Longway Tavern, the newest restaurant from LeBlanc+ Smith, is slated to open at 719 Toulouse Street in early 2018, according to a press release. LeBlanc + Smith is also the restaurant group behind Meauxbar, Sylvain, Barrel Proof, and Cavan. Longview Tavern is planned to be a “classic neighborhood tavern.”
John Sinclair, chef at Barrel Proof, will create a menu of classic pub food with a twist: a steak sandwich, fried calamari served with grilled scallions and tomatoes and bitter greens, and a chicken thigh with cauliflower cream and root vegetable hash.
Liam Deegan, beverage director at Barrel Proof, will handle a bar of classics like the Gibson, plus some creative twists like an Irish Coffee Manhattan.
The tavern is housed in a late 1700s era building that once housed writer Roark Bradford, and once counted William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and John Carroll as its guests. The building most recently housed Little Vic’s, a late-night Italian cafe and gelato shop known for its biscotti gelato.
“We have always had this vision to make sure that the French Quarter always felt like a neighborhood first and foremost. That was why we opened Sylvain. And while we will certainly be proud Longway’s design, food and drinks, we are most proud of providing another impeccably done but still accessible place for locals to feel at home in the French Quarter,” owner Robért LeBlanc said in a press release sent out today.
Longway Tavern Website [website]