Our Honeymoon In New Orleans

July 31st, 2006 by Jeff in Life

The Alpine  620 Rue Chartres

Staff: Wes and Tina

Out of all the restaurants we dined at, The Alpine turned out to be our
favorite. This is the French Quarters best kept secret and part of me doesn’t
want to tell anyone about it. It is very unassuming when you first see the
place, but once you walk into the door, you feel right at home. We ended up
going here twice because we just fell in love with the place. Not to mention,
The Alpine in Constableville New York is where we were engaged, it just seemed

Tina was our waitress the first night we were there and promptly introduced
Andrea to the Hurricane, something I found hard to part her with. I ordered the
Barbecued Shrimp and the Blackened Catfish. Let me just say this, The Alpine
makes the best Barbecued Shrimp in the French Quarter. I ordered it both times I
was there and I think I will never be fully satisfied in life again unless I get
more of that dish. I had the same thing in other restaurants in New Orleans, but
none compared to The Alpine. The catfish was superb and unlike some of the other
places we went to, it wasn’t too spicy; just a perfect balance of spices.

Andrea had the Chicken Alfredo and if she was born with a larger stomach, she
would have finished it. The chicken was so tender you could have cut it with a

On our second visit, we were waited on by Wess who did a marvelous job! Again, I
had the Shrimp, but for the main course I tried the Praline Duck. This my
friends, is out of this world. I have to get that recipe. I’m afraid that I am
just not good enough with words to describe this meal. Kazaa to the chef!

Andrea decided on the Barbecued Ribs which were very, very delicious!

On our first visit, Wess who was hosting at the time, offered us a free Creme
Brulee when he found out we were honeymooners. We turned him down because we
felt if we at another bite it would ruin the dinner. We were perfectly content
and did not want to spoil the meal. The second time however, we decided to give
it a try. This is by far the best I have had. I can’t explain it, you just have
to take my word on it, order it!

Wistfully, we started to leave, realizing that we would not be back to The
Alpine anytime soon as our honeymoon was almost over. The manager (owner?) was
very nice as we were leaving and gave us a hand written card that is good for a
free Barbecued Shrimp appetizer the next time we dine there. They really pay
attention to detail at The Alpine!

Are there fancier places to eat in New Orleans? Sure, but if you want the real
French Quarter, then by all means, do not avoid The Alpine!


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