Lucy's Retired Surfers Rstrnt

(504) 523-8995 | View Website

701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA | Directions   70130

29.946454 -90.067442

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Bar & Club Special Features: After Work, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Permitted

Bar & Pub Special Features: Happy Hour

Cuisine: Mexican

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central Business District, French Quarter - CBD

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Reviews for Lucy's Retired Surfers Rstrnt

over a year ago

Great Place for Newbies!! – It was very crowded the day we went due to the Saints vs. Texans game, but the atmosphere was great! It was my first time going to NOLA and this place was about 2 blocks from my hotel. I definitely recommend it. The spirit of New Orleans is alive in this bar! Not too over-priced and we did not try the food there. We had a great time meeting the locals, they are so friendly!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Great food but buyer beware! – The food was very good but my husband and I got the worst case of food poisoning we have ever had. Spent two days of Jazz Fest in our hotel room bathroom (you don't want to know the details) - which completely ruined our anniversary weekend. The room service server at the hotel where we were staying said that over the past few years, several guests had the same awful experience. Since we had only one item that was uncooked, (salad with ranch dressing) we assumed that was what did us in. We were heartbroken as we had SO been looking forward to the weekend. Would give it four stars for food - but based on the extent and intensity of our food poisoning, can't really hit those other stars....

over a year ago

Hawaii meets Baja Mexico & California Surf – The menu is interesting, great relaxed atmosphere and the food is pretty good. The surfboards, wall posters, music and lighting are relaxed and laid back style. Waitresses are friendly and pretty quick about service. I ate there for dinner on a Wednesday night, so the place was only half full.

I ordered the Juicy Lucy with grilled pineapple and black forest ham added, with blue cheese crumbles. It's a big 1/2 lb hamburger.... and juicy is right. The flavor was good, not the best burger I've ever had but still pretty good. The fries it came with are nothing special. I should have had the sweet potato fries instead.

Another person I came with had the Crab Cakes and a side order of Spanish Rice. He said the crab cakes were OK, but not the best he's had. I noticed that he finished them though. The spanish rice was too moist and just didn't taste very good to him. His crab cakes came on a big bed of spinach. We asked the waiter if they had a salad dressing for the spinach leaves. He said, 'well, I guess you can eat them, but they're just a garnish'. I disagree. A few spinach leaves are a garnish... a whole plateful of them (under the crab cakes) is the start of a good salad.

My suggestions for Lucy's restaurant - not that they might care, but offered just in case.

1) either ditch the standard fries OR do something a bit different with them, like sprinkling them with a lime-sea salt coating or a jalapeno-salt coating instead of regular salt. Every #&%$#! restaurant in Baton Rouge serves the same French Fries. Do something different.

2) The Crab Cakes would be better if you did something different with the spinach 'garnish'. Add some sliced radish, a few pieces of chopped mango and some pine nuts, drizzle with a lemon dressing and it's a salad. For 25-cents more, you made the dish a LOT better.

3) Seriously re-think the spanish rice. It needs help. If your restaurant wants to showcase Baja California laid back cuisine... then go for it. Maybe try introducing some black beans or Mexican red corn into the rice, maybe a few bits of tomatillo to give it an extra kick.

Overall, the food was good and the atmosphere is worth coming back for. Lucy's is an interesting restaurant with a different kind of menu. I just think that they need to take the food a bit further to really get that Baja California Hawaii feel.

over a year ago

Best bar ambiance for brunch – Great place to go before a Saints game. The staff is great, really friendly and fast. All the food is good and a great valua, and the Sunday brunch has $2 mimosas. Would be hard to eat with a big group, and maybe not the best place for kids, but they have a lot fo seating, big bar, lots of tvs, and the decor is really fun.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

white trash servers – If you're not totally repulsed by the white trash waitress's / bar tenders being pawed all over by the black bar backs then you won't mind this place. Cheap drinks, cheap food.

over a year ago

Great place – Lucy's is great for having drinks with friends early in the evening and on Friday nights its a more trendy crowd. Good drinks and the food is pretty good. Only problem is the cleanliness of the restrooms and they are often clogged.

over a year ago

one of my favorites – Lucys is a great bar that you wont find many tourists at. Locals hang out there for the chill atmosphere and fun drinks. Def check it out if you are in town. The one in the warehouse district is the best!

over a year ago

A happening hangout for downtown movers and shakers looking to placate their inner surfers. – In Short
When the original Lucy's opened on New York's Upper West Side in the late '80s, it was the place to go. Its California-surfer decor--seemingly incongruous to its big-city surroundings--caught on quick with the upscale crowd, and it instantly became a success. A relatively more sedate version of the New York bar, Lucy's is a down-to-earth hamburger joint and happy hour hangout that caters to the convention center crowd and CBD professionals.

over a year ago

oasis on magazine street – we decided to give lucy"s retired surfer bar a try on our visit to new orleans in march. i loved everything about it. the food was awesome, the atmosphere was relaxing{we wanted to eat outside} we had a very fun & friendly waitress and the BEST mango margarita's!!! we can't wait to go back to new orleans next year and we will definetly go back to lucy's.

over a year ago

Best Bloody Mary Ever!!!!! – I was introduced to Lucy's while on a recent trip back to my home near New Orleans. After a night of partying, Lucy's came through with a wonderful breakfast. The menu items are VERY unique and equally delicious. I really dislike all Bloody Mary's but the rest of the people with me said they were the best they'd ever had. The atmosphere and staff at Lucy's were great! I'll definately put them at the top of my "must visit again" list.

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