Photo courtesy of Tamar Alexia Fleishman
Step inside and the atmosphere is warm, with exposed brick walls and low wood ceiling beams. There's another dining area upstairs, too.
Recently, Cardinal Tavern began serving food and they quickly out did many other places in town. The cuisine is Louisiana/Southern roots fare done deliciously. Even the Bloody Marys have their own special touch, with house-fried chicken and okra for garnish!
Savory African peanut soup has shredded chicken and a savory flavor: not the milky peanut taste so often experienced at restaurants "recreating" historic Southern foods.