Rudest Service Ever!. The breakfast servers are hands down the rudest we've ever had the misfortune to encounter. The food is good, but not worth the aggravation. From the moment you enter the courtyard, you are treated as if you are an interloper, and the attitude is pervasive. We had a particularly hostile waitress, a black lady with short black hair, who would look at you and say, "and"... if you did not order to her satisfaction. As a former wait person, I am baffled by this attitude. We won't eat here again.
Dinner at Coffee Pot.
My husband and I had dinner at the Coffee Pot after a recommendation of a local bartender.
We got to have a table by the front which was nice. Our waiter was very good and the service was good.
I had Fleur De Lis Chicken and my husband had the fish. Both were very good.
On the other hand we went for breakfast the next morning and the service was very slow and I wasn't crazy about the dish I had the Eggs Sardou.
Didn't realize service could be this bad. It's amazing. I never realized it was possible to feel this unwelcome at a restaurant. The wait staff was downright hostile. 30 minutes just to get an order in. When we asked (very nicely) to place our order, we were met with attitude you cannot imagine. Once the meal came, we were held hostage. No more coffee. No water. No SILVERWARE to even eat with. When I finally got up to ask for silverware (and be allowed to eat), I was told not to get out of my seat again. No check even. We had to calculate the bill ourselves based on the menu. It was the only restaurant I've ever been to where I was legitimately concerned about a confrontation from wait staff. Plus the food was poor and everything was dirty (including the silverware we had to plead for). Worst restaurant experience of my life. Amazing. We would have gotten up and walked out except for the hostility we would have experienced as a result. Run far away from this restaurant.
FAIL!!!!!!!!. (RE: 2 months ago) I was told about the Coffee Pot Restaraunt by a friend who frequents the Quarter. My friend really pumped up this places reputation and "amazing" food. When my girlfriend and I walked in it was a fairly busy Saturday night. Our server......James?...........Jonathan?......was very friendly and very knowledgeable about drinks and menu items. Even though he seemed busy he helped us decide on a dish. To say the least the food was terrible. The food did not taste fresh and I felt like I had just wasted my time and money. We saw some young kid , "the chef", throw our dishes in the microwave and then sit them in the window for five minutes to dry out under a heat lamp. Old frozen food.......awesome! Our server was very gracious about us disliking the food. He seemed to be a very hard worker. The "manager" on the other hand (a larger gentleman) looked like a vulture hovering over the waiters making their jobs harder. To the servers: GOOD JOB! To the manager or owner: Your food sucks. You're supposed to care about the product you put out. My friend who recommended this place came here about a year ago and talked about an amazing dining experience and an awesome manager and servers. When I decided to come in to have that same experience I got leftovers, a 12 year old for a chef, a manger that takes his "job way too seriously, and 1 AWESOME server!!!! Whom I feel bad for because he has to work at the crappiest restaraunt in the Quarter. Oh yeah................the soft drinks were spectacular!
Delicious jambalaya!. Recommended to us by a local resident, The Old Coffee Pot was a great New Orleans experience. best jambalaya we had, a lovely setting and welcoming staff.
Out of biscuits at 10 am - huh? Biscuits are easy!
The waitress was a numbskull and couldn't be bothered with us. She said our toast would be out soon. We got it from someone else 10 minutes after we finished our tasteless omelets.
Fantastic Food. My girlfriends and I ate here for dinner and had an overall great experience. I ordered the parmesan encrusted snapper, and it was excellent. The entrees were a little expensive, but the food was so good, it seemed worth it. I'd go so far as to say it was probably the best meal I've had in all my five trips to the French Quarter throughout the past 10 years (and I've experienced a variety of French Quarter restaurants.) Can't wait to take my husband there next trip.
What happened to the this Restaurant????.
I visit NOLA 2X a year. I almost always eat breakfast or brunch here... however this past Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2009) when myself and two friends went there they managed to screw up all 3 orders, never rectified the situation and on top of all that added an 18% GRATUITY to the bill. So the service is horrible, the order was wrong and we are being forced to tip. NEVER AGAIN.
I would have rated this as a zero but I was forced to give it the lowest (a one star).
The true New Orleans Experience!!!. First I would like to address a few of the negative comments that I've seen in reference to the food here. For instance the one that said the bisque was too salty.........um no!!!! I live in New Orleans and I frequent this quaint little place often and the food is not over cooked or over seasoned. To say the least this is some of the best food in the French Quarter outside of fine dining. This is the way creole and cajun cuisine is prepared. If you want the same old bland food why didn't you just stay home and cook something out of a box??? My point is............If you "the traveler" are looking for good atmosphere, funny and lovable servers, and stellar food look no further than this little nook in the heart of the Quarter. Ignore the criticism and give in. You'll be happy you did!!!
The WORST of the French Quarter! Horrible!. I have lived in New Orleans for over 10 years and this is absolutely the worst dining experience I have had in the city, possibly even in the world. The slow, rude, and hateful staff could not possibly care less about the customers or the quality of the food. If the awful service isn't enough of a reason to avoid this so called restaurant, the food certainly is. Horrid is too kind of a description for the food we were served. It was greasy and nothing seemed fresh. Even the coffee...ugh...I can't even begin to describe the foul taste of the brown water in the coffee cup! Of the many wonderful places to eat in my beautiful city, please do not dislike your self enough to go here. Please learn from my mistake. Spare your stomach and your day. Avoid this place at all costs!
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