Ian McNulty confirmed yesterday that Marti's, the historic Creole restaurant that opened back in 1971 and was the "place to see and be seen" through the 70s and 80s, reopened last Saturday in its original home at Dumaine and North Rampart.
The building housed the well-regarded Peristyle starting in the mid-90s, but, in redeveloping the property at 1041 Dumaine St., Gautreau's proprietorPatrick Singley decided to dig a little deeper in the historical records and draw inspiration from the original Marti's. Singely, however, isn't trying to relive the past; he told McNulty that his goal was to "keep the spirit of what this place had been, without trying to duplicate it."
To that end, the new Marti's menu is a "contemporary" take on Parisian brasseries with offerings like Atlantic cod Provencal and "a major emphasis on oysters and chilled seafood presentations." Prospective diners can also look forward to some late-night meals?with the reopening of the Saenger Theatre just a week ago, Singely says the restaurant will stay open to midnight to cater to the post-show theatre crowd.