Gautreau in New Orleans

Gautreau
1728 Soniat St.
New Orleans, LA

the outside

The restaurant is in a residental area. We drove right by it! It really blends in with its surroundings.

ambiance

The ambiance was clean and fancy but not uptight. The maitre’d was very friendly as he escorted us to our table and welcoming us to New Orleans. I think they get a lot of out of towners because we saw a town of elderly couples arrive in taxi cabs.  Despite the wait for our menus, I would say overall the service was very quick, efficient and friendly.

drinks

I started off with a cosmopolitan and Joe started off with a gin and tonic. Our waittress doubled as the bar tender. We weren’t impressed with the drinks. Probably not worth the $25.

duck confit

we split the duck confit appetizer with beluga lentils fig and sherry vinegar. the duck was so moist and juicy. the skin was very crispy! a little on the sweet side but very delicious.

grouper

the sauteed grouper with zucchini, carrots, yellow squash, and truffle bleurre blanc which is your basic butter based sauce. the grouper was flaky and flavorful. the truffle butter sauce had a tang to it but very good.

black angus filet

the black angus filet wasn’t as tender as I had hoped but it was still a nice piece of meat. the medium rare was more medium than rare which was fine by me. It was served with gnocchi, mushroom, spinach in bordelaise sauce. The gnocchi was overcooked for my tastes. The bordelaise sauce was very heavy with the dry red wine base but overall I found it to be quite savory.

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