This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in
or immediately around the resort, but it seems to have suffered a little through the recession. the Brennan family is still intimately involved with every aspect of the menu, but both quality and presentation suffered between visits. Servers, including actual Southerners and even a smattering of Louisiana natives, exude a laid-back (sometimes too laid-back), gracious attitude. add live jazz to the mix (the zydeco brunch is really fun), and you have one of Disneyland's better dining experiences.
Small children (and probably even preteens and teens) aren't going to appreciate the finer qualities here, this is a dining experience best suited to adults.
Setting and Atmosphere
Take a step back in time and space to the 19th-century French Quarter of New Orleans. almost half the seating area is an open-air courtyard surrounded by wrought iron, hanging ferns, and milled hardwood. above a small stage where live jazz plays daily, there's a pounded-copper ceiling; to stage left is a beautiful enamel-finished grand piano. You can people-watch from a balcony dining area, but no matter where you sit, you're going to enjoy the ambiance.
We loved the blackened-chicken ravioli: white-meat chicken blackened on the grill and served on top of deep-fried pillows of cheese-stuffed pasta in a pumpkin-pesto sauce. the pecan-crusted
catfish, a fillet crusted with pecan flour and panfried, is served with sweet-potato dirty rice and spaghetti squash.
Shrimp Creole, filet mignon with Creole spice rub, and pasta jambalaya are all good.