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Cafe Normandie at The Higgins

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4.1
28 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American

Indulge in sophisticated French-influenced casual fare in the Higgins Hotel's full-service restaurant.

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Menu

Fruits and Grain

  • Sliced Seasonal Fruits and Berries$13.00

    Banana Bread

    • Greek Yogurt$7.00

      Pecan Praline Granola, Citrus Supremes

      • Steel Cut Oat Brûlée$12.00

        Brûlée Banana, Candied Pecan Nuts

        • Bakery Basket$12.00

          Choice of Chocolate, Butter, or Almond Croissant, served with Banana Nut Bread, Danish, Normandy Butter, and Fruit Preserve

          • Avocado Toast$10.00

            Toasted Whole Grain Bread, Smashed Avocado, Radish, Micro Greens, Roasted Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette

            Omelettes & Griddle

            All omelettes are cage free eggs and served with Macaire potatoes, Whole Wheat, Plain White toast, Multigrain Bread, Sourdough Bread, Rye Bread or Baguette.

            • Crescent City Omelette$14.00

              Crème Fraiche, Blackened Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Spinach, Sharp Cheddar

              • Farmers Breakfast$11.00

                Eggs your way, Macaire Potatoes, Choice of Breakfast Meat

                • Eggs Normandie$11.00

                  Crawfish, Macaire Potatoes, Poached Eggs, Lemon Hollandaise, Chow Chow

                  • Pain Perdu$12.00

                    French baguette, Kumquat Preserve, Rum Caramel Sauce, Cream Chantilly Choice of Bacon or Sausage

                    • Pancakes Stack$13.00

                      Choose one, Blueberry or Chocolate Chips, Whipped Normandy Butter, Maple Syrup Choice of Bacon or Sausage

                      Create Your Own Omelette

                      • Omelette$12.00

                        Please choose three: American, Gruyere, Swiss, Spinach, Peppers, Red onion, Mushroom, Tomato, Kale, Ham, Andouille Sausage, Bacon, $ 0.60 for each additional item

                        Create Your Own Benendict

                        $15. Served with Macaire potatoes

                        • Bread

                          English Muffin, Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Green Tomato, Croissant

                          • Top

                            Canadian Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Grilled Artichoke, Crab Meat +$7, Steak +$7

                            • Hollandaise

                              Creole Mustard, Classic, Crystal Hot Sauce

                              House Specialties

                                Galettes

                                • Ham & Cheese Galette$12.00

                                  Organic Buckwheat Crepe, Egg, Chisesi Ham, Grated Swiss

                                  • Garden Galette$12.00

                                    Organic Buckwheat Crepe, Egg, Mushroom, Asparagus, Bechamel

                                    Specialties

                                    • Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib$15.00

                                      Creamy Stone Ground Grits, Normandy Butter Basted Egg

                                      • Croque Madame$12.00

                                        Local Ham, Béchamel, Gruyere, Normandy Butter Basted Farm Cage Free Egg

                                        Sides

                                        • Smoked Salmon$8.00

                                          • Bagel$4.00

                                            • Macaire Potato Hash$6.00

                                              • Creamy Stone Ground Grits$5.00

                                                • Two Eggs Any Style$4.00

                                                  • Grilled Country Ham Steak$5.00

                                                    • Applewood Smoked Bacon$5.00

                                                      • Country Sausage Links$5.00

                                                        Pork or Chicken

                                                        Breakfast Bread

                                                        $4

                                                        • Whole Wheat

                                                          • White

                                                            • Multigrain

                                                              • Sourdough

                                                                • Rye

                                                                  • Baguette

                                                                    Cold Cereals

                                                                    $6

                                                                    • Assorted Cold Cereals with Milk or Yogurt

                                                                      Juices

                                                                      $ 12

                                                                      • Detox

                                                                        Kale, Celery, Green Apple, Cucumber, Chia

                                                                        • Antioxidant

                                                                          Carrot, OJ, Ginger, Turmeric

                                                                          Coffee & Juice

                                                                          • Community Coffee$5.00

                                                                            • Espresso

                                                                              • Single$3.50
                                                                              • Double$5.50
                                                                            • Cappuccino$5.50

                                                                              • Latte$5.50

                                                                                • Orange Juice$5.00

                                                                                  • Grapefruit Juice$5.00

                                                                                    • Tomato Juice$5.00

                                                                                      Last updated: January 22, 2020

                                                                                      What 28 people are saying

                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                      4.1
                                                                                      4.1 based on all time ratings
                                                                                      • 4.0Food
                                                                                      • 3.9Service
                                                                                      • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                      • 3.8Value

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                                                                                      73% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                      1. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Snapper Almondine best in city. Incredible setting. Going back with more friends very soon.

                                                                                      2. A

                                                                                        Allan

                                                                                        Exclusive

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 25, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        It was a great dining experience and we will definitely be back. The entire hotel, including Café Normandie, is designed in actual period detail. We will return again and again.

                                                                                      3. BA

                                                                                        BobAndFran

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                        My wife and I live in New Orleans and we had lunch at Cafe Normandie with another couple. We were all taking a badly needed break from viewing exhibits of man's inhumanity at the World War II Museum. (The museum is terrific and easily merits 5 stars!) Prices were a bit too high but I suppose that's to be expected at a hotel restaurant associated with a museum. At least the restaurant is very conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk from the exhibits. My wife ordered a starter of onion soup and it was delicious. I ordered a hamburger medium and it came well done but the fries were crispy, as I prefer. Service was mediocre to poor. My salad had the wrong dressing, food was delivered to the wrong people at our table, and we had to ask for refills on our water. All in all, I'd say 3 stars is a reasonable rating (2 1/2 would be more accurate but not an option) given that this is New Orleans, a town famous for very good to outstanding restaurants.

                                                                                      4. KW

                                                                                        KarenW

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                        Service and courtesy was excellent. Cuisine had some high points like the crab beignets, but on the whole I had difficulty finding a simple soup or pasta dish. Perhaps some modest size sandwiches and a soup would have been what would have appealed to me.

                                                                                      5. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great Valentines dinner

                                                                                      6. LT

                                                                                        LovesToTryNewPlaces

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                                        Average food, higher than average prices, poor service. We had to wait 45 minutes for a turkey sandwich with a cup of gumbo..the food was good when it came. The Italian flatbread was average

                                                                                      7. KW

                                                                                        KarenW

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food2service5ambience5

                                                                                        The staff was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. The physical ambiance and decor are very attractive and fitting for an hotel adjacent to this museum. While the cuisine offerings were described in a compelling manner, the food itself was not as tasty or lush. The onion soup was too sweet without much depth or concentration of beefy flavor. The bread was not twisted sufficiently to not turn soggy immediately and there was little gruyère cheese to make it crisp and chewy. The salads were beautifully made with a variety of nice fresh vegetables and tasty dressings. There were plenty added proteins.(chucken or shrimp). The brownie was very attractive but had a strong almost grainy chocolate flavor that was not sweet. The coffee was excellent, dark and hot and full of flavor.

                                                                                      8. T

                                                                                        Trep

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        It was a wonderful birthday celebration!!!

                                                                                      9. NO

                                                                                        NOLAeater

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        54 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Beautiful new hotel and restaurant. Our table of 4 ordered different items from the lunch menu and all were good. I’ll go back!

                                                                                      10. J

                                                                                        Jeff

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 17, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        The duck and seafood fricasse were both very good. The staff were very attentive.

                                                                                      11. SC

                                                                                        SueChef

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                                                        overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                        After waiting for this place to open, I was massively disappointed. The hotel is beautiful but the service everywhere is lacking. The front desk crew was talking and never looked up to see guests entering the hotel. The restaurant host was pleasant and attentive but the wait staff were completely inept. It's as if they had zero training in hospitality and it was their first day. Crazy slow service. The food was lukewarm and very small portions. My duck was overcooked with 3 fingerling potatoes, nothing else. My husbands dish had 1 scallop, 1 shrimp, a 2oz piece of fish....for $33. No bread or side. All the cocktails were $14 and up. This was the saddest meal I've had in a decade. I cook for a living and always accentuate the positive....it was hard to find much nice to say here. Rosie's the rooftop bar had 4 bartenders but no cocktail servers. It wasnt busy yet they were involved in side work and never made eye contact. Frustrated, we left. This place could be a goldmine if they had good service. The ambiance is amazing, no expense spared. I fear that this will become another generic tourist hotel restaurant.

                                                                                      12. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                        I was expecting better. It took a long time -about 30 minutes - before appetizers were being served. Main dishes were not brought to the table at the same time and there was a misunderstanding about one of them. This being said, the room and the decor are very nice.

                                                                                      13. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Mississippi

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                        Birthday dinner. Outstanding experience, ambiance, decor and physical aspects were in line with the WWII museum. The drinks were very pleasing to drink, once again keeping with the restaurants thyme. Service was very good, attentive, everything one would hope for while dining in this environment. We ordered the local baked fish for two. It was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. My only comment would be to serve this dish table side, filet the fish and plate it rather than leaving it to the patron. I would think it would enhance the overall experience. This being a relatively new establishment I understand the growing pains, training on table side service would allow additional choices to the menu. We were not able to enjoy the after dinner treats as we had another appointment, perhaps next time. Looking forward to our next visit.

                                                                                      14. DD

                                                                                        DeeDee

                                                                                        Dallas

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 8, 2020

                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        All good. Great bar and cocktails. Relatively newly trained wait staff very very attentive.

                                                                                      15. BC

                                                                                        BrianC

                                                                                        Tallahassee

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        We had breakfast here. Great tasting food. Service was very friendly. A little pricey but you pay for convenience.

                                                                                      16. CB

                                                                                        ChristineB

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                                        We dined for my birthday and enjoyed the beautiful restaurant setting. If they work out the kinks, this could be a can’t miss restaurant!

                                                                                      17. S

                                                                                        Settledowntx

                                                                                        Houston

                                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the newly-opened Higgins Hotel, including the restaurant and bar. Staff is top notch. The menu is creative and robust, with unexpected pairings to delight the foodies, as well as traditional favorites for those who aren't so adventurous. The wine list is equally diverse, as are the cocktails. Again, for a brand new hotel, the staff impressed me the most - everyone clearly loves what they do and is very good at it. While enjoying Cafe Normandie, be sure to visit the rooftop bar with a Rosie the Riveter theme. Great views and creative cocktails, along with the normal fare. And visit the WWII Museum if at all possible - it's right next door!

                                                                                      18. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great service. The breakfast was good.

                                                                                      19. H

                                                                                        Hutch

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                        Has promise, but suffering early missteps. Despite small crowd, the service was slow, particularly from the bar. Food wss relatively good, but overpriced. The restaurant and kitchen are well designed and attractive, but all need more seasoning.

                                                                                      20. KS

                                                                                        KristineS

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                        While the menu online offered a lot of French dishes, the actual menu had modest, standard offerings. The one dish on the menu that we wanted, sea bass almandine, was not available. We opted for so-so flatbread pizzas. Nothing inspired about the pizza. The food took close to an hour. While the restaurant was not busy, our server was flummoxed though trying. She spent a lot of time getting help with the computer. Very underwhelming experience. The Art Deco decor is beautiful and the dining room spacious.

                                                                                      21. JS

                                                                                        JayS

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                        Hopefully it is new opening problems. Limited menu and waiter came back (after we had ordered) to tell us they were out of those selections. My stuffed portebello entree was burned. Looked like they tried to hide it with greens on top, instead of under it. Asked for some bread and got dry white sliced toast -no butter provided.

                                                                                      22. LA

                                                                                        LloydA

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                        Food was good, the service was very slow. Restuarant was not crowded, there was a long gap between appetizers and entrees.

                                                                                      23. T

                                                                                        Thomas

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 23, 2019

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Wonderful dining experience with a great menu expertly cooked and supported by a professional Walt staff. The hotel was also excellent as well

                                                                                      24. RA

                                                                                        RobertA

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                                        Oysters were very bad Food prep very slow. Steak came out 1 hour after ordering.

                                                                                      25. A

                                                                                        Alexa

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        I treated my parents to a dinner at Cafe Normandie a week or two after it opened. Food service was a bit slow, but the dishes were amazingly executed and worth the wait. I highly recommend the stuffed portobello mushroom and NY Strip. I think that the speed of food service probably improved in coming weeks as the new restaurant worked out its kinks. That said, the wait staff was very attentive, accommodating, and professional. We were very pleased by their service. Finally, the restaurant (and hotel) are very classy. I loved the art deco decor, innovative use of WWII posters and artifacts for decoration and furnishings. Can't wait to have another meal at Cafe Normandie in the future.

                                                                                      26. DA

                                                                                        DonnaA

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 10, 2019

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Hotel decor is spectacular! The Rosie the Riveter bar outside has great view and is comfortable. Unfortunately the interior is not comfortable. The music at the bar was raucous and too loud. We left because it started raining. The restaurant is very nice and the wait staff excellent. Food was tasty especially the snapper almandine. Also liked very much the crispy Brussels sprouts... Happy to have this beautiful Art Deco hotel. It is a must-see.

                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                        The restaurant was empty, including a host or servers. Not sure how a restaurant in New Orleans will survive with Zero service.

                                                                                      28. S

                                                                                        Suz2

                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                        overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                        The staff were very nice, but we never received our food over an hour after ordering it. We were shown to a different dining area with a small hot buffet and offered the buffet free. The food was good but we would have preferred our original order.

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                                                                                      Cafe Normandie at The Higgins is rated 4.1 stars by 28 OpenTable diners

                                                                                      Not bookable

                                                                                      This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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