6751 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072
Phone: (504) 267-0701
Fax: (504) 267-0706
Bars & Cafes
This contemporary bistro located Uptown offers upscale yet comfortable dining. The decor is minimal with neutral colored walls and ceiling fans above the bentwood chairs and white linen tablecloths. The easy, sophisticated charm is a favorite with professional and business types from nearby uptown neighborhoods. Dishes are imaginative twists on New Orleans favorites. Specialties include the fresh sautéed fish in cream sauce flavored with craw fish stock and fried oysters matched with Brie. The cozy bar is known for its single-malt scotch selection.
Domilise's Po-Boys is your average neighborhood eatery, located not too far from Jefferson Avenue. A completely unglamorous place, this is the kind of restaurant you find by accident. However, it's known for its tasty, quantitative food at cheap prices and one could call it a teenager's paradise. The Sausage po-boy & Shrimp po-boy, are recommended amongst the long list of snacks. Because of it's compact space, the wait for a table during the peak lunch hours is long, so an early drop-by is advised. This unpretentious place is a good choice if you want to simply grab a bite.
If you like to start your evenings late and end them early in the morning, then F&M Patio Bar is the hot spot for you. Dancing, pool tables, and a kitchen that stays open as long as you can stay awake are just a few of the features. There is also a tropical patio, jukebox and one of those fun photo booths, so you are sure not to miss a minute of memorable moments!
Grit's Pool & Bar is a hot-spot for university students and locals—with the cheap drinks its perfect for the college kids who always fuss over their dwindling pocket money. The atmosphere is completely chilled out and relaxed. You will always come across teens trying their hands at pool and darts, with the crowds cheering them. A perfect place to hang-out with buddies and bond over drinks. It is open daily at 3 pm.
There is no greater pleasure on a steamy New Orleans afternoon than letting the sweet icy flecks from a Hansen's Sno-Bliz melt on your tongue. Since Ernest Hansen set out the make a better sno-ball by building his first Sno-Bliz sno-ball machine in the 1930s, the family-run Hansen's Sno-Bliz has been a summertime tradition for many New Orleanians. Standing at the current Tchoupitoulas location since 1944, sno-ball lovers have lined up to order the Hansen family version of the sweet shaved ice. Sugary syrups like cream of peach, chocolate, strawberry, lemonade, and nectar flavor the icy mounds and provide instant heat relief summer after summer.
Coffee connoisseurs are sure to appreciate the time, energy, and gourmet beans that go into every cup at Velvet Espresso Bar. Situated in a tiny bright yellow cottage on Magazine Street, this specialty coffee bar serves carefully crafted cups of coffee, Syphon coffee, and espresso drinks in addition to a menu of artisan tea cakes. Sweet teeth can be satisfied with Velvet Espresso Bar's bite size tea cakes that come in flavors like Blood Orange, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate, and Blue Flower Earl Gray. -Bethany Culp
Enjoy a cool cocktail or icy beer at Magazine Street's Monkey Hill. Overstuffed couches and colorful artwork line the walls of this upscale, yet casual bar. Monkey Hill patrons often find their way to the dimly lit establishment to take advantage of the Monday through Friday Martini Menu Happy Hour Specials. In addition to a variety of fruity and flavored martinis, the bar boasts an extensive wine list—by the bottle and by the glass—and a variety of domestic and imported beers. Despite late night crowds that can make navigating the bar difficult, patrons still find room to play pool and shuffleboard at the bar's two tables. Check the Monkey Hill website for a schedule of occasional live music and comedy performances.
Richard Benz, formerly of Gautreau's, has mastered the "new" New Orleans cuisine making this a dining hotspot. Dick & Jenny's with comfortable seating is a collaboration of home and contemporary styles. They complement each other nicely inside pumpkin colored walls adorned with hand-painted plates and vases of fresh flowers. The atmosphere is upscale casual. Start with the Pain Perdu or the fried oysters. For dinner opt for one of its many choices of Smoked Whole Fish, or go for the Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish. Decadent delights for the sweet tooth include Crème Brulee du Jour, and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae. A wine list of whites and reds are sold by the glass or by the bottle!
In a city full of French influence, it's not surprising to find a bakery on Magazine Street that could just as easily be at home on the Champs-Élysées. Stepping into La Boulangerie is like walking into a Parisian pastry shop. The smell of fresh baked bread permeates the air, not only in the brightly colored shop, but of the surrounding blocks, luring passers-by in for a treat. From the buttery and stuffed croissants to the artisan breads and delicate pastries or a crusty French bread loaf, this is a little bit of France baked fresh each day in uptown New Orleans.
This popular Uptown hangout is nestled among the hip little shops along Magazine Street. You get a unique type of three-for-one at this laundromat, burger bar, and pool hall, rolled into one. If you find yourself short on time, this combination could be just the right one for you. Refuel with a marinated chicken sandwich, which comes with fries or a homemade pasta salad. Also delicious is the shaved steak sandwich-the meat is sauteed in red wine with onions, mushrooms and peppers and served on a toasted bun with fries. A delight for the hearty appetites!
Picking the perfect cheese from a case of hundreds with names like Drunk Monk and Jacquin Tomme Cendree can be intimidating. Luckily, the staff at St. James Cheese Company is highly educated in the world of artisanal cheeses. Whether creating a custom cheese board or looking for a flavor to compliment a favorite wine, St. James Cheese Company is sure to have varieties to meet every shoppers needs. In addition to the hundreds of cheeses crafted in Louisiana and around the world, specialty meats and pates, butters, and olives, St. James Cheese Company features a menu of salads, sandwiches, cheese boards, and charcuterie boards for lunch and early dinner. Diners are encouraged to bring wine to enjoy with their meal on the shop's patio.
This rock star of a dive has routinely been described as one of the city's best, even finding a spot on CNBC's list of the country's top dives. A sprightly red and white facade greets you at the entrance of the King Pin. The red theme continues inside, this time with wooden hues as contrast. Pop art posters cover the walls and include notable tributes to Elvis. In true dive tradition, the place has a rocking jukebox, loaded with a popular playlist and there's a shuffleboard as well. Live bands perform for the mostly young crowd on days when the New Orleans Saints aren't playing. The bar's lively atmosphere and fun crowd have made it a city favorite and appearances in popular media have added to its appeal. Stop by for a lively night out.