Zydaco Downtown

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Ate lunch there yesterday. Paid with debit (I did not read reviews previously......Someone else took me there.)
Charged more to my debit than I authorized. I wouldn't suggest paying cash, I would suggest not going at all.
If they will

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★★★★★

Ate lunch there yesterday. Paid with debit (I did not read reviews previously......Someone else took me there.)
Charged more to my debit than I authorized. I wouldn't suggest paying cash, I would suggest not going at all.
If they will

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Im going to start off and say we complain about gratuity, wait time etc. First of all at Any restaurant there is a gratuity of 5 or more..there Is going to be a wait for your food with any large party. If u go out to eat then u expect &

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Im going to start off and say we complain about gratuity, wait time etc. First of all at Any restaurant there is a gratuity of 5 or more..there Is going to be a wait for your food with any large party. If u go out to eat then u expect &

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Thank you so much for all your help Pam you are the greatest.\r
Well since the gratutity is already added because it was five of us that may be the reason that my waitress told me to hurry she has another table, can I just come back to

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Thank you so much for all your help Pam you are the greatest.\r
Well since the gratutity is already added because it was five of us that may be the reason that my waitress told me to hurry she has another table, can I just come back to

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I had visited the establishment twice before and had good service. I was there on Friday, July 1, 2011, to celebrate a promotion. \r
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The waiter was horrible, he didn't check on us once the beverages were brought, we had to get some

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★★★★★

I had visited the establishment twice before and had good service. I was there on Friday, July 1, 2011, to celebrate a promotion. \r
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The waiter was horrible, he didn't check on us once the beverages were brought, we had to get some

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First I don't understand the 10 buck cover charge??I mean we waited forever to eat and there was nothing complimentary for the cover charge.
However-our waitress,Alisha, was very courteous and reassuring that this wasn't an every night

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★★★★★

First I don't understand the 10 buck cover charge??I mean we waited forever to eat and there was nothing complimentary for the cover charge.
However-our waitress,Alisha, was very courteous and reassuring that this wasn't an every night

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My debit card was charged twice and they would not refund my $. Only use cash...you have been WARNED!!!!\r
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The service was also SLOW as hell!!!\r
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The food was good but not worth paying double for....

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★★★★★

My debit card was charged twice and they would not refund my $. Only use cash...you have been WARNED!!!!\r
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The service was also SLOW as hell!!!\r
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The food was good but not worth paying double for....

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This place has great food and great live music. Fun atmosphere and great bartenders. HOWEVER, warning: I went there with a friend and both of used checking account debit cards. Both of us were victims of phishing attacks on our accounts.

3
★★★★★

This place has great food and great live music. Fun atmosphere and great bartenders. HOWEVER, warning: I went there with a friend and both of used checking account debit cards. Both of us were victims of phishing attacks on our accounts.

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Our experience at Zydaco's was outstanding. Their service was speedy and our waitress, Robin, was friendly, gregarious, and gave excellent menu suggestions. Our cocktails, appetizer, entrees, and desert were seasoned perfectly. If I

3
★★★★★

Our experience at Zydaco's was outstanding. Their service was speedy and our waitress, Robin, was friendly, gregarious, and gave excellent menu suggestions. Our cocktails, appetizer, entrees, and desert were seasoned perfectly. If I

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The food was good.The live music was great.The drinks where not the watered down stuff you get other places.I just wish they had more seating around the stage. I also wish the dinner came with some kind of dinner role and salad

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★★★★★

The food was good.The live music was great.The drinks where not the watered down stuff you get other places.I just wish they had more seating around the stage. I also wish the dinner came with some kind of dinner role and salad

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My wife and I went the restaurant for our wedding anniversary. We were thoroughly pleased with the service and the food was great. We started out with the crab dip and it was delicious. For the entree, we had the New Orleans Pasta

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★★★★★

My wife and I went the restaurant for our wedding anniversary. We were thoroughly pleased with the service and the food was great. We started out with the crab dip and it was delicious. For the entree, we had the New Orleans Pasta

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, great service

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We had a party of 10 people and we had made reservations, we arrived at 7 pm and were seated and ordered our drinks and appetizers. Almost 30 minutes passed before we got our drinks or the appetizer and we had to ask the waitress that

3
★★★★★

We had a party of 10 people and we had made reservations, we arrived at 7 pm and were seated and ordered our drinks and appetizers. Almost 30 minutes passed before we got our drinks or the appetizer and we had to ask the waitress that

Pros: Good Food

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It was 18 of us and we came out on a Friday night to celebrate a birthday. We had reservations, so they knew that it would be a large party. We were seated at 9:00. Our drink and food orders were taken around 9:30. We got our drinks

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It was 18 of us and we came out on a Friday night to celebrate a birthday. We had reservations, so they knew that it would be a large party. We were seated at 9:00. Our drink and food orders were taken around 9:30. We got our drinks

Pros: Good Food

Cons: The Service was the worse

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Two of my good girlfriends and I visited on a Saturday. This is my 2nd visit but it was there first time visiting. The last time I visited was in October of 2008. Our server was very nasty and the food came out very slow. There was

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★★★★★

Two of my good girlfriends and I visited on a Saturday. This is my 2nd visit but it was there first time visiting. The last time I visited was in October of 2008. Our server was very nasty and the food came out very slow. There was

Pros: Good Service service, Excellent Food

Cons: I had to pay $10 to get in the door and the food is pricey

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I've heard great things about Zydeco. When I found a coupon online for Zydeco, I figured we'd definitely have to give it a whirl! Since it was a Monday and I had no interest in cooking, I decided that Daryl could buy me dinner. But, I had

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I've heard great things about Zydeco. When I found a coupon online for Zydeco, I figured we'd definitely have to give it a whirl! Since it was a Monday and I had no interest in cooking, I decided that Daryl could buy me dinner. But, I had

Pros: Great food! Gorgeous establishment!

Cons: Food was slow coming out, prices are kind of high.

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I went Saturday evening July 18th. Our waitress was funny and yet efficient. The food was delicious to say the least especially the cheesecake! (which is not on the menu by the way). Our party of 14 all had a great time! I was getting

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I went Saturday evening July 18th. Our waitress was funny and yet efficient. The food was delicious to say the least especially the cheesecake! (which is not on the menu by the way). Our party of 14 all had a great time! I was getting

Pros: Atmosphere and food

Cons: Needs more space

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We were celebrating my husband's birthday w/some friends. This was our first time. Our waitress (Robin) was terrific, she gave us the best service and offered us wonderful meal suggestions. The food was GREAT. We almost missed out on a

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We were celebrating my husband's birthday w/some friends. This was our first time. Our waitress (Robin) was terrific, she gave us the best service and offered us wonderful meal suggestions. The food was GREAT. We almost missed out on a

Pros: everything was wondering

Cons: there were none

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On 3/28/09 I enter this business that was recommend by several business members in the RTP area, and I recieve the worst service ever.. This young lady came to greet our table, and the first thing she mention is that she is the head

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On 3/28/09 I enter this business that was recommend by several business members in the RTP area, and I recieve the worst service ever.. This young lady came to greet our table, and the first thing she mention is that she is the head

Pros: What happen

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i have been in and out of zydeco latley and i have come to realize that the business is not the same anymore. i was very disappointed to find out that the very nice lady that use to be there is no longer there. whatever the case may have

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★★★★★

i have been in and out of zydeco latley and i have come to realize that the business is not the same anymore. i was very disappointed to find out that the very nice lady that use to be there is no longer there. whatever the case may have

Pros: good food

Cons: better servers

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I would love to get in your website to see what it is about. I have many of my friend talking about this place. I was planning something special for my boyfriend, so I need all the activities that will be going on. This will be the first

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I would love to get in your website to see what it is about. I have many of my friend talking about this place. I was planning something special for my boyfriend, so I need all the activities that will be going on. This will be the first

Cons: making plans to come there

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my review will not be long and drawn out. i suggest if you plan to eat or drink at this establishment make sure you dont let them get hold of your credit card. i was double charged still have not spoken with owner tried to resolv e through

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my review will not be long and drawn out. i suggest if you plan to eat or drink at this establishment make sure you dont let them get hold of your credit card. i was double charged still have not spoken with owner tried to resolv e through

Pros: ambience

Cons: dont use yor credit card

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I went to Zydeco's with a group of friends and family, there were about 20 people. to start things off the waitress brings us our menu and while were looking over the menu she told us that they were out of chicken, fish, ribs and french

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★★★★★

I went to Zydeco's with a group of friends and family, there were about 20 people. to start things off the waitress brings us our menu and while were looking over the menu she told us that they were out of chicken, fish, ribs and french

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: No food, false advertisement and unprofessional waitress staff.

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I have dined at plenty of establishments but one really was the worse. I went to celebrate a friends birthday party and just hang out. I went to the website earlier that day to check out this place and I was impressed. The website

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I have dined at plenty of establishments but one really was the worse. I went to celebrate a friends birthday party and just hang out. I went to the website earlier that day to check out this place and I was impressed. The website

Pros: the place was well decorated, location

Cons: bad service, false advertising, dirty bathrooms, staff appearance

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We were visiting Raleigh from out of town. We were there for the CASL tournament. Had found Zydeco on the internet and was intrigued by the Soul Food and music. They were more than eager to help us out, which was a pleasant surprise

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We were visiting Raleigh from out of town. We were there for the CASL tournament. Had found Zydeco on the internet and was intrigued by the Soul Food and music. They were more than eager to help us out, which was a pleasant surprise

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I've been to this place off and on for a few years (like 4 visits total), and you never know what you're going to get. The chubby lady at the door is rude, lacks class, and lacks business sense if she believes the way she treats

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I've been to this place off and on for a few years (like 4 visits total), and you never know what you're going to get. The chubby lady at the door is rude, lacks class, and lacks business sense if she believes the way she treats

Pros: Good wings

Cons: Everything else

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My friend and I dined at Zyedeco for the first time last weekend (2 Aug, 2008). We pleasantly greeted as we went into the restaurant area by 2 very nice server's. The gentleman server (I think his name is Jay...I'm bad with names) asked us

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My friend and I dined at Zyedeco for the first time last weekend (2 Aug, 2008). We pleasantly greeted as we went into the restaurant area by 2 very nice server's. The gentleman server (I think his name is Jay...I'm bad with names) asked us

Pros: The food is excellent, very authentic Cajun...Perfect! Customer Service is outstanding, very curtious and really take care of the customer's needs...my server went beyond the call of duty!

Cons: The only con is that I didn't find this place sooner!

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Upon entering this place there was the kinda heavy built lady who wasn't to pleasant.....but once seated and my (gorgeous waitress....i mean Tyra needs to recruit at Zydeco) came over and greeted up. She asked was it my first time in and

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Upon entering this place there was the kinda heavy built lady who wasn't to pleasant.....but once seated and my (gorgeous waitress....i mean Tyra needs to recruit at Zydeco) came over and greeted up. She asked was it my first time in and

Pros: Service,Food,and Entertainment

Cons: the greeter/money collector

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Although the service leaves little to be desired, I?ve always like dining at Zydeco because the good food. Even with the poor service, and less than desirable customer service, I continued to go. This past Saturday, May 24, 2008 my best

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Although the service leaves little to be desired, I?ve always like dining at Zydeco because the good food. Even with the poor service, and less than desirable customer service, I continued to go. This past Saturday, May 24, 2008 my best

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Poor Customer Service

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Ok seriously, the owners must be running coke out of this place if this if they are still open for this long. To say it's the worst service of my life is not giving it justice. Walked in with my fiance looking to see a menu. No menu by

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Ok seriously, the owners must be running coke out of this place if this if they are still open for this long. To say it's the worst service of my life is not giving it justice. Walked in with my fiance looking to see a menu. No menu by

Pros: The weather was nice outside

Cons: Made the decision to dine here

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Let's start with the good. *The restaurant was clean.\r
*The food is tasty, when you get it.\r
*Servings are generous.\r
*The bathrooms are clean. \r
Then there's the bad:\r
*The friendly wait staff is very inefficient. It was like a

3
★★★★★

Let's start with the good. *The restaurant was clean.\r
*The food is tasty, when you get it.\r
*Servings are generous.\r
*The bathrooms are clean. \r
Then there's the bad:\r
*The friendly wait staff is very inefficient. It was like a

Pros: Food

Cons: Everything else

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I absolutley love the ambience that Zydeco has. My first visit was less than desireable. Our waitress had the worst attitude and no patience. The only reason that I went back was because of the amazing band, Mixed Waters. All other

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★★★★★

I absolutley love the ambience that Zydeco has. My first visit was less than desireable. Our waitress had the worst attitude and no patience. The only reason that I went back was because of the amazing band, Mixed Waters. All other

Pros: Great ambience, live entertainment

Cons: Limited menu selection

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My husband and I took my cousin and some friends to this place for her birthday. I was not impressed with the customer service. It took forever to get drinks and the waitress kinda' forgot about us. I got discouraged when some customers

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My husband and I took my cousin and some friends to this place for her birthday. I was not impressed with the customer service. It took forever to get drinks and the waitress kinda' forgot about us. I got discouraged when some customers

Pros: Ambience, Music

Cons: Customer Service, Menu

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WE LOVED THIS PLACE! EVERYTHING FROM THE GREETERS, TO THE WAITRESSESS, TO THE FOOD, TO THE ENVIRONMENT. THE WAITRESS WE HAD WAS EXTREMELY ATTENTIVE. THE STAFF WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT EVERY ASPECT OF THE PLACE. I GO TO NEW ORLEANS EVERY

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WE LOVED THIS PLACE! EVERYTHING FROM THE GREETERS, TO THE WAITRESSESS, TO THE FOOD, TO THE ENVIRONMENT. THE WAITRESS WE HAD WAS EXTREMELY ATTENTIVE. THE STAFF WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT EVERY ASPECT OF THE PLACE. I GO TO NEW ORLEANS EVERY

Pros: CUSTOMER SERVICE

Cons: LACK OF SEATING, INTIMATE OR OTHERWISE

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Just hanging out with the girls on a Saturday night, we decided to grab a bite to eat at Zydeco's. It was 5 of us and this was our first visit. The atmosphere was great and there was a variety of selections on the menu. Because we went on

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★★★★★

Just hanging out with the girls on a Saturday night, we decided to grab a bite to eat at Zydeco's. It was 5 of us and this was our first visit. The atmosphere was great and there was a variety of selections on the menu. Because we went on

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After reading a lot of terrible reviews, I was skeptical as to whether I should waste my time and money on this place. However, I like to try things out for myself. My ole lady was coming into town for my birthday and I wanted to try

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After reading a lot of terrible reviews, I was skeptical as to whether I should waste my time and money on this place. However, I like to try things out for myself. My ole lady was coming into town for my birthday and I wanted to try

Pros: Atmosphere, Music!!

Cons: Seating

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It was my first visit to Raleigh and decided to check out a local jazz lounge for some good music and a bite to eat on a Friday night. The service was good and I was impressed to have the owner greet my friend and I at the front door and

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It was my first visit to Raleigh and decided to check out a local jazz lounge for some good music and a bite to eat on a Friday night. The service was good and I was impressed to have the owner greet my friend and I at the front door and

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Music

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I made my first visit to Zydecos this past Friday night it was a girls night out and there were 6 of us. The atmosphere appeared to be welcoming. We were greeted and seated by a gentlemen when we arrived who told us that they were short

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I made my first visit to Zydecos this past Friday night it was a girls night out and there were 6 of us. The atmosphere appeared to be welcoming. We were greeted and seated by a gentlemen when we arrived who told us that they were short

Pros: Music was wonderful

Cons: Service was the worse I've ever seen

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We had a party of 10. We were greeted with smiles, and the friendly service continued until we left. Our server was new, but she more than made up for it with her cheerful attitude. It kind of depends what you want in your dining

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We had a party of 10. We were greeted with smiles, and the friendly service continued until we left. Our server was new, but she more than made up for it with her cheerful attitude. It kind of depends what you want in your dining

Pros: Wonderful food Friendly Service Fantastic Music

Cons: None

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Not up to par with what, anyone I know would expect. After entering the door.. We looked around for a Hostess.\r
The owner got up from his seat in the dining area greeted me almost as if he wanted to know what I wanted.. No Gracious, how

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Not up to par with what, anyone I know would expect. After entering the door.. We looked around for a Hostess.\r
The owner got up from his seat in the dining area greeted me almost as if he wanted to know what I wanted.. No Gracious, how

Pros: There was alot of room for improvement...

Cons: The service was slow and clueless...

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I went to Zydeco's with a group of co workers for a relaxing night out. It was about 6 of us, and we ordered dinner and had drinks. On the night that we went out, the Chef was out sick so there was substitute staff in the kitchen. It

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I went to Zydeco's with a group of co workers for a relaxing night out. It was about 6 of us, and we ordered dinner and had drinks. On the night that we went out, the Chef was out sick so there was substitute staff in the kitchen. It

Pros: good customer service, nice environment, contemporary design

Cons: average entrees, not many people to mingle with that night...

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I was there for their 1 year anniversay, and with that said, the food is great, the music was out of this world, and I really had a good, good , time. In anything that's new, you have some bad and some good, the times I've been there I've

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I was there for their 1 year anniversay, and with that said, the food is great, the music was out of this world, and I really had a good, good , time. In anything that's new, you have some bad and some good, the times I've been there I've

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Terrible, terrible, terrible! Don't go here unless you want to be treated poorly. We went here on a Friday night and were 15 in total. First, it took 30 minutes for the waitress to bring our drinks, without any explanation or apology.

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Terrible, terrible, terrible! Don't go here unless you want to be treated poorly. We went here on a Friday night and were 15 in total. First, it took 30 minutes for the waitress to bring our drinks, without any explanation or apology.

Pros: live jazz music

Cons: terrible extremely slow service

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Visited Saturday night for "A NIGHT ON THE TOWN". FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL. I recommend Shrimp and grits also Chicken Diane. Wait for food was a little long, but I was told all dishes are made to order. Don't mind waiting for good, freshly

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Visited Saturday night for "A NIGHT ON THE TOWN". FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL. I recommend Shrimp and grits also Chicken Diane. Wait for food was a little long, but I was told all dishes are made to order. Don't mind waiting for good, freshly

Pros: Good food

Cons: No Parking close by

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The woman and man who are usually at the door are so rude. My first time there, I had a male friend with me, and he happened to have on sneakers and a baseball cap. We had both never been there and was just stopping in to get some drinks.

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The woman and man who are usually at the door are so rude. My first time there, I had a male friend with me, and he happened to have on sneakers and a baseball cap. We had both never been there and was just stopping in to get some drinks.

Pros: Atmosphere, bands are pretty good

Cons: Service, food, staff horrible, too small

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I've been to zydecos three times, overall i enjoyed myself. the only disappointment i had is the door. the lady there wasn't really friendly and a $10 cover i felt was ridiculous. i enjoyed the adult atmoshpere, but i was advised by the

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I've been to zydecos three times, overall i enjoyed myself. the only disappointment i had is the door. the lady there wasn't really friendly and a $10 cover i felt was ridiculous. i enjoyed the adult atmoshpere, but i was advised by the

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: the door

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This past Friday night , I had a friend fly in from Las Vegas. We really wanted to go somewhere nice and just have drinks. I decided to go to Zydecos because i had never been and i heard it was more mature crowd. The worst mistake of my

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This past Friday night , I had a friend fly in from Las Vegas. We really wanted to go somewhere nice and just have drinks. I decided to go to Zydecos because i had never been and i heard it was more mature crowd. The worst mistake of my

Pros: The band was the only thing worth while

Cons: Horrible service and horrible employees!!!

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Nice club, however, I cannot imagine having to pay to get into a restaurant! While there we had a great time and our bartender was very nice. One thing that i noticed is the lack of professionalism from certain staff member. The woman

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Nice club, however, I cannot imagine having to pay to get into a restaurant! While there we had a great time and our bartender was very nice. One thing that i noticed is the lack of professionalism from certain staff member. The woman

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I invited some friends to Zydeco Downtown this past weekend and they loved the atmosphere, the food and the customer service was great! The wait staff, the bartender and management all came over and showed great customer service. I am

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I invited some friends to Zydeco Downtown this past weekend and they loved the atmosphere, the food and the customer service was great! The wait staff, the bartender and management all came over and showed great customer service. I am

Pros: staff was very nice and showed excellent customer service

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This was my first time going to the club. Loved the atmosphere. Loved the live band. Drinks were outstanding. My only problem is there is no security. People should be check at the door. My reason for saying this. A gentleman had a hand

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This was my first time going to the club. Loved the atmosphere. Loved the live band. Drinks were outstanding. My only problem is there is no security. People should be check at the door. My reason for saying this. A gentleman had a hand

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If you want poor service & nasty servers this is the place that you need to go. The food was good but the service was intollerable. We were greeted with an unprofessional manner and this didn't end until we left. The wait staff seemed

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If you want poor service & nasty servers this is the place that you need to go. The food was good but the service was intollerable. We were greeted with an unprofessional manner and this didn't end until we left. The wait staff seemed

Pros: Food

Cons: SERVICE

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4 prime spaces in a very small public lot in front of the restaraunt are reserved FOR STAFF. Tell me another restaurant anywhere that does that! I was yelled at by some old man who is apparently somehow connected to the restaurant, who

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4 prime spaces in a very small public lot in front of the restaraunt are reserved FOR STAFF. Tell me another restaurant anywhere that does that! I was yelled at by some old man who is apparently somehow connected to the restaurant, who

Pros: Good location, pretty interior

Cons: No management expertise, apparently no training. Just "family"

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In Short
Located in the heart of Raleigh's City Market, Zyedeco offers a relaxed, unpretentious backdrop for nightly live jazz and blues. Cozy couches line the generous curved bar where serious jazz fans and novice listeners…

 

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