Restaurant News & Reviews

Zydeco Downtown

208 Wolfe St., in City Market, Raleigh; 834-7987.

Cuisine: Cajun/Creole.

Rating: 1 1/2 stars

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: sultry lounge.

Service: friendly, but inconsistently timely.

Recommended: Antwan's chicken wings, gumbo, crawtail corn and potato soup, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya.

Open: Lunch daily, dinner Wednesday-Saturday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; smoking section; accommodates children.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars: Extraordinary.

3 stars: Excellent.

2 stars: Good.

1 star: Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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