Before last night, I didn't know much about the Leadbelly except that it was started by the people who run Fat Radish across the street. I had been to Fat Radish and had a good time, so I figured the Leadbelly would be similar. The cocktails were great (cucumber julep, tequila rose etc.), but the dinner menu was more of a health food/tapas situation. We had a slice of beet and goat cheese tartan, plus some salads (including a whole grain and nut dish that reminded everyone of savory granola). We also had an assortment of oysters, which were great. The decor of the restaurant was kind of confusing, because the name led me to expect a 40s Louisiana/Bible Belt-type feel. This was somewhat present in the distressed walls with semi-exposed brick and upright piano, but the large cactus in the corner and terrariums in the bathroom were kind of lost on me. I think I would go back to the Leadbelly for drinks, but definitely not for dinner. They weren't offering anything substantial enough. Oh, and one more thing: Some of the cocktails had jalapeño in them even when it wasn't advertised on the menu. I didn't mind because I like spicy stuff, but I would think that this would be off-putting to some people.