Boulevard American Bistro opens in Metairie


Boulevard oysters are served at the new Boulevard American Bistro, now open in Metairie. - COURTESY BOULEVARD AMERICAN BISTRO
  • Boulevard oysters are served at the new Boulevard American Bistro, now open in Metairie.

Boulevard American Bistro (4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-889-2301) is now open for lunch and dinner in the former Houston’s spot in Metairie.

The restaurant is the latest project from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, which also runs French Quarter restaurants Broussard’s, Kingfish and the Bombay Club. Following Houston’s shutter, which surprised many loyal customers, the restaurant group tapped Robert Hardie, who oversaw operations at the restaurant for 17 years before it closed, to serve as general manager and partner at the new eatery. 

Hardie said at the time he looked forward to “welcoming back the community” with the new restaurant and said renovations to the space would be minimal.

Boulevard’s menu is distinct from its predecessor, and the menu is heavy on upscale American fare with prices to match. Appetizers at dinner range from $8 to $15 and entrees fall between $22 and $41.

For starters, there’s deviled eggs served with sweet pickle relish and hickory-smoked bacon and Boulevard oysters come topped with creamed spinach and Crystal aioli. Lunch fare includes a handful of salads and sandwiches, including Gulf fish served on brioche with lemon-herb dressing.

For dinner, guests can expect classic American fare, such as rotisserie chicken served with a loaded baked potato, pan-seared crab cakes served with fries and coleslaw, slow-roasted barbecued ribs and a center cut filet mignon. 

A full bar includes several classic cocktails and an international wine list including more than 20 wines available by the glass.

Boulevard American Bistro will be open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information, visit the restaurant’s website here.

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