The Country Club, located in a stunning plantation house in Bywater, celebrated 4 decades in 2017 with a slew of great changes. New executive chef Chris Barbato, formerly of Commander's Palace, has reinvigorated the locally inspired menu, with its nod to Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages, with dishes from barbecue shrimp and grits to an 18-ounce chateaubriand, jumbo sea scallops, and Louisiana speckled trout. Long known for its free-wheeling backyard pool scene, the Country Club has been spruced up inside and out with eye-popping murals and a lush redo of the outside space, including an outdoor kitchen for poolside nibbles (guests pay a day rate for pool access). Drag brunch on Saturdays is a hoot, as gaggles of lively bachelorette parties digging into truffled mac-n-cheese or debris and eggs can attest (it books up months in advance).
New Orleans› Restaurant
The Country Club
634 Louisa St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Bywater Hours Sun–Thurs 10am–9pm; Fri–Sat 10am–10pm; brunch Sat–Sun 10am–3pm Phone 504/945-0742 Prices Main courses $9–$21 brunch/lunch, $8–$24 dinner Cuisine Type Modern Creole Web site The Country Club
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