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Pêche Seafood Grill Restaurant Review: Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski need no introduction to New Orleanians who have been loyal to their other restaurants, Cochon and Herbsaint, for years. They opened Pêche Seafood Grill with chef/partner Ryan Prewitt. The fully rustic, yet contemporary interior features exposed wood beams and huge windows overlooking busy Magazine Street. Those in search of whole fish cooked over an open wood-fired grill need look no further than this renovated nineteenth-century structure, also featuring a full seafood bar, spacious cocktail area and an open kitchen. You'll find the most authentic Cajun gumbo around, and small plates as straightforward as ground lamb and noodles or catfish with pickled greens. Uncomplicated fish entrées change daily, and side items are strictly "comfortable," including stewed okra, and a squash, bacon and rice casserole. A smartly conceived wine-by-the-glass menu allows diners to pair wines with each course, and desserts are big and rich: chocolate peanut butter banana pie with Butterfinger crumbles. Service is professional.