Upperline is the restaurant where J & I love to celebrate special times, and the place we bring many out of town guests since its proximity is so close to home.
J & I are always greeted by the ever cordial JoAnn Clevenger, the long time owner of this fine Uptown establishment.
Surprise! J & I started with our usual martinis... Cheers!
The wait staff is always on their game--- never pushy, attentive, and professional. JoAnn manages every detail.
J & I shared the Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade. Did you know that this combination of these two classics started at Upperline in 1992? Interesting?
We also shared the Spicy Oysters St. Claude. Both apps are delicious!
I had my usual (and probably my favorite meal here in NOLA) Cane Rive Shrimp Saute', sauteed shrimp, mushrooms, bacon & garlic over crispy grits. Yum! Yum! Yum!
J dined on Drum fish topped with spicy, hot shrimp. He loved it!
We both had the Louisiana Pecan topped topped with buttery vanilla ice cream. Another yum!
Perhaps Frommer's Guide to New Orleans says it best, "Get out of the Quarter. Get out of the Quarter. Get out of the Quarter. Hop on a streetcar, admire the gorgeous homes...sample what's happening in New Orleans cooking. We recommend the more-or-less contemporary Creole food at Upperline. Today, you must begin to see what else New Orleans has to offer." I second that! I could not agree more.
Upperline is located at 1413 Upperline Street, Uptown. It is open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner only. Reservations are highly recommended.
Happy Dining, y'all!
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