Chef Philip Lopez of the Warehouse District's amazing Root has just revealed some details about his upcoming "grown up version" of the fun restaurant, called Square Root to the Times-Pic. Lopez describes Square Root? which will be located in the LGD at 1800 Magazine in the former Shop of Two Sisters. See the red-doored building to the right? as not too big, not too extreme, and very intimate.
The restaurant's downstairs will have an open kitchen, and only a nine-to-ten course tasting menu will be offered. Upstairs, a bar and lounge area will have small plates, a charcuterie menu, and cheeses, some of which will be made in house. The Root team expects the renovations? including an upstairs balcony? to take two to three months to finish, with the anticipated opening set for January 2013. Chef Lopez previously told Eater, "I want to give Michelin guide a reason to come to New Orleans and rate us."