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Anyone been to Cafe NOLA yet (Schenectady)?

financialdistrictresident Sep 24, 2010 04:47 PM

Anyone been to Cafe NOLA yet? Your thoughts?

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    ropush Sep 26, 2010 04:47 PM

    I haven't been but hear great things. I've had his food at area events and it's always good. Can't wait to check out the restaurant this winter.

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    1. re: ropush
      financialdistrictresident Sep 27, 2010 06:15 AM

      Thanks, ropush. Please report back if you get there before I do :)

    2. financialdistrictresident Nov 11, 2010 03:47 AM

      Had a quick lunch at Cafe NOLA. Decor and music reminded me of New Orleans in the daytime. Very nice, friendly people. Had the chicken etouffee with dirty rice. Chicken was thin and a little overcooked. Sauce was very good. Here's to roux and the holy trinity!

      Will definitely go back. Brunch looks interesting. Have to try the beignets next . . .

      1. financialdistrictresident Nov 29, 2010 03:37 AM

        Went back to Cafe Nola yesterday.

        Sat upstairs again. Same friendly service. We had the fried green tomato and oyster apps. I had never had fried green tomatoes before so I had nothing to compare it to. The tomatoes tasted a little hard to me. The oysters were okay. I smelled an overpowering fishy smell when they arrived. SO had a beef dish on grits. He said it was salty.

        I had the catfish etouffee with dirty rice and a piece of cornbread. It was not hot enough. To be fair, we did not ask for it to be reheated. The cornbread had cranberry and was excellent. The catfish was cooked perfectly. Much better than the chicken etouffee I had last time I was at Cafe Nola.

        They are giving out a Cafe Nola Cajun Club card good through 4/30/2011. You scratch off a prize and your table can enjoy one of the Club specials.

        Cafe Nola is a good lunch option if you're in Schenectady. Stick with the etouffee. . .

        1. financialdistrictresident Dec 2, 2010 10:48 AM

          Met someone today who's been to Cafe Nola twice. Had a good experience once and not so good another time.

          This place is new-ish so they may still have some kinks to work out including consistency.

          1. financialdistrictresident Dec 1, 2011 11:51 AM

            Anyone been recently?

            Always on the search for more dining options in Schenectady beyond Cella Bistro and More Perreca's (more of a breakfast/lunch place for us since they only serve dinner until 8 pm).

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident
              Roger K Dec 1, 2011 06:28 PM

              Haven't been in a rush to go back to NOLA after an unexciting meal last year. I'm waiting for The Bier Abbey to open a few doors West.of NOLA (They are waiting for the SLA to give them a license).

              1. re: Roger K
                financialdistrictresident Dec 3, 2011 07:57 AM

                Thanks, Roger K.

                Someone told me The Stockade Inn might be worth checking out. . .

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