It looks like Bywater hot spot Oxalis is close to serving its last cocktails.
Eater New Orleans has received multiple anonymous tips about the closure. Tips also show bar staffers discussing the impending closure on various social media pages. According to the chatter, the last night of service will be tonight, May 31, and all vendors and employees have been notified of the pending closure. Also, according to the intel, there will be drink specials on the restaurant’s final night of service.
UPDATE: Todd Price has confirmed the closure with owner Shade Ashani.
Calls to the restaurant went unanswered Wednesday. Eater has reached out to the restaurant’s chef and general manager for further information, and will update this post with any further info.
Oxalis, a gastropub from the now-shuttered La Fin Du Monde team, opened for business at 3162 Dauphine in the Bywater in 2013. It has been known for its whiskey list, cool atmosphere, pretty reasonable prices, and lush courtyard. Co-owner Sonali Fernando left the restaurant at the end of 2015 to accept a job with the Ace Hotel.
Oxalis was named for a “non-native plant that flourishes in Louisiana.” According to opening reports, that plant was growing on the building when Oxalis moved in.