Authentic Louisiana Cuisine in Rochester NY of all Places!

The French Quarter Cafe.
The French Quarter Cafe.
The French Quarter Cafe.
The French Quarter Cafe.

 

Found myself in Rochester, New York the other day. So looked online to see if we could find some good eats. There were a few good looking choices but we decided to gambled on what turned out to be a very good Cajun restaurant called The French Quarter Cafe. Everything looked good on the menu so we thought we would order as much as we could so we could get a really good idea of the menu. We tried the Crawfish Étouffée, Chicken Gumbo, Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole and meat pies. We got either the half orders or the smalls so we would have room to try a bunch of menu items and to save a little room for dinner that night. Nothing disappointed and in retrospect we wished we'd ordered more meat pies and crawfish. At that point we were almost into earlier dinner territory and what we ended up having for supper just two hours latter was a big disappointment. French Quarter Cafe was nothing fancy, however they did have some great piecies of art on the walls, but all dishes we tried were high quality and authentic. Highly recommend! We would like to issue a challenge to restaurateurs or budding restaurateurs in the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara regions to either go down to New Orleans and get a crash course on authentic Louisiana cuisine or kidnap a cook or two from a restaurant in the French Quarters and bring them back here and open up a great authentic creole kitchen a little closer to home... thank you in advance!