The Pontchartrain Hotel's (2031 St. Charles Ave., 800-708-6652; www.thepontchartrainhotel.com) fine dining venue, The Caribbean Room, has closed. A new restaurant named Jack Rose will open in the space as early as April.
The Caribbean Room was reopened in June 2016 by John Besh, and its management was taken over earlier this year by QED Hospitality, a company founded by former Besh Restaurant Group executives Emery Whalen and Brian Landry in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct at the Besh Restaurant Group. Landry also is the executive chef at Borgne.
QED runs The Pontchartrain's remaining restaurant and bars, including the Silver Whistle Cafe, Bayou Bar and the rooftop bar Hot Tin. The Silver Whistle Cafe's hours have been extended to include dinner, and its menu features items from Bayou Bar and preview dishes from Jack Rose, according to a press release.