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Bar Frances' Menu is Fun And Colorful, But There's Room For Improvement

What the critics are saying this week

Look Inside Bar Frances, Now Open on Freret Street
Inside Bar Frances

Helen Freund heads to Freret newcomer Bar Frances this week: “Diners can sit down for a full meal or cozy up to the bar for a snack and a glass of wine” with a menu that “favors light and delicate dishes” of the veggie variety, from blistered shishito peppers to a “fun, colorful” beet tartare, though “deliciously thick-cut french fries served with aioli” also make an appearance, as does a “Provencal-style roasted chicken.” Still, Freund notes, “there is room for growth on the menu” at this casual new bistro. [Gambit]

Todd Price finds neighborhood eats at Station 6: “For people who salivate at the sight of a platter of raw oyster, a pile of boiled shrimp or flaky Gulf fish slicked with butter,” this is your kind of restaurant, where chef Allison Vega’s “take on Gulf amandine, seared pompano in curried brown butter with cashews instead of almonds, advances a Creole classic without forgetting why it first became a favorite” and the restaurant “feels like the natural evolution of the classic seafood restaurants of Bucktown and the West End. []

Review: Bar Frances, a place for wine and small plates on Freret [Gambit]

Station 6 deliciously updates tradition: a new restaurant in New Orleans []

Bar Frances

4525 Freret Street, , LA 70115 (504) 371-5043 Visit Website