Of all the tried and true, beloved New Orleans restaurants, a new crop of restaurants seem to pop up each fall, attempting to fit into the landscape and eventually become among those neighborhood favorites. While it’s easy to stick with what we know, these new restaurants provide an exciting opportunity to branch out and possibly discover a new classic. Here’s where our editorial team is eating this fall.
There’s a new poké spot in town. The California based chain is located uptown on Magazine, serving locally sourced fish. Poké, the traditional Hawaiian dish of raw fish has taken off in New Orleans, with LemonShark being the third spot to open in the city. LemonShark’s bowls can be combined with two dozen toppings and bases and also offers bottomless bowls of miso soup. Black rice, or Forbidden Rice, which hosts tons of health benefits, is a standout item on the menu, along with the LemonShark salmon.
Named after it’s Shakespearean-themed cross streets Montegut & Dauphine, Capulet is a newly-renovated, warehouse-style sandwich shop, ideal for a midday meal. Nestled in the Bywater, their menu features freshly made and handcrafted breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, and sides. Their Turkey and Cheese with thin apple slices is a subtle twist on a lunchtime classic. Paired with their house-made salt & vinegar chips, Capulet offers the perfect combination of savory flavors and a refreshly light meal. Top it off with a craft cocktail from their full-service bar. Editor’s Note: Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Stationed on Poydras Street in the former “Happy’s Irish Pub” building, Copper Vine is a breath of fresh air in the CBD. Located just steps from the Mercedes Benz Superdome, Copper Vine is great for a pre-game or pre-show meal, as well as a gathering place with friends on a pretty day. With wine on tap, private event space, an outdoor patio, and balconies above Poydras Street, Copper Vine has so much to offer in its contemporary setting.
The menu is top-notch as well. From oysters and salads to short rib and flatbreads, their menu offers a variety to please every palate. Why not enjoy a sophisticated meal before heading to the Saints game? The duck confit flatbread with bacon jam and goat cheese is sweet and savory all at once. Quail and boudin gumbo puts a unique twist on a New Orleans favorite dish.
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is the new kid on on the Uptown block. The brainchild of New Orleans’ own Ti Martin, Darryl Reginelli, and Chef Tory McPhail, this fast-fine neighborhood spot will be open daily from morning to night. The menu consists of fine-dining quality dishes ready to be served including Chef Tory’s Crawfish Boil Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich and Basket, The Pig Dip, West Indies Crab Tacos, Pork Debris & Egg Biscuit, and other spins on picnic classics. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey will offer dine in, carry out, delivery, and catering.