The abrupt closure of Scott Boswell's high-falutin' French Quarter restaurant Stella! (mind the exclamation point!) has caused some to question if it was an issue of mismanagement or one of New Orleans no longer able to support the number of fine dining institutions in the city.
Brett Anderson of the Times Picayune asked the provacative question "Does the closing of Stella signal an end to fine dining in New Orleans?" In his discussion, he points out the trend toward a more casual (but still high quality) dining experience here.
However, we at Eater don't think that the bloom is off the fine dining rose just yet. We've assembled a map of the most well known fancy-pants restaurants where locals and tourists alike go to enjoy excellent food, impeccable service, and even if the restaurant doesn't enforce a dress code, if your mama raised you right you'll be wearing a jacket or dress.
· Does the closing of Stella signal an end to fine dining in New Orleans? [NOLA.com]
· All Stella! Coverage [-ENOLA-]
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