How to Enjoy Louisiana Gumbo at Court


Court Tavern Po-Boy
614 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

I have a confession to make…
I have been in New Orleans since 1974, lived in the French Quarter for 14 years, have passed the Court Tavern a thousand times, looked in, but never went in. That changed recently.  The Court Tavern Po Boy is owned and operated by the World Famous Court of Two Sisters Restaurant which dates back to 1940. The Court Tavern Po-Boy used to be a Jazz Club called “All That Jazz”.
New Orleans diningI have to talk about the Court of Two Sisters before I tell you about the two Louisiana Gumbos I ate at the Tavern. What is New Orleans known for? Correct. Food and Jazz Music. New Orleans is also known for beautiful courtyards. Well, you have just described the Court of Two Sisters. Every time I walk through their courtyard, hear the Jazz music, see the foliage and see all the people, (mostly out-of-towners) enjoying a bountiful array of Louisiana foods, it puts a smile on my face.
I also have to confess, it’s been years since I’ve enjoyed their Jazz Brunch, but from what I have heard from those who have, it has gotten better over the years. By the way, it’s a steal of a deal. $29.00 for adults and $12.50 for children 5-12. The brunch also includes their Chicken and Andouille GumboNew Orleans travel (see below), coffee, tea, juices and all you can eat. Now, I have eaten dinner at the Court of Two Sisters which is first class and the surroundings in the restaurant are elegant, but casual. Even though I am searching for the Best Gumbo in Louisiana, I can tell you The Court of Two Sisters has one of the best Turtle Soups in Louisiana. This is a must.
Okay, now for my Louisiana Gumbo experience at the Court Tavern Po Boy. They have two Louisiana Gumbos, both priced at $9.00. Louisiana Creole Seafood Gumbo (right photo), and Chicken and Andouille Gumbo (left photo). If you want to have one of their Gumbos and half of any of their Po Boys, it’s only $13.00. Let’s start with the Chicken and Andouille. It was served hot, had plenty of stuff and a very nicely spiced Louisiana Andouille. It did have okra but it did not have a slimy look or taste as some okra gumbos have. It was a medium roux gumbo and left a very pleasant after burn. The rice was hot and as you can see, there is plenty of French bread. 
The Creole Louisiana Seafood Gumbo also had okra but no slime factor. It had a light to medium roux, a very pleasant seafood stock base and a good amount of small shrimp. It had a very good amount of seasoning and also left a pleasant after burn. The rice was also served hot. 
If I had to choose one over the other, it would be a tough decision, but I would choose the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, probably for the Louisiana Andouille.

Seafood Gumbo

    Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating” 

Taste: Very Good 
Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Stuff: Very Good
Presentation: Good
Price: Very Good

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

   Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”

Taste: Very Good

Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Stuff: Very Good
Presentation: Good
Price: Very Good


*Read my Gumbo Rating System*




    The Louisiana Travelin' Man




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