At 8 a.m. the day after Christmas the recently renovated and renamed Camellia Grill will open for business. Unlike its counterpoint on South Carrollton, the French Quarter spot will serve beer, wine, mimosas, and Bloody Marys.
The menu will have its classic dishes and several of the longtime counter jockeys from the uptown location, but has upgraded all the equipment (the fryers, the grill, waffle irons, refrigeration units) and will be hiring some ladies to work behind the counter. Welcome to the Camellia Grill, 21st century style.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m from Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Camellia Grill, 540 Chartres Street, 504-835-8332.