Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Uptown Acorn Eats {Upperline}

     J & I celebrated Valentine's Day over the weekend with dinner at our most favorite New Orleans restaurant, Upperline.

     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.
     First course-
     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!

     Second Course-
     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!

     Third course-
     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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  1. I've never been to Upperline, but this post makes me want to dine there. Looks yummy!

  2. I went there with you when I visited! Has that really been two years ago? You and Jeff have to make a visit back to Atlanta one of these days! Camie

  3. Howdy!
    I've really enjoyed your blog and am one of your constant readers.
    Im driving over to NOLA for thanksgiving this year to celebrate my youngest 21st birthday.
    We'll certainly make a reservation at the Upperline!
    We'll be there four days, and absolutely looking forward to this adventure!
    ~ Nancy Eileen


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