Tableau is the newest of Dickie Brennan’s restaurants and it’s become an instant hit. Its sister restaurants are: Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar, Palace Café and Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse.
This is more than a great restaurant. It’s part of New Orleans history. Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre, located on the corner of St Peter & Chartres Streets, was founded in 1916 and is one of the oldest community-based theatre organizations. Click Le Petit above to read how the theatre and restaurant came about.
Now, let’s talk Gumbo. Tableau’s Louisiana Seafood Gumbo has more stuff in it than any gumbo I’ve had and we are talking about high quality seafood. Just look at the photo. There was lump crabmeat, big shrimp and plump oysters. This light-medium roux seafood gumbo has an excellent Gumboroma and was seasoned to perfection. Yes, as you got to the bottom of the bowl it was even more powerful. What a great after burn. This was my first gumbo that had eggplant. Not big chunks, it was pureed. Even the rice was great. They use popcorn rice which is also called Cajun rice. It is a gourmet rice that has a hint of popcorn flavor. If you look at the price on the menu ($9.50) you may think it’s on the expensive side, but with the amount of fresh seafood you get and it’s in a good size bowl, it’s a steal (don’t tell that to Dickie as he may increase the price).
Tableau's Seafood Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 5 Spoon Rating”
Taste: The Best
*Read my Gumbo Rating System*
Dickie Brennan’s Tableau Restaurant
616 St. Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Lunch & Dinner 7 days