Sunday Morning after Church, we decided that we wanted Brunch. Dark Roux has been opened for a few weeks now and our schedule just didn’t permit for us to make it. My hubby, baby girl and I were all excited to try it out.
On Sunday there was Live Music at Dark Roux. Which was a pleasure to walk up and hear the sounds of good music. The down side was that the Musician was only on the back patio. The patio is not very large, so there is enough room for more than maybe 10 tables.
We had a little wait so we enjoyed it while we waited for a table. Being that this was a Sunday Morning, there was a big crowd. Our wait was about 15 minutes, which wasn’t too bad. The Hostess was very polite and she made us feel at home.
For those who didn’t know, Dark Roux was formerly the restaurant Brick N Spoon. Well Brick N Spoon acquired a new building off of Kaliste Saloom. The new restaurant is scheduled to open later this month.
The Decor of Dark Roux was very Retro. I liked it, Retro is not my style, but they did a really good job giving the restaurant an upgrade. The interior was lighter and not as dark as the previous owners.
The inside is a bit small but it gives it that neighborhood feel. The restaurant has an outdoor space, a bar area and regular dining room seating. The bar area is not very big, but I think that it is cute and perfect for the space. For the avid sports people, yes there are Televisions at the Bar and Outdoors.
On Sundays, I never have coffee before church, so I started with their freshly brewed Artisan coffee. Dark Roux doesn’t offer Lattes or Espressos. I was a bit surprised about that. But there coffee was ok. I loved the coffee mug and the matching dispenser that the milk was in.
My husband had the Beef Short-Rib Hash. This is a short rib that is cooked for 48 hours. Served with a potato hash, apples in a red wine demi-glaze sauce topped with a sunny side farm egg. This dish was presented beautifully. You eat with your eyes first, so this dish looked amazing. The short rib was so tender. The flavors were spot on. Very good dish.
One disappointment was that there was no kid’s menu, so we randomly chose a few items for Baby Girl. She went simple, Home-Smoked Bacon and Fresh Farm Eggs. The eggs were delicious and very fresh. The bacon was just ok. Nothing special. I do think for Brunch, there should be a children’s menu with a few items.
My dish of choice was the Country Quail & Waffles. Now I will be honest, I didn’t know how much I would like the dish, but they knocked it out of the park. The presentation was gorgeous and the dish was amazing. The dish is a chicken fried quail served on a butter pecan waffle topped with candied collard greens and pepper jelly. In one word, I would describe this dish as Savory; Also comforting. So good. Whomever developed or created this dish knew what they were doing merging these flavors together to create an amazing dish. Absolutely superb.
Overall our experience at Dark Roux was very good. I am looking forward to dining there again and again. If they continue what they are doing, I believe they will be around for a long time.
The waitress was incredible. She did an amazing job serving us. Her professionalism is to be commended. In addition, she was very knowledgeable of the dishes and made great suggestions.
Dark Roux strives to serve the freshest ingredients purchased locally. I love the inventive and creative menu options that are available. Their menu changes as the seasons change. So get ready to blown away by the menu options. This will keep people coming because its not the same old boring menu every day.
Dark Roux is located at 3524 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Suite 101, Lafayette, LA. The Restaurant number is 504-2346. Dark Roux is opened Mondays 8 am – 2pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Opened Wednesday-Sunday from 8 am -2 pm and opened for Dinner Wednesday-Saturday 5 pm-9pm. With Live Music Friday & Saturday night and Sunday Brunch.