Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of gourmet comfort food and drinks at Capdeville, located near Lafayette Square in the warehouse district.
This burgeoning eatery boasts a sleek but laid-back interior infused with rock 'n' roll and inspired by British social houses. Dig into delectable menu items such as fried red beans and rice ($5) or poutine fries, which come flanked with fresh mozzarella curd and au poivre sauce ($6). A new dinner menu aims to curry carnivores' favor with entrees such as steak frites ($16), a hanger steak accompanied by New Orleans-style bordelaise and french fries, and the prosciutto wrapped chicken with local veggies ($13). Specialty drinks abound, as do a plethora of whiskeys ideal for swilling while searching for your next tune on the storied jukebox or pondering a patent on the cure for the common cold.
Gambit included Capedeville in its 2010 Best of New Orleans list. Numerous publications have featured the restaurant, including Country Roads magazine and New Orleans magazine. Yelpers award it a four-star average.
- Burgers show impressive character with thick, crumble-textured patties and chewy onion rolls. The duck confit club on brioche with duck crackling replacing the bacon is another successful innovation. – Ian McNulty, Gambit
- Chef Sparr, a native of Pensacola, Florida, and his able staff keep everyone happy with such treats as fritters du jour; sweet and sour bibb lettuce wrapped chicken; bloody Mary shrimp with house made cornbread… – Brenda Maitland, Country Roads