Monday, December 30, 2013

Acme Oyster House - New Orleans, LA

Featured on Food Paradise and Man vs. Food.

As with many other foodie destinations in New Orleans, prepare to wait in line for a seat at Acme.  In the over 10 times we passed by the restaurant at all different hours of the day, this was about as short of a line that we encountered and the wait was still about half an hour.

 At this point, it was about 15 minutes before we got a seat.  A few patrons stepped out and addressed the crowd, "It was worth the wait!"

Seafood Etouffee and Jambalaya.  Let's start off with the bad. The portions are small and the prices moderate to high. That tiny cup of Jambalaya was about $6 and it was the most mediocre of the jambalayas we ordered anywhere. It wasn't bad but it tasted as if the most ordinary of cooks prepared it.

The Seafood Etouffee prima facie at $9 appeared to offer more quantity but scooping deep revealed into the bowl revealed a bowl almost as shallow as a plate.  The Etouffee per se was extremely smooth, flavorful, and was the comfort food that made us feel at home.  It was excellent and gone all too soon.

Chargrilled Oysters.  Again let's start with the bad news.  Being in New Orleans, I was expecting huge meaty oysters in the range of 2 inches diameter plus.  Except for one, they were in the range of about 1-1/2 inches. The good news. These chargrilled oysters were fantastic!  The chargrilling over an open fire added a smokey edge to the oysters. The oysters were fresh with no off taste. The addition of the butter and cheesy seasoning took these over the top. Not at the OMG level but highly addictive and gone all too soon.  A definite must try and yes, it was worth the wait.

Restroom Rating:  Didn't use

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