Located between Airline Highway and Sherwood Forest Boulevard, the Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room features such items as duck & sausage gumbo, crawfish ... More
Located between Airline Highway and Sherwood Forest Boulevard, the Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room features such items as duck & sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffee, charbroiled catfish, crab cake sandwiches, hot boudin balls, gator sausage, oysters, and over 130 different beers.
the chimes east serves great cajun food such as gator, boudan balls and NO style bbq shrimp, we also serve pasta, ribeye, ribs, and seafood.we have a wide enough variety of food that even vegitarians can be happy, we even provide a childrens menu ( we love kids!). we have over 40 beers on tap as well as a variety of bottled beers and wines. the environment is relaxed and friendly. there is patio and bar dining that is seat yourself, or you can dine inside and enjoy the architecture of wooden beams and reused bricks salvaged from some of new orleans oldest buildings. come watch your favorite sports on one of our many tv screens( we have one in every corner). and enjoy our hospitality.the dining room is open from 11 am until 12 am and the bar and patio stay open until 2 am.
for all of you oyster lovers tuesday our oysters are on special all day
and we serve a different lunch special everyday during the week until 2:30 or until we run out! and you can never go wrong with the soup of the day, which is different every day and served all day!
come in sunday after church or a long night out and enjoy a relaxing brunch. our brunch menu consists of such items as poached eggs, eggs Benedict, and a variety of omelets and breakfasts platters.
we run many drink specials, and offer many specialty drinks. (come enjoy one of our diablo martinis) for a list of our different happy our times and prices come in , call, or check out an online menu!
come see why i love working there and you will love eating there.
hope to see you soon!
What am I missing? I brought my Mom there for dinner on her 87th birthday and almost nothing went right. 1st of all let me admit I did not know the place was so noisy, if I did I would have made another choice. But the reviews here at Yahoo were so overpowering I thought I could not go wrong with this choice. Wrong!
The service leading up the meal arriving at the table was fine, but after it did our waitress was nowhere in site. She did come back to check on us about 15 minutes into the meal.
Ah the meal, wife had shrimp and corn soup and liked it, the birthday girl had stuffed shrimp and also liked her entre even though she had to ask another waitress for some butter before her hush puppies went totally cold. We also had onion rings as a table appetizer, they were wonderful but the bad news started here. I had a $20.00 Rib eye that was about 25% fat, and it was horrible. I usually do not send anything back to the kitchen; I just leave it on the plate and give the restaurant another try at a later date. But if my waitress would have given me an opportunity I would have sent this steak back as it was that bad.
Paid the bill, I always hand the waiter a card before they bring the check and tell them I am trying to save them some walking. I did at that time ask for a box to take the birthday girl’s extra stuffed shrimp home. Well 15 minutes and no sign of our waitress, she does show up after another 5 minutes to tell me their computer is down so they can’t run the Amex. I say no problem how much is the bill, I’ll just write you a check, she laughs and says we do not take checks and walks away. Now she has my Amex card and I have been waiting for my check for one half hour and she is gone! Another 10 minutes passes and she comes back to inform me that the computer is still down and I will have to wait a little longer as they don’t take checks, not laughing this time. It was then I ask for the manager, he comes to my table within about five minutes and ask me to wait a bit longer as he is trying to get the computer to run the card working. What he did not say was deafening, i.e., we apologize for the delay, can we buy you and your party a glass of wine or cocktail to make your wait more enjoyable? No there was never an offer of gratitude to their customer for patience, it was all about their problem.
At this time I informed him how I was going to handle this issue since we seemed to be at a stalemate and that was . . . . if the computer still did not work after another of his attempts his choices would be to give me my card and I will write him a check on a local bank (I live in BR), or I will call Amex and tell them Chimes East is holding me and my card hostage until they get their computer up and running. If you have not guessed it by now I am no longer the happy guy I was when we sat down to my Mom’s birthday dinner nearly two hours ago. He reluctantly takes my check, what a nice guy, and I am on my way muttering things to myself like, never again, never again!
I am writing the manager of the Chimes to see what kind of response I get, so I will revisit this post to do an update in an effort to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt.
* * * * Update * * * * No reply from the manager of this restaurant regarding my letter of complaint. I guess they don't care.
I love the Chimes on Coursey! We also sit in the bar so that we can mingle with the other patrons. It's a very friendly place and the food is the best in Baton Rouge. My favorite appetizer is the fresh oysters!
I had been told by several of my friends that Chimes' food was excellent and the prices were good as well btu i didnt truly believe them. Well, now that I have been there I would recommend this resturant to anyone. The food was delicious and very welll seasoned, the red beans and rice is truly New Orleans flavored and the prices are GREAT!!! I am so glad my fiancee' and I went there.
The Chimes has so many good things on the menu...where to begin? The red beans and rice are the best in BR! I get an order anytime I go no matter what. Also, they have fantastic crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms and kick-butt blackened alligator so tender and well-cut it will spoil you. Their sandwiches are really great too and the seafood is very good. However, my favorite time to go is for Sunday brunch. You can kick back with a mimosa and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere. They offer various types of omelets and breakfast dishes and have weekly specials. I highly recommend the brunch menu!
The Coursey location seems larger (maybe it's all the openess) and easier to get in and out of. In addition, there is a great outside area with T.V.'s, heaters, and fans. They need to build another in Denham Springs (hint, hint).
I was so happy when they made another location nearer to us. Their food is great although a bit pricey. I'm not a big fan of the atmosphere, unless you love a large crowd (but this location is so much better than the LSU one). The cajun and seafood are great, but waitstaff is always slow unfortunately. Definitely not a place for families...more for rowdy bunches watching the game. Great poboys, seafood, & spinach artichoke dip. Did I mention the beers from around the world...great selection- what they're known for.