July 31, 2009 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #77365
I went to J Gumbo for lunch today and ordered jambalaya. It was awful! The dish was completely dried out and made me wonder if I were eating leftovers from the week before. What a disappointment as our downtown really needs more places with good food.July 31, 2009 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #291626
gk wrote >>
I went to J Gumbo for lunch today and ordered jambalaya. It was awful! The dish was completely dried out and made me wonder if I were eating leftovers from the week before. What a disappointment as our downtown really needs more places with good food.
That sucks. I hope it was an aberration as our staff was pretty happy with the lunch we got from there.
Did you say anything and give them a chance to correct the problem or offer you something else?
A.July 31, 2009 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #291627
i went earlier this week. I liked it much more than i thought I would, and in fact was craving it again 2 days later. I found it very flavorful. I got the drunken chicken and the crawfish etouffee. it is in a bowl over rice. changes I would make is next time I’ll order it without rice and get more bread. the etouffee could use more crawfish, but I really liked the flavor.
also it is only $5 for a bowl and you can get one or mix and match to try different flavors. You can’t eat anywhere downtown for $5 anymore(cept subway-blah)July 31, 2009 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #291628
One post, negative review, hopefully we see more of you in the future!
J. Gumbo’s is tasty!July 31, 2009 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #291629
lifeliberty wrote >> I got the crawfish etouffee. it is in a bowl over rice. changes I would make is next time I’ll order it without rice and get more bread. the etouffee could use more crawfish, but I really liked the flavor.
Yes, great flavor. I’d love more crawfish, too. Luck of the scoop I think.
hopingreally hoping for oyster and shrimp po’ boys, or even smaller versions as a po’ boy bite. The menu only has variations based on their entrees and bowls, like the drunken chicken po’ boy.
I wonder if there will be menu additions down the road.
Oh wait! How about a crawfish po’ boy? Please?July 31, 2009 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #291630
I’ve always thought that a creole place should be judged by the quality of their gumbo. Can anyone comment on theirs?
Does it have any seafood in it? Many places skip on the shrimp in the gumbo and just do the chicken and andouille<–(spelling?).
I’ve been wanting to try this place for a while, just haven’t had the chance. I REALLY miss all the authentic creole flavors from when I lived in Texas.August 14, 2009 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #291631
Trying J. Gumbo’s for lunch today. I like spicy, but dislike seafood and sausage. Are there any good options for me?August 14, 2009 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #291632
whatever happened to Gloria, is that chef still around? That place was awesome awesome awesome for cajun.August 14, 2009 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #291633
Mmmmmmmm, this thread has derailed my streak of pb&j’s for lunch. I’m off to Johnny Oak’s (much closer than J Gumbo’s for me) for lunch! Crawfish Etouffee Po Boy for me.August 14, 2009 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm #291634
Core_Models wrote >>
whatever happened to Gloria, is that chef still around? That place was awesome awesome awesome for cajun.
Wasn’t the chef Harold Smith? I’m pretty sure he died a few years ago.August 14, 2009 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #291635
Is this place open during the evening hours for dinner or is it just a lunch spot?August 14, 2009 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #291636
menu says 11am-10pm Monday-Saturday 614.469.9900 I’d call before going thoughAugust 14, 2009 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #291637
I tried J Gumbo’s last week. I tried the Bourbon Chicken. It was an average experience.
Each bite filled my mind with the thought, “I could be at Creole Kitchen right now.”August 14, 2009 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #291638
I don’t think anyone is saying this is Creole kitchen, but within walkable distance from the office during lunch, I’m happy to have this option.August 14, 2009 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #291639
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