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The Green Goddess

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4 Ratings

Type: Eatery

307 Exchange Pl
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-2224
United States

(504) 301-3347 | map

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Added by BretSikkink on 07-22-2011

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Redrover:
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3.84/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I stopped here with my wife and one of her girlfriends. I had read the reviews on BA but it was not on my list of places to try on this visit. However, when we walking the quarter and were cutting through on Exchange, this place just appeared and we all agreed it was where we would start our night.

We sat outside as the weather was just perfect. The inside is small and cozy. The patio must double their table count. Service was efficient, not overly friendly but not bad.

Food was well done. We had a really good lamb meatloaf and some tasty salads. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options.

The beer list was solid and I thought well balanced. I had a couple of local kolschs that were in tip-top shape.

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Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Not really a bar, and far from a "beer bar" at that, The Green Goddess is a really unique, and very charming 'ecclectic' restaurant at 307 Exchange Place Alley (between Chartres and Royal, and Conti & Bienville).

It's a TINY place, so if you'd like to go, 11:00am to 3:30pm for lunch is your best bet, or get there early for their 6:00pm to 11:00pm dinner (they do not take reservations).

As we're mainly interested in the beer here - don't get too excited - it's mainly the normal local stuff (Bayou Teche, Covington, Heiner Brau, Lazy Magnolia and NOLA), but they do have a few interesting bits, and 4 or 5 decent imports. In all, I think there are only 13 (lucky number?) beers in all; although the wine list is much fuller and more rounded.

The food is excellent: brilliantly prepared, nicely dressed, and presented with flourish. And it's interesting. There's a local feel to it (Andouille-Crusted Gulf Fish) but it's also global with lots of middle eastern influences.

The service is very good; and the prices are reasonable.

Overall, I'd clearly suggest it at a stop for lunch or dinner - but at the same time I cannot recommend it as a beer bar - there is no bar - and the selection just doesn't live up to what I'd expect of a great restaurant that advocated beer.

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.35/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Not primarily a beer bar, or even a bar, but the Goddess took a nice curatorial approach to good beer and deserves to be mentioned here.

Wife and I went there for lunch as they were reputed to have excellent vegetarian options. True. The food is so great we took a very large group back with us (12 or so) and everyone absolutely loved their entrees and drinks, beer or otherwise.

With reference to the beer, there are no taps at the Goddess but in their several-page drink menu they have about 12 beers that have clearly been chosen with care and consideration. The bottle list ranges from fruity wheats to retro stouts and takes many diversions in between.

Service was amazing both times, although we were sitting on the patio for both and the interior does look small. Our dog was brought a water dish on both occasions, we had a specific table busses specifically for us, and we pushed three separate tables together for our large group. The wait staff was great with water and other refills and overall very attentive and friendly, as we noticed in most NOLA restaurants.

Again, this place is wine friendly and takes a lot of pride in their creative mixed drinks (I've never seen a bloody Mary half this thick) but there is something for any beer advocate on the menu and the food alone is reason to go.

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The Green Goddess in New Orleans, LA
Place rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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