Creole cooking combines Old and New World cuisines in a good-spirited atmosphere, unlike a food fight in the United Nations cafeteria. Taste hearty unity with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Creole cuisine and beverages at Broussard's
Servers at Broussard's shepherd platters of succulent seafood, steaming soups, and decadent desserts from the menu's Creole-infused flock onto the tables of eager diners. Experienced chefs fry oysters Broussard, which then settle on a sumptuous divan of crabmeat, artichoke brie, and beurre blanc ($13) with the marine delicacy of a swordfish dentist. Creole-spice-crusted rib eye ($34) paints itself with sherry vinegar steak sauce, roasted shallot garlic butter, and tri-pepper relish before hitting the grill. Revel in the might of the Pompano Evelyn ($30), which steps up to the plate outfitted in sautéed wild gulf shrimp, roasted poblano, and red curry cream. Crêpes Broussard ($8) twirl strawberry sauce ribbons before somersaulting into a nest of cream cheese and brandy pecan stuffing like a sleepy Oompa Loompa.
The restaurant's ornate 19th-century building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and festooned with columns, chandeliers, and tributes to Emperor Napoleon. A fountain accompanies contented sighs released in the courtyard dining area with a soothing thrum as diners gaze upon the sprawling wine list.
The spirit of Napoleon marches through Broussard’s dining room, pausing to admire its stately arches and ornate chandeliers. Like the famed French emperor, the restaurant’s chefs brim with fiery passion. Instead of leading military campaigns with steak knives and soup ladles, they build an empire of admirers with creole-infused meals that engage all five senses. The soothing thrum of a fountain greets guests in the courtyard dining area and enchants their eyes and ears. Inside the restaurant’s historical 19th-century building, columns and exposed brick imbue the cuisine with history and romanticism.
819 Rue Conti
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112