Coulis (#304, 7/18/14) – 63
It’s always a challenge getting into some of these New Orleans breakfast places on a weekend – seems like everyone wants greasy food on a New Orleans’ weekend morning. Imagine that. However, I had a chance for a Friday morning breakfast and dropped in on Coulis on Prytania Street (in the location of the old Bluebird).
My first thought on walking in was that the place was freezing, but that could have been because it was empty and it was raining outside, so not a big deal, just be aware and bring a sweatshirt. There is a fair amount of seating and not packed on top of each other, so you have a bit of privacy. And the music was excellent! I don’t think I’ve ever heard Guns-n-Roses “It’s So Easy” (unedited, not really sure if that song could be edited and still exist) in a restaurant. Other selections included Cherry Bomb (The Runaways) and Mr. Roboto (Styx). Good stuff. The music wasn’t booming or anything, just above background. Overall, I liked the atmosphere. I’m giving it a 22 out of 30 in that category.
The service was solid as well; of course, it was a Friday morning and empty, so tough to gauge what that would mean on a weekend. They don’t take American Express, which isn’t an issue to me, just saying. I’ll give it a 13 out of 20 for service.
I had a very good omelet with excellent smoked sausage. I do go back to my old tenet that it’s tough to really mess up an omelet, but good ingredients help a lot. Having said that, the side of bacon was bad, all dried up and crunchy, tough to event eat. The bread for the toast wasn’t great either. Reasonably priced – omelet, toast, bacon and iced tea was under $13. As far as food, I’ll give it a 28 out of 50. It was good, but sure glad I didn’t wait in line for it.
Final score = 63.