REB BEER South of I-20 Member since Dec 2010 7756 posts
Review of Blind Pelican on St. CharlesPosted by REB BEER on 5/7/13 at 2:42 pm
My wife and I spent our anniversary in NOLA last weekend. We spent the weekend checking out places we've never been and enjoying the city.
While on the streetcar Saturday, we passed The Blind Pelican on St. Charles and saw they had a sign for raw oysters so we decided to get off and give it a try for lunch.
First off, the service was terrible. We were seated and waited probably 5 minutes before a waitress acknowledged us. This whole time, we can see her standing at the computer texting on her phone while she's putting in orders. She tells us they have buckets of domestic beers 5 for $10, so I ask if we can get 2 Ultras and 3 Miller Lites. She says yes and goes to the bar. She then comes back and says they can't mix brands of beer. No big deal, we just get Ultras since that what Mrs. REB BEER likes.
We order a dozen raw oysters and they come out and are really good. Ice cold and salty. A couple were gritty, but that's no big deal. They only brought out 8 crackers for the oysters so we had to ask for more. I generally like 1 cracker per oyster. They also skimped on the cocktail sauce.
The whole time we're eating, we can hear the manager/cook behind the food prep area cursing and yelling at the waitresses. He seemed like a huge douche.
We order an oyster poboy to split since this was a late lunch and we had dinner reservations at 7:30 that evening. The poboy says it comes with 1 side order of your choice. My wife orders fries. This is where it gets interesting. The poboy comes out and there are literally 15 french fries on the plate. My wife asks the waitress if this is a real serving or what. She says she's going to go get us a few more. She goes and talks to the douche bag manager and comes back and says she'll have to charge us $4.95 for another order and that an order is 4 ounces. We looked at the 15 fries and laughed in her face about that being 4 ounces. I feel bad for her knowing it's not her fault.
In summary, the food was alright, the service was poor and the portions were terrible.
We'll never go back, there's too many other good places to eat.