Sunday, February 7, 2010

Nathan's Restaurant - Slidell (New Orleans suburb)

36440 Old Bayou Liberty Rd.
Slidell, LA (New Orleans suburb)
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
(Open all day but lunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

By Jane Feehan

Wanting to avoid the Saintomania and Mardi Gras fracas but seeking some good New Orleans food, I stopped in at Nathan’s in Slidell recently. It’s easy to get to, no parking hassles and the setting – on the water – is a welcome respite from city noise.

The biggest plus is the food. Executive Chef and Owner Ross Eirich, chef for 11 years at Galatoire’s in the French Quarter, continues his award-winning culinary tradition at the restaurant named after his son.

Opened in 2008, Nathan’s serves Creole dishes and seafood. I ordered a salad topped heavy with blue cheese and, for the main course, Roasted Seafood Eggplant; both were delicious. The entrée came piping hot with a parmesan cheese crust and loaded with shrimp and crabmeat; it was more than I could eat.

The menu is large, for dinner or lunch, and the average entrée is about $18-19, though there’s a variety of lunch items for much less. A customer favorite is the Fried Oyster Spinach Salad for $17 or a seafood platter for $23 – a bargain.

It won’t be long for my return visit.

Full bar, take out and catering. Service: Excellent. © 2010 Jane Feehan All rights reserved.
Tags: Slidell restaurants, best restaurants in Slidell

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