901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30, 5:30 to 10:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11 PM, and Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade; deviled eggs three ways; fried meat pies with buttermilk dipping sauce; seafood gumbo; charbroiled oysters; barbecued shrimp; crawfish etouffee; roast duck; shrimp and oyster po'boys (lunch); chocolate or lemon
Lunch appetizers, $7 to $13; Entrees, $12 to $27. Dinner appetizers, $7 to $14; Entrees, $21 to $28.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 PM; Sunday 4 to 9 PM.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Cuisine: The buttery biscuits that land on the table at the start of every meal amount to a declaration: This is no place for calorie counters. And it only gets better—or worse—from there. Jeff Tunks has fashioned a rich excursion into down-home “Looziana” cooking, from New Orleans–style barbecue shrimp to classic seafood gumbo to oyster po’ boys. If the menu says something is served with warm French bread, chances are there’s a buttery sauce to be mopped up with it.
Mood: For all the decadence, the dining room is almost matronly—with tall, tapestried booths, oversize chandeliers, and decorative urns. But that hasn’t kept it from becoming a power spot.
Best for: Louisiana expats and anyone who craves Mardi Gras–like decadence and traditional Louisiana cocktails—with all the customary kick.
Best dishes: Trio of deviled eggs with toppings such as ham, crab, and shrimp; seafood gumbo; roast duck over smoky greens; barbecue shrimp; shrimp and oyster po’ boys (lunch only); chocolate doberge cake; Pimm’s Cup cocktail.
Insider tips: Deals here include a $29 three-course pre-theater menu from 5:30 to 6:30 daily, half-price wines on Sunday, and bar specials on drinks and nibbles during happy hours and Sunday football games.
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.