819 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 581-3866
Status: Certified Open
Broussard's highly-anticipated reopening is this evening, after new owners the brothers Ammari? Marv, Richy, and Zeid? also known as Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts threw down on a $1 million dollar renovation this summer in hopes of achieving ultimate Grand Dame status. The freshly landscaped courtyard is sure to be a hit in the cooler months. The restaurant's entry hall, once bedecked in antiques, is now streamlined and leads directly to the long Empire Bar, where Paul Gustings, turns out pre-prohibition cocktails including a slew of punches and a few modern drinks like an "improved" Pimm's Cup. New chef Guy Reinbolt will create Louisiana-inspired French continental cuisine (hello, Ostrich filet) including classical dishes, and luxurious tableside preparations of flambeed desserts and such.
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Previous Coverage: 3/5/13, 4/15/13, 8/20/13, 8/26/13, 9/16/13
Further Reading: NolaDefender, Advocate, Times-Picayune
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Broussard's ribbon cutting [Photo: Facebook]