Sunday, December 27, 2009

Drago's Seafood Restaurant - New Orleans

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
2 Poydras Street (in Hilton New Orleans Riverside, across from Harrah’s Casino)
New Orleans, LA
504-584-3911 (No reservations)
Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Touted as the “Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster,” Drago’s serves up perhaps the best of these mollusk delicacies in New Orleans.

Their charbroiled oysters, topped with a savory garlic butter and herb sauce are out-of- this-world good. So good, in fact, imitations of this recipe abound throughout NOLA.

How’s this for another one of their oyster favs: Fleur De Lis Oysters – sautéed with peanuts and a spicy red pepper aioli (garlic and olive oil). Yum.

There are plenty of other seafood favorites. I had and would highly recommend Half Stuffed Lobster accompanied with a scoop of a crabmeat stuffing. Mouth-watering tender lobster, perfectly cooked green beans and an exceptional salad with house-made dressing made for a great meal.

Their menu also features shrimp, pasta, poultry and USDA prime beef entrées. Children’s menu available.

Whether you’re seeking po-boys for lunch or lobster or fish for dinner don’t leave without sampling Drago’s charbroiled oysters.

Eat in the dining room, raw bar or in the lounge at the street entrance. There’s another location in Metairie. Both spots get crowded for dinner and no reservations are taken, so time it right. If you're self-parking in the Hilton garage, Drago's will validate the ticket, saving you a few dollars. Service: excellent. © 2009 All rights reserved.

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