Stephen Rushmore Jr.
New Orleans restaurant update
Not yet open:
Mandina’s. Deep flooding requires total gutting, but the building will survive. No word as to when the Canal Street favorite will reopen. Mandina’s of Baton Rouge will open shortly in what had been Chalet Brandt.
Commander’s Palace. A great deal of water got in through the roof and penetrated the walls, and the more they dug into the building the more damage they found. The place was almost gutted inside. The projected opening date is late March or early April.
Pascal’s Manale. The mold remediation is finished. A foot and a half of water requires much renovation, though. Bob DeFelice says they will reopen sometime shortly after Mardi Gras.
Bruning’s. Everything in West End Park was completely obliterated by Hurricane Katrina; all that’s left is pilings. Sam Urrate, fourth-generation owner of Bruning’s, says that he would like to reopen at West End or somewhere else. However, my feeling is that the kind of building that would have to be constructed in order to get insurance at West End would be so expensive that a casual seafood restaurant like Bruning’s would probably not be viable. I do hope this old classic makes it back to life, though. Who knows?
Camellia Grill. I have not been able to reach anyone there, but they’ve have their pink Health Department card for some time.
Angeli. 1141 Decatur. 566-0077. Pizza. Pasta. Italian.
Annette’s. 219 Dauphine. 529-5741 . Breakfast. Neighborhood Cafe.
�Antoine’s. 713 St. Louis. 581-4422. Classic Creole.
�Arnaud’s. 813 Bienville. 523-5433. Classic Creole.
Attiki. 230 Decatur. 587-3756. Mediterranean.
�Bacco. 310 Chartres. 522-2426. Italian.
�Bayona. 430 Dauphine. 525-4455. Eclectic.
�Begue’s. 300 Bourbon. 553-2278. Contemporary Creole.
�Bombay Club. 830 Conti. 586-0972. Contemporary Creole.
�Bourbon House. 144 Bourbon. 522-0111. Seafood.
�Broussard’s. 819 Conti. 581-3866. Classic Creole.
Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company. 429 Decatur. 522-5800. Seafood.
Cafe Beignet. 311 Bourbon. 525-2611. Sandwiches.
�Cafe du Monde. 800 Decatur. 525-4544. Coffee.
�Cafe Giovanni. 117 Decatur. 529-2154. Italian.
�Cafe Gumbolaya. 1000 N Peters. 523-7418. Creole. Seafood.
�Cafe Maspero. 601 Decatur. 523-6250. Sandwiches.
Cafe Pontalba. 546 St. Peter. 522-1180. Creole.
�Central Grocery. 923 Decatur. 523-1620. Sandwiches.
Chartres House Cafe. 601 Chartres. 586-8383. Creole.
�Coffee Pot. 714 St. Peter. 524-3500. Creole.
�Coop’s Place. 1109 Decatur. 525-9053. Creole. Cajun.
�Court of Two Sisters. 613 Royal. 522-7273. Classic Creole.
Courtyard Deli. 1113 Decatur. 412-8813. Sandwiches.
�Crescent City Brewhouse. 527 Decatur. 522-0571. Brewpub. Creole. Sandwiches. Seafood.
Desire Oyster Bar. 300 Bourbon. 586-0300. Seafood
Embers Steak House. 700 Bourbon. 523-1485. Steak. Seafood. Creole
Fiorella’s. 1136 Decatur. 528-9566. Neighborhood Cafe. Breakfast.
Frank’s. 933 Decatur. 525-1602. Italian. Sandwiches.
French Market Restaurant. 1001 Decatur. 525-7879. Seafood. Creole.
�Galatoire’s. 209 Bourbon. 525-2021. Classic Creole.
�Gumbo Shop. 630 St. Peter. 525-1486. Classic Creole.
�GW Fins. 808 Bienville. 581-3467. Seafood.
�Hillery’s. 827� Toulouse. 571-2888. Contemporary Creole.
House of Blues. 225 Decatur. 529-2583. American. Creole.
�Irene’s Cuisine. 539 St. Philip. 529-8811. Italian.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe. 1104 Decatur. 592-2565. Bar. American.
�Johnny’s Po-Boys. 511 St. Louis. 524-8129. Sandwiches.
�K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. 416 Chartres. 524-7394. Cajun.
La Louisiane. 725 Iberville. 378-8200. Creole.
Landry’s Seafood House. 400 N. Peters. 558-0038. Concept Restaurant. Seafood.
�Louisiana Bistro. 337 Dauphine. 525-3335. Contemporary Creole.
�Meauxbar. 942 N. Rampart. 569-9979. Eclectic.
Mena’s Palace. 200 Chartres. 525-0217. Neighborhood Cafe. Creole.
�Mona Lisa. 1212 Royal. 522-6746. Pizza. Middle Eastern.
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