Feeling’s Cafe located in Faubourg-Marigny in the Bywater on the former D’Aunoy Plantation. The restaurant is off past the Frenchman Jazz area, but worth the cab ride there and back.
I would highly suggest calling advance to confirm hours of operation and make a reservation. We did not make them because we thought it was walk in only, however one of the proprietors mentioned they take reservations online. He also mentioned a few times this restaurant is for locals.
The eccentric and cool decor on the stairwell.
The downstairs deep wood bar area has on Friday and Saturday evenings a piano player takes requests and played a Chopin Nocturne. When we were having a cocktail at the bar, he was about to have his own scallop and salad dinner. It was fun to glance at all the knick knacks that are all quite unique.
I loved this sign. At a few other dining establishments, I have seen similar messages.Tanqueray and tonic $6.50. The bartender mentioned they did not have infused alcohols or anything to fancy.
The dimly lit dining room had ten to a dozen tables and unique decor including the angel sculpture and fixtures.
I had the house salad, with Mandarin orange slices, slivered almonds, topped with a poppy seed vinaigrette for $6.00. The poppy seed vinaigrette and oranges were a great match and I will try to make this at home.
We had the Fish florentine, where the fish was fried with a light batter, served creamed spinach and topped with Hollandaise. The fish was flakey and I wiped my plate clean. $19.75