The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum

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Delicious decisions are easily made at The American Sector restaurant — the perfect destination for weekend brunch, 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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JH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

v
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

JC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and shrimp and grits.

H
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

PB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

g
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

BE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

L
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Fathers’s Day

PS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

M
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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!!!

TM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience! We will definitely return!

LH
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience

JM
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful
Excellent waiter
Knew menu very well

PC
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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!

RK
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

KH
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

DB
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!

AD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

MS
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch options for a museum visit

BS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

We made reservations for the Sunday Brunch several days in advance. We arrived for our seating and as we reached our table, the hostess bluntly said "Oh, just so you know, we aren't serving brunch this morning" and immediately walked away - no explanation, no apology, nothing. We decided to stay and make the best of it. Our server, Jake, was very good and the food, although not the brunch fare we had hoped for, was fine. The ambience of the large, open room was a bit wanting, made more so near the end of our meal when some piped-in piano music began playing in competition with the 40's music already playing through different speakers elsewhere in the space. Either would have been fine, but both at once were quite annoying.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the American Sector during our visit to the National WWII Museum! I loved the subtle touches of WWII-influenced style like the music, propeller shaped fans, Tootsie Rolls with the check, cutely-named dishes, etc. The food itself was delicious, and the staff was very friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend a visit here!

D
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Reservation made via Open Table only available at 10:30 and 10:45 AM and their kitchen opens at 11 AM. Luckily, the hostess took pitt and seated us to wait. Food was good.

F
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food inside the museum. Five star hamburger was really good. Food was very fresh.
Highly recommend advance reservations so you don’t have to wait for a table

JT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I'd recommend because of convenience if you are there. I have been 3 times over the past several years. This time was the most disappointing. We went at lunch time. The food at best was average.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to eat. Enjoyed the good food. Very clean

NS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The happy hour is one of the best in the city!

LP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food a disappointment.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around dining experience. The staff are phenomenal!

L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch during a fun day enjoying the museum. Good family and adult atmosphere.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was terrible. Poach eggs was hard, ran out of oysters, 5-star burger was super dry. Our brunch was 3.5hours long, yes, that long. Service was overall the worst, she did not care because she still slapped 20% on our tab. That was the easiest $65 she made. Terrible food, terrible service, terrible prices. Also, after going back and forth, service finally gave in and validated our parking. Which states online that parking was offered. If not, it would have been $12 parking for each car on top of our $408 bill. Gave this place a second chance, never again.

SJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a birthday in our family. Food was delicious. Spicy bloody marys had a good kick. Would definitely go there again.

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