Starting tomorrow, the French Quarter’s brand new Justine, one of Eater New Orleans’ 15 hottest restaurants, will begin lunch and weekend brunch services.
Justine, which opened at the end of January for dinner only, is the hip Parisian brasserie from La Petite Grocery’s Justin Devillier and his wife Mia Devillier. It debuted in the historic May & Ellis building on Chartres Street to a warm reception from the city, with every slot booked up for weeks shortly after reservations opened.
The couple snagged Seaworthy’s former chef Dan Causgrove, who previously worked for Devillier for five years as his sous at La Petite, to serve as the restaurant’s executive chef.
The 200-seat, grand-hall style restaurant designed by New Orleans-based design firm Farouki Farouki features antique brass, vintage artwork and lighting, diamond-patterned smoked glass mirrors, and an outdoor dining space with a custom “absinthe decanter-inspired” fountain and lots of greenery.
Justine’s menus will remain the same for brunch, lunch, and dinner, but the restaurant will now be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with additional late night hours Friday and Saturday, and on Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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