Canal Street Bistro, New Orleans, LA Report #238

*************** PERMANENTALY CLOSED ***************

Someone who knows my love of food recommended this place.  I asked if there was a particular dish I should try, and she told me everything was good!  With a vote of confidence like that, I had to come check it out.

Cute little place.  It’s like you’re dining in someone’s home.  They also have a German menu for the month of October.  We decided on:

And the food!


I love BBQ Shrimp, but I suffer from a condition called “Laziness”.  I hate peeling them.  When I saw on the menu these were peeled, we had to try them.  They were very good.  The sauce was seasoned great.  Perfect for sopping up with the crusty French bread they served with it.

My dining partner had the Geaux Grits.  Grits topped with two eggs, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and a biscuit.  She said it was pretty good, but the dish could have been warmer.  Like maybe they put it together and let it sit for a bit until my dish was ready.

I had the Carrolton Avenue Tamales.  The tamales were served over a black bean coulis and tomatillo-chipotle sauce, and topped with a sour cream fresco.  Two eggs came with it, which I ordered “over easy”.  This dish was delicious!  Everything went really well together.

For dessert we ordered banana pancakes.  Very yummy.

Great place!  I recommend it!

3903 Canal St., New Orleans, LA  70119  Ph: 504-482-1225

Blaine 10-5-2019



    Just found out this place closed for good.  Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

3903 Canal St., New Orleans, LA  70119  Ph: 504-482-1225

Blaine 8-20-2021


14 thoughts on “Canal Street Bistro, New Orleans, LA Report #238

    1. The word “BBQ” is misleading. It has nothing to do with BBQ Sauce. A simple recipe would be to take large, unpeeled, head on shrimp, spread them out in a baking pan, put a LOT of butter on them (like a few sticks), sprinkle plenty fresh cracked black pepper on them, add a couple shots of worchestire sauce, any other herbs you like, and bake in the oven. As you can imagine all that butter melts down into a delicious sauce to be sopped up with bread as you eat the shrimp.

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      1. New Orleans is one of my happy places! I have been to NOLA twice. The first time was just months before Katrina and I went again last June. I enjoyed both visits and I hope to go back again, more often, hopefully.

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