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Alligator sausage, corn bread, ribs, fried chicken, gumbo, jambalya, and praline bread pudding. NOLA dinner done right at the Praline Connection! Excellent service and nice atmosphere
Probably the best food I have ever had. The service was fast and wonderful.
Keeping it classy with the look and feel, the food and service was amazing. Went on a Thursday night with some friends and it lived up to the hype. Just do it... Also, battling bands outside on the corner helped make a fun experience
Ok place to have lunch near the French Quarter.
I would recommend this place for the fried chicken.
We had red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee, gumbo and bread pudding.
The gumbo was nothing special, nor was the etoufee.
They do not know how to make bread pudding here...Call up Jacque-Imo' and get their recipe.
Average food for above average prices in my opinion.
We went during Essence Festival and they were extremely busy. We waited an hour and a half to be seated and another 45 minutes to get our food. To seal the deal, the food was bland and wasn't anything to write home about. The wait staff had no clue what was going on or that they were recommended to thousands of people by Essence. And they were rude. The only way I would give this place another try is when there's no festivals going on.
So and so experience.
Gumbo 3 stars:nothing special
Sides: mac n cheese: 1 star awful
Beens and rice: 2 starts hard and not good taste
Fried chicken: 5 stars! Great
4 stars is just the average,if you just eat the chicken 5! Be eeady to wait 20 minutes!
Unfortunately, our most recent visit was exactly like the previous 3 other times. Poor service, knowledge, super slow service running out of food, cold food, too salty. The food should be the draw. Instead of patrons just ready to leave. I'm sorry, I just cannot endorse this place.
Where to start our server got our drinks wrong our orders wrong kept forgetting to bring my wife a spoon to eat the to plain to be louisiana gumbo the yams were under cooked I asked for green beans and got greens my appetizer came out the same time the brung out my main course then the madness of a mandatory 18% gratuity if you had 6 people or more in your party so my family had to split up to eat the tables are really small but maybe it was just our waiter our other table had a better experience
Waited 30 minutes for food and they got the order wrong. Got a refund but manager was very bitchy about it. Never going back. Rude from the top down.
Most authentic local food we've had so far in NOLA!
We ordered the Connection Platter for 4, we thought it would be dinner for the 2 of us. It was great! We made a good dent in it, but did not finish it. If you try this, ask for a couple extra plates to share with other tables, as you will feel the heat of their eyes on you as this comes to you table.
We always make time for the Connection when we are in New Orleans. We found them our first trip when the tourist books said there was no reason for tourists to cross Esplanade, now Frenchmen St is is a really happening area.
reasonably priced and super delicious soul food. i never thought i'd try fried chicken livers ever, much less ...really enjoy them?! this place opened my eyes in a good way.
poor service raggedy looking waiter was either drunk high or both. couple next to us left over half their dinner on plate and dif mot looked pleased .we waited forever for drink order eventually walked out after not having drinks I come to nola to drink not beg for service..... my professional advice go eleswhere
After visiting the French Market, my friend and I just wanted some authentic New Orleans cuisine, so we stopped here. There were open tables but we were told there was a 15 to 20 min wait. We decided to stay away. As we waited, we noticed other people coming in and being seated immediately in various places all over the restaurant . We waited 30 mins and were not even acknowledged. Needless to say we walked out, and will never return.
I have NEVER had food this excellent in all my years. How am I supposed to go home and eat at our regular spots now that my taste buds are ruined for all other venues? I wanted to pass on a compliment to the management about CJ. Our waiter was impeccably dressed, cordial, kind and pleasant. We felt like we were guests at someones home. He made sure we had everything we needed with that confident smile of his! This was our first visit to NOLA, we will be returning about every 3 months and will visit PC every time due to the food, the service and the atmosphere.
I had fried chicken with potato salad and red beans and rice, my husband had the stuffed bell pepper with mac and cheese and greens. The mac and cheese we will be dreaming about till our return. The greens, I mean wow. Absolutely nothing on our plate was not absolutely fantastic. But that mac and cheese... really blew us away.
our experience was an amazing one! The restaurant was full of guests, yet we were able to be seated in under 15 minutes! All this on a busy Saturday evening. Our service was excellent, as was our dinner! Eric was our server and did a great job of making us feel welcome! Friendly & personable, we will visit N.O. again. when we do, we will be sure to visit again!. If your in N.O. for the weekend, don't miss Frenchman St & The Praline Connection.
Fried chicken was delicious ! I had mustard grrens and candied yams as sides they were avetage. I was disappointed that a soul food restaurant ran out of Mac and cheese 2 hours after opening. That's a no no !!!
Praline Connection is for sure in my top 3 places to eat in NEW Orleans!! I was recommended to go to Frenchmen St for food and good music and that is exactly what we got. We were seated right away, servers were very friendly and the food was amazing!! The only down I have is that it took a while for the food to come out but when it did it was hot and fresh and I had no problem waiting on food that cames out as good as what was served to me.
My boyfriend and I were recommended to eat somewhere in that area and we were glad we chose the praline connection!! We were seated right away and ordered, our food took awhile to come out but good food should take sometime. The fried chicken was fresh and and so were our sides. However I wish the candied yams were a little cheaper if in return we received more chase the portion was small. Our waiter and the manager were friendly and nice to even people coming in after they closed that really wanted to eat there. We loved this place so much we ate it at the airport the next day, not as good as the real thing but still hit the spot and was delicious.
Food here was excellent, waited a while for our food to arrive but it was worth the wait and we weren't in any rush. Thanks to Eric for serving us, great attentiveness and great personality. Will be recommending this to our friends for sure.
only complaint lines were a bit long but it's definitely worth the wait. prices are a lil high but definitely worth it. had fried seafood platter with the stuff crab. damn it was good......... staff was very friendly took pictures and all. the food is amazing. damn wish u guys were in houston!!!
Forget appearances....dont judge by the pictures....dont judge the simplicity of the menu.....just eat here. The most amazing ribs ive ever had. Authentic homestyle yum yum is what you get here with really good service. Their Margherita was delicious and worthy of appraisal. Im quite picky about food but this place blew my taste buds into the stratosphere. Well done guys. High 5 from Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Oh my goodness, was the food wonderful. It was on my last day of exploring the Quarter when I found this jewel. The service was great, the food plentiful and amazing, and to top it all off...the bread pudding was ... Well, you'll just have to go and try it for yourself.
This place is awesome. They have a lot of options on the menu (including stuff for vegetarians). I recommend the red beans and rice with a side of chicken livers. Best of all, the prices are really low for the delicious food. It's commonly recommend for a reason.
Service is extremely slow. There were moments where there was no staff on the floor for more than 5 minutes! I waited at the door due to all the servers being in the back. Food is about par, nothing jumps out of as worth the while. The zagat awards for this place is puzzling. Rib dinner is drowned in BBQ and arrived at room temperature. The fried chicken is cooked to order; however it's nothing to write home about. Lack of effort seems to be the problem.
We were recommend this place by our Uber driver on note of authentic local food.
1st odd thing was they brought out bottles of water, no other place had charged us for water.$2.50 a piece it was annoying.
Drinks - I liked my drink, can't remember what it was called though, best part of the experience.
Food:I had the shrimp etouffee wasn't really impressed, very bland and luke warm, maybe that's the way it's supposed to be just felt like cafeteria food to me.
Ribs were good/ best part of food along with potato salad
Corn Bread - seemed old and dry, wouldn't share that with my guests
Mac& cheese - def the worst thing, cold, bland, again not something I would bring out to my guests
Wait staff friendly, though I never got a glass for my water bottle even though I asked
Decor - Felt cheap, yet it was spendy..
Overall, I would def skip this place
We asked a local where they like to eat and he told us about this awesome place. The food was awesome and the atmosphere was fun and not typical. If you are going to listen to some music or just want some great soul food, check this place out. I recommend the fried chicken, Mac and cheese and alligator bites.
We decided to wait for a table which turned out to be a great decision. Our waiter, Jeśus was hospitable from start to finish. The fried chicken livers, ribs and greens were a delightful surprise among the tasty traditional creole dishes of jambalaya and catfish.
Great place for a "down home" cooked meal. Staff was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was vibrant and diverse. The place could use updated decore. I'm not sure what the theme represents. It needs to be more of a focused theme instead of all over the place, with decore that looks like came from a garage sale. Bathrooms need remodeled as well and dusted. That being said, I enjoyed my meal and would come back.
I wish I had read the reviews before going to this place. I can't say anything about the food because we never got to eat but the service was horrendous! The first night we entered a half empty restaurant and waited at the door for at least 10 minutes. for most of the time there was not a soul on the floor. Finally the hostess (who later told us she was the manager) sauntered out of the back and came to the door. She informed us she couldn't seat us because a large party was expected. Reservations are valid but we should not have waited 10-15 minutes to be turned away. When we stated this to the hostess/manager she was indignant, unapologetic and condescending. The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice and the food looked good so we decided to try again the following night. This time we happened to catch the manager/hostess at the door. She took us to a table and said she'd be right back with menus.(why didn't she seat us with menus?) We sat at the table for 15 minutes without being acknowledged by anyone. The "manager" was absent from the floor. Many waiters passed by. They were busy, delivering food and taking orders, but not one thought to drop a menu, say "I'll be right with you", or even "hello". we finally drew the "managers" attention when we got up to leave. When we told her we were leaving because of being un acknowledged she was argumentative, condescending, and unapologetic. She was full of excuses and tried to pass responsibility to the wait staff. "I told them you were here". After reading other reviews it sounds like we didn't miss much foodwise. I would never return to the place and suggest others skip it! A word of advice to the owner, Curtis....hire a capable manager, train your staff, and send the current manager back to Krystals where she belongs!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Our 1st time in NOLA and this place was recommended to us by one of the streetcar driver (Eric). We went here our last night in NOLA and it was great! The service was awesome! Thanks to Betty (i think that's her name) (white lady w/blondish hair) she was super great and so sweet! The food was great and full of flavor, you get A LOT for your money. My husband had the "taste of soul platter" OMG so good and so much food! Very reasonable priced meals, so much better than what we paid for in FQ. I wish we had known about this place earlier because we would have eaten here everyday! We will definitely return here whenever we come back to NOLA! Keep pumping out good food, I will be spreading the word!
We had made reservations for 10 for 8 PM. Our table was not ready at the appointed time. The manager had to move 2 groups of people to another area to make space for us. Once we were seated , it was another 15-20 minutes before our orders were taken. Our orders were sent to the kitchen at 8:30 PM. The orders came out to the table sporadically. The last 4 orders came from the kitchen at 9:30. Those 4 orders were room temperature. If the food had been hot, I believe we would have enjoyed it. When the manager came over to the table, I told her that our orders were warm, she told me that I was wrong, that the food just came from the kitchen and it was hot. VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Sadly our experience with our waiter ruined this retaurant for us for now. After we were seated, we were completely ignored for 20 minutes, another 15 after our drink order was placed (waters and 2 drinks), and food took a minimum of 35. Understandably the restaurant was busy and we took that in to consideration of course, however our waiter looked after every other table but ours. Our waters were empty by the time the food came if that's any indication of the wait. Then our order was not correct and two of the four dishes were lukewarm or cool by the time we received them. Hungry and frustrated we didn't dare send them back for another hours wait. Bringing this up to our waiter gave us only a bad attitude. The hot food was great! After about 10 minutes of eating our waiter became attentive, checking in on us a few times. Turns out it was to hurry us a long because more people were waiting. We saw the looks the manager was giving him as he took our forks and half eaten plates from under us. My visiting parents were the most upset and my mother told everyone out front not to waste their time. Maybe they need more staff?
We ate here the last week in May and had great food. I got the chicken livers which are an appetizer and couldn't finish them all as my only item. They were very good. My son got the fired chicken and enjoyed that as well. Sweet potato pie always brings us back. Service was good. We were there relatively early on a weeknight and it was quiet.
My husband and I are visiting from FL and this was our first restaurant experience here in N.O. I have to tell you that the reviews that I read about the fried chicken did not lie. It was well seasoned, light and crispy. It was perfect!!!! I also had the crawfish etouffe',which was absolutely delicious. Our waitress, Queen, was excellent. If you ever want some REAL GOOD soul food, this is the place to visit.
I was with a group of people on Frenchmen St and Three Muses had too long of a wait so we decided to give this place a try. I saw that the meat loaf was an "as seen on blah blah blah show" so I thought, why not! Overall, it was alright. Reminded me of "southern food" that I would find in many small towns in Texas. The service was pretty good, and despite that they say they don't split checks they did offer to do so. Overall a decent experience, but I was hopping for a little better.
My fiance and I were originally going to eat at Eat New Orleans, but we couldn't find any parking near it. We then turned our sights toward Adolfo's (also full), after giving up on finding a meal in the French Quarter we stumbled upon this gem. (Literally stumbled because we hadn't eaten the whole day and drove from out of town.) From the moment we were seated we could tell we were in for a treat. I ordered the Meatloaf, a side of cornbread, and macoroni and cheese. My fiance ordered spaghetti and meatballs and the bowl of gumbo. We were not disappointed whatsoever. Everything was very flavorful and tasted like homestyle cooking. The gumbo was the best gumbo I have ever had. The meatloaf blew me away. The spaghetti was delicious (a little bit salty, but still very good), even their cornbread was fantastic! The service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will be coming back to New Orleans almost specifically for The Prailine Connection.
Incredible food. Absolutely delicious. I had the fried chicken, potato salad, and red beans and rice, and I scarfed it. Very good food. My family enjoyed their food just as much: jambalaya, meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes, spaghetti, and starters of spicy chicken wings. The ambience is quiet, nice, and welcoming. The service is friendly. If you're new to New Orleans and you happen to meet Jerome in The Praline Connection, please ask him for (1) suggestions on what to see during your stay, and (2) about the history of the area. He is great to listen to and gives great suggestions on how to tour/visit New Orleans without taking the costly tours. I recommend this restaurant for its excellent food and service.
The food was ok. I was expecting a more flavorful experience. The red beans could have been Blue Runners straight out the can. The chicken was fried well, but not very seasoned. For folks visiting our city, especially North of the Mason-Dixie line, you will enjoy their food- food in other parts of the country can be as bland as white rice even at their higher rated establishments. Our server was mediocre too. She was much more attentive to her other tables. Our food came out after folks who were seated after us received theirs. She checked on us maybe once. The atmosphere was nice and all of the staff made sure to collect your dirty dishes, a must due to the size of your table. The restaurant is kid-tolerable. It on a street that you would not normally see children after dusk (although Burbon regularly has children out that late) but them menu doesn't accommodate them so be ready to order a la cart. I'd recommend to a few folks if asked.
So we heard about this place from our tour guide saying that if we wanted etouffee this was the spot and so I made sure to stop by and had the crawfish etouffee which was amazing lots and lots of crawfish in it but was the real treat was the fried chicken my wife got it was life changing. Seasoned beautifully, hot, juicy and crispy I don't know whether to bed very happy or very sad because it was was of the best things I've ever put on my mouth with is awesome, yet I am scared that it may have ruined all other fried chicken for me. We are only in nola for a week but I'm gonna stop back for that chicken. And the cherry on top all of the staff was very nice and attentive I'm just sad that when I go home it will be so far away.
I was fairly skeptical before going in. I ordered the ribs and Mac n cheese with a side of potato salad. Literally the best ribs I had. The waiter Joseph was bubbly and kind, always asking how our dinner was, checking up on our drinks and was overall a great waiter. The red beans and rice were fantastic and savory. It was warm and comfortable and was a very enjoyable experience. For someone with quite a sensitive stomach, the food wasn't too greasy or heavy and didn't cause me any discomfort which I feared slightly. I highly recommend giving this restaurant a try. 10/10 would recommend.
This is my second time dining at Praline Connection, My first experience, was a great experience for me . This is my favorite restaurant in New Orleans . I wanted to come to this restaurant so bad because I knew the waiters and waitress would serve my food to me "hot" . I have visited so many others and my food was served room tempature but not Praline . I am very satisfied with the service and the quality of food. I even had a small disagreement with my honey because he took me to another restaraunt and the food was not what I wanted. So, he ate his oysters and drank his water and then we left and drove to the french quarters parked and walked then caught a bicyclist and had dinner at Praline. Once we arrived at Praline, I was like a kid in a candy store ."happy" of course my honey, was pretending not to be upset but it was OK. I was happy I ate at Praline and now I can go back home to Miami happy. Thanks Praline for your hospitality and great home cooked food.
Service was great and very tentative. But the food is not worth the price. I ordered the "soulful" platter for $26, but honestly the food tasted like it was put in the mocrowave. Ribs was dry on the edges, fried chicken was dry, file gumbo has too much oil on the surface. Compare to the price I paid, I expect more from them. Probably not gonna eat here again
Recommended by my hotel for first time visitor to NOLA when I asked "where would the locals eat." Was an excellent recommendation. Had the Soul Platter, which is a sampling of everything from fried catfish, to gumbo to jambalaya, to fried chicken, cornbread and beans. Was served by Queen who made the meal feel like my mom or favorite aunt was cooking for me. First meal here and I feel like I've toured the entire French Quarter!
Oh, and just when I asked to be lifted and rolled out, she brings me the best bread pudding I've ever had. #foodcoma
We were on Frenchmen Street the Friday evening before Christmas. I walked through the doors oblivious of the fact that there was a Private Party sign on the door. One of the owners stopped my husband (behind me) to tell him this was a private party...to which my husband responded, "We can be private people." That witty retort got he and I wristbands and an invitation to join in the gala event. Best gumbo for our NOLA visit (of which we tried many). Of course music and hospitality excellent.
First stop we walked into this restaurant by chance. Good food. Good first experience for food. It kinda sets your expectations for your food in NOLA. You won't be disappointed. Service could use a boost in speed but everyone was awesome.
The service was courteous and timely in cool their cool outfit. But the food is the important thing and the fried shrimp, fried oysters, red beans and crowder peas were all on point.
Don't normally write reviews but this place was at least as good if not better than many of the much more expensive restaurants we went to in New Orleans. The sausage was perfect. Great service. Would recommend
Such terrible service it was really unbelievable. Took us 20 minutes to be seated when there were many open tables the whole time. Our waiter greeted us and we said we already knew what we wanted to order, he left to grab a pen and pad I'm assuming and didn't come back for 20 minutes. He admitted he had forgotten about us and then proceeded to forget about us again when we needed The check. Our waters did not get refilled once. The food was extremely over priced for the cheap quality. The whole ordeal took an absurd amount of time and was NOT worth it. I'm not a complainer but this experience was the worst one on the trip and needs to be shared so the management can get their staff on the same page.
Had a craving for fried chicken livers and this place was the first to be recommended. It was delicious along with their gumbo! I loved it 👏
I'm going to pass along a suggestion that the hostess gave to me, if you want to go to this place and be seated quickly, go during the day time. If you try to get a table at night, you're going to find yourself waiting at least 30 minutes.
THE WAIT IS WORTH IT.
For a reasonable price, and a reasonable wait (if you go early), you get really good food and great service.
I ordered the jambalaya. Never in my life have I enthusiastically eaten okra until I ate the jambalaya at The Praline Connection. It is so good. My mother had their cheesecake with praline sauce and couldn't stop swooning with every bite.
The only things I think they could improve, with regards to the food, are the sides. Their collard greens were over-cooked, soupy, and flavorless. And, their candied yams tasted like they came from the can (as opposed to being made fresh). Hopefully, their other side dishes are better, but the entree that I ordered did not disappoint at all.
This restaurant is not wheelchair accessible.
Get the meat loaf! The collards were spot on, staff is friendly, service is great and the place reminds me of sitting at someone's house. We will definitely go back on the next trip. It's a Do Not Miss!!!
Good typical food but I was really disappointed with the service. The waitress let us wait several minutes in the hall without say hello, and finally asked "what it is for?". We had to ask cutlery, and the rest of the service wasn't better. Finally, they increased air conditioning to encourage us to leave because we were the latest customers. The price was affordable but not cheap, envisage around $20
Phenomenal food and service! This was REAL soul food! If you're looking for great food and outstanding customer service this is your place. Leon took our order and he was extremely personable and informative. He truly made it an enjoyable experience.
An annual Mecca for me. Laid back as can be. And always good food. Relax all you critics and just enjoy the true feelings of this great city.
Ordered the lunch entree, baked chicken, red beans and rice. Asked for dark meat, got white meat. It was so dry, it tasted like chewing cardboard. Overpriced and staff had, "its just job attitude". Thumbs down!!!! What happened to the good ole southern hospitality?
Excellent local fare. A bit pricey but well worth it. We were lucky to be there when a street band was playing on the corner just across from the front door, all the music on Frenchman St. is sweet. The wait staff is super efficient and friendly. The food is soooo good. Can't go wrong here.
If you're a tourist and looking for local cuisine this is THE place to go. You'll get the food you want in a comfortable setting. Not to crowded and the staff are incredibly friendly.
The food is ok. I've been a couple of times. The last time wasn't the best. The service was decent and the food was mediocre. The 1st time the food was very good and the experience was wonderful.
I do like the location on Frenchman. Gives you the ability to hear the music outside while you're eating.
Let me start by saying that I love atmosphere and the people. It's a very beautiful and cozy place to eat with a view of Frenchman st. Now the food. The fried okra was pretty good then the fried chicken. I ordered the "a little bit of soul platter" the gumbo was okay the chicken and sausage tasted like it was canned along with greens and red beans. The Ribs were tough and the Bread pudding was ok. Thanks
We were seated promptly, and the hostess was very friendly. We came close to closing time, and it was pretty busy. As a result, our service was ok but not amazing. We didn't get our drinks until our food came out, and when we got the food, it was lukewarm. Despite that, the food was delicious. I'd definitely give the place another try, the food was good served warm, I bet if served hot it's even better.
My friend and I went here because it was recommended by several people. We were seated promptly. Our waitress, Betty I think, was awesome. The meats we ordered, fried chicken and ribs, were pretty good. The sides were disappointing. Although the noodles are longer than you find in Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, their mac & cheese tasted a whole lot like Kraft. The greens were subpar. The peach cobbler was tasty. It really was just okay. I was expecting more with the food.
Last year we visited New Orleans and tried this restaurant, the food was good but unfortunately the hostess and waiter were not friendly at all...the waiter actually refused to split our check because according to him his TIP would be small even thou our party had several people paying their own food. ... This year we returned to Nola and decided to give this place another chance (after all we all can have an off day) and AGAIN the hostess was NASTY, full of attitude, not friendly at all... our party had 15 people so we had 1 waiter and 1 waitress that thankfully were very nice....Unfortunately won't be going back again, which is a shame cause their food was good.... To the hostess i say... "Hospitality ,kindness, and humility goes a long way" please work on that....
Convenient, yummy and open late. This place meets all the requirements for a perfect late night meal. Let's start with the fried okra...salivating. The meatloaf was pretty yummy with a brown gravy. Everything came out very quickly and the servers were polite and welcoming. The bread pudding is super sweet but a great item to share -delicious. I ordered a la carte so I could have a sampling but their entree portions are substantial from what I saw. Pricing is decent, location is heart of Frenchman street, and there's plenty of room for big parties with a minimal wait. Glad I stopped by.
Highly recommend! My husband and I took a road trip up the coast this past week and this was our first restaurant to try. It's a smaller setting, but we soon found out that most of the places in New Orleans are that way. We split the "Taste of Soul" platter and every single item on it was DELICIOUS. It was so hard to pick a favorite, but if we had to choose: my husband's would be the chicken and mine would be the jambalaya! We're from the south and the bread pudding was the best we have ever had. We will be back.
Amazing restaurant with amazing food!
My friends and I were visiting New Orleans and we were looking for a local place where we could get authentic food at a reasonable price. We asked a manager at a bar that we visited and she recommended Praline Connection and her suggestion did not disappoint. The food was amazing! It is a mix of creole food and soul food that you would get straight from your grandmother's kitchen! I would highly recommend this restaurant!
The BEST restaurant in town! My wife and I enjoyed just about every staple New Orleans dish thanks to the amazing waiter we had. They were so friendly in there and treated us like royalty from start to finish. The prices won't break your wallet and you'll be able to dine on so much good stuff. Location is amazing too. Right outside the doors is the French Quarter and all the great shops and music you'll want.
If we ever find ourselves back in town we are definitely going straight back to this place!
If I could give this restaurant zero stars then I would. I was travelling with a group of international students and was so excited to show them the hospitality and loveliness of the Southern culture. Unfortunately at The Praline Connection I was slapped in the face with the absolute rudest service I have ever encountered. We were not seated and then told to "wait outside" for a table AFTER they had attended to all other customers who were already finished eating. I have never in my life been asked to leave the restaurant in order to get a table, not to mention the astoundinly rude attitude that we received from the wait staff upon simply asking to be seated after a 20 minute wait. This was the worst experience of our entire trip and suffice to say hospitality is nowhere on their agenda.
Simply an amazing experience with some of the absolute best soul food I have ever eaten. If you want to experience true southern food don't miss this place. A little pricey but quality always costs more.
Man, oh man. Had it not been for the great service and the beet and onion salad, I wouldn't have given them any stars. The mac and cheese tasted and looked like it was straight out of a box. The chef salad had sliced American cheese as a topping and the roast beef smelled really funky. The only good things were the beet and onion salad, that marinade was spectacular and the candied yams were good, can't really mess those up. Definitely not visiting again.
Last evening I and a few others had the opportunity to dine at Praline Connection and we enjoyed our experience there! The staff was very personable and accommodating. Our waitress answered our questions about the food items in a very professional manner. The food was plentiful, hot and delicious! I had gumbo, mustard greens and the seafood combo. Everything was grand and I have recommended it highly to others
Well the only knock on it will be the wait for our orders to come out. As you can see I ordered a lot of food that could be the reason
Service was excellent! Food was delicious if you're craving southern cooking and you're dining out. If you are familiar with southern cooking then I would say it is no better or worse than you or someone you know makes at home. Dining out being the key words here. On the Praline side, Pralines were good but I must have caught the staff at a bad time. There was a lady and a young man. The young man was attentive and helpful, the lady seemed disinterested and that kind of put me off.
Great food, friendly staff, and a nice experience.
We enjoyed a nice dinner here at The Praline Connection. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. The catfish and shrimp were spectacular and I really enjoyed the seasoning. We would definetly come back again!
Expect to pay between $14-30 per person.
One of my favorite meals in the big easy. The people here are great and they make it fun. Funny atmosphere with a lot of history. Their soul food style really hits the mark. Grits are amazing. Many different greens, cooked to perfection.
Good food. Ok service. The food was really good. It's a Cajun style restaurant. It's clean and staff are friendly. Our waitress seem to be shy and she was afraid of her boss but the amount of food you get is really good. Price is reasonable. I recommend it
The service was good and very friendly. Their Fried Chicken is GREAT as is their Bread Pudding, sweet tea and Rum Praline Candy! However the collard greens were not seasoned at all and their cornbread was dry with a funny taste. Their Red Beans and rice lack flavor as well, the one's at popeyes chicken would have been a better choice.
This restaurant has a beautiful dessert bar which includes a variety of pralines. Unfortunately you have to purchase them and then leave immediately - there is seating available but only for customers having a full, sit down meal. The restaurant and decor are nice, so it would be great if you could sit down and enjoy a praline and coffee for a few minutes while exploring Frenchman street.
The highest compliment I can give is that the bread pudding tasted like my Nana was in the kitchen! Generous portions, exemplary service. If Queen is your server, your life will have been gotten. If you are blessed enough to be in the NO, get thee HERE!!
Being a vegetarian is difficult in New Orleans, but I had their beans and rice, and even though it sounds simple, it's yummy and filling. It's on a corner with a lot of other attractions, so I definitely recommend eating here then walking your meal off. We had fast service with friendly and attentive staff. Their bread pudding is to die for. Try it!
My family and I recently just returned from a trip to New Orleans and this was a place that was suggested. This was probably the best decision of the day. The stewed chicken was sooo good. Along with the collards and mac and cheese. For dessert I had the bread pudding another good decision. My family and I will definitely be returning.
Worst customer service ever!! My experience was with the small lady. The gentleman working at the time seemed great. However, our server was.not helpful at all! Food is overrated! Don't order the fish. You will get one piece. Stay away!
I’m originally from New Orleans and have always wanted to eat here, but it just never happened. I really wanted to make a point this trip. It was Jazz Fest weekend so it was crazy busy. We shopped at the Frenchmen Artists Market while we waited for our table. We sat at a table in the candy shop area which was really perfect. Earnest was our server and was WONDERFUL. I had a frozen Hurricane which was yummy and really hit the spot from the heat all day. I ordered the red beans for dinner and Earnest suggested the collard green. My husband had the Taste of Soul platter. Earnest also suggested the candied yams when we inquired about any other yummy sides. I was hesitant but he insisted I’d love them - and he was right!! Not only did they give us a ridiculous amount of food, everything was deelish! My husband especially loved the ribs (and he’s very particular about his ribs)! Warning to you about the bread pudding. It’s SPECTACULAR but it also has quite a bit of rum, which is not listed on the menu. Some people sensitive to alcohol, or a recovering alcoholic should beware!
Since my husband didn’t have bread pudding, he tried the pecan clusters and dark chocolate bark. I tried some the next day. And. Oh. My. Goodness!! We were both happy that these are NOT readily accessible to us back home. � That chocolate caramel nut bark ——>>>>PHENOMENAL!!
I have already recommended this restaurant. We will DEFINITELY be back!!
Me and a group of friends from San Antonio, TX were visiting Nola for the weekend and we stumbled across this place on our way to Frenchman street. I’d really like to know where these people giving this place 4 stars and above are from. The staff there was really nice and that’s about it. We were trying to find some legit Cajun food, this was probably the worst pick and I hope nobody judges New Orleans Cajun food based on this place. Everything tasted bland and basically out of a can. If this is considered good food in Nola then I’ll stick to Popeyes 👍🏼
Was recommened this place when looking for some good soul food. I had the absolutely best meatloaf and cabbage I have ever eaten. Everything at the table looked good. Highly recommend this place!
Amazingly good soul food!!! My mother in law asked the waitress what was good and she said to get the chicken. Was definitely not let down! The chicken was by far the best chicken I’ve ever had. Very flavorful and moist. The food came out supper hot, so right if the stove. I got the ribs which fell off the bone it was so tender. Their side of Mac & cheese tastes very fresh and home made and the candi yams were so good!! Definitely coming back. Also the serves very good as well. Friendly and delicious!
I visited several years ago and said if I ever found myself back in NOLA, I would go back. Well, I came back and wasn't disappointed. The service here is better than the food. Greeted with a smile and the staff is patient as you try to decide what to get. The menu isn't exhaustive and includes many local favorites, but because it is seasoned very well, you don't know what you are in the mood for.
Prices are very reasonable, which is another reason I was willing to come back (given most places in New Orleans is expensive).
This is random, but the bathroom is single use, so depending on how many patrons are dining, you may have to wait.
Outside of that, terrific ambiance, good service, and great food!
This was my first time visiting New Orleans, so far the food and experience had been nothing short of AWESOME!!! Our last day there, we wanted to visit a soul food type of restaurant that was not in the French quarter area, so we asked the locals at our hotel and Praline Connections was suggested. So I checked out the prices and pictures online and was pleased. When arriving to the restaurant I was happy to know it was black owned & I was ready to support my people. The waiters and waitress were well dressed and very polite. However our food was such a disappointment! First of all the prices online need to be updated because they were more expensive. Also, the meal was terrible. The stuffed crab cakes were literally smaller than the palm of my hand and EVERYTHING else taste as if it was store bought. I was so upset that out of all of my meals I had that weekend, this one was the most expensive and was the least tasteful. Needless to say, I wont be visiting here again but I wish them much success. (Sidenote: One of the waitress loved my necklace (it was Nefertiti), if she's able to email me, I can order her one!! It wasn't her fault I didn't enjoy my meal)
The food was good. This place is incredibly loud. We had to leave because we couldn't carry on a conversation at our own table because of the volume level. I've spent less elsewhere and had a better value for my money.
I was initially excited to come here. Honestly. As you walk in, it's small, but it's quaint. So I order the gumbo, it tasted overcooked and was not tasty at all. After about another 35 minutes we got our food, after being here for over an hour. My food came. I got the Fried Chicken, with white beans, and red beans. I also got cornbread with it. The chicken, and the beans were not seasoned, which is surprising seeing as though it's New Orleans. Another person got the Mac and cheese and greens. The Mac and cheese tasted like a boxed mix, and the greens tasted canned. I don't think I will return. The great part was the waitress who was very nice.
I wouldn’t go back -we ordered the “Soul Sampler” which consisted of two catfish tenders, 2 ribs, a fried chicken thigh, jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice , turnip greens and praline bread pudding for $26. It sounds like a steal, but some of it was inedible and none of it was delicious. The best bite was the bread pudding-the worst the red beans and rice. The jambalaya was edible. I gave it 3 stars because you could eat most of it, but it kind of reminded me of leftovers.
I ate the Spaghetti. It was great. I am not a huge fan of Louisiana dishes. The manager was very nice as well. The waiter annoyed me a bit. We had a large party, we needed a little bit of flexibility for the paycheck. His answers were short and not very helpful.
This food is amazing!!! I came down for a birthday trip, and told my friend to pick a place with red beans and rice. We ended up at Praline Connection, and they did not disappoint. There wasn’t any wait time since we went around 1:00 that afternoon. The alligator sausage is GREAT, and those catfish bites?!? HEAVEN!!! Our waitress was super sweet, and I loved that the restaurant is black owned. :-) You definitely get plenty of food and it is well worth the money. I got an appetizer and entree for about $20, AND left with a to-go box. Next trip to New Orleans, I most definitely will be seeing them again.
The fried chicken and jambalaya was delicious. I had the sampler dinner platter and did not care for any of the other foods on the tray. Friendly service but very slow. Bread pudding was delicious... Avoid the peach cobbler it was soggy and no flavoring in the crust.
Ummm. Don't eat here because it will not give you the New Orleans feel and you will be disappointed! I've had better okra at Churches Chicken in Detroit. The platter looked so beautiful until I saw only 4 pieces of fish and 20 pieces of liver! Oh, the service is super slow as if it took time to make the boxed macaroni and gumbo! I gave 2 stars because the people outside played good music. I wish I could have washed it down with the water but that too was not that great! Sorry...Praline but you failed me on my last night in town. Epic fail!
This place was not delicious at all. We were visiting and will not recommend or never return. We were looking for places to eat and this place was rated really high. I don’t see how. First, we had a party of 16. We tip pretty big. However, our waiter first lost his tip when he did not even take our orders for drinks. We had to ask another waiter for drinks after 20 minutes. Next, we were ready to order. I asked the waiter how big a portion was for a meal and he replied enough to be your dinner. That’s not what I was implying as I was asking how big the serving was. My husband and I wanted to share a salad because we didn’t see anything else appealing. He caught an attitude and didn’t even ask what salad dressing we wanted until we asked what kind the restaurant had. The food came out fairly quickly, but wasn’t worth it. Our chicken on the salad was dry and not tasty. My boiled eggs had blue spots on them. I observed the rest of my family’s dinner. One of them sent the spaghetti back because of the way it tasted and looked. Another sent the gumbo back because it wasn’t seasoned, ordered the beans and rice instead, and was still unsatisfied. The ones that ordered the fried chicken were upset because the chicken was not clean and still had feathers on it. Overall, we were not pleased.
Wait a minute! This was the best Southern meal I've had in my life. The first time I haven't had to season my greens to get them exactly right. Everything was perfectly delicious. I felt at home. The entire experience from our greeting by the hostess, the service by the waitress, the entire staff stands out!! But the Food!! Our friends told us we would be amazed and we were. I don't even write reviews but I had to let the world know what's going on here!
We had the platter!!! Run go get that ......
The fried Catfish and the service was great and my honey was in love with his Praline. and the red beans and rice were good too we got the sample plate and shared it and tried everything. Their gumbo rue needs to be thicker it was a little to watery for me
The best food I ever had in life! The bread pudding better than Grandma. Right on Frenchman St. Great customer service. Felt like Thanksgiving with the family
Lovely place, friendly service and great food. Shared the "Taste of Soul" platter. More than enough food for two, and everything dish was a delight. Highly recommended!!
Great vibes and friendly staff but the food is definitely subpar. Not seasoned well the red beans and rice are better at Popeye's Chicken. I find that to be crazy to believe and the Greens are canned. The BBQ ribs were at least day a day old and had been reheated and smothered in sauce to try and hide the fact they were tough and not fresh. The bread pudding was the best part but I am not a bread pudding type of guy. Again the staff and service was great the food left me highly disappointed.
Food was delicious! Not a fan of the pralines, but I think that was a personal taste thing (my first time trying), I took some home and family preferred the coconut ones (I purchased all the flavors available), even the ones who normally don't like coconut (go figure)
Really good service and great food. One of my favorite places in the French quarter. Absolutely would recommend to anybody that wants good New Orleans food.
Visited this place a few years ago. Incredible food & service. Can’t wait to back here when I get down to NO again. Bought a bottle of hot sauce! It was so good!
Had the meatloaf there 10 years ago and dreamed about it until I was able to come back again last year. It was just as good as I remembered. I tell anyone I know going to, or through NOLA that they should take the time to stop and eat at The Praline Connection.
Excellent food, good service with fair prices. They have moved to a new location over on Decatur near BB Kings.
It was a great place to sit and cool off while watching the passer go Byers
Simply the best! Better than Aunt Sally's
Yummy pralines and other sweet treats.
Good items just a bit overpriced but not outrageous for New Orleans. Pralines are great.
Tasted like old chocolate mixed with sand.
Good praline. Customer service is nonexistent here
Look at that stack of Cafe du monde coffee!!!
Came in for dinner midweek with the wife. Having watched a travel show episode about their meatloaf, I had to try it.
The meatloaf was good. 4-star good....read this and 711 more