I've never been to Randol's and it's 5 minutes from me too
I'm not saying it's the best restaurant around and I haven't had all that many things on the menu, but what I've had was good. They do a good job on the gumbos and the bisque. Roux is dark, plenty of seafood, not overcooked, spicy. I had an app similar to the Asian shrimp at Zea with a ginger and cane syrup sort of glaze which was very good. The point is you can find something good to eat there. Probably the same at Prejeans, but the last several times I've been there, everyone at the table was disappointed and we ordered a lot of different things. The exception was one person who got a grilled chicken breast which was okay. So, comparing the two, I'd hit Randol's every time and I'd go there before ever going to Blue Dog again.
Y'all already know my favorite Laffy meal is shrimp gumbo (I have an addiction) at the downtown Don's sometimes with the fried crab claws or fried shrimp and the house Italian salad dressing.
Just outside of Laffy, I like Riverside.
This post was edited on 10/9 at 8:13 pm