The Bombay Club and Martini Bistro will open in the Prince Conti Hotel (830 Conti St.; www.princecontihotel.com) in December. The restaurant formerly known as the Bombay Club moved to the Chateau Lemoyne (301 Dauphine St., 504-581-1303; www.hiclneworleanshotelsite.com) and is now known as Richard Fiske's Martini Bar and Restaurant (301 Dauphine St., 504-586-0972; www.richardfiskes.com). The Prince Conti Hotel retains the Bombay Club name, and the new restaurant will be operated by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (www.creolecuisine.com), which also runs Broussard's (819 Conti St., 504-581-3866; www.broussards.com), The Original Pierre Maspero's (440 Chartres St., 504-524-8990; www.originalpierremasperos.com) and other properties. Chef Nathan Richard will be at the helm in the kitchen. He recently worked at Restaurant R'evolution (777 Bienville St., 504-553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com). The menu at the Bombay Club will feature dishes such as crackling-crusted fish and chips, pickled shrimp wraps, stuffed flounder and more. There will be live music in the lounge.
The Besh Restaurant Group (www.chefjohnbesh.com/restaurants) announced it will open Willa Jean Bakery in the Warehouse District in 2015. The cafe and bakery will open in The Paramount (611 O'Keefe Ave.; www.paramountnola.com), an apartment and commercial development. The kitchen will be run by the restaurant group's executive pastry chef Kelly Fields and pastry chef Lisa White, who works at Domenica (123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com) and Pizza Domenica (4933 Magazine St., 504-301-4978; www.pizzadomenica.com). The restaurant will highlight Southern dishes and offer breads, pastries and desserts.