THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA

Thibodaux Restaurant | Fremin’s: Elegance at its Finest
BY: Natalie Daigle

Fremin’s:  Elegance at its Finest

From the moment you walk into Fremin’s, you are warmly greeted into the fancy atmosphere. Not only is there a gorgeous exterior, but there is also a gorgeous interior in the prime location of downtown Thibodaux. I felt like I was taken back in time upon entering the building. There is an exposed brick wall with old world tapestries hanging around the room. The coffered ceiling, fluted Corinthian columns, and the old world charm of the delicately carved mahogany wooden bar scream elegance. The jazz playing in the background instantly relaxes you.

After seating at your table, you are greeted with the aroma of real fresh French bread, a coconut infused butter, and a spicy lime olive oil. I have NEVER tasted olive oil this good! Our helpful waitress even told me that they change the olive oils every week to keep things interesting. While I will be disappointed to not have another dose of the spicy lime olive oil, I am excited to go again to try the others. After eating the complimentary bread and olive oil, I received the appetizer of Crabmeat St. James.

While the French bread and olive oil was delicious, the Crabmeat St. James was heavenly. Toasted bread topped with Swiss cheese is provided with the dish. I am not going to give away all of their secrets but there was enough flavor contributing to the crabmeat from the red, yellow, and green bell peppers, garlic, and Swiss and parmesan cheeses. You would think all of these ingredients would overpower the taste of the crabmeat but it didn’t. My compliments to the chef.

The appetizer was so delicious it left me anxiously awaiting my entrée. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. I ordered the Shrimp Pasta Primavera, my mom ordered the Shrimp Insalata Caesar, and my grandma ordered the Seafood Gumbo with a Fried Shrimp Poboy. Every dish I tried was absolutely divine. The pasta included fresh garden vegetables with the perfectly seasoned shrimp — bell peppers, onions, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and tomatoes. The proportion size is amazing for the quality dish you order.

My taste buds were on a roll so who could pass up dessert? While my waistband may be complaining, I did not stop at the entrée. We received a platter of bread pudding. Since I already gave away some of their secrets with the appetizer, I won’t say more than three c’s: cream, caramel, and cinnamon. While most pass on dessert, I would not pass at Fremin’s.

I will never forget my experience at Fremin’s. You can easily find a beautiful restaurant and it usually has food that is not the best. Typically, people find restaurants that are hole in the wall types of places with wonderful food. Fremin’s has both wonderful food and a gorgeous atmosphere. The lunch menu ranges in price from $6 to $20 and the dinner menu ranges in price from $6 to $30. The extravagant dishes, elegant design, and perfect location create an ambiance to enjoy with coworkers, friends, and family.

What Cajun Daughters Love about Fremin’s Restaurant: While everything (I kid you not, EVERYTHING) was superb, I would not go to Fremin’s without ordering the Crabmeat St. James. It was delicious!

http://www.fremins.net/index.html

402 W 3rd St
Thibodaux, Louisiana
(985) 449-0333