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The Country Club, New Orleans, LA
The Country Club, New Orleans, LA
The Country Club, New Orleans, LA
The Country Club, New Orleans, LA
The Country Club, New Orleans, LA

The Country Club

4.8
4.8
1063 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hidden away in the Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautiful restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. We offer chef-driven cuisine inspired by Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages. Our incredible menus by Chef Chris Barbato, formerly of Commander’s Palace, has all the foodies talking. Our award-winning wine program features more than 140 bottles from 13 countries and its very own private label wines. You MUST be 21 or over to dine with us. Some outdoor seating is available. If you would like to request outdoor seating, please do so when you arrive. We book up for Drag Brunch six months out, HOWEVER, as people cancel reservations they immediately become available online, so be sure to check back often. For Parties over 20 people please contact us directly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 945-0742
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Chris Barbato
  • Private party contact
    Bert McComas: (504) 945-0742
  • Neighborhood
    Bywater
  • Cross street
    Royal
  • Parking details
    Please remember our minimum age of 21 requirement. This is a legal requirement and unfortunately we can't make any exceptions to this rule.
  • Public transit
    New Orleans Public Transportation - bus stop at Royal & Louisa (Bus #5) We are one house down from that intersection.<br /><br />Please remember our minimum age of 21 requirement to dine. This is a legal requirement and unfortunately we can't make any exceptions to this rule.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Turn- A-Bout Drag Dinner Fundraiser

    Feb 29, 2024 only
    We're switching things up and featuring some of our amazing staff as Drag Performers to help raise money for Covenant House. Not only will performers be donating their tips from the performances, 20% of sales from the dinner will also go towards the cause. We will have a raffle and other surprises as well as a special menu featuring Country Club favorites. Space is limited so be sure to book your reservation today!

What 1,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

1,063 Reviews
  1. kokobella6

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thought we were coming in for the Drag Brunch and were disappointed to miss out on that. However, the food, drinks and ambiance are outstanding. The blue crab bisque, crab beignet and truffle mac are perfection. The cocktails are also very good. 

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous fun experience. Welcoming, service couldn’t be better, food was to die for. The walls alone are worth the trip! Don’t miss this experience.

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  3. MatteaH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the noise level was OK because it is a drag brunch and they warn you it will be loud

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  4. Rainman

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, the food was great, and the ambiance was nice. We drove through some dicey neighborhoods getting there so mind your route.

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  5. Jessica

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic! A great way to celebrate a fun event!

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  6. MadisonH

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great dinner! Definitely worth the Uber ride away from my hotel out of the French quarter.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening for our Valentine’s Day 4 course meal at The Country Club. The vibe was great. The service was great as well as the food. We will definitely return here for more Country Club shenanigans!

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  8. GeorgeT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Great food, drink and 4-Star service. Always a pleasure to dine there!

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  9. SamB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and our food was delicious as always. Love the champagne & fries too!

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  10. AngelaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were fantastic..the emcee front door man hostess and staff were sweet and attentive..place is a ten for sure..I don'toke to be negative but it could with younger queens. The establishment itself is beautiful and the bathroom was stunning and everywhere was spotless ....

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  11. Alexandra

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Drag Brunch is unforgettable!! The staff was professional and efficient the ENTIRE TIME!! They are serious about the reservation time, so be on time! Our server, Misty was amazing!

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  12. BillJ

    New Mexico

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, the food was very good and timing of courses was excellent.

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  13. JackM

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Lili was attentive and helpful. The Lemon Tart and Cheesecake for dessert were to live for. Saffron Muscles were cooked to perfection. Be aware, however, that the Heart of Palm Ceviche (while yummy) was more like guacamole than a Mexican ceviche. Also excellent was the craft cocktails. Five stars!

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  14. Mona

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun brunch. Food was very good but the whole thing felt very rushed like cattle being corralled in and out of the restaurant. Don’t expect to relax! But all in all, a lot of fun!

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  15. BobS

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drag brunch! So much fun for us older people and the tables near us- 20 somethings- there for a bachelorette party. Good friendly service and surprisingly very good food for a party type place. Will definitely come again.

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  16. KellyT

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time at drag brunch! The food and service were excellent. The show was fun and the performers were very engaging. We would definitely return!

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  17. MimiN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the food was well done. Truffle mac and cheese was favorite! The only thing I would say was for the value, I don't think the drag brunch was that great. Hard to hear anything and we were crammed at tiny tables. Drag queens made their way around between two different dining rooms and around the bar top so you couldn't see them the whole time.

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  18. BrianE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere, love the mussels and the truffle mac and cheese

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  19. ShandaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Queen interaction with crowd was great. Because of the space design (separate rooms) would have loved to have two queens at once entertaining. Lots of open time when they were in other rooms.

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  20. Angie

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the drag brunch. The show was a lot of fun and enjoyed it immensely! The food is mediocre at best for New Orleans area. Just realize youre going for the show More than a fabulous meal.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for the drag brunch and we were not disappointed! The food was yummy and so were the drinks. Our server Missy was prompt and kind. The queens were energetic and made the event so fun! Would recommend to anyone in NOLA!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic fun drag brunch - always a good time, and such a great experience!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun experience! Loved the crab cakes and fried green tomato entree ! Good mocktails too (+ NA Prosecco too!) for those who don’t or can’t drink :)

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  24. mommio

    New Orleans

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience of the restaurant Food was great- my husband had the Mixed Grill and he was so happy with the preparation. I had fun trying many of the appetizers. Can't wait to go back and sit outside to enjoy the grounds in warmer weather!

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  25. MattG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at the Country Club was exceptional. Such a beautiful venue, welcoming staff and fantastic food. We're vegetarian and the options available were great, the cauliflower starter was superb, everyone should order it whether vegetarian or not. We dined on new years eve and were presented with NYE hats which was a nice unexpected touch given the occasion. Thank you Country Club for the fantastic experience

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  26. TimJ

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu items all looked very tasty. This was the second time we've attended Brunch and both times everything was fabulous. I would definitely recommend!!

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  27. GraceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a bachelorette trip! It was a blast! The Club treated the bride to a “halftime show” gift and the Queens were amazing. Plus the food and service was immaculate. I should’ve gotten our waitresses name but she has heart gauges in her ear. She was 100% the best server I’ve ever had. Absolutely will return if I come back to NOLA!

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  28. Lauren

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi, this was my 3rd time. I have always had a blast attending. This time, we were very disappointed with the food. The fried green tomatoes were thick and hard. The waffles and chicken were much different than last time. The chicken was overcooked and the 2 little waffles were spongy. Didn’t even eat it. Very disappointed. There were only 3 performers. Is this the normal now? Last time there were about 10. The service was great and so were the performers. Just disappointed with the food. Not sure if I would go back if food was the same. Thanks.

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  29. StephaniG

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Happy Hour on a Thursday. There weren't too many people so it was quiet and relaxing. The Country Club ambience and decor is beautiful. Lots of gorgeous murals and art work. We really only had drinks, as they did not have any Happy Hour food specials. So I do wish they had a few small bite plates on Happy Hour pricing. We really just had a couple of sides to hold us over for our dinner. The drinks were good and our server was helpful and attentive.

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  30. NicoleV

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious Réveillion dinner. The crab stuffed beignets and gumbo were standouts - but everything was fantastic! Our server was very attentive. There was trivia night going on, so it was a bit loud, but they closed the doors to the bar to help.

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  31. Sharono

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The gumbo is superb. Don’t order the seafood for the entree choice because it is too similar to the gumbo, but not as good. The oyster, desert, and beignet are also very good. Get the wine pairing if you like wine.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We are all locals from New Orleans had a good time with queens but do not go here for the brunch food - the drinks were the saving grace. Strawberry Lemon Drop could have been in a carafe - we drank so many. The brunch food is touristy and bland. For apps, we sent back fried green tomatoes (with raw batter) and truffle mac & cheese (soupy with no taste). As for entrees: the chicken and waffles were just alright. The shrimp & grits are a hard no with most sending it back tasting like cream of mushroom grits with some undercooked shrimp. We left here like a Chinese restaurant - hungry but tipsy. I am on the fence about deposit protocol. We paid $325 deposit for 13 people and 1 person had the flu, I lost 25$ deposit although we spent 592.66$ on mostly drinks. Where has customer service gone? I still feel that PAID deposit should apply to bill - even if a person can’t make it. We spent the money on drinks and simple brunch food. I could understand if drastic change in reservation. We would come back for a Beyoncé, Britney, Golden Girls drag themed show but definitely only getting drinks next time.

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  33. BrittanyB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great performers! Took a bit to come to our side and thought we were gonna miss the show but then they did great doing the rounds around the restaurant. Loved being able to go to the pool after too! Always recommend

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere!! Would recommend to anyone!

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  35. Susan

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to he drag brunch for our friend's 50th birthday. I emailed with the manager and requested that one of the queens sing some Mamma Mia songs and they did!! It was so much fun and a great surprise for Ann. Thank you!

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  36. Terry

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were early for our reservation but were greeted and seated quickly! The food was amazing! The service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive! This restaurant is so much more than a great place for a drag brunch! We’ll be back!

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  37. BridgetC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The Revillion dinner was delicious. The atmosphere was beautiful. Our waiter was minimally involved. The meal felt very rushed. Here’s your food, here’s your check, get out. He definitely was not happy to be there.

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  38. JaniceR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We have always been a fan of the Country Club and have visited many times for dinner and drinks over the years. We were elated to attend the famous drag brunch. Unfortunately, we were sadly disappointed. To begin, the service was wonderful. Friendly and attentive as usual. The food was just "ok" and felt rushed. We were barely served our starters (which also came so immediately that they it was clear they must have been prepped and ready to go - i.e. not hot) when our entrees arrived. We actually had to ask the server to take them away since we had only begun eating our starters. Of course we rushed through our starters because we knew that our mains were simply sitting under a heating lamp waiting. As expected, the main was only "ok". The biggest disappointment was that because of the organization of the performances, each room spends most of the time listening from afar and not able to see the performances. When it was "our turn", the performances were fantastic. But we felt left out of most of the fun since the performers need to divide their time between so many rooms. When we contrast this with other drag brunches across town, it just falls short.

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  39. OraR

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I introduced this NOLA experience to a NYC friend who has seen Drag shows worldwide. I was disappointed at the variety of performances; however, I do understand that like everywhere else, great artists are scarce. Overall, we enjoyed the experience.

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  40. StephanieW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a BLAST! Service was stellar!! Will be back!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Country Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 945-0742.

The Country Club is rated 4.8 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Country Club

634 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Royal
  • Neighborhood
    Bywater
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Please remember our minimum age of 21 requirement. This is a legal requirement and unfortunately we can't make any exceptions to this rule.
  • Public transit
    New Orleans Public Transportation - bus stop at Royal & Louisa (Bus #5) We are one house down from that intersection.Please remember our minimum age of 21 requirement to dine. This is a legal requirement and unfortunately we can't make any exceptions to this rule.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Chris Barbato
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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