Rue 127, the New American bistro with Creole accents in Mid City, is closing, Chef Ray Gruezke announced via the restaurant’s newsletter. Rue 127’s last dinner service will be tomorrow, Saturday, June 2nd.
Rue 127 opened in late 2010, three months after Chef Ray Gruezke bought the building. Previous incarnations of the late-1800s shotgun house at 127 North Carrollton Avenue include an illegal gambling house (in the 1950s) and a restaurant called Arabesque (which itself opened in 2006 and closed a few years later.)
Rue 127 was well-loved for its steamed mussels and barbecue season french fries on the savory side, and deep fried cupcakes(!) on the sweet side; desserts for Rue 127 were the realm of Chef Joanna Palmer, a grad of both Commander’s Palace and Cochon.
Chef Gruezke isn’t completely bowing out of the NOLA (or Mid City) restaurant scene, however. Gruezke will continue to run Frey Smoked Meat Co., which the chef opened in 2016 and named after his great-great-grandfather, who ran a French Market stall in the mid-1800s.