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Nov 27, 2011 06:13 AM

Shout out to JoAnn Clevenger - Upperline

When I called to make reservation at Upperline for Friday night, the lady on the other end of the phone kept on asking questions about where were staying and told me it would be difficult to get a cab. I explained that we had a rental car. Thankfully, she patiently and graciously explained that she was the restaurant owner that if we came to her restaurant for dinner we probably couldn't get back to our hotel that night because the streets into the FQ would be closed due to Bayou Classic traffic. Many people would have kept their mouths shut and and let us come on and be stuck. We are so grateful to Ms. Clevenger and will make visiting Upperline a priority on our next visit.

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA

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  1. She is one of the great characters of the NOLA restaurant scene. She runs her dining room and always makes you feel special. I'm not surprised about your experience. She is one of a kind. I haven't been to Upperline in several years and wonder how the new chef is doing. Anyone been lately?

    1. thanks for the shout out. she is a lovely woman. i dined there alone last time i went and she was very sweet to me. the restaurant is on my list for the january visit.

      1. she's been very charming when we visit. sincere hospitality goes a long way....