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Chef Eric Cook brings old school Creole dishes to the table at Saint John, the modern art-filled restaurant he opened in the French Quarter in the fall of 2021. The New Orleans native has a strong... Read More
Chef Eric Cook brings old school Creole dishes to the table at Saint John, the modern art-filled restaurant he opened in the French Quarter in the fall of 2021. The New Orleans native has a strong track record - he brought elevated Southern cuisine to Gris-Gris in the Lower Garden District in 2018. With Saint John, he elevates the kind of home cooking that so many locals grew up with. His retro Creole dishes resonate with nostalgia for New Orleanians who have celebrated family milestones over platters of chicken Clemenceau and oyster patties. Dishes like chicken and shrimp maque choux, courtbouillon, and pork belly cassoulet all reveal the diversity of influences that created New Orleans cuisine, ranging from Sicilian and French to Spanish, African, German and Caribbean.
1117 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
- Creole, Best Restaurants, Romantic Dining: "Although many dishes are on the swank side, the smothered turkey necks in brown gravy can't be beat."
- Best for Creole Because: Chef Eric Cook dug deep into New Orleans culinary menu to revisit old Creole classics.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: This wonderful newish place in the French Quarter delivers old school Creole flavor.
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: This pretty spot on Decatur dishes real deal Creole cuisine.