Bardia’s New Orleans Cafe was cool. It located on 18th St in Adams Morgan. Let me start by saying I have never really had New Orleans cuisine so on authenticity I have nothing to compare it to. I have eaten a lot of food though. So let me tell you this place is pretty good and the atmosphere is fantastic.
The atmosphere at Bardia’s was neat I actually felt like I was in New Orleans. It was really small Probably about 350 sqft of dining space. There were about 10 tables that were almost all empty when we went in but by the time we left it was full. There are paintings on the wall that depict New Orleans bars and jazz clubs.
The service was amazing! There was only one waiter( I think it was the owner) and he was more attentive then most 5 star restaurants I have been to. He answered any questions we asked and even provided suggestions.
Bardia’s New Orleans Cafe had this interesting beer called Abitas New Orleans beer which was really good I will definitely have it again. It was light but had a faint caramel taste that was really interesting. For appetizer I had the Cajun wings. They were small but very tasty. They were fried perfectly so they were crunchy and not greasy.
For our entree I had the chicken “pardina” I think that was the spelling. It was good really different from a lot of the food I eat. It was Cajun spiced rice with a fried chicken breast and Cajun tomato sauce. It tasted pretty good. I will mention that the portions were fairly small so if you eat a lot you may eat a lot of the bread.
For dessert I had the beignets which were delicious. It was a fried hollow dough with powdered sugar. It really tasted great almost like a lighter funnel cake. I also had the cafe Du monde Coffee which was really great.
So overall Bardia’s New Orleans Cafe has a very cozy and New Orleans feel. The service is great and the food is good. If you are ever in the Adams Morgan area and want to try Creole food his would be the place to go.
Bardia’s New Orleans Cafe
2412 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009