The husband and I are frequent movie goers. There is a very large theater in Frankfurt that plays movies in their original version (read: not in German) and heading to the movies is our go-to date night. We somehow never took the time to notice the restaurant sitting directly next to our favorite movie viewing spot: Louisiana Bar and Grill. I heard a friend mention it a few weeks back and thought "Oh, that place near the movies? Never even thought about that place! (Which was my mistake) So when Steven and I headed on over to go see Total Recall the other night we decided to drop in and see what it was all about.
I wish I had absolutely no shame and could have walked around the restaurant snapping photos of every last detail for you guys, but I do have shame (sometimes) and decided to save both the hubs and I the embarrassment. If I had photographed the place, you would have seen some awesome New Orleans inspired wall art, awesome chandeliers and very cool wooden tables with leather upholstered chairs. Louisiana is a chain restaurant but it felt very unique to me. It is impossible not to mention these guys:
|We were seated right by their tank, which was highly entertaining.|
The food is the main attraction of this here post, so I think it's time we get to the point. We decided to go for the "Double Burger and Wings" a meal for two that comes with two burgers, steak fries, wings, nachos and various dipping sauces. Steven went for the chili cheese burger and I chose for the classic bacon cheese burger. I kid you not, after taking my first bite tears nearly came to my eyes. It was by far the closest to a good old American burger I've had since arriving in Germany.
I can't say it was the best burger I've ever had because America is just extraordinarily superior in that department, but this was dang close. The steak fries were thick and delicious and so unlike the dinky little fries you find so often here. Bonus points: They had normal Heinz Ketchup that you DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR. My immediate thought was "Holy crap, I've been here a year and never knew about this place?!"
Their menu wasn't just burgers, though. They had wraps, chilis, as well as chicken and seafood dishes that sounded like they could have come right out of an American restaurant. I know that on a culinary level American food isn't exactly considered top notch, but bare with me here: When you're living abroad you really start to miss the classics. I would have liked to see more Cajun style food in a restaurant named Louisiana, but if I'm eating a delicious burger my mouth is too full to complain. This restaurant is now our go-to place when we're homesick (and let's be real here, I get homesick about food more than anything else.)
Refills are still not free, but we're working on it.