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Dominique Macquet Opens French Creole Bistro on Magazine Street

Longtime New Orleans chef opened Bordeaux after two-year hiatus


Last Thursday, a longtime New Orleans chef and the founder of a beloved local bakery quietly opened their recently announced French Creole bistro, Bordeaux, on a Magazine Street corner Uptown.

The 90-seat restaurant with a tree-draped patio is from chef Dominique Macquet and sommelier Bruno Rizzo, both of whom have a significant history in the city. Macquet, returning to the industry after a two-year hiatus, has led the kitchens of Tamarind, Dominique’s, and Saveur; all of which are now closed. Rizzo founded the original version of bakery La Boulangerie with his brother in 2000, which now operates under Donald Link’s restaurant group.

A custom-built outdoor rotisserie is responsible for a rotating menu of spit-roasted lamb, suckling pig, goat, pheasant, quail and duck, offered up alongside items like a grilled whole pompano fish entree and a sauteed sweetbread starter. The weekend brunch menu is slightly more approachable in price but nicely varied; with a smoked fish and caviar plate for $12 and a croque monsiuer for just $8.

Bordeaux is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am to 3 pm.

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