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Upperline Restaurant Review: This uptown gem continues to thrive, decade after decade. A variety of personalities are found among the seasoned waiters, and Joanne Clevenger, the upbeat owner-host, is reason enough to spend an evening here. There are three dining rooms, each with distinctive Southern décor, but the standout is the large room at the end that features floor-to-ceiling artwork. The three-course prix-fixe menu is a true bargain at $48, especially with the inclusion of the fried green tomatoes with shrimp rémoulade, which Clevenger invented way back when. The Cane River shrimp sauté entrée is one of the unsung heroes of local restaurant dishes, as is the strictly local Louisiana grillades and cheese grits dish. Desserts also focus on the standards: pecan pie or honey-pecan bread pudding with toffee sauce. The wine list, while not deep, is carefully selected, and the wine service, with Riedel stemware and temperature- and humidity-controlled storage, hits the high marks. Patrons will find a good selection of half bottles, wines by the glass, and pricing that runs from wallet-friendly to high-end.