The Grille, a Metairie spin-off of the iconic Camellia Grill in the Riverbend area of New Orleans, has flung open its doors with throwback 1950s favorites like pecan pie, chili cheese omelets, and chocolate freezes, reports the New Orleans Advocate.
The new spot has an uphill battle in trying to recreate the charm of the original Camellia Grill, which opened in 1946 on oak-lined Carrollton Avenue with pink-hued walls and waiters that made the experience special. The new spin-off has brought in some of the Camellia Grill waiters to start getting that feel to take root.
The Advocate reports that the Grille has some similarities (white-topped counters with swivel stools) to the original, but there are also differences. At Camellia Grill, seating is limited to those swivel stools with a view of the liquid butter being poured on the flat top in preparation for eggs. At The Grille, there is also a sit-down dining area with tables and movable chairs, as well as patio dining. In terms of the menu, crab cakes and a turkey burger have been added.
Opening hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.