French Quarter Bar & Grill
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
For some of us, the French Quarter in New Orleans conjures images of French architecture, lively street musicians, and great food. For others, the quarter is a neon blur of blues bars, beads, and atomic green cocktails. The French Quarter Bar and Grill in Pompano seems to be going for a restaurant/sports bar hybrid - albeit heavy on the sports bar. From the outside, it looks similar to an old Irish Tavern - with a patio bar and Tiki torches. Inside, find oversized booths, a pool table, and several large flat-screen TVs. The restroom stall doors, deftly carved with the names of people to call for a good time, are a special treat. A charming, sun-baked musician may be strumming away and/or an MMA fight may be blaring from the TVs while you peruse the Cajun and Creole goodies. Appetizers include chicken wings, fish dip, and Southwest egg rolls. The New Orleans-influenced offerings include a seafood gumbo and blue cheese oysters. A $17 Cajun trio entrée overflows with shrimp Creole, crawfish étoufée, and jambalaya. Though the jambalaya oddly includes spaghetti noodles, the trio is delightfully filling and "junky," like a dish you'd want to eat after a night of heavy drinking. Which brings us to... cocktails. Although the French Quarter Bar and Grill doesn't have New Orleans' legendary Hand Grenades, it does sell Hurricanes that are prepared using Pat O'Brien's famous mix. Also available at the bar: Voodoo Cherry Kiss Cosmo (a cherry vanilla cosmo) or a Cool Brees (huckleberry-flavored vodka and Red Bull). Hot on the heels of the alcohol pitcher craze, the restaurant serves your choice of liquors - rum, vodka, or coconut rum - with a mixer in flame-red plastic pitchers for just $7.50. Not a bad way to start (or polish off) an evening.
Tips from foursquare
You can sit outside on the patio and listen to live music almost every night of the week, drinking pints of Abita Amber and slurping down Gulf oysters by the dozen, either raw, Rockefeller, or “black
Eat a muffuletta sandwich - the recipe once defeated Bobby Flay's in a Food Network Throwdown!
Cook more interested in the football game than making even mediocre food. Waiter trying to push us out the door despite almost every table being empty.
Partridge and a pear tree is on special right now. It's a great drink with pear Greygoose.
Waited over an hour for our food on a not busy Monday!
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