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The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum

4.0
4
229 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Delicious decisions are easily made at The American Sector restaurant — the perfect destination for lunch, snacks, and spirits. With a comfortable setting, affordable fare, and a tempting array of snacks, sandwiches, salads, soups, sides, and sweets to enjoy, this popular venue awaits you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 528-1940

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremie Janise

  • 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 has a spectacular private dining room adjacent to The American Sector restaurant main dining room. The private dining room is inspired by an iconic talent of the World War II era, and seats up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Susette Rodriguez , Director Of Sales: (504) 528-1944

  • Neighborhood

    Garden District

  • Cross street

    Poeyfarre Street

  • Parking details

    Metered 2 hour parking is located on Magazine Street between Andrew Higgins and Poeyfarre and around the Museum in general. There are additional paid lots and metered street parking located throughout the area.

  • Public transit

    RTA Public Bus Line

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BL

    BethL

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We have been there before & enjoyed the food and had no trouble with service. Maybe the chef was having a bad day. We took some friends there who had never been & it was many different things that caused me to give it a low rating. Our food came out cold, my friend didn't get his complete order, one of his sides was cold & you could tell it was just frozen potato cubes. We where very grateful to the manager he compted our food & offered dessert.
  2. RR

    RobR

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son met me at the restaurant for lunch and to celebrate his 21st birthday. We decided to eat at the bar which turned out nice because the bartenders went out of their way to make it special. My cocktails were delicious and the burgers we had were cooked perfectly. This is definitely a great addition to an already outstanding attraction in a city full of things to do.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Stopped for a quick bite . Didn’t want to venture too far into downtown to avoid traffic. Great spot . Fried shrimp are yummy.
  4. A

    Alfredo

    Fort Lauderdale

    166 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was extremely slow
  5. L

    Lizzyp

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful, had brunch while staying at the new Higgins hotel. The food was very good, our server very attentive. Would absolutely eat here again. We had the biscuits and gravy as well as the crawfish eggs Benedict. Wish both were a little hotter in temperature but overall a great dining experience. The museum is NOT to be missed.
  6. MM

    MsMagenta

    Richmond

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place to take a break from touring the museum and have a very nice, relaxing lunch. All of our food was fresh and flavorful, and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent.
  7. TK

    TKMichigander

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I don’t normally seek out restaurants within museums but everything I read about this place said check it out and I’m glad we did. We had the Country Supper w/ wings and an Oyster Po Boy. Both very good. Also recommend their house special Victory Garden Bloody Mary. Tasty with just the right kick. A great place to take an hour’s break while visiting the WWII Museum.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I met a friend for brunch and we were very happy with the brunch menu and the lunch menu. We also really liked the choice of three juices with the bottomless mimosas. My husband and I are already planning our next brunch for this weekend.
  9. DT

    DallasTraveler

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant while visiting the WW II museum. Our waiter was great!
  10. JR

    JeanieR

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. The happy hour menu is yummy!
  11. S

    Statman

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A decent lunch that allowed us to stay on site to enjoy the museum
  12. 2

    2foodies

    New Orleans

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered salads for lunch & they were delicious. Dessert was cream brûlée with fruit compote & it was great. A fun place with great food.
  13. DJ

    DocJockNOLA

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I thought the food was not on par with what we, as New Orleanians, have grown accustomed to. For example, chips came with my entree and they looked like the crumbs out of the very bottom of the bag. The bread they used to make my sandwich was very stale.
  14. JH

    JanetH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience, wait staff Very polite and attentive. Food delicious and attractive. Good value for your money.
  15. CH

    ClarenceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good, the service was perfect, you must go to this museum it is awesome.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was not good. We waited 90 minutes for our food. We were a party of 6, 2 adults and 4 kids and we were charged a high gratuity. Server never came around. Why should she? She gets an automatic tip. Also it was very expensive.
  17. JC

    JeremyC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and shrimp and grits.
  18. H

    Himself

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service, great setting. What you would expect with one of the nation's premier museums.
  19. PB

    PaulB

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Need to tone down the pepper and sauces. Louisiana food should be spicy hot...not just pepper heat. Grilled redfish (an awesome fish) had ton of sauce as did the shrimp Po-Boy, neither described like that in the menu.
  20. g

    gingerm

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I would for drinks and snacks but some of the food is a little over priced for what your getting.
  21. G

    Gene

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The American Sector was, first of all, very convenient if you’re visiting the museum. Honestly, I did not expect the food to be as good as it was. The selections were adequate and had something for most taste buds. Sunday brunch has bottomless mimosas. The wait staff were very friendly. There was not a long wait to receive your food. My party arrived a little early for lunch and there was not a crowd, but reservations are recommended because the place filled up very quickly around noon and there seemed to be a wait as we were leaving. All in all, a great place to eat when you visit the museum.
  22. BE

    BethE

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Everyone enjoyed it. Will was great!
  23. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It has great food and very attentive service when it was not very busy It’s a great place to have a few drinks and high quality food in the CBD close to the arts district
  24. L

    Luann

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The server was excellent. I ordered a cheeseburger which was over cooked and dry. The French fries were good, however. I have heard from locals that the food at the American sector is not good and they were right.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Fathers’s Day
  26. S

    Spaul

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting NOLA and the museum. Excellent food and service and highly recommend this restaurant. It was nice to have a visit from the manager to come to speak with us
  27. B

    Buttz

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Haven't been for a few years and I remember the food being much better. Not sure what happened, but at a table of 7 literally no one was impressed by the food. That said, nothing was BAD. Service was good, environment was fine.
  28. M

    Mark

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    What happened to John Besh? The restaurant is not the same without him. It has gone from excellent to fair. What a disappointment.
  29. F

    Flagirl5

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Wow- This is not just a museum cafe for a quick burger! They have a comprehensive menu with everything from gumbo and salads to wings/ burgers/ nachos to fine meals with hanger steak and shrimp and grits. My neighbor had debris (roast beef) over fries that looked yummy but I had grilled redfish with sautéed squash, zucchini and spinach with a huge, succulent piece of fish for $20. Nice ambiance, large bar area for dining too, and table service. Unfortunately service at the bar was terrible. This was 3:00pm, not busy, plenty of wait staff. Two ladies next to me left after waiting an unacceptably long time to get water and then still waiting for their order to be taken. My beverage was empty a long time and I finally had to ask for a refill. Too bad to put a damper on the delicious food from the kitchen. If dining at prime lunch hours or weekends, use Open Table and make a reservation. Yum!!!
  30. TM

    TarilynM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience! We will definitely return!
  31. LH

    LindaH

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We ate here after a day at the World War II Museum. It was convenient and not crowded. It looks like they do a pretty good business at lunch, but the museum closes at 5 and dinner is pretty quiet. They have happy hour specials from 4-6:30. We ordered a couple of small bites, but someone came out a bit later and told us they were unable to do one of them. We ordered main dishes—oyster po boy (good-sized and tasty) and shrimp/grits (first order was not hot so sent back...second order arrived as hubby was finishing his po boy, and was ok but not great). Had a side salad which was small and a little wilted but ok, and a couple of glasses of happy-hour wine which were decent and inexpensive. Overall it was acceptable, and would probably be a good choice for a family that wants something convenient after visiting the museum. Service was so-so.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience
  33. JM

    JulieM

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Excellent waiter Knew menu very well
  34. PC

    PatrickC

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Don’t think it’s as good as when it was a Besh restaurant. Menu listings are better but Food was ok at best. Waitress was very nice and tried hard but seemed overwhelmed. Wonderful location that’s hard to beat when you’re at the museum for hours!
  35. RK

    RonaldK

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was very good and fast so that we could continue our visit to the WWII museum
  36. KH

    KelliH

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food & service was efficient. Will be back for sure.
  37. DB

    DeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks for a great experience and good food. Our tour groups enjoyed our day at the World War II Museum and were glad to get a great meal on site.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  39. AD

    AlexD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Who in their right mind closes at 6:30 on a Saturday in downtown NOLA?!? When I reserved a table and sat down, the hostess was like "are you really coming here to eat?" I was dumbfounded. As I waited for my friends to show up, there were some corporate looking people hanging out in the dining area and staring my direction, obviously thinking "what the heck is ths guy doing, doesn't he know it's closing time soon?" I did not feel welcomed and was very uncomfortable.
  40. MS

    MikeSand

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Food was good, ambiance was good. Very enjoyable!

FAQs

The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 528-1940.

The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum is rated 4 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poeyfarre Street

  • Neighborhood

    Garden District

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered 2 hour parking is located on Magazine Street between Andrew Higgins and Poeyfarre and around the Museum in general. There are additional paid lots and metered street parking located throughout the area.

  • Public transit

    RTA Public Bus Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremie Janise

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 528-1940

  • 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 has a spectacular private dining room adjacent to The American Sector restaurant main dining room. The private dining room is inspired by an iconic talent of the World War II era, and seats up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Susette Rodriguez , Director Of Sales: (504) 528-1944

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