Haute Plates - December 2009

Catch of the Day

Catch opened some months ago at 3226 Magazine St. as something of a gastro-pub with a focus on seafood. Gastro-pubs are a category of restaurant that’s immensely popular in the UK but hasn’t really caught on in this country. The…

The M Stands for Murphy

On Jan. 15, Mélange, the restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Canal Street, will be relaunched as M Bistro, and the new name is more than a simple change of appellation. Chef Matt Murphy is being given more freedom to…

One's a Charm

One Restaurant, in the Riverbend at 8132 Hampson St., is one of the most overlooked restaurants in New Orleans. It’s popular among residents of the surrounding neighborhood, but it seldom comes up when I talk to people about dining out.…

A Swell Place for Rations

Chef John Besh’s American Sector has all the trappings you’d expect of a theme restaurant in the National World War II Museum. The servers look like they stepped from behind a soda fountain; the hostesses are in period dress; and…