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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Margaux'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. There seems to be a dearth of soul food restaurants in New Orleans in spite of the African-American presence and traditions. Margaux's, formerly called Zachary's, along the Carrollton section's Mississippi riverfront, definitely fills a need. The bright, pleasant dining rooms and bar are spiffy enough to make us wish that the food was a bit more authentically soulful, but it should satisfy the seeker of home-style, traditional Creole cooking. Some say the fried chicken is the best in the area. Plates of trout stuffed with crab meat or shrimp keep the regulars coming back. The greens are mushy, though, and the gumbo a bit thin, even if it's filled with the highest quality hot sausage in town. An above-average lunch buffet affords diners an opportunity to try a little bit of everything. The raised frame cottage, set back from an iron-picket fence, is easy to spot amid the dozens of storefronts on Oak Street.