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Mad Men star Bryan Batt hasn’t lost touch with his New Orleans roots. The actor grew up and attended school in the Big Easy, and now, years later, still keeps a home in the city.
As we ring in Mardi Gras and celebrate all the culture New Orleans has to offer, take a peek at Batt’s favorite eateries. Caution: You'll have to adjust your belt a few notches after this tour.
"This wonderfully historic bar and light eatery looks like it is about to crumble before your very eyes. Originally built to house Napoleon in exile, it is one of the best places to have a Pimm’s cup, gumbo, and jambalaya, as well as hear non-stop opera!"
500 Chartres St. / 504-524-9752 / Image Courtesy of Napoleon House
"Over a 100 years old, this classic creole bistro style restaurant at the start of Bourbon St. is a vivacious New Orleans tradition. Locals never use menus and always trust the recommendations of their familial server. You can never go wrong with soft shell crab, shrimp remoulade, or oysters en brochette!"
209 Bourbon St. / 504-525-2021 / Image Courtesy of Galatoire's
"I love Oysters, and there are great places all over town. That being said, I prefer a variety of great Louisiana seafood and love a great plateau Fruit de Mer. Restaurateur Dickie Brennan offers of a fantastic multi-tiered presentation. There are great oysters at the bar, and don’t dare leave without trying a Bourbon milk punch shake for dessert!"
144 Bourbon St. / 504-522-0111 / Image Courtesy of Bourbon House
"Commander’s Palace is the Grand Dame of New Orleans’ fine dining. Nestled in the heart of the Garden District amongst gorgeous historic mansions, this multi James Beard award winning restaurant never misses. Whether it's dinner at 8 or Sunday Jazz brunch, a divine culinary elegant experience awaits."
1403 Washington Ave. / 504-899-8221 / Image Courtesy of Commander's Palace
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