The Red Maple, Gretna, LA Report #81

  When you look at this place from the street you first notice it’s huge.  Looks like an apartment complex.  But inside it’s beautiful.  When you walk in through the dining entrance you enter a little courtyard with a bridge over a waterfall and pond.  Once inside you’ll feel like you’re in some lodge up… Continue reading The Red Maple, Gretna, LA Report #81

Empress Of China, Gretna, LA Report #79

  When I first moved to the Westbank of New Orleans, about 20 years ago, I settled on a Chinese Restaurant I knew from Uptown New Orleans as my Chinese place of choice on the Westbank (See Report #39).  The last couple times I went there they left me unimpressed so tonight I decided to… Continue reading Empress Of China, Gretna, LA Report #79

Sun Ray Grill, Gretna, LA Report #77

This place is spectacularly spectacular and wonderfully wonderful. I’ve been here several times before. Some things I’ve tried in the past that were really good were under “Starters”, the Portobello fries and the Hoke Poke. The only reason I didn’t get the Hoke Poke this time was it’s too much to eat alone, as an… Continue reading Sun Ray Grill, Gretna, LA Report #77

Specialty Italian Bistro, Gretna, LA Report #66

I’ve been coming to this place for a few years and I like it!  The dining room, which I neglected to take a picture of isn’t huge, but it’s not tiny.  Nicely decorated too.  The “Today’s menu” Philly Cheesesteak pizza sign is always there, so it’s not like it’s a special. The seafood gumbo has… Continue reading Specialty Italian Bistro, Gretna, LA Report #66

Café 615, Home of Da Wabbit, Gretna, LA Report #40

Today was my birthday and my daughter treated me to dinner.  When she asked where I wanted to go Da Wabbit immediately came to mind.  Why?  I have no idea.  But Da Wabbit is always a great choice. This place dates back to 1949 when it was a drive-in.  It’s now a really good restaurant… Continue reading Café 615, Home of Da Wabbit, Gretna, LA Report #40

La Fiesta, Gretna, LA Report # 33

This may have been the first good Mexican restaurant I discovered when I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans in 1997.  Talk about a hole in the wall though.  They have 5 parking spots out front.  That dining room pic is the entire dining room minus one table and three booths, one of which… Continue reading La Fiesta, Gretna, LA Report # 33

Legacy Kitchen, Gretna, LA Report #24

  There are five Legacy Kitchen locations.  This one technically is called “Legacy Kitchen, Steak + Chop” because as you can see on their menu they specialize in 28 day aged steaks and chops.  I’ve been to the location in Metairie and they only have two un-aged steaks on their menu.  I love the rustic… Continue reading Legacy Kitchen, Gretna, LA Report #24