This Warehouse District spot was borne by long-time former employees of Clancy's, one of New Orleans’s most-favored-son restaurants. This Warehouse District spot is a bit sleeker and slicker, but mines the classic bentwood chairs and white tablecloths decor. It also shares the “good time was had by all” tone of its ancestor, as well as some of its spotless service and time-honored recipes. The fried oysters with spinach and brie, and buttery, crispy chicken bonne femme au jus are two such signature dishes, and both belong on the table. A salad of abundant crab and a creamy herb dressing is delicious; and the tender veal with crawfish and Andouille cornbread dressing is a little bit Southern, a little bit city, and a lot of flavor. A stunning soft-shell crab special was enough for two, but too good to share. Despite the cool brick, jet-black stained floors, and angular black and white abstract artwork, there’s a warmth to the room that sets the mood on genial. And if form follows, good moods mean wine and dessert. The wine list is a bit more interesting, but the budino and a tawny Port will lengthen a lovely night of lingering.
New Orleans› Restaurant
1016 Annunciation St
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Business District Hours Mon–Thurs and Sun 5:30–10pm, Fri–Sat 5:30–11pm Phone 504/568-0245 Prices Main courses $17–$27 Cuisine Type Contemporary Creole Web site Annunciation