Brett Anderson gives THREE BEANS to the French Quarter's new "well groomed" steakhouse, Doris Metropolitan this week. Anderson notes this is an "odd duck" in the NOLA steakhouse category, mainly because "its roots run to Israel, where owners Doris Rebi Chia and Itai Ben Eli first opened a business called Doris Butchers." The steakhouse itself stands apart: a glass case of dry-aged meat (beef porn here) and chef Shachar Kurgan's state-of-the-art kitchen visible from the horseshoe shaped bar.
Anderson's favorite menu item: "Either one of two steaks identified on the menu as the "Butcher's Cut" and "Classified Cut." Members of the staff wouldn't reveal what kinds of steaks these actually are." There are also a bevy of non-meat items that are "uniformly dazzling." Overall, an excellent experience. [NOLA.com]
Scott Gold reviews Mid City's casual new pho gem, Namese, this week: "It's not easy for a new Vietnamese restaurant to make a special place for itself in a town packed with similar eateries, but Namese is certainly doing that. Tulane Avenue is lucky to have it." While Gold notes pricing is a tad inconsistent, the chicken wings alone are worth the trip with the kitchen executing them with "noticeably more attention and creativity" than most. [Gambit]
· Doris Metropolitan, a French Quarter steakhouse, earns Three Beans: New Orleans restaurants review [NOLA.com]
· Review: Namese [Gambit]
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