Bar Dining in the French Quarter

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In memoriam and a toast to the future.

Like life, French Quarter living and eating has its moments of sadness.

Bar regulars as well as occasional guests at Tujaque’s mourned Steven Latter’s premature death last February. Nola.com food writer Susan Langenhennig described his favorite perch in the bar, as “a throne-like Crown Royal chair, which he haggled out of his liquor distributor.” No visit to New Orleans is complete without a beef brisket poor boy or an order of their chicken bonne femme, featured last year in the French Quarter dining update. The portions are huge, so bring a friend to share.

As you enter Broussard’s, the wall tiles designed by Joe Segreto depict the establishment’s Italian and Sicilian heritage along with a tribute to Napoleon. I pass the large dining rooms and make a beeline for the nine-stool bar that opens onto a courtyard with the largest wisteria in the French Quarter. The bar was surprising empty one recent cold February night.
“I guess you haven’t heard the news. It was supposed to be a secret, but it happens next week so I guess I can talk. The Preuss’ are selling,” said longtime bartender Mary Jackson. Those of us who followed Chef Gunter Preuss and his wife, Evelyn, from Versailles Restaurant to Broussard’s many moons ago will miss these two great folks at the restaurant. However, I hope we see more of them around the French Quarter that they call home as they enjoy a well-deserved retirement.


Find Them Here

Broussard’s Restaurant
819 Conti St.
581-3866
Broussards.com

Criollo Restaurant
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St.
681-4444
CriolloNola.com

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse
716 Iberville St.
522-2467
DickieBrennansSteakhouse.com

Galvez Restaurant
French Market
914 N. Peters St.
595-3400
GalvezRestaurant.com

Hermes Bar
Antoine’s Restaurant
713 Saint Louis St,
581-4422
Antoines.com

Iris at the Bienville House Hotel
321 N. Peters St.
299-3944
IrisNewOrleans.com

Meauxbar Bistro
942 N. Rampart St
569-9979
Meauxbar.com

Mr. B’s Bistro
201 Royal St.
523-2078
MrBsBistro.com

Restaurant R’evolution
777 Bienville St.
553-2277
RevolutionNola.com


The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place
523-1504
PelicanClub.com

Touché Bar
Omni Royal Orleans
512 Royal St.
529-5333

Tujagues Restaurant
823 Decatur St.
525-8676
TujaguesRestaurant.com

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