Crescent City Brewhouse Makes Great Beer, but does it Make a Great Louisiana Gumbo?

Crescent City Brewhouse extThe Crescent City Brewhouse has been a great dining and drinking spot on Decatur St. across the street from the Mighty Mississippi. They opened in 1991 and it was the first brewpub to open in Louisiana.

The Crescent City Brewhouse brews its own beer, serves great food, has live music nightly and is in the French Quarter. What more would you want?

They have only one Gumbo on their menu. It’s a Seafood Gumbo with shrimp, crab and Andouille. A cup costs $7.95 and is served with rice. A bowl costs $10.95 and is served with potato salad and rice. Here is what I found. It starts with a medium roux which gives it that nice Gumboroma. Crescent City Brewhouse GumboIt had plenty of small shrimp, but I really couldn’t find any crab. I’m guessing there is a tomato product in the gumbo as it had a reddish color. They must be using okra as I got a spoonful of slime. It may be sounding bad so far but it wasn’t. It was actually quite good. The Gumbo had a very good spice level which left a very pleasant after burn. The rice was tasteless and on the cold side. Still, I would go back for seconds.

Crescent City Brewhouse Seafood Gumbo

croux_3_spoonsCroux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”
Taste: Very Good
Texture: Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Temperature (serving temperature): Very Good
Stuff: Excellent
Presentation: Very Good
Price: Good

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-3901
7 days L/D with live music at night
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