Like eating in your Momma's upstairs kitchen. Service is spotty, but who is in a hurry? Cash only. Corkage if you want. Been to all the others listed and they are good too. I spend twice as much money at Irenes and Cafe Giovanni. Probably because I can't take my own wine in with me.
117 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130