I love the Big Easy. I love the spicy guilt inducing glutinous US style food. I love the over the top shiny happy people service. I love the live band that belt out all your old school favourite rock and roll hits and I especially love the margaritas.
The Big Easy is a breath of fresh air amongst a string of overpriced personality free chain Chelsea restaurants on the Kings Road. It has its own personality and is not afraid to shout about it loud and clear-it is an institution. Advance reservations here are essential, at least 3 days for mid week and more for a weekend as this ‘joint’ is buzzing all the time. I have never been there when it hasn’t been full, loud and bursting at the seams. Upstairs is great for cocktails and dinner if you don’t want to be too disturbed by the band. Downstairs is great if you don’t mind being penned in like chickens (in a good way as the atmosphere is pretty electric) and enjoying the full force of the live music- as you can tell this is not the place if you want to be whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears.