The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum
The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum

The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector/
  • Phone: (504) 528-1940
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday : 11:00am - 9:00pm
    Lunch- 11:00am - 4pm
    Happy Hour- 4:00pm - 7pm
    Dinner- 5:00pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef Raymond St. Pierre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The American Sector Catering is an event hospitality company, and we are thrilled to be your exclusive hospitality partner at The National WWII Museum. Our style is collaborative, and our New Orleans team is delighted to work with you to ensure your experience is smooth, successful and enjoyable. Much of our success comes from our attention to the important details that create truly welcoming experiences. From fresh, locally-sourced and quality ingredients to crisp, sincere and attentive service, our goal is to provide world-class hospitality for every one of our guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: The National World War II Museum and The American Sector have two spectacular private dining rooms adjacent to The American Sector restaurant main dining room. Both of the private dining rooms are inspired by two iconic talents of the World War II era.
  • Private Party Contact: Brad Feichter 8779257598
  • Entertainment: The American Sector also features live entertainment in the Stage Door Canteen. To make reservations for the shows in the Stage Door Canteen please call (504) 528-1943.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poeyfarre Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking is located on Magazine Street between Andrew Higgins and Poeyfarre. There are additional paid lots and metered street parking located throughout the area.
A word from The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum
Delicious decisions are easily made at The American Sector restaurant — the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, snacks, and spirits. With a comfortable setting, affordable fare, and a tempting array of appetizers, salads, soups, entrées, sides, and desserts to enjoy, this popular venue awaits you.
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The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (9)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We made a reservation at this lunch spot at the national World War II museum partly because it is a John Besh restaurant and it would be convenient. It is a diner style and the food was fine but not special. They seemed short on service staff on a busy day. I think we could have done as well at an everyday café.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • out of way gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very good food. Interesting menu. Wonderful desserts. What's with the big screen tv's though? Loved the room. Service was fabulous.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has been getter
    Dbrow47
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was okay but not outstanding as in the past or as expected from this restaurant owner. Service was poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mike
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Very good for lunch, especially in a musem. Food was good axnd secrvice was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friends visit
    2bridgeclub
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were welcomed by a friendly staff and served immediately. When I mentioned that it was my husband's birthday, they provided him with a small cake and candle, which we appreciated. The food was great, the prices reasonable. I wish the restaurant every success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and good value
    rascalmel
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ate an early Saturday dinner before a concert - not very crowded. To our delight, it was happy hour, so there were drink and appetizer specials. We ended up just eating appetizers and salads, instead of entrees. The cocktails were very enjoyable (we had the Moscow Mule and the American Sector Lemonade) and the food was delicious (Truffle fries were excellent, as well as the flatbread). The service was quite good also.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No longer Besh...
    Chip
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was friendly, but not very good. Food came out at very different temperatures; never brought sugar caddy even though we ordered iced tea. Menu items sounded great, but execution was so-so. Duck had a nice flavor, but was over-cooked and came out luke warm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining Gem at WWII Musuem
    Misty1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I never expected a top class restaurant at a museum. The food was outstanding as well as the service. Prices were not much more than a family chain type restaurant. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not impressed. The chicken bbq flatbread was tasty, but the burgers (victory and black and blue) were very average. I won't go back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent setrvice and food
    Kimothy393
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent setrvice and food. Loved exposed brick walls and big windows. The flat bread capresi, shrimp poboys, and burgers were delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum reviews archive.
  • Okay for a Museum
    elimarVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Food combinations did not work. Fries were hot and well done. If at the Museum, a good choice for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is a unique
    LadyInRed
    Dined on 9/17/2012
    This restaurant is a unique part of the World War II Museum in New Orleans. The spaces are wide open and inviting. The food is excellent and different from any other museum restaurant. Check the huge portrait by George Rodrigue of General Eisenhower and the inventor of the LST WWII craft Andrew Higgins. Look for Rodrigue's iconic blue dog somewhere in the portrait1
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the restaurant was very attractive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    the restaurant was very attractive. I feel that the menu was very limited and you could not substitute anything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very interesting place with
    BMOCsdVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Very interesting place with great food. Gizzards were the hit of our group. And no one left not satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh. Decent food, but over-priced.
    CajuninCali
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Meh. Decent food, but over-priced. Save it for another Besh restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The American Sector is delicious,
    aflo
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    The American Sector is delicious, with a menu full of items to please everyone. Moderately priced, American favorites. If you're in the area, it's very easy to get in and have some delicious food, without the wait required at other restaurants in the area. Besh is always a guarantee.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but not very big
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    Great food, but not very big portions and the bread was distinctly unremarkable. The service was passably decent. We've also been to a couple of the dinner shows - great entertainment and food, but spotty service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For such a well known and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    For such a well known and renowned chef, I expected unbelievable food. My prime rib needed to be cut with a saw. Taste was fine. Not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Atmosphere, Not Cheap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2010
    Fantastic food, fun retro atmosphere, but a bit pricey and the service wasn't quick.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOLA Valentine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    My visit was disappointing; the restaurant appeared to be about to close, and the menu was very limited
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  • I really enjoy the The American
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/30/2009
    I really enjoy the The American Sector. Chef Besh has provided a menu that is very interesting and the food taste great. I have eating there a few times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is interesting and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/24/2009
    The food is interesting and fun. I have been there twice. The first time without a reservation and we sat at the bar. Our server - with the interesting mustache - was very attentive and also entertaining to watch. We had a great time. The second time - the server was unappologetically rude and slow. He disappeared for long stretches and didn't display any skills or polish one would expect from a waiter in one of John's establishments. We finally had to find a manager to locate our food and waiter. We were offered cole slaw to help smooth things over - kind of an odd offering but it was kind. It will be quite a while before I suggest The American Sector to friends and family.
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