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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Landry's Restaurant Review: HURRICANE KATRINA: this establishment is currently closed. For a New Orleans Travel Update as well as resources, information and help click here. Landry's (not to be confused with the restaurant of the same name in the French Quarter) fits the distinctly middle-class character of its Lakeview neighborhood like the snuggest glove. Entering the boxy, white frame building is a step back to the time when such easygoing eateries had the same gregarious and unaffected air of the pubs of England. Amazingly enough, Landry's still performs that function now and then. At both lunch and dinner, many of the groups around the tables seem as much a part of the place as the varnished-wood booths, the utilitarian oyster bar and the beer signs on the white walls. The freshly shucked, cold raw oysters are a seduction not easily ignored. The chicken-and-sausage gumbo delivers the right blend of meat and herb flavors, and the fried shrimp and oysters are blessedly fresh and grease-free. The pairing of a homey breaded veal cutlet with spaghetti in brown gravy works much better than you'd expect. If the peach cobbler won't win a prize at the state fair, it certainly will put your sweet tooth at ease.