NOSH (752 Tchoupitoulas St.), the newest restaurant/lounge from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, is now open in the Warehouse District. NOSH stands for New Orleans Social House, a concept that comes to life through nightly musical performances, communal tables, and a menu built around the idea of sharing.
The space, formerly occupied by Tommy’s Wine Bar, has had a major facelift. The dark, baroque interior of Tommy’s Wine Bar had given way to a bright space that feels more open. Furniture includes communal tables, as well as little areas with sofas and chairs for more relaxed lounging. Former Tommy’s patrons will recognize the large cypress columns throughout the NOSH. Additionally, NOSH still has an interior door leading to Tommy’s Cuisine, which Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts also bought.
Nosh’s executive chef, Michael Farrell, gained a loyal local following while he was at Le Meritage from 2008 - 2012. In 2012, Farrell moved to the Caymen Islands to become executive chef at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. He considered the move a sort of “sabbatical” and made clear from the beginning that he would be coming back to New Orleans after a few years. He moved back to New Orleans in 2014, taking the position of Corporate Executive Chef for Dickie Brennan & Company.
Le Meritage was a wine-focused restaurant and NOSH reflects that idea, with over 50 wines offered by the glass. Additionally, the raw bar features Gulf oysters and “featured” oysters, as well as salmon carpaccio, Hamachi tiradito, sushi grade ahi poke, Peruvian ceviche, and grilled octopus carpaccio. The menu features small plates, salads, tartines, and flatbreads. The space and the menu have a much more relaxed, casual feel than Tommy’s Wine Bar.
NOSH is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight.