Louisiana Bistreaux

June 11, 2019

It's been a minute since I last uploaded a restaurant-related post to my Food Diaries, but have no fear, my love for food is still very much a large part of my existence and I don't like that is going to change any time soon. 

Today, I chose to share everything I recently tried from a new foodie find of mine- Louisiana Bistreaux, a Cajun/Creole restaurant that features everything from seafood, to gumbos, to steaks and everything in between. 


- Tender gator tail strips, lightly seasoned and fried
- The gator was cooked and seasoned perfectly (no rubbery texture from being overdone), but I found the kitchen to be a bit heavy handed with the battering- some pieces were more seasoned batter than gator. 

And for those who have never tried alligator meat before (this was personally my 1st time), I've chosen to refer to it as "river chicken" (even though many refer to tuna as the chicken of the sea) because the mild taste and texture, in my opinion, are quite reminiscent of a fried chicken nugget of sorts, yet so different, in that the gator was ever so slightly chewy in texture. Not like bubble gum chewy, more like the chew from a fresh piece of pan seared white, lean fish, that when perfectly done, just melts in your mouth. And much like a cooked piece of fish, the gator had a similar, slightly flaky quality. I enjoyed it.


- Gulf Coast half dozen oysters
- These oysters were not very good. I think that had more so to do with them probably not being "in season" when I tried them, but overall, these were just a huge NO.


- Louisiana Crawfish tails, seasoned and fried, served with creole mustard sauce
- Louisiana Bistreaux does seasoned batters well. This was another well seasoned appetizer, but there were still pieces that left you with a mouthful of batter and very little to no crawfish.


- Served with dill beurre blanc, lemon jalapeño coleslaw & brabant potatoes
- This is the entree that caught my attention when searching for a new seafood restaurant to try. Definitely a great price for a generous helping of lobster tails. 

Again, the batter was perfectly seasoned for me with an even coating this time, not thick like the appetizers'. The brabant potatoes were also delicious, some bits slightly overdone, but perfectly salted, and the lemon jalapeño coleslaw offered a freshness and pleasant contrasting texture with each bite.


- Gulf shrimp lightly battered and fried, served with lemon jalapeño coleslaw & brabant potatoes
- The shrimp where perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of fried batter coating them, and again, everything was seasoned well.

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE (*dessert special, changes*)

- A seasonal cheesecake flavour
- I found the cheesecake to be really dense and overly sweet.

Ambience: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Value: 4/5

- Would I dine there again?
Sure. I've already paid them another visit.

- Things I enjoyed?
Very reasonably priced
All my dishes were seasoned well
Those lobster tails

Be sure to let me know if you've ever tried any dishes from Louisiana Bistreaux! What were/are some of your favourties and what should I maybe avoid the next time I pay them a visit?


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