The "liquor library" at this restaurant bar displays the ingredients to the craft cocktails inspired by drinks from the pre-Prohibition era against lacquered red walls and an indigo-stained wooden bar. The bartenders update classic drinks such as absinthe cocktails and cobblers by using small-batch spirits, house-made bitters and ratafias. There also are French-inspired fruit cordials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto's extensive menu combines rustic Louisiana dishes and refined indulgences including caviar tasting selections. Death by Gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo on top. Beer-battered crab beignets are served with remoulade. Reservations recommended. Dinner nightly, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Bar R’evolution open daily from 5pm & Sunday from 10:30am. Credit cards. $$$