In today's democratic society, fine dining no longer requires the donning of a royal cloak, the wielding of a kingly scepter, or talking down to the mashed potatoes. Celebrate the new mouth order with today's deal: for $30, you get $60 worth of contemporary Creole cuisine with Continental influences at Restaurant Cuvée, a luxurious eatery on Magazine Street. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Put on your oversized novelty monocle and peruse the menu to begin the assembly of a fine dinner. Start act one with Louisiana crawfish pomponette (with sweet pea custard, white truffle oil, and roasted garlic crème fraiche; $10) before carefully considering the entrees. Opt for a center-cut rib eye for the meatiest of offerings, with charred eggplant boisillo, manchego, marcona almond, papas fritas, and mojo picon ($35). Or try out the sea scallops with marinated zucchini, bacon, frisee, and preserved orange sauce ($33). Minimalists will love the look of the duck (smoked breast meat and confit leg, with oregano white-bean salad, Hudson Valley foie gras, and salsa verde, $35), while flavor collectors can rejoice with dessert, such as the Southern pecan pie, with Steen's ice cream and bourbon crème anglaise ($8).
Cuvée's elegant interior sports exposed brick accents, an intimate, spacious dining area, and distinctive champagne-bottle chandeliers that pair perfectly with a glass of bubbly, refreshing Albert Mann Cremant d'Alsace ($13). Meanwhile, the wooden bar and arched doorways frame a Cotes du Rhone drinker with upscale ease (Domaine Charvin, $12).
Dine-in only. Reservations recommended. Valid for dinner only.
Zagat gives the food at Cuvée an “extraordinary to perfection” rating and included the restaurant in its Food Tops and Service Tops lists. Yelpers give Cuvée a 3.5-star average rating, and OpenTable diners give it an average of 4.1 stars:
- “Luscious”, low-lit decor in a historic building with “exposed-brick walls” complements chef Bob Iacovone’s “exquisite” Continental-Creole cuisine that “surprises the palate” at this CBD cousin of The Dakota, making for a “memorable” experience that merits “melting some plastic" – Zagat
- A definite hidden gem. Though very upscale, with french [sic] service, the waitstaff were very friendly and accommodating, humorous and relaxed. Food was exquisite. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 06/26/2010
- The food was very good, served timely, hot, and well presented. Table staff were [sic] friendly and responsive. Ambiance is excellent. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 04/23/2010
Central Business District
322 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70043Get Directions