Just in time for lent, Landry's Seafood House opened a new French Quarter location at 620 Decatur St. The seafood chain operated a restaurant at 400 N. Peters for 20 years before closing in 2016.
The new restaurant occupies parts of two floors in the Jackson Brewery building. There is a ground-level oyster bar, a large second-floor dining area, the Park View Bar overlooking Jackson Square and the Riverview Bar, overlooking the Mississippi River. There also is a private dining area and balcony for events.
The restaurant is part of Landry's Inc. (www.landrysinc.com), a Texas-based chain of restaurant and hotel brands. There also is a Landry's on Lake Pontchartrain at 8000 Lakeshore Drive. At the French Quarter location, executive chef Eric Walker will serve a similar spread of Louisiana Cajun- and Creole-inspired seafood dishes such as blackened catfish Atchafalaya, smoked bacon-crusted scallops, New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp and trout meuniere.
The restaurant will have happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open for lunch and dinner daily.