Due North by Legacy Kitchen (2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville) has swung its doors open in Mandeville to the tune of disco brunches, music and martini nights, and lemon icebox pie. The new “polished casual” restaurant takes the place of N’Tini’s steak and martini restaurant, which closed in February of this year, reports Ian McNulty. N’Tini’s founders Donna and Mark Benfattis are now investor partners in the new Due North by Legacy Kitchen.
This fifth addition to the rapidly growing Legacy Kitchen brand has some staples from the other restaurants, like “chicken and waffles, smoked salmon dip, and lemon icebox pie.” Notably, each restaurant also has its own personality within the family of restaurants. McNulty reports:
In the case of Due North, that means adding some entertainment in a nod to the music that N’Tini’s once hosted in its lounge. In the weeks ahead, Due North will begin a martini night with live music, a weekly “sippin’ on the sidewalk” event on its outdoor patio on Fridays and a disco brunch on Sundays with a throwback soundtrack.
Disco brunch, ya’ll. Dis-co brunch.
Due North by Legacy Kitchen is run by The Good Company Food Group. The group also has the New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. chain and New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co. The first Legacy Kitchen opened in Metairie in 2013. The company followed that opening with Legacy Kitchen’s Steak + Chop in Gretna in November and its Legacy Kitchen’s Oyster Counter + Tap Room in the CBD about a month later. Legacy Kitchen’s Craft Tavern in the Warehouse District opened in 2015.