Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (www.creolecuisine.com) will open a massive restaurant and bar in the Warehouse District later this month in the space formerly occupied by Warehouse Grille at 869 Magazine St.
Flamingo A-Go-Go will have wall fountains and a 7,000-square-foot patio that will have tables under a pergola and an Army flatbed truck. The casual restaurant and bar concept is the latest project from the group's expanding portfolio of restaurants. It opened The Mason Jar (4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie) in October, Curio (301 Royal St.) in the French Quarter in September and revamped Tommy's Wine Bar into NOSH (752 Tchoupitoulas St.) in April. The group also runs The Bombay Club, Broussard's, Kingfish, Cafe Maspero and many other restaurants in the French Quarter and elsewhere.
Creole Cuisine CEO Marv Ammari says Flamingo will be "a place where folks can feel like they can meet, away from the commotion — a gathering place and place for social get-togethers."
There will be seating for roughly 250 people inside, with 7,000 square-feet of dining space and room for another 200 people on the patio. A two-and-a-half ton truck will be parked in the center of the patio will have a table on its flatbed that will seat 14 to 16 people.
The restaurant's casual food concept will be geared toward small plates and shared plates, Ammari says. The menu will include burgers, snacks and Gulf fish, among other items. The bar will have 45 taps and also serve wine and batch cocktails.
The owners say they hope to have the restaurant and bar open by Nov. 21.