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Gautreau's Restaurant Review: Housed in a quaint old structure located in a residential neighborhood off the traditional culinary path, Gautreau’s has made great strides in capturing the attention that higher profile restaurants enjoy. New Orleans’ French heritage is nicely represented in the understated bistro-like ambience. Chef Sue Zemanick’s distinctive cooking style is evident in the seasonal menu: seared sea scallops with sage brown butter; sautéed halibut with spicy beurre blanc; Black Angus filet with bordelaise sauce; and herb-crusted rack of lamb. For dessert, look for the blackberry shortcake with Meyer lemon cream. The wine list is selective but diverse, with at least a dozen options by the glass. The restaurant’s cheerful service is as unaffected as the atmosphere. So, when should you consider Gautreau’s? First date, anniversary, birthday, family dinner, or anytime you simply feel the need for sensory pampering.