Tucked away in a residential Uptown neighborhood, with no signage to speak of, is a reclusive spot that pretty much every major food magazine has managed to find. It's been lavished with praise, and garnered umpteen awards, and appeared on Top Chef Masters. There’s a finery to the food here that hews close to that of classic French treatments, but steps forward by virtue of modernity and perfect ingredients. A dewy foie-gras torchon adds a reduction of stone fruit and huckleberries, with bits of macadamia for crunch. A bright starter marries jicama and watercress with roast pineapple. Moist, seared yellowfin snapper is uncluttered by a snappy salsa verde and richly roasted fennel. The grownup wine list matches the low-ceilinged room, with its trompe l’oeil linen walls and warm lighting. Service is flawless. Reserve in advance.
New Orleans› Restaurant
1728 Soniat St
Our Rating Neighborhood Uptown Garden District Hours Mon–Sat 6–10pm Phone 504/899-7397 Prices Appetizers $16–$22, main courses $25–$45 Cuisine Type Contemporary Southern Web site Gautreau’s
Map1728 Soniat St New Orleans
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