The first time I passed the Napoleon House while I was walking through the French Quarter, I thought it was an abandoned building. Let’s just say the outside has alot of character. But you know a place is good when the outside is run down and the place is packed!
We had a short wait and plopped down at the bar. They had a special on Dixie Beer. I never had a Dixie, so I wanted to give it a try. It was decent, but not as tasty or smooth as Abita Amber. After about 15 minutes, we were seated and greeted by the server. I ordered a Pimm’s Cup, which is a house specialty. It’s made with Pimm’s # 1(a version of Gin), lemonade and a splash of 7up.
My sister and I decided to split the Shrimp Remoulade and a Muffaletta. They are famous for their Muffalettas so I couldn’t wait to try it! The shrimp was great…it was served in an avocado with pieces of garlic butter toast. The shrimp was perfectly cooked, and doused with tangy remoulade. It paired very well with the creaminess of the avocado. We spread the leftover avocado & remoulade on the toast…yum!
Next we ate our muffaletta. It was good, but I did expect it to be a little bit better. The bread was warm, but could have been a bit softer. The olive salad was great and not too greasy. The quality of the meats were good, but they definitely could have added more to it.
Overall, it was a really good meal. They definitely have good quality food at reasonable prices. The service was okay. The bartender was quick. The server was a little rude at the beginning when I asked him how the size of their Muffaletta compared to Central Grocery’s. I thought it was a reasonable question to ask. But then he became nicer, maybe he realized he overreacted. Anyway…I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans for a good lunch in a historic building.