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Mat & Naddie's Cafe Restaurant Review: Fresh herbs growing outside the front door signal that you’re in for something special. Ranging widely, owner-chef Stephen Schwarz's menu borrows almost equally from New Orleans tradition and Southeast Asian exotica. You may find lemongrass in one dish and anise-scented Rockefeller-style spinach in another. An array of small plates includes artichoke, sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic cheesecake. Smoked shiitake mushrooms are served in a Thai red curry stew; go for a grilled venison leg or grilled shrimp with sticky jasmine rice and braised Chinese celery. If you’re lucky you’ll get there on a night when dessert is lemon ice box pie. The menu is rather limited, but well-thought-out. Table service is friendly and competent, and the wine list is well balanced, if perhaps a bit ambitious for the offerings. Mat & Naddie’s ambience is intimate and homey, while oversize windows offer a great view of the sun setting over the Mississippi River.