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Whiskey-Focused Restaurant Oxalis Opens In The Bywater

 Oxalis signage
Oxalis signage
Photo: Brasted

Todd A. Price reports that Oxalis, a gastropub from the now-shuttered La Fin Du Monde team, is open for business at 3162 Dauphine. Located in the former Prime Grille (and Bywater Barbecue), the restaurant has been revamped into a tavern-like " dark, rambling space, furnished with thrift store finds and local art" and lots of hanging plants. On the name, Chef Jonathan Lestingi says, "Oxalis is itself named after the non-native plant that flourishes in Louisiana," and which was covering the building when they moved in.

As for the food, Lestingi calls it "bar foreward," and he brings over some hits from La Fin Du Monde, including the bo ssam, but there's also a decent amount of vegetarian options and nothing costs over $20. On the bar side, manager Sonali Fernando is focusing on whiskeys, with a hearty list and shot-and-a-beer pairings that range from any "plastic cap" American whiskey and a PBR to higher end IPAs and fancypants bourbons. There's also this video of Chef Jonathan Lestingi chatting about the vibe and whiskey list from the Oxalis courtyard too.

3162 Dauphine Street
Phone: (504) 267-4776
Hours: Open 7 days a week at 4 p.m.

· Oxalis, New Gastropub in Bywater, Opens To Public []
· Oxalis Chef Talks About New Restaurant: Video []
· All Opening Reports [-ENOLA-]


3162 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117