NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In a city known for endless culinary offerings and plentiful libations, it can feel impossible to strategize the perfect eating and drinking itinerary in New Orleans – especially if you’re in search of the perfect bite after a full evening enjoying the city. But, when a street cart snack or trip through the drive-thru just won’t cut it, Effervescence, Justine and The Franklin offer the discerning diner elevated after-hours menu options.
- Effervescence is an elegant bubbles lounge and restaurant that sits on the edge of New Orleans’ famed French Quarter. As the go-to destination for all things sparkling wine, the restaurant offers an impressive late-night menu by co-executive chefs Brenna Sanders and Evan Ingram that complements the restaurant’s beverage of choice, bubbly. Offered until 10:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and until 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the menu features dishes such as: caviar with crème fraiche, pepper mash potato chips and chives; Murder Point oysters; spicy tuna and panisse; and a grilled half wheel of cheese.
- Justine, also located in the French Quarter, is a newly opened brasserie by husband-and-wife team Justin and Mia Devillier. Justine combines the sophistication of Parisian brasseries with the playfulness of the South’s most lively district and is a haven for nighttime revelers seeking a delicious and hearty meal. Served on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Justine’s special late-night menu features items such as: the Justine burger: grilled peppercorn-crusted patty on a brioche bun with emmantaler, arugula, and an optional add-on foie gras torchon; poulet pané sandwich: duck fat fried chicken paillard served with frisée salad, lemon and remoulade on a brioche bun with pomme frites; and entrecote de boeuf, a 14 oz prime ribeye served with maître d’hotel butter and pomme frites.
- The Franklin, located on the corner of Dauphine Street and Franklin Avenue in New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, is a warm and inviting gastrobar that celebrates the city’s rich food and drink culture, love for art and design, and vivacity. The intimate setting, paired with an extensive beverage menu and seasonally inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Dane Harris, creates the perfect spot for an after-hours dining experience. Serving dinner until 10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, guests can expect inventive, yet comforting, dishes like grilled octopus with potatoes, harissa and beets; duck liver mousse with mostarda, pickles and sourdough; and a grilled half chicken with a pepper vinegar glaze.