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Over 35 Restaurants Have Opened in New Orleans This Summer

A roundup of every new restaurant that’s opened in summer 2016


As fall approaches, and the city prepares for some of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Eater Nola takes a look back on the many openings around town during summer 2016.


UPTOWN— Three Muses lands at 7537 Maple Street with the same great service, cocktails, small plates and live music as the Frenchmen Street flagship from chef Dan Esses, Sophie Lee, Kimberly Patton Bragg and crew. []

BUCKTOWN— Station 6 is a highly-anticipated, seafood-heavy eatery from the founder of Vega Tapas Alison Vega and family. Now open Tuesday-Sunday at 105 Metairie-Hammond Hwy on the Metairie lakefront with a fresh catch-based menu, including oysters, pastas, sandwiches and more. []

QUARTER— Mojo Coffee Bar has opened a new location inside the Saint Hotel at 931 Canal Street .[Gambit]


GARDEN DISTRICT— A high end trattoria with a great happy hour and brunch Altamura lands in the Magnolia Mansion (2127 Prytania) from ManhattanJack’s Jack Petronella and Coleman Jernigan.

MARIGNY— The Dragon's Den (435 Esplanade) has a new eatery Asian Kitchen from chef Nick Giles (who also operates Fry & Pie at Hi Ho) with pan-Asian snack foods galore, including yakitori, General Tso chicken tenders and a BLT bao.]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar (701 Tchoup) reopens after a major million dollar revamp with double the bar space downstairs and a new upstairs dining room and bar, along with a completely new menu featuring fish tacos, avocado fries, queso, mussels and much more. [Advocate]

UPTOWN— Shawarma On The Go opens with Middle Eastern eats at the Jetgo gas station at 3720 Magazine, serving falafel and gyro platters, wraps and sandwiches, po boys, cheese steaks and more from Kuwait native and chef Osama Albassisi. []

NORTH BROAD— Chef Scott's Creole Barbecue has landed in the renovated and rebranded Whoo Doo BBQ spot at 2660 St. Phillip St. with a raw bar and live music to come. Pitmaster Dimeitrieck Scott— a Delgado grad and Windsor Court/Monteleone alum— specializes in ribs and lots of smoked meats (steak, fish, jerk chicken) and is known for his line of Whoo Doo BBQ sauces. []

LAKEVIEW— LGD breakfast and lunch staple District Donuts. Sliders. Brew brings its beloved selection of crazy doughnuts, sliders, killer coffee program featuring 1000 Faces, and even doughnut sandwiches to 527 Harrison Ave. []

LGD— Former Coquette sous Mason Hereford and partner Lauren Holton bank on incredible, creative sandwiches and cocktails at Turkey And The Wolf, a quirky and casual new eatery at 739 Jackson Ave. [Gambit]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Modern delicatessen Part & Parcel opens from the Root empire with meaty sandwiches, housemade charcuterie, and cocktails in the South Market District’s ever-popular Paramount building (611 O’Keefe Ave). []

LGD— Fat Boy Pantry is now slinging ice cream, sandwiches, coffee, and juice at 1302 Magazine Street from former operator of defunct restaurant Cibugnu and root beer heiress, Hillary Barq. [Gambit]

UPTOWN— Tryst is open in former Saveur (and Baie Rouge) space at 4128 Magazine from the same owner Kimble Donington-Smith. Chef Son Tran (former Crepe Nanou chef) does casual bar snacks—wings, potstickers, crepes— and there’s a new cocktail program. [Gambit]

NEW ORLEANS EAST— Sunset Grill, a casual new eatery with beach drinks and from-scratch bar food from Atlanta native David Thomas, is now open near the Lakefront Airport at 5750 Hayne Blvd. []


WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Seaworthy opens at 630 Carondelet (in the Ace Hotel compound) with an impressive oyster bar and sustainable seafood menu (caviar, lobster rolls, and more) from NYC-based floating oyster bar schooner Grand Banks. The cocktails, including many low-proof options, are not to be overlooked. [Eaterwire]

MID CITY— Wingstop, a Dallas-based wing chain with over 900 locations world-wide, is open at 520 N. Carrollton with wings, chicken tenders, hand-cut fries, and 11 sauces ranging from mango habanero to lemon garlic. [Eaterwire]

FRERET— Peruvian restaurant Cuzco is open at 4714 Freret with a menu featuring ceviche, causa, Peruvian-style fried rice and stir fry. [Gambit,]

NORTHSHORE— The Shack brings a backyard and comfort food with a Latin twist to 204 W. 21st Ave. in Covington with a menu of Cubanos, fish tacos and more. []

MID CITY— Vessel brings craft cocktails and globally-influenced coastal cuisine to a breathtaking old church at 3835 Iberville (formerly Redemption and Christian’s). []


NORTHSHORE— Meribo brings modern Italian eats to a stunning space at 326 Lee Ln. in downtown Covington from co-founders Vinnie LeDonne (formerly GM at Palmetto's in Slidell) and Gavin Jobe (owner of the Pelican House in Baton Rouge). [Eaterwire]

OLD METAIRIE— City Greens opens a new location at 600 Metairie Road with salads, wraps, pressed juices and more. [Eaterwire]

GENTILLY— The Füd Bar, a new contemporary cafeteria specializing in home-cooked meals from owners Erik Neumann and Robert Faust (a Mahony's alum), is now open at 1522 Robert E. Lee Blvd. with made-to-order sandwiches, a salad bar, grab and go items and more. []

GARDEN DISTRICT— The spiffy new location of Little Korea officially opens in the former home of AJ&J Asian Bistro (2240 Magazine) with more seating, tables with grills for cooking up your own Korean barbecue, an expanded menu and a second-generation owner, Joyce Park, taking over for her parents. []

UPTOWN— Ignatius Coffee & Espresso Bar is now open at 3121 Magazine from Rue De La Course owner Debra Dunn in partnership with Mojo Coffee Roasters. [Eaterwire]

MID CITY— Fharmacy, a new eatery from Namese alumni Chien Nguyen and Nhat Nguyen, opens in the former Dis & Dem space (2540 Banks) with a menu of comfort food snacks including burgers, wings, and boudin balls and a full bar. [Advocate]

CANAL STREET— The ‘fanciest’ Waffle House in America opens in the Medical District at 2500 Canal with waffles, hashbrowns and all you ever hoped for 24 hours a day. [Gambit]

METAIRIE—Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts launches family-friendly daiquiri cafe Big Easy Cafe at 4517 W. Esplanade Ave with personal pizzas, burgers, nachos, frozen libations and more. []

CBD— Halal Guys, the NY-based street meat chain, opens its first New Orleans location today at 301 St. Charles Avenue. [Thrillist]

UPTOWN— The former owners of Frankie & Johnny’s, Darryl and Ellen Cortello, open neighborhood cafe Luca Eats at 7329 Cohn with breakfast/lunch sandwiches and panini in the $6-$10 range, French Truck coffee drinks, plate specials and seating for 25. [UptownMessenger]

UPTOWN— Israeli street food spot Tal's Hummus opens in the former McClure's Barbecue spot (4800 Magazine) from Tel Aviv native and Doris Metropolitan alum Tal Sharon. BYOB and vegetarian friendly. [Advocate]

UPTOWN— Chais Delachaise, the chic expansion from Evan Hayes and The Delachaise team opens at 7708 Maple Street with bistro fare from chef Daniel Volponi, along with a great wine and beverage program. [Eaterwire]

LGD— Legendary jacket-required restaurant The Caribbean Room reopens in the Pontchartrain Hotel (2031 St. Charles Ave) under the watchful eye of the Besh Group, with chef Chris Lusk turning out signature classic dishes and new takes on Creole cuisine in a swanky dining room, part of a $10 million overhaul including a new Bayou Bar, Silver Whistle Cafe and Hot Tin, the incredible roof top cocktail bar. []

METAIRIE— Banh Mi Boys, a casual new spot for banh mi, chicken wings and loaded loaded bo ne fries opens at 5001 Airline Dr. adjacent to owner Peter Nguyen's family-owned Texaco gas station. []

CANAL STREET— Hong Kong Market fave Mr. Bubbles opens a second location inside the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (1441 Canal) with a menu of banh mi, bubble tea, Cafe Sua Da and more—including Dong Phuong breads for purchase. [, Gambit]

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