On August 10, Saffron NOLA opened its doors on Magazine Street in a location very different from the once-a-week Friday dinner affair in the Gretna strip shopping center where it got its start and its following.
The first brick-and-mortar for the creative Indian restaurant from the Vilkhu family blends the cuisine of the family’s native India with the cuisine of the family’s New Orleans home in a chic, modern space. Interior design firm Farouki Farouki weaved copper, deep grey, and kobe red tones throughout the interior. Above each large booth dangles a glass light fixture with a soft Edison bulb. The large bar, where Indian flavors form the backdrop of both classic and inventive cocktails, is accented with sparkly and cool red panels.
Saffron NOLA serves dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m, and on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brunch is served on Sundays from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.