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Chef Eric Cook is creating plenty of buzz at Gris-Gris, his welcoming spot in the Lower Garden District. Cook, who has worked in kitchens from Commander's to the American Sector and Bourbon House,... Read More
Chef Eric Cook is creating plenty of buzz at Gris-Gris, his welcoming spot in the Lower Garden District. Cook, who has worked in kitchens from Commander's to the American Sector and Bourbon House, works his magic creating stellar versions of local comfort dishes, including an ethereal version of his mom's chicken and dumplings (when was the last time you saw that on a menu?) and a daily gumbo simmered to a dark and smoky essence. The oysters BLT is a revelation of perfectly fried juicy oysters alternating on the plate with candied pork belly on a sheen of tomato jam. Eat at the bar to watch the open kitchen in action. Gris-Gris also boasts the Samedi Room, one of the most unique special event spaces in the city, a two-floor kitchen/dining/sitting room with outside balconies overlooking the city. Very special.
1800 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
- Lunch: "Ask to sit on the balcony for a lovely view of Magazine Street."
- Group Friendly: "Weekends are busy so plan on dinner during the week for a relaxed dining experience."
- Best for Lunch Because: Chef Eric Cook's first restaurant is an oasis of flavor in the Lower Garden District.
- Best for Group Friendly Because: The private Samedi Room will wow for a special client or board meeting.
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