Friday Night my wife and I unexpectedly ended up dining at the The French Quarter Bistro. We had started out going over to a friend of ours new place, The Palma Breeze(Caribbean food), but upon getting there the place was packed during their unofficial opening weekend. We will be heading over there sometime this week when it is a little less crowed, as we heard some good things from some of the patrons.
Thankfully it was crowed, and we were famished, so I went on Yelp and found The French Quarter Bistro, which is just across the Schuylkill river in Royersford PA.
The French Quarter Bistro
As the name suggests the food is reminiscent of a New Orleans French Quarter restaurant with lots of Cajun items on the menu. They also have a huge selection of craft beers both bottled and on tap.
What We Had
My wife ordered the crab cakes which came ”Pan-seared lump crab cakes served over angel hair pasta and tossed with diced tomatoes, scallions, cream and parmesan cheese”
She loved her diner and said it was amazingly good. It was two of her favorites pasta and an Alfredo esque pasta.
I ordered the FireCracker Shrimp pizza which had dry chillis, sweet red onions, shrimp and cajun seasonings as well as the Voodoo Wings which had a great sweet hot taste. (5 star hot wings)
The pizza was delicious with a sweet spicy sauce.
I started off the meal with what I thought was a mint julep, but turned out to be a peach julep. I ordered a mint julep, but the drink special of the day was peach juleps, and the
Peach Julep, not Mint Julep
bartender probably just thought that was what I wanted. The second drink I had(I rarely have more than one drink) was more of a traditional Mint Julep, made with real mint and bourbon. I have to say, I think I preferred the peach julep, as I don’t really like bourbon.
The waitress said she would replace the peach julep with a real mint julep, but I told her not to worry about it.
Being it is #MintJulepMonth, I thought it would be good research. I’ll be doing another post on Mint Juleps shortly.
Yelp Reviews of The French Quarter Bistro are for the most part very good. One strange review was about a night when the owner was in and walking around talking to patrons in gym shorts and a polo. Thankfully the owner wasn’t there on Friday, or maybe he learned his lesson and was staying hidden.
My first impression of The French Quarter Bistro was that it was really quaint and friendly. I loved our waitress, who was very laid back and professional. I would love to go back again and sample more of their menu, and more than likely will, since my wife raved about the crab cakes.
Review of our meal at The French Quarter Bistro
The French Quarter Bistro is just across the bridge in Royersford(if coming from Spring City PA) A casual restaurant which would be great for date night or a quaint get together. Cajun cuisine specialties. Recommend the Crab Cakes, Voodoo Wings and Firecracker Shrimp pizza.
The French Quarter Bistro
French Quarter Bistro Website
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215 Main Street :: Royersford, PA 19468
(610) 792-7292 phone