About The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum

Delicious decisions are easily made at The American Sector restaurant — the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, snacks, and spirits. With a comfortable setting, affordable fare, and a tempting array of appetizers, salads, soups, entrées, sides, and desserts to enjoy, this popular venue awaits you.

945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday
Special event hours may apply

Cross Street:
Poeyfarre Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 528-1940

Website:
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
Paid parking is located on Magazine Street between Andrew Higgins and Poeyfarre. There are additional paid lots and metered street parking located throughout the area.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef Raymond St. Pierre

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Lift a glass during Happy Hour in The American Sector restaurant every day from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Sample great pours and small plates featuring seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your refreshments on The American Sector restaurant’s patio or take your favorite seat at the spacious bar. Then linger on, stay for dinner, and enjoy one of the Warehouse District’s favorite restaurants.

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

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4.0

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3.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (3)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Salmon salad was severely lacking. Spicy Bloody Mary tasted like it had half a bottle of Tabasco in it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food but the service, usually excellent, was not this time. Server was disinterested and disappeared for long periods.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was a great restaurant to have a group dinner at. The staff was accommodating of our needs and the mixed drinks were delicious! It is worth a visit!

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The service was rush, before I had finished my lunch, the waitress asked if we were ready for the check.
The worse is the food portion, my wife portion was of a child size but we paid an adult price .
We will not come back and will make sure others know.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Our experience was wonderful! We had an amazing time at the museum followed by a delicious and relaxing lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food was great, service was good, manager was awful. When we got there, our table wasn't ready. Said we did not answer phone to confirm reservations that day. We were at the WWII Museum all day. I spoke to a different manager the day before to increase the number of people in our party and was not informed that we needed to contact the restaurant the day of the reservation or it would not be honored. It only took a few minutes to set up tables for party of 15 because the restaurant was empty at 5:00pm. But he insisted that he could not set up tables for our party because we did not confirm. I would have complied with any such request but no one told me I should . We eat out often and are told in advance that we will need to confirm the day of the reservation. I suggest they inform people of this requirement in the future, especially if they talk to the person making the reservation the day before. He insisted I was wrong and the mix up was all mind. Such a rude manager. Everything else was great, thank goodness, since I was entertaining out of towners and we don't need bad representatives ruining our wonderful city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 26, 2017

This was a great place to eat. It was noisy only because of some construction going on but other than that it was great! The staff is awesome and so is the food.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We went here during happy hour and everything we had was absolutely delicious! The appetizers we tried we would definitely get again. And there drink specials during happy hour were great!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The staff was friendly. The meatloaf was the best I'd ever had. Get the victory salad, worth it for the dressing alone. I would definitely return. Reasonably priced too.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The food was pretty bad. The spinach artichoke dip was flavorless and the Jasmine rice might've been regular rice also not favorable. When I pay for food I expect it to taste better than what I can do in the kitchen. I'm no Besh but sheesh... A cool atmosphere tho.. maybe I expected too much... I mean it was a Monday evening.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Average food and service. With all the great food in New Orleans this would not be my choice unless you need a break from the WWIIMuseum.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was fine, server Alfred was great!! But beware where they seat you, they call out names when tables are ready, and they do,it very loudly!! Uncomfortably loud. If you have to sit at a table near the hostess stand, guests waiting for tables linger over you and can almost sit with you they are so close ! The best part of the meal was our server, he was on the ball!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant - while the food was edible, it certainly wasn't up to New Orleans standards.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was our second visit to the restaurant. We were visiting the National WW II Museum for 2 days and ate here both days. The experience last year was much better. The temperature seemed to be near freezing and we had to go outside to warm up. It doesn't seem to make much difference if you make a reservation or not. Everyone who wanted to eat there seemed to get seats. The service was a bit slow and the servers seemed to lack training. It took a long time to get refills on hot water for our tea. It also seemed to take a long time to get the check. Overall, you don't have much choice while you're visiting the museum but this could be a much better experience for patrons and workers alike. I would suggest that they bring or change their restaurant management company.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was delivered in a very short period of time, and was very, very good. Friendly waitstaff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

My sisters and I dined at the American Sector after visiting the WWII museum. It was to celebrate our father's memory and one sister's birthday. The food was okay, the service was great, especially when the staff sang happy birthday. I would recommend this restaurant to someone who visited the museum.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Burger was burned, sent it back, returned a burned burger.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 24, 2017

This is a surprisingly good restaurant considering it is located in the WWII Museum. My wife and I share a wedge salad and a pastalaya dish (jambalaya made with pasta). Both were excellent. Service was very good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We had a wonderful experience here. The waiter was very good, attentive in a crowded restaurant, and the food was delicious and little different, but very American.
The cool thing was at the end , this waiter presented a bill that was separated for each person, telling what we each had and the cost, all on the same check. Never saw that before. He received a big tip.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great service! We were there to see the show and we were pleasantly surprised to find a nice dining experience also.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food was subpar with a small variety...riding on the coattails of Besh. Service was very good. There are many other restraunts within walking distance to museum that would be better food. I thought it was pricey for lunch.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Service was not very good and I feel that it's management's fault in not sufficiently coaching their staff.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 10, 2017

The chicken fried steak was above par, better than I've had in quite a while. The mashed potatoes and green beans were exceptional, really good. However, my hard-to-please wife said her pasta dish wasn't that good, but she did like my mashed potatoes and green beans. Service was attentive. All in all, a surprisingly nice experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 3, 2017

The food was wonderful a great atmosphere. Our server Alfred was great, friendly and very attentive. I would highly recommend the World War Museum and a nice lunch or dinner at restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Was disappointed in quantity and quality of food. Oyster po-boy had 4 oysters which didn't come close to covering the bread and shrimp po-boy the same. Flavor was good, but nothing above what you can get at any local restaurant. Shrimp & Grits was better, sufficient quantity for the money and good quality, but I've had Besh's Shrimp & Grits elsewhere and it was much better. My friend enjoyed her Cuban sandwich, but I can't recommend the Oyster & Artichoke Fritter - oysters were very good, but fritter just didn't cut it. Overall, I couldn't recommend especially with so many good restaurants in the area.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 30, 2017

A great place for a reasonably priced lunch while at the WWII museum.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Reservations for lunch were helpful. Great food, pretty good service on first occasion, fair service on this occasion.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Savannah)·Dined on March 20, 2017

This was our second lunch at the American Sector and it was again amazing! My husband has been talking about the Black Drum over grilled vegetables since December and enjoyed it even more this time! The gumbo was excellent--ate a bowl, then ordered a cup for my daughter. Tried the spinach and artichoke grilled cheese and it was wonderful! Grandson got his usual chicken with fries and enjoyed both. We'll be back for more in the fall.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent food at a fair price. The Open Face Pot Roast sandwich was superb.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The service was quite slow and the meatloaf was too salty. Everything else was good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Disappointed. The food was over priced for below average quality and quantity. The restaurant was right there at the WWII museum and we selected it for convenience and the menu.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I have many food allergies. I called ahead to the american sector restaurant and they told me that they could accomodate me. They lived up to their word, and delivered to me a delicious fish, cooked my way without salt or spices, on a bed of freshly cooked vegetables. The service was impeccable. I appreciated very much being able to eat out. Thank you

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Certainly if you are at the museum, this restaurant is convenient. However, there are restaurants in the area that serve better fare if you care to walk a block or two. The menu is not inspiring and the service is spotty - both from the kitchen and the bar. Biggest problem with American Sector is the museum has various events going on during the lunch and dinner hours and the kitchen may be involved in preparing food for numerous and simultaneous events. Impacts service and quality. The museum's Soda Shop is a better value.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Our server, Ariane, was very good. However, though we had a reservation, we had to wait about ten minutes to be seated, and waited for a while for someone to take our drink and appetizer orders. It was very busy that day. We enjoyed our meals, though it was noisier than expected in the dining room by the museum entrance.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We were going to be in the museum that day anyway and it made sense to go ahead and eat there, the place was started by John Besh, right? The food was very good and our server was very present. We enjoyed our nicely situated table and the atmosphere of the whole place. I would recommend this eatery if you were visiting the museum or just walking in off the street. A great place with fresh ingredients and an interesting take on expected menu items.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Me and my boyfriend are celebrating 5 years and it was just warm and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was NYE and it was empty. Menu was our option but food was very basic and well priced. The aoli on the truffle fries, amazing!
I would not go back but not awful. Just way better options out there for a fun night out.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We were really excited to try this place and after the appetizer, thought it was going to be great. (Crawfish fitters were delicious). But, it was all downhill from there. Country fried steak was like shoe leather, Kraft does better mac & cheese, Brisket was full of fat and cornbread was hard as a rock. No need to ever go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The greeter and our server was wonderful. The food was delicious and we had the best time!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Excellent food and service. Dinner on the out door patio made our day. WWII Museum members get 10% off their meals.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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