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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Cajun

Re: “Chappy's

Never never never again. What a waste of money (over $100 in dinner for two). Worst restaurant ever: food is cold, salty or lacking any taste whatsoever. The waiter brought the wrong plate twicw and an incorect check twice. The green carpet on the floor is old and smells like tobacco

Posted by nana on 11/09/2013 at 5:14 PM

Re: “The Original Nooley's

Roast Beef Poboy is almost impossible to find here in Nashville and it did not disappoint. Of course, they can't get the fabulous bread used in New Orleans but otherwise, it was a very close resemblance to my Roast Beef Poboy from Johnny's. Can't wait to go back!

Posted by gabbynashville on 10/28/2013 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

As a New Orleans native, I sincerely enjoyed and appreciated Ri'chard's Cafe'. There are a few restaurants dishing up Cajun, Southern and Creole cuisine in the Nashville Area but Ri'chard's offers "Langiappe"! That's French for, "A little bit extra". The food is delicious and the atmosphere is laid back and friendly. Richard Trest, the owner, is a working owner. Along side his restaurant staff, he cooks, cashiers brings food to the tables and even sits in with live bands contributing his awesome guitar playing or slapping the cajon but that's still not all! Richard is an accomplished musician himself and enjoys performing his own music for his patrons. It's all part of the experience expected and well-delivered at this establishment. Step into Ri'chard's Cafe' and find yourself in the deep south where the shrimp are frying and the file' gumbo is steaming. You may have just found your new kitchen-away-from-home! I did!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Arlene Foster on 06/13/2013 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Chappy's

Chappy’s in Nashville “specializing” in New Orleans and Creole food, we wanted to see for ourselves. I have not been there for dinner, but I have eaten lunch there and that fried chicken sandwich was very delicious. When we walked in, the vibe was depressing; no one was upbeat and it seemed like everything was moving in slow motion, and the décor was French quarter on a messy budget.

Our server told us about his likes and the specials, and delivered the bread with an array of butters. We looked over the menu and decided to go with an appetizer and soup to start. The fried green tomatoes were just ok a little bland for my taste, but the parmesan cheese, and sauce helped it out. When I saw corn and crab bisque, I had to order it and the soup was good. For entrée, I ordered the chicken ship island (it was a shipwreck) the chicken breast had no flavor, I could not find it at all, and I even looked under the table. I chose not to get the rice du jour; I chose the mixed vegetables and it looked like a hot mess served on a plate. My guest ordered grilled bbq spice shrimp and it was not spicy, but he added the Chappys hot sauce and it worked that out. He loved the rice du jour but all in all it was just ok. Being a New Orleans style restaurant, I saw bread pudding on the menu and really wanted it; however, I no longer had and appetite.

Chappy’s has a plenty of space on the inside and descent parking out back. They also have jazz night and offer cooking classes. It has been open since 2006 and how it has been said to be the best Cajun restaurant in Nashville, but really there is not many around here. The owner is really a cool fun guy who chats with the every guest, but hopefully they can get it together so the place can stick around.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by MR86 on 03/04/2013 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

This was bay far the worst dining experience I have ever had! My wife and I went to Ri'Chards on a Saturday night and the place was nicely filled with locals who seemed to be enjoying the music, but not the high priced lack luster food. I could smell the old frying grease so strongly you think we would have known not to order food either. We got the worse sevice, which included bot getting napkins or silverware. My wife order gumbo (IT WAS SERVED COLD and looked very dark and gritty). The jambalaya was some overcooked boxed rice thaw was cold and mushy with tough overcooked and probably old chicken and sausage. To top it off we got the racist stare the entire time we endured this meal.

AVOID THIS PLACE!!!!!!!

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mr. Mall on 01/08/2013 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Steamboat Bill's [Closed]

I take my family to this place every week. We love it and know all the people who work there. The crawfish is outstanding as is the catfish and gumbo. Bill takes personal care of the products and the preparation. We highly recommend this restaurant. It IS the real deal in Cajun food.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by King tiger on 06/14/2012 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

I went on a Sunday morning and couldn't have been more disappointed. The place was still showing signs of the night before. I ordered eggs benedict and got a combination of a cold, dry english muffin, cold ham, something that resembled an processed egg product, flat and tasteless, and topped with a congealed sauce. We were told immediately that they were out of jambalaya and shrimp although others around us were ordering shrimp. I think the community night life and cajun food is probably acceptable and maybe even good, but we we won't go back to find out. I got the impression that because of their reputation, our meal- or lack of, just didn't count. We were charged full price though we didn't eat it. Sorry patrons.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bea Kissner on 05/24/2012 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

We love the food and atmosphere. Not what I'd call tradtional cajun, but really good. Just don't go during rush hour. We LOVE their Chargrilled Oysters. They just need to serve bread on the side without charging extra.

Posted by NEWSY on 09/21/2011 at 12:44 PM

Re: “The Original Nooley's

I have heard such good things about this place but when I went it was either an bad day for them or they had a new cook. I had the red beans tried the red beans and rice and a cup of sausage gumbo. Red beans and rice tasted like I cooked some white rice opened up a can of red beans that had been stirred together with boiled onions and about 3 pieces of sausage. The stuff out of a box at the grocery is even better. The same for the gumbo, there is no depth in the taste, it's just very bland. For such inexpensive ingredients to begin with you would think that they would spend a little more time trying to add some flavor. Isn't that what Cajun is suppose to be?

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Canoe98 on 09/16/2011 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

This place rocks. The food and music are great. The service is excellent. They have a treasure chest full of toys for the little ones. Richard the owner is originally from Louisiana and knows his Cajun cooking. They are also open on Saturdays from 12:30 to 9:00 so you can enjoy lunch and listen to some great up and coming writers at the Songwriters showcase hosted by Gary Cavanaugh. Some no. 1 writers have been known to drop in! Aieee and great etouffee!!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by gtc4522 on 04/24/2011 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Jack Scott always books quality talent for the Songwriter Nights...great music and great food...how can you go wrong? SUPERTERRIWONDERFANTABULOUS!!!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ilcul8rk on 03/28/2011 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

So disappointed. As a Louisiana native, I love celebrating Mardi Gras. Made a reservation to celebrate at Ri'chard's. Drove 35 minutes to get there, walked in, the music was playing, people were wearing their beads, the band was setting up, the atmosphere was festive. We were ready to party! Then, the waitress led us down the street into an empty room with no beads or decorations, no music, no other people. Needless to say, we left and headed to Larrivierre's on the Square in Gallatin where we were welcomed into their Mardi Gras celebration! We feasted on delicious, authentic Cajun food and decided to eliminate Ri'chard's from our future dining choices. Too bad that one "AH SHOOT" wipes out a thousand "ATTABOYS!"

Posted by Judyforster on 03/09/2011 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Our favorite local restaurant! Best & friendlist staff in town - including Nashville! Wonderful food but the atmosphere is THE BEST. Great original music. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Where we like to go to just be ourselves and relax and enjoy some good food. Thanks for coming to Whites Creek!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hudson on 03/01/2011 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

I am a New Orleans native and so glad to have found Richard's! Great place....great atmosphere! Love the roastbeef....

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NOLA on 02/04/2011 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Fantastic food! Best Veggie burger in town. We have them cater at least one tailgate each year. We feed 15 people for less than 100 bucks and there is food left over. Best red beans and rice i have ever had. Food is great. Beer only is the only negative.

Posted by kputman on 01/21/2011 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

This is my favorite restaurant in all of the Nashville area. The food is delicious and well-priced. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and relaxed. I've been to Ri'chard's several times and I've never been disappointed in the food or the service. This is one place you need to go!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Erisa Rei on 01/04/2011 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

who is running this place..girls act like idiots!! i sat with an empty drink at the bar for 10 min while the almost naked immature bartender played with her friend!! my food was great but i felt like i was in a high school. I wanted to know who was managing out of curiosity so i ask the bartender and she pointed to some ganglly looking man standing at the front door staring into outer space. No wonder these girls do what they want and the service sucks, their boss is an idiot too. In the short time he was standing there he never opened the door, said thank you or good bye to any customers coming or going. It had been rain/snow mix that day and watched as a woman walked in and slipped and almost fell. the manager just looked and said nothing, i was in shock. I think it's time for the owner to clean up the place and send the manager packing. If i eat there again it will be to go!!!

Posted by liketoeat on 12/23/2010 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Boy oh man do I love me some Ri'Chard's! What a great place to dine. I have tried a bunch of the items from the menu and loved them all. My favorite is the Red Beans and Rice. .... and the Jambalaya and the Fried Pickles and the Fried Mushrooms and the Shrimp Creole and the Muffalettas and the funky snosage and the po boys and the ... well you get the point. The wait staff is not only beautiful but friendly and fun. The cooks know what dey doin too! The music is always a delight. Home grown singer songwriters. All original music, which is refreshing. The owner, Richard Trest is a good good man and loves to entertain the crowd throughout the day and evening. R'Chard's = one of the bright spots of Nashville.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Coxbrother on 10/05/2010 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Positively DELIGHTFUL in every way! TREMENDOUS food. FRIENDLY people. INCREDIBLE music. COOL atmosphere with or without the kids! I'm sure I'm leaving something out... AWESOME from A-Z :) !!!

Posted by kfintel on 08/12/2010 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

I was in Nashville and visited Richard's. As a Louisiana Native I know good cajun food, and they have it! The atmosphere and service was great also. A must visit for anyone who wants to Lassaiz les bons temps rouler

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by csolar on 08/09/2010 at 11:51 PM

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