Monday, February 18, 2013

Uptown Acorn Eats {Dick & Jenny’s}

Located just off of Napoleon Avenue at the corner of Tchoupitoulas (Can you pronounce it?) and Jena Streets, Dick & Jenny’s is a New Orleans staple. I still cannot believe that J & I have lived here for over 4 years and never dined here before.
“Originally a grocery store, and later a po-boy shop, this funky New Orleans original is a gathering place for those who seek fine dining cuisine in a casual, comfortable and affordable setting.
A husband and wife team, Dick and Jenny Benz modeled this intimate Uptown restaurant after some of their favorites here and abroad. The restaurant is casual, but equipped with a bar and an outdoor patio if one has to wait to be seated. The food is best described as American Regional with eclectic European overtones. Dick changes the a la carte menu every two months allowing the menu to feature seasonal specialties like soft shell crabs in spring and game in the fall.”
With reservations at 7:00 PM, we were warmly greeted and quickly whisked to our table for two in the main dining room. The dining room was very warm and inviting. Designed plates of its original customers decorated the walls. What a story! Read it HERE.
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J & I started with a couple martinis (I am allowed to have one or two drinks now--- doctors orders.).
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Water was brought to the table in Mason jars. Love it! And a basket of cornbread and rosemary breads satiated our hunger.
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We each ordered a different appetizer to share.
J ordered the corn fried Louisiana oysters – southern coleslaw & New Orleans remoulade which tasted fantastic.
I ordered the fried green tomatoes & jumbo lump crab remoulade. They too were yummy.
After another round of martinis, we both totally enjoyed our entrees. J dined on the filet with wild & dirty rice, grilled asparagus & a mushroom-sage demi-glace.

I dined on the drumfish with shrimp & mirliton stuffing over chorizo risotto, topped with lemon-thyme beurre blanc. Both were excellent. The portions are large.
Finally for dessert, we chose the pumpkin praline cheese cake topped with whipped cream & salted caramel sauce. Yum!
If you choose to dine at Dick & Jenny’s, go hungry. The portions are rather large, so we left stuffed. It has been a while since I filled my stomach with so much rich foods.
All in all, I cannot wait to dine there again. The atmosphere, staff, and foods were all top notch.
Check out the menu: click HERE
Dick & Jenny’s, y’all!


  1. Dick and Jenny's has been on my list for awhile--I read about it in Tom Fitzmorris's NOMenu newsletter. He gave it four stars, which is a rarity for him. The dishes you had look amazing. So glad the doctor "ordered" that you can have a cocktail or two! Have a great day! :)

  2. Love N'Orleans! Will have to stop there on my next visit!

  3. After newly discovering your Blog which I love and reviewing past posts of your Atlanta home and your beautiful New Orleans home, can you share what brought you and J to New Orleans? Your home is just gorgeous. I'm sure you've mentioned it, but can't seem to find it!

  4. What a cute restaurant...and the food looks incredible. I love those little home-town places. Did I miss it-How did your tests turn out? xo Diana

  5. Yay! We love Dick and Jenny's! Acutally after Katrina some friends of ours, Leigh and Will bought the restaurant. So we try to go there as much as we can to support them, but it's not easy to get a table! Glad you loved it as much as we do!

  6. Um yum! Maybe I should add this on my list of places to eat this weekend

  7. I think we went there and could not get in...too crowded and not enough time for the wait

  8. Did you get the results of your stress test? Looks like a delicious meal. Hope it was a celebratory one!

  9. Did you get the results of your stress test? Looks like a delicious meal. Hope it was a celebratory one!

  10. I am sitting here drooling...the food looks divine and I am starving! Such an incredible meal and the cheesecake is calling my name. Of course, the martini's are too! :)



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