One of my favorite French Quarter hotels is the Maison Dupuy Hotel. The Maison Dupuy is classified as a typical French Quarter Style Hotel which means it’s built around a beautiful courtyard.
Read more about the Maison Dupuy.
Their restaurant is Bistreaux New Orleans which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve only a Louisiana Seafood Gumbo in two sizes. A cup is $5 and a bowl is $8. As you can see by the photo, I had the cup. As the waitress was coming to the table with the gumbo, the rich Gumboroma arrived a few seconds before she did. That’s a good sign. It smelled like a great Louisiana Gumbo and it looked like a great Louisiana Gumbo.
If you read any of my previous blogs about Louisiana Seafood Gumbo you will see that I have a problem with shells in my Gumbo. The Bistreaux’s had shells, but they were big pieces. The kind that you can pick up and suck out the Gumbo juice (that’s allowed in Louisiana. Pinkies up).
The only problem was there were too many large shells. It took away from having more Gumbo. This Seafood Gumbo had a great spice level, was served hot and had plenty of small shrimp and some crabmeat. The rice was warm but didn’t add anything to the gumbo. The only (minor) complaint was that it was a little on the salty side. That being said, I would go back, but the next time I will order the bowl.
Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”
Taste: Very Good
Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Temperature (serving temperature): Excellent
Stuff: Very Good
Price: The Best
*Read my Gumbo Rating System*
Bistreaux New Orleans
1001 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
B,L,D 7 days