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Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar Restaurant Review: Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar occupies a cavernous space, the former home to Copeland’s of New Orleans that has been completely refashioned into a Parisian-style bistro. The kitchen stays true to the trend of using not only Gulf seafood, but as many products indigenous to Louisiana as possible. That theme is carried over to the décor, where many elements are items salvaged from old local structures; for example, wood flooring and beaded ceilings are from century-old New Orleans buildings. The menu begins with traditional seafood appetizers, including crab cakes, marinated crab claws, crawfish cornbread and crab-stuffed mushrooms. Entrées range from local favorites such as crawfish etouffée and Creole redfish to more imaginative dishes like brochettes of Gulf shrimp and andouille sausage with Monterey jack cheese. Cocktails are front and center at Superior, served from a 32-foot zinc bar. The wine list is quite limited, but well-thought-out to accompany the seafood-heavy menu. Desserts are predictable for a local seafood house (bread pudding, etc.), with some unreasonably high in price.