Royal Sonesta Hotel

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300 Bourbon St

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Rating: 10

FABULOUS! Arrived in NOLA the day before jazzfest started in 08. Was one of the best meals we have ever had in NOLA. I am surprised to see the negative reviews. We are going to NOLA again for fest this year. Definitely headed straight to Desire for a po' boy and muffaleta. Service was not the best but they were slammed.

posted by dagapeach on Mar 8, 2009

Very Disapointing

Rating: 2

Very disappointing restaurant on Bourbon Street. Avoid this restaurant if you can. Service was ok, food was not good. Oysters were ok, but not for New Orleans. Crab Claws were cold and tasted like they were not cooked all the way. Cocktail sauce was the worst I had ever tasted. There was enough horseradish in the cocktail sauce for 10 people. Beers were overpriced also. Server never inquired as to the quality of our meal. I'm a French Quarter resident and can confidently say this is a tourist trap. If you want to eat on Bourbon spend a little more and go to Redfish Grill. Otherwise find a restaurant off of Bourbon. You won't be disappointed.

posted by Kellhashc on Sep 13, 2008

If you want fresh oysters this is the wrong place

Rating: 4

We visited Desire on a Sunday night and about 3/4 of the tables were occupied. Everything about our experience was good with the exception of the food. - Dozen Oysters - Oysters were not fresh and did not taste good - poor quality - Boudin - I love Boudin but not here - Bland -Buffalo Oysters - What did I expect; the buffalo sauce overpowered any other flavors (I should have known better) - Gumbo - Bland, poor flavor - I didn't eat it - Shrimp Remoulade - Small shrimp served chilled (yuck) and flavorless - We sent it back I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant but will not return. We ate at ACME Oyster House 2 times on this weekend and should have eaten there this night as well.

posted by russj262 on Jun 12, 2007


Rating: 6

We love visiting New Orleans, especially for the wonderful seafood. We recently visited New Orleans and mad the misfortune of trying Desire Oyster Bar. The Waitress was horrible, we had to ask for everything ..... OVER AND OVER. Our drinks were always empty and she forgot to bring out half of our food. When the food FINALLY came, the gumbo was cold I would have asked her to heat it up but she never came back to check on us. I had ordered the fried shrimp, I wish now, I hadn't . About 30 mins after eating I had to go back to the hotel room. I was in the bathroom all day...... I'm sure I really don't need to elaborate. It was horrible. It almost ruined my New Years Eve. Luckily once I threw it all up, I was fine. Take my advice and say ,"no thanks" to this place!!

posted by ndb678 on Jan 10, 2007

Not handicapped Accessible....

Rating: 4

If you want a hotel that is accessible for the handicapped this one isn't it. The Royal Sonesta is famous for the rich people who book suit...

posted by Citysearch User on May 5, 2005

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