On Tuesday night after a ROUGH speed workout I loaded the husband into the car to go in search of iron supplements. After I successfully acquired said pills, we drove across the parking lot to try out a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try since we bought our house (that was in 2009). Tuesday was the night my friends and it did not disappoint.
We went to The French Quarter Cajun Seafood Grill and it was awesome. On their website they say that they specialize in authentic South Louisiana Cajun and Creole cuisine, which I can’t verify because I’ve never been (and if I have then I don’t remember it). I can verify that their seafood gumbo was delicious and I am very picky about gumbo.
I digress, though.
The restaurant itself is in a strip center and doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the inside
is SO cute er, sets a good tone.
This picture was sneakily taken from our booth. We were halfway through our meal before I realized that I hadn’t taken any pictures, which I mentioned to Sean. His response was, “I’m sure you’re about to fix that”. Darn right.
The whole restaurant was dimly lit and they had these painted sections (as seen in the above photo) that had brick peeking through and vines and such. Normally, I don’t like that kind of stuff, but here it fit well and I (clearly) was a fan.
I skipped the garlic bread but Sean said it was good. I imagine it was like every loaf of buttered garlic bread, but I wasn’t in the mood. We ended up ordering 2 dozen raw oysters (one of Sean’s favorite food) and I ordered a bowl of gumbo and Sean ordered a cup.
I mentioned it above, but I am REALLY picky about gumbo. I like it to be spicy, I don’t like when the rice is pre-mixed in, and I like there to be lots of seafood. Pros about French Quarter:
1. The rice comes on the side. I always feel like they put WAY too much rice in and I like to add it in myself or skip it all together.
2. There was tons of fresh seafood in it. Delicious.
3. I have no idea if it was spicy or not because I doused it with hot sauce immediately.
As you can see, I was about halfway through it before I realized I had zero pictures. Oops. It was good.
Sean is a BIG fan of raw oysters. I am too, but the boy REALLY loves them. So when I said I was going to order a half dozen, he said we should just order two dozen and he’d eat the rest of mine. I switched this to I’d have nine and he could have 15 and we called it even.
I know oysters are hit or miss for people, but these were pretty good if you like them. They were a tad on the salty side, but what can you really expect? If you hate spicy food you would HATE eating with Sean and I because we like everything as spicy as we can get it. When they bring out oysters and give you the side of cocktail sauce and the side of horse radish, we both typically use all of the horseradish and then add in some hot sauce. I add hot sauce to just about everything, actually. It’s delicious.
Yep. We ate everything. And it was awesome. SO if you live in the Cypress/Houston area and you like cajun food, go here. Their menu was huge but Sean and I are notorious for sticking to oysters and gumbo at these kind of places. All in all, we were definitely impressed and will definitely be back.
Fan of cajun food? Seafood? I am a fan of all food. There is no discrimination here.