A good restaurant equals organization +training + location.
A great restaurant shows the inner reflection of it’s muse- be it chef/ owner/ other.
If the muse is worth their salt (no pun intended) we see how their mind works, how their soul feels, how they feel about us- before we even meet.
When a restaurateur is as whimsical, intelligent, devoted, and talented as JoAnn Clevenger, of Upperline Restaurant, you are dining in just such a place, with just such a person, who loves you already and wants to feed you good.
I applaude the establishment’s Three Course $40 dining menu- the selections are broad and the bill is simple.
I always order the Fried Green Tomato with Shrimp Remoulade, Louisiana Veal Grillades over Cheesy Grits, and finish with a Brandy Alexander on the Rocks.
I would have snapped pic’s but I was too busy eating, drinking, and smiling.
And, oh yes, gabbing with JoAnn.
1413 Upperline and Prytania
currently celebrating with a Garlic Fesitval