Dick & Jenny’s

restaurants / Creole

Dick & Jenny’s information

New Orleans , USA
Street 4501 Tchoupitoulas St
+1 504 894 9880
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mains $20-34
Opening hours
5:30-10pm Tue-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

You could easily accuse New Orleans of doing the contemporary Creole thing to death, but Dick and Jenny (a real couple) have breathed life into this overdone genre. Hidden away in what looks like grandma’s shack by the river is a warm dining room packed with artsy accents, laughing locals, families out for a good night and couples on romantic dates. The food is a good example of what can be done when a profound respect for local ingredients meets a talent that goes beyond craft into art; the last time we visited, a roasted duck seemed to melt off the plate onto a bed of pecan risotto. We wanted to sleep a happy nap right there and then, and that’s the essence of D&J’s – food and atmosphere that go beyond good into uncannily cozy territory.