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Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar Restaurant Review: The high-profile St. Charles Avenue corner that was home to the original Copeland’s restaurant for decades 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. 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 such as 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. Speaking of prices, the product is generally overpriced. A dozen oysters on the half shell come in at a whopping $15, while a regular fried shrimp po' boy costs $16. Superior Seafood is a middle-of-the-road restaurant with fine dining prices.