Cafe Orleans is one of the eateries in New Orleans Square. I am not a big fan of the restaurants in New Orleans Square because I don't like gumbo, red beans and rice or Cajun spices. We did decide to try Cafe Orleans on the recommendation of one of our foodie friends.
I do have to admit that there is always a line and it is always packed. In a recent renovation of Pirates and the Blue Bayou restaurant, they also moved the entrance to Cafe Orleans to the opposite side of the restaurant near the French Market restaurant, which was a good move, because it was always way too crowded on the other side with people exiting Pirates and waiting for the Blue Bayou as well as waiting for Cafe Orleans.
The menu is fairly simple. We were there to try the Monte Cristo Sandwiches and garlic fries.
I got the three cheese Monte Cristo. I have to say that I am not a fan of the sweet with my savory sandwich. I would have liked it better with no powdered sugar and a savory sauce instead of a berry sauce. It was VERY rich! I could only finish one piece.
The garlic fries were fantastic!
Mr. Diva got the traditional Monte Cristo with the cheese, turkey and ham. I tried a piece of his and I liked it better than the three cheese. It was still very rich though. We decided we would split one if we got them again. And my statement about mixing the sweet and savory still applies. I didn't like the powdered sugar on my sandwich.
All in all, it was a pretty good lunch, but I recommend splitting it with a friend or loved one.