A great restaurant with a lousy name — Really a great restaurant! We went there for breakfast - big mistake. I like having the servers know my name and the bartender knowing my favorite drink. As someone who has worked around the city for a while and now in the quarter, this is one of the few places a local can go to get decent food at affordable prices. For seafood gumbo, I would have to say the gumbo shop down the street is a little better, but the price difference more than makes up for it though. I crave salt but this soup had to have been sabotaged by someone. But The Coffee Pot stuck with what it had always cooked — red beans, gumbo, fried and grilled chicken, and daily specials with an unmistakable home-style quality dominated the menu. The crab balls and fried chicken with gravy and a biscuit were super delicious! Everything was done according to the trendiness list: Zinc covered bar? In 1974 I became editor of New Orleans Magazine.
Food was very standard fare. I also agree that their food wasn't necessarily the best and I would say it was probably a little over-priced, but I also find that bright and fancy breakfast spots haven't fared well remember crepes at Petunias? How was the coffee at The Old Coffee Pot? No line on a late Wednesday morning. Time for the check and sure enough another waitress had to find ole Billie Jean. Peter Street located next to Pat O Brian's and right off Bourbon Street is a great location for tourists and locals alike. We won't eat here again. The Old Coffee Pot, located on St.
The food is decent, but the service was exceptionally terrible. He kept us up to date on who had visited the restaurant lately. Pronounced cah-lah whether singular or plural, these were spheres of rice, rice flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and suchlike ingredients, caused to rise by baking powder, and fried in hot oil. When I finally walked up to a server to ask for a menu, we waited for another 15 minutes without receiving any water or service. Worst restaurant experience of my life.
Too bad, Hunt Very sad. Their dinner entres may be better but their breakfast needs vast improvement. One of the owners built a larger dining room on the second floor and expanded the narrow courtyard. Gone is the menu book with the historic description of every dish. You're supposed to care about the product you put out. Can't wait to go back for another visit. The food did not taste fresh and I felt like I had just wasted my time and money.
Watch, as the clock ticks down and Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future. Of course, since it is a new show and the locations must be kept secret, nobody can confirm it - but as you sit there, you could hear his name mentioned constantly. It was around this time that The Coffee Pot underwent renovations. I live in New Orleans and I frequent this quaint little place often and the food is not over cooked or over seasoned. Armstrong Park was in its early stages, and it looked as if that would be a new frontier for extending the French Quarter.
If you like big breakfasts, this is a good spot; but it's not a culinary destination. They make a memorable breakfast or could serve as a starter for one of the kitchen's over-sized egg dishes. Best grits I've had in quite a while. Apparently the food is good, but the service is so bad it isn't worth it. It was the only restaurant I've ever been to where I was legitimately concerned about a confrontation from wait staff. The quality of the food is as good as you'll get anywhere in New Orleans.
The Coffee Pot almost immediately became our favorite place to dine, and we were recognized both by the waitresses and the management as regulars. The place was clean, which is great, but it looked far more contemporary than I had expected for an old building in New Orleans. I felt bad because it was the first restaurant I have ever walked out of, but nobody on the staff seemed to care about any of the tables at all. But we all continued to run into one another at The Coffee Pot, where we remained regulars. We had to calculate the bill ourselves based on the menu. Don't come here if you're in a hurry. Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite.
We also offer a variety of beverages and cocktails, traditional mixed drinks and wines to compliment any dish. Guy was an awsome conversationalist and really made us feel at home. Which was strange since we were one of only 3 tables. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. Compares favorably to Bayona and the Palace Cafe in terms of deliciousness. When we asked very nicely to place our order, we were met with attitude you cannot imagine. It was the perfect place, within walking distance of the magazine headquarters.