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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Menus From Tru Orleans

Apparently that menu I linked to on Thrillist the other day was not complete. It was only the dinner menu. Tru Orleans has now posted its breakfast and lunch menus as well.  Po-boy fans will be happy to see several varieties of the sandwiches listed on the lunch menu. Tru Orleans opens Friday at 400 H Street.

33 comments:

Campy said...

The beer list has always been the most important to me. Hats off to them for hearing feedback and making adjustments, can't wait to check them out on Friday!!

Anonymous said...

Brunch is looking pretty good, actually. The expanded menu looks more thought out than the previous dinner only version.

Dinner especially is still on the expensive side, and some of the beers are still a dollar or so too expensive ($5 Bud Light?) but if this is truly going to be an upscale place, it could work.

Good luck, Mr. Redding. This is going to be interesting.

Anonymous said...

The beer list still looks rather boring and expensive ($5 for Bud Light, $4 for PBR), but the breakfast looks too cheap in comparison to the lunch/dinenr menu.

So, let me get this right- I could eat breatfast for $5.50 (waffle + bacon + tax) but lunch would be well over $10? Seems odd, and makes me wonder about the quality.

Gonzo said...

The beer list is better, but still not an attraction on its own. That's fine. Not all places have to beer hophead joints. Props to them for making the adjustments though. The breakfast menu looks very good and quite cost-competitive. Oddly more modest than the dinner menu. Who knows.

Gonzo said...

Actually, 10 bucks does not seem unreasonable foor lunch. Just sayin.

Dave B said...

is that menu supposed to look "worn" or do they only have one paper copy that they fold, put in their pockets, and spill coffee on repeatedly?

ro said...

Wow. People really just want to hate on this place. Wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the hate on this place is getting a little out of control. I had problems with the first menu too, but come on guys.

Oh, what the hell, it's a slow day:

Would we see this level of hate/distrust if the business owner was white?

fatty said...

When I first saw the dinner menu I thought it was a little high. But I thought the same thing when I first saw the menus for Queen Vic, Smith Commons, Fruit Bat etc. So it really didn't surprise me at all. I also think they can charge a little more on the west end because there is less competition and it's closer to the NoMa business-type crowds. The exterior looks great and I'm wishing them the best of luck.

Anonymous said...

"Would we see this level of hate/distrust if the business owner was white?"

Um...the business owner is white. So I'm guessing the answer is yes.

3rd said...

Filet Mignon is a dollar more than tilapia, very suspect. Can the Big Board open up so we have an actual good place to eat and don't have to take a loan out to have a crappy beer with our overpriced fish.

MJ said...

We can't convince congress to give us voting rights, can't convince Kwame "Kilpatrick" Brown to keep Wells on the transportation committee, but we can get a buck knocked off a can of PBR at the new place on H. Victory!

(I am glad they're responsive, I still think the prices are on the high side but not outrageous if the food is really good)

wylie coyote said...

someone should tell them that charging $11 for a po' boy would get you killed in NOLA. po' boy is short for poor boy, y'all. not upper middle class boy. LMAO.

6 or 7 bucks. 8 tops.

charge 10 for some kind of combo deal.

but 11 for just the po boy? mais non.

Anonymous said...

They can charge 10 bucks for a po'boy because it probably comes with a side of lap dance.

Anonymous said...

http://www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com/food_pdf/1_Menu.pdf

I always thought the wait at Maspero's was for the food, but apparently those folks are just in line to murder the staff.

Anonymous said...

any discounts for those living @ Senate Square or the Loree?

Campy said...

any discounts for those living @ Senate Square or the Loree?

that question was posted on facebook and the answer was that they plan on doing targeted specials but won't roll them out until the fall.

Anonymous said...

why would you get a discount for living at senate square or loree? I live near brothers liquor and I don't expect to get any discounts there...just sayin.

Anonymous said...

I think target marketing the luxury hi-rises makes a lot of sense considering all the price complaining. No one is being forced to come.

Anonymous said...

I live in the Loree Grand and still don't understand why anyone here would get a discount for just living here. I understand the appeal it might give to prospective residents, but unless our management company is giving away kickbacks, what's really in it for local businesses?

Anonymous said...

the idea behind offering discounts based on where you live is to build a crowd of regulars. argonaut does this by zip code. the tavern a few blocks from me gives people on my block discounts all the time.
it creates loyalty, and it's pretty common.

Anonymous said...

the idea behind offering discounts based on where you live is to build a crowd of regulars. argonaut does this by zip code. the tavern a few blocks from me gives people on my block discounts all the time.
it creates loyalty, and it's pretty common.

Gonzo said...

Ok, menu aside, is Tru Orleans going to put up some kind of mural on the building next door, as suggested in the design sketches (jazz band looking thing)? Might be cool.

Anonymous said...

new beer list is to old beer list as bud light is to yuengling light.

Dave B said...

I understand the discount but just for those two places seems a bit too narrow. It makes sense if the building owner was subsidizing it.

Arent those places mainly rented apartments? If so, it probably isnt worth it to build loyalty to renters. Some might stay in the neighborhood, but many leave after a short time.

But I guess the same goes for just a zipcode discount unless the more temporary house-renting people dont bother updating their license

Anonymous said...

First of all, I don't understand the "discount because I live in a certain area" Get over yourself! No one cares where you live at or how much money you spend renting every month. This is not your neighborhood diner! This is a nice restaurant which will have a regular up-scale clientele with or without you!

As far as the beer selection; If you drink beer period you will find something on the list that you will drink. If you think it's too much then resort to DC's finest tap water. It's free!

Also, glad to see some people have changed there minds about the menu. Really people did you think they changed or tweaked there menu in 2 days just because you complained on here? No! It was the same menu all along. Thats what you negative people get for jumping to conclusions at someones half informed post.

This place is going to be awesome and brings great variety to the area. Tru-Orleans I wish you the best of luck and ignore all the Haters!

uptown napolean said...

bring on the muffelatta and this place will arrive in no time! c'est bon et lessez les bon temps roulez!

Anonymous said...

I think Tru's will be a nice bougie hangout. No offense to the prols.

Anonymous said...

Im still mad that they painted the Argonaut green. So what if that was years ago, and so what if they repainted it, the point is to never forget to whine about our misfortunes.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Tru Orleans did change the beer list based on feedback. They explicitly said so on their Facebook page. Still mostly piss water, but there are some real beers on there now.

Anonymous said...

Coffee & 3 Beignets = $3
Coffee by itself = $3

Huh?

Anonymous said...

The beer list still looks rather boring and expensive ($5 for Bud Light, $4 for PBR), but the breakfast looks too cheap in comparison to the lunch/dinenr menu.

Expensive? Since when did H Street become a commune of gypsies? Are we now a colony of starving musicians? If Near Northeasters have enough to spend $10+ per beer at Granville Moore's, they can afford $4 for PBR.

Overpaying $2/beer x 6 beers = $12. You can afford $12.

Gonzo said...

Checked out Tru Orleands yesterday and was pretty impressed. I did not eat, but had a few beers and cocktails. Based on the feedback I got from staff, it seems likely that the beer list will change again. They sold out of the Abita Jokcamo IPA on Saturday and sold just two Bud Lights. I presume they'll eventually get the message.