When founder Al Copeland
decided to open restaurants in other cities (there are locations in
Texas, Mississippi and Maryland, as well as three in metro Atlanta, he
pledged to "reflect the best of New Orleans tastes in
neighborhood cafes with reasonable prices in a friendly
atmosphere." The Buckhead staff takes this seriously.
From the Louisiana blue crab appetizers to the catfish "Acadiana"
with a creamy shrimp butter sauce and a side of "Red Hots"
(red potatoes in crayfish bouillon) and steamed vegetables, each
offering has delightful surprises -- a gracious lagniappe.
Another specialty is Pork Ribs Pontchartrain. There also are salads,
sandwiches and soups in abundance and a special kids menu. Not since
Brennan's left (to be replaced gloriously by 103 West) have Atlantans
had such authentic Bananas Foster, and Copeland's Original Sweet
Potato Pecan Bread Pudding is a hallmark.
The handsome interior is dark and nostalgic with a cozy bar area.
If "you know what it means to miss New Orleans," Copeland's
indulges your nostalgia.