Heaven On Seven

★★★★★
  • 600 N Michigan Ave 1

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-280-7774

About Heaven On Seven

Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Always a good time with a southern twist.

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★★★★★

Always a good time with a southern twist.

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What can I say, this place is so so good. I've never been to New Orleans, but if the food tastes as good as they I need to go. Love the sweet potato polenta.

3
★★★★★

What can I say, this place is so so good. I've never been to New Orleans, but if the food tastes as good as they I need to go. Love the sweet potato polenta.

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I was expecting better, based on the majority of the reviews I'd read. I went with cajun staples, Gumbo and Red beans & Rice, and was mightily disappointed.\r
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The Gumbo was nicely seasoned but the texture felt like it had cornstarch in

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★★★★★

I was expecting better, based on the majority of the reviews I'd read. I went with cajun staples, Gumbo and Red beans & Rice, and was mightily disappointed.\r
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The Gumbo was nicely seasoned but the texture felt like it had cornstarch in

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Delicious!

2
★★★★★

Delicious!

Pros: Exciting and interesting menu.

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Had breakfast here and found a strand of gray hair on one of the sausage links. I didn't make a big deal out of it - i was done eating already - but decided to point it out to our server. She apologized but then returned later and, for some strange reason, told us no one in the kitchen had gray hair and suggested it might have been a piece of string. Because string is delicious. Offered a free dessert but no comp for the offending dish.

1
★★☆☆☆

Had breakfast here and found a strand of gray hair on one of the sausage links. I didn't make a big deal out of it - i was done eating already - but decided to point it out to our server. She apologized but then returned later and, for some strange reason, told us no one in the kitchen had gray hair and suggested it might have been a piece of string. Because string is delicious. Offered a free dessert but no comp for the offending dish.

Pros: interesting menu

Cons: hair on food

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My husband and I were in Chicago last weekend and ended up eating here twice. The food was soooo good! The Red Beans and Rice, Po Boys, Gumbo, and Corn Muffins are to die for. We cant wait until our next trip to Chicago and Heaven on Seven

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I were in Chicago last weekend and ended up eating here twice. The food was soooo good! The Red Beans and Rice, Po Boys, Gumbo, and Corn Muffins are to die for. We cant wait until our next trip to Chicago and Heaven on Seven

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Jalapeno Corn Bread Muffin

Cons: None

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If you are looking for Gumbo this is your stop. The gumbo has jumbo size shrimp with all the seafood fixings and the portions are huge. The price is worth bite.

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for Gumbo this is your stop. The gumbo has jumbo size shrimp with all the seafood fixings and the portions are huge. The price is worth bite.

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Heaven on Seven is Incredible! Being from the south and with a affinity for Cajun food, this was a true pleasure to find. The Gumbo is fantastic, the shrimp and grits are plentiful and absolutely wonderful! They do not take credit cards, so make sure you bring enough cash!

5
★★★★★

Heaven on Seven is Incredible! Being from the south and with a affinity for Cajun food, this was a true pleasure to find. The Gumbo is fantastic, the shrimp and grits are plentiful and absolutely wonderful! They do not take credit cards, so make sure you bring enough cash!

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I stopped in to Heaven on Seven last month when I was in town, and I was greeted by a bizarre spectacle: in the middle of the dining room was a large table containing a platter full of crawfish that appeared to be dying due to lack of water and possibly starvation. At first, I was confused, as I could think of no logical reason to slowly suffocate small animals in the middle of a restaurant. Then I was informed that this was in honor of ?Crawfish Festival,? and was an advertisement for their seasonal boiled crawfish special. I ordered the special, though I foolishly tried to select mine from the ones on display, and was informed that these particular crawfish were to be thrown away after they died. Still, the ones I did have were delicious!

When I went back a couple nights later, they had run out of live crawfish, so they had some dead ones sitting out, which I felt made the display slightly less festive. While I still found the sight of several dead crawfish lying on a plate at room temperature to be appetizing, it didn?t make me as hungry as the previous night when I got to watch them slowly grind to a halt and expire over the course of the evening.

Nevertheless, I was so inspired that I decided to use this sales technique at my own restaurant, Fat Paulie?s Invincible House of Beef in Topeka, Kansas (just south of the Municipal Airport on Rt. 4). Of course, we mainly sell burgers and steaks, so we?ve been bringing a cow in each night and tying a plastic bag over its head. We poke small holes in the bag to let a little air in, as we want our customers to be able to enjoy the sight of the cow becoming less lucid, stumbling around, losing consciousness and finally dying over a period of several hours. Needless to say, hamburger sales have gone through the roof! It?s been a bit expensive throwing a dead cow away every night, but the increased revenue brought in by this brilliant marketing strategy has more than made up for it. Thanks Heaven on Seven!

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★★★★★

I stopped in to Heaven on Seven last month when I was in town, and I was greeted by a bizarre spectacle: in the middle of the dining room was a large table containing a platter full of crawfish that appeared to be dying due to lack of water and possibly starvation. At first, I was confused, as I could think of no logical reason to slowly suffocate small animals in the middle of a restaurant. Then I was informed that this was in honor of ?Crawfish Festival,? and was an advertisement for their seasonal boiled crawfish special. I ordered the special, though I foolishly tried to select mine from the ones on display, and was informed that these particular crawfish were to be thrown away after they died. Still, the ones I did have were delicious!

When I went back a couple nights later, they had run out of live crawfish, so they had some dead ones sitting out, which I felt made the display slightly less festive. While I still found the sight of several dead crawfish lying on a plate at room temperature to be appetizing, it didn?t make me as hungry as the previous night when I got to watch them slowly grind to a halt and expire over the course of the evening.

Nevertheless, I was so inspired that I decided to use this sales technique at my own restaurant, Fat Paulie?s Invincible House of Beef in Topeka, Kansas (just south of the Municipal Airport on Rt. 4). Of course, we mainly sell burgers and steaks, so we?ve been bringing a cow in each night and tying a plastic bag over its head. We poke small holes in the bag to let a little air in, as we want our customers to be able to enjoy the sight of the cow becoming less lucid, stumbling around, losing consciousness and finally dying over a period of several hours. Needless to say, hamburger sales have gone through the roof! It?s been a bit expensive throwing a dead cow away every night, but the increased revenue brought in by this brilliant marketing strategy has more than made up for it. Thanks Heaven on Seven!

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Had high hopes for Cajun food in Chicago, but if it exists, it isn't here. It's not that it was bad, or that they were having a bad night. It just that nothing tasted that good. The crab cake appetizer was homogenized crab, sauteed too long, for a thick crunchy crust. The shrimp po' boy was on the wrong kind of bread, and served with tartar, rather than remoulade. The red beans and rice tasted of refried beans. We ended up skipping dessert, knowing we could find better elsewhere. Overall, just mediocre food at a fairly expensive price. Try elsewhere . . .

1
★★☆☆☆

Had high hopes for Cajun food in Chicago, but if it exists, it isn't here. It's not that it was bad, or that they were having a bad night. It just that nothing tasted that good. The crab cake appetizer was homogenized crab, sauteed too long, for a thick crunchy crust. The shrimp po' boy was on the wrong kind of bread, and served with tartar, rather than remoulade. The red beans and rice tasted of refried beans. We ended up skipping dessert, knowing we could find better elsewhere. Overall, just mediocre food at a fairly expensive price. Try elsewhere . . .

Pros: The do have a lot of bottles of hot sauce . . .

Cons: Not much good here

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This is a New Orleans, Cajun style restaurant.The
food is amazing and the environment is fun. Marti Gras beads
everywhere and walls lined with hot sauce. The food is amazing. So flavorful. The sweet potato polenta and the gumbo are to die for. The po'boy's are great as well. Great drinks, bring your appetite.

5
★★★★★

This is a New Orleans, Cajun style restaurant.The
food is amazing and the environment is fun. Marti Gras beads
everywhere and walls lined with hot sauce. The food is amazing. So flavorful. The sweet potato polenta and the gumbo are to die for. The po'boy's are great as well. Great drinks, bring your appetite.

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We made reservation so we got right in during a very busy dinner but that is about where my complements end. I was very disappointed with all of the food, we ordered crawfish tails for an appetizer and the portion was very small for the money and they were so over cooked that they were like tiny leather bites. We split a combo platter for dinner and it was only eatable. The crab cakes were very over cooked just like the crawfish and every thing seemed to have a burnt taste. Maybe it is time to change the fryer oil.
Our waitress was very nice but the girl bringing bread and removing plates was very unfriendly and she removed a plate while my boyfriend was eating from it, how rude,.
The atmosphere was great but not enough to bring me back.

1
★★★☆☆

We made reservation so we got right in during a very busy dinner but that is about where my complements end. I was very disappointed with all of the food, we ordered crawfish tails for an appetizer and the portion was very small for the money and they were so over cooked that they were like tiny leather bites. We split a combo platter for dinner and it was only eatable. The crab cakes were very over cooked just like the crawfish and every thing seemed to have a burnt taste. Maybe it is time to change the fryer oil.
Our waitress was very nice but the girl bringing bread and removing plates was very unfriendly and she removed a plate while my boyfriend was eating from it, how rude,.
The atmosphere was great but not enough to bring me back.

Pros: got in quick, friendly waitress

Cons: burnt food, small portions

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When I visited Chicago, I read about a few that recommended this place and I am glad that they did. The food here was great, service friendly, and the place had the coolest decorum ever. Their walls are covered with hot sauces from whereever... a definitely little kick for any tourist. The food was great, but I have had better Cajun food (although I dont know if there are many cajun places in Chicago). Overall, I highly recommend this place to any tourist to come and check out (after eating all the Chicago pizza you can get your hands on). It is located right downtown Chicago, so its a great place to go to if you are shopping around. But beware, the restaraunt can be a little difficult to find (at least it was for me...).

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★★★★★

When I visited Chicago, I read about a few that recommended this place and I am glad that they did. The food here was great, service friendly, and the place had the coolest decorum ever. Their walls are covered with hot sauces from whereever... a definitely little kick for any tourist. The food was great, but I have had better Cajun food (although I dont know if there are many cajun places in Chicago). Overall, I highly recommend this place to any tourist to come and check out (after eating all the Chicago pizza you can get your hands on). It is located right downtown Chicago, so its a great place to go to if you are shopping around. But beware, the restaraunt can be a little difficult to find (at least it was for me...).

Pros: Great wall of hot sauces and good food

Cons: hard to find?

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Love New Orleans and this is the next best place. Makes you think you are in the Big Easy. Food is great. A good place for a group and plenty to look at on the walls. Bottle and bottles of hot sauce.

2
★★★★★

Love New Orleans and this is the next best place. Makes you think you are in the Big Easy. Food is great. A good place for a group and plenty to look at on the walls. Bottle and bottles of hot sauce.

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Excellent atmoshphere, a real down home new orleans vibe with pleanty of sauces to excite the taste buds. Really enjoyed all the food, and the service is very freindly. The price is worth it, and The etufee is exuberant. mmmmmm mmmmmmm

2
★★★★★

Excellent atmoshphere, a real down home new orleans vibe with pleanty of sauces to excite the taste buds. Really enjoyed all the food, and the service is very freindly. The price is worth it, and The etufee is exuberant. mmmmmm mmmmmmm

Pros: The food, the people and the atmosphere

Cons: a tad pricey, but understandable due to the real estate

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This is a great place. Yeah it's in a strange spot, but the food, portions, and service are excellent. Go for a work lunch, or an early dinner when you are downtown

2
★★★★★

This is a great place. Yeah it's in a strange spot, but the food, portions, and service are excellent. Go for a work lunch, or an early dinner when you are downtown

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Enjoyed good food several times for both lunch and dinner .
Their food is probably not quite authentic, but very tasty and in a good portion.

2
★★★★☆

Enjoyed good food several times for both lunch and dinner .
Their food is probably not quite authentic, but very tasty and in a good portion.

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Well, I travel here weekly from Colorado, and I found this place my first week of commuting here. WHAT A PLACE!! Great food, good service, and awesome Etoufee. Try the Etoufee of the Day and for an appetizer, I LOVE the "Hot as a Mutha" appetizer - but be warned - that puppy is for crazy people like me who love NUCLEAR food! ha ha I only wish the one in the Loop stayed open at night also, as I stay in the Loop.. Oh well, too much heaven can't be good!! ha ha This is a GREAT PLACE!!

2
★★★★★

Well, I travel here weekly from Colorado, and I found this place my first week of commuting here. WHAT A PLACE!! Great food, good service, and awesome Etoufee. Try the Etoufee of the Day and for an appetizer, I LOVE the "Hot as a Mutha" appetizer - but be warned - that puppy is for crazy people like me who love NUCLEAR food! ha ha I only wish the one in the Loop stayed open at night also, as I stay in the Loop.. Oh well, too much heaven can't be good!! ha ha This is a GREAT PLACE!!

Pros: CLOSE TO MOVIES, HOT SPICY FOOD

Cons: GETS BUSY

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So this is about as close as Ive been to the actual Bayou, 3rd time eating Cajun, so I cant attest to its authenticity. Seating was quick and prompt, although I did make reservation just in case. The Mardi Gras inspired atmosphere is charming but a little bit over the top. Our waiter was slow to get to our table at first. The menu choices were ample, but disappointingly lacked descriptions. I had the Gumbo to start with and Louisiana Crab Cakes as my main dish. My date had Gumbo and Pasta Shrimp as a dish. While my date and I both liked the Gumbo, I was really more impressed with it than she was. And similarly on the main dishes, I loved the Crab Cakes, while my date wasnt thrilled about her dish. This location also makes a convenient dinner and a movie with the Cineplex up stairs.

1
★★★☆☆

So this is about as close as Ive been to the actual Bayou, 3rd time eating Cajun, so I cant attest to its authenticity. Seating was quick and prompt, although I did make reservation just in case. The Mardi Gras inspired atmosphere is charming but a little bit over the top. Our waiter was slow to get to our table at first. The menu choices were ample, but disappointingly lacked descriptions. I had the Gumbo to start with and Louisiana Crab Cakes as my main dish. My date had Gumbo and Pasta Shrimp as a dish. While my date and I both liked the Gumbo, I was really more impressed with it than she was. And similarly on the main dishes, I loved the Crab Cakes, while my date wasnt thrilled about her dish. This location also makes a convenient dinner and a movie with the Cineplex up stairs.

Pros: Affordable Price, Interesting Décor, Cineplex upstairs

Cons: , (initial) Slow Servic, Difficult to find

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I'm a Chicago native who gets back to town every few months, and I have got to tell you that this restaurant is a must visit on each trip. People aren't lying when they tell you to come for the gumbo (it's chicken based not seafood so everyone should enjoy it!) and I've never seen a restaurant offer desserts in such a large portion at such a small price. The menu changes seasonally, but I am partial to the country friend steak, meatloaf, and tenderloin. I am not a big fan of the lamb shank because of the herbs used in cooking it, but I've been happy with everything else I've ever ordered. There are two other locations in town, but this location is by far my favorite especially with the movie theater located upstairs.

PROS: Great food, fair prices, lots of parking, late hours
CONS: Small dining room leads to some long waits

5
★★★★★

I'm a Chicago native who gets back to town every few months, and I have got to tell you that this restaurant is a must visit on each trip. People aren't lying when they tell you to come for the gumbo (it's chicken based not seafood so everyone should enjoy it!) and I've never seen a restaurant offer desserts in such a large portion at such a small price. The menu changes seasonally, but I am partial to the country friend steak, meatloaf, and tenderloin. I am not a big fan of the lamb shank because of the herbs used in cooking it, but I've been happy with everything else I've ever ordered. There are two other locations in town, but this location is by far my favorite especially with the movie theater located upstairs.

PROS: Great food, fair prices, lots of parking, late hours
CONS: Small dining room leads to some long waits

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The food was amazing! I had the special of Halibut over some kind of mashed potatoes. Wow!! Their Gumbo was excellent as well.
Our server (John) was magnificant. He knew so much about how the food was cooked and prepared. He was very professional and I would recommend recommending him.

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★★★★★

The food was amazing! I had the special of Halibut over some kind of mashed potatoes. Wow!! Their Gumbo was excellent as well.
Our server (John) was magnificant. He knew so much about how the food was cooked and prepared. He was very professional and I would recommend recommending him.

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Rich and thick, with an excellent marriage of spices and herbs, heavenly brown gumbo is the best item on their menu. The Louisiana Soul Platter is a wonderous sampling of the bayou: Cajun Sausage, jambalaya, hoppin' john, red beans and rice, and gtreen... AH EE YAH! Zydeco, Blues and Cajun music sets the mood, along with the collectio of hot saucrs and Mardi Gras stuff. Enjoy an delicious hurricane.

2
★★★★★

Rich and thick, with an excellent marriage of spices and herbs, heavenly brown gumbo is the best item on their menu. The Louisiana Soul Platter is a wonderous sampling of the bayou: Cajun Sausage, jambalaya, hoppin' john, red beans and rice, and gtreen... AH EE YAH! Zydeco, Blues and Cajun music sets the mood, along with the collectio of hot saucrs and Mardi Gras stuff. Enjoy an delicious hurricane.

Pros: good service, nice atmosphere

Cons: ends too quickly

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May 2007 - Service and food is always good at Heaven. The gumbo and jalepeno-cheese corn bread is out of this world! The po'boy and soup of the day were excellent!
If you like it spicy, they have enough choices for heat! Most dishes are spicy, if your stomach can't take the heat take I would not recommend Heaven. A fun place to dine or have lunch. They also have a breakfast menu. The chocolate pecan pie is very good and worth every penny.

2
★★★★★

May 2007 - Service and food is always good at Heaven. The gumbo and jalepeno-cheese corn bread is out of this world! The po'boy and soup of the day were excellent!
If you like it spicy, they have enough choices for heat! Most dishes are spicy, if your stomach can't take the heat take I would not recommend Heaven. A fun place to dine or have lunch. They also have a breakfast menu. The chocolate pecan pie is very good and worth every penny.

Pros: Gumbo, Service

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The last time I visited this eatery (3 years ago), I was so impressed by the collection of funky sounding hot sauces and by the really good fried green tomatoes. I went there recently, disappointed that the fried green tomatoes were long gone and worse yet, the new menu just wouldn't make any Southern Mamma proud. I had some gumbo and jambalaya which lacked the spice and the oomph that keep them New Orleans people smiling all day. The gumbo was just plain bland. The only thing I could taste was the andouille sausage. I think people keep coming back to this place because of the location and maybe good memories from the past. Or maybe it's a place to take your tourist friends so that they get a little taste of what a hot sauce heaven would look like.

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★★★☆☆

The last time I visited this eatery (3 years ago), I was so impressed by the collection of funky sounding hot sauces and by the really good fried green tomatoes. I went there recently, disappointed that the fried green tomatoes were long gone and worse yet, the new menu just wouldn't make any Southern Mamma proud. I had some gumbo and jambalaya which lacked the spice and the oomph that keep them New Orleans people smiling all day. The gumbo was just plain bland. The only thing I could taste was the andouille sausage. I think people keep coming back to this place because of the location and maybe good memories from the past. Or maybe it's a place to take your tourist friends so that they get a little taste of what a hot sauce heaven would look like.

Pros: location, prompt seating

Cons: it aint cajun

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The BEST Lousiana cooking can be found here on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The food, though a little expensive, was magnificent. The only regret is that I didn't bring any gumbo home with me!

2
★★★★★

The BEST Lousiana cooking can be found here on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The food, though a little expensive, was magnificent. The only regret is that I didn't bring any gumbo home with me!

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Granted, I've never had Cajun food so I can't attest to the authenticity but I've love Cajun food because of this place. Try the crab cakes or the jambalaya. Don't worry about not seeing gumbo on the menu - it's available with entrees as one of the soups. Oh, and beware of the Angry Shrimp - it's truly an angry, spicy pasta dish.

The ambience is a little over the top with the Mardi Gras theme but the variety of hot sauces on the table are usually enough to divert your attention.

2
★★★★★

Granted, I've never had Cajun food so I can't attest to the authenticity but I've love Cajun food because of this place. Try the crab cakes or the jambalaya. Don't worry about not seeing gumbo on the menu - it's available with entrees as one of the soups. Oh, and beware of the Angry Shrimp - it's truly an angry, spicy pasta dish.

The ambience is a little over the top with the Mardi Gras theme but the variety of hot sauces on the table are usually enough to divert your attention.

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The menu was varied and the service was efficient. If you like hot sauce, this is the place to go! I have the cookbook so it was nice to see the finished dishes before I tried to make some on my own.

2
★★★★☆

The menu was varied and the service was efficient. If you like hot sauce, this is the place to go! I have the cookbook so it was nice to see the finished dishes before I tried to make some on my own.

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The food here is the real thing. Be ready for some spice and then enjoy some jambalaya or gumbo. There are some dishes that give a nouveau twist to the classics -- but the real things work a bit better. The bar is solid and they put out a decent hurricane. This location makes a covenient dinner and a movie with the multiplex in the same building.

2
★★★★☆

The food here is the real thing. Be ready for some spice and then enjoy some jambalaya or gumbo. There are some dishes that give a nouveau twist to the classics -- but the real things work a bit better. The bar is solid and they put out a decent hurricane. This location makes a covenient dinner and a movie with the multiplex in the same building.

Pros: Fun atmosphere

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Mardi Gras beads dangle from chandeliers, myriad bottles of hot sauce are lined up on tables, and occasional crawfish races add to the riot of this raucous, Louisiana-style restaurant. Chef Jimmy Bannos' food favors flavor over heat: from…

 

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