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Reviews for The Blue Crab, Brisbi's, and Kingfish

Scott Gold reviews Blue Crab this week, and finds a restaurant that "clearly looks to revive the feel of lakefront family dining." A fabulous view of the water, fried seafood "hot, creamy blue crab dip with spinach and a side of blue tortilla chips" do the trick, but the gumbo is "subpar" and sometimes certain menu items are unavailable. [Gambit]

Meanwhile, Ian McNulty heads nextdoor to Brisbi's for casual seafood with some small touches that he finds a tad more "contemporary" than Blue Crab. It's worth the trip for the view alone: "Clustered along gleaming new marina docks, elevated high on piers with covered decks facing the sunset, these places seem custom cut for summer. But throughout the winter, the dockside dining here has offered something like the appeal of visiting a vacation destination off peak season." [Advocate]

After months of trying to get a reservation, Tom Fitzmorris finally lands a FOUR STAR dining experience at Kingfish. While T-Fitz expects the owners to have "forced Chef Greg Sonnier to abandon his own style for a gimmicky cliché version of Louisiana food," the meal proves "Greg never lost any of his moves" when it comes to all things Cajun, with rabbit gumbo the #1 Essential Dish. As for service, sounds like T-Fitz was hosting a casting call for an MTV reality program: "Let the server rattle on about his or her life. This is part of the entertainment." +2 Hipness Points because "Kingfish looks like a dozen other busy bars full of young customers along Chartres" ie. "no-tablecloth look," but guess what? "The ambient sound doesn't rise to disagreeable levels." [CityBusiness, sub req]

· Review: The Blue Crab [Gambit]
· Classic views at new lakefront restaurant where seafood tacks just a bit more contemporary [Advocate]
· Sonniers make a big splash with Kingfish[CityBusiness, subscription required]
· All Week In Reviews [-ENOLA-]
The Blue Crab [Photo: Facebook]


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