One of my very favorite spots for a drink or lunch in New Orleans is Napoleon House. It is everything you could wish for in a New Orleans cafe; decadent, dimly lit with paint blistering from the artwork and photo adorned walls, and of course great food and drinks.
A must on every visit to Napoleon House, especially in the stifling summer months, is the Pimm’s Cup. Their version of this English classic is made with Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, then topped with 7-Up and garnished with a slice of cucumber.
My wife and I both had the Roast Beef Po Boy and shared a large plate of Red Beans & Rice (being Monday and all), which also came with a small side salad and Creole Hot Sausage. The Po Boys were dressed with a wonderful and rich gravy; delicious. The red beans were very good as well, and left us as the gentleman who was our waiter promised, “As full as ticks”. (I loved that!)
I judge a Roast Beef Po Boy by the number of napkins needed to complete the meal, the larger the stack the better the dining experience, this one earned a large stack of napkins. The highest rating of course has no napkins, just a hose and a bucket of soapy water.
Napoleon House is a must stop for your trip to New Orleans if even for just a drink. They also have an excellent warm Muffuletta, which is very well respected by Muffuletta afficionados.
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