Nestled in a historic 1880s building that has housed a grocery store, a family home, and even an auto shop, Coquette has been many things over the past hundred-odd years. But there's a clear consensus among both locals and the Hollywood elite: This is gorgeous farm-to-table darling is its best incarnation.
Coquette is owned by a husband and wife team who describe themselves as, "partners in love and in work," and that sense of harmony carries over into their restaurant, making it one of the best date spots in all of the Crescent City. Need some proof? Check out this video from The Hollywood Reporter.
Coquette's main dining room is all exposed brick and ornate chandeliers, and that juxtaposition of the refined and the rustic carries through to the menu. Too tired from sightseeing to make a single decision? Leave yourself in the staff's capable hands by ordering the tasting menu. But if you're more particular than that, you should know that Coquette's menu changes so often that it's hard to say what they'll have tomorrow, let alone a year from now. What we can say is that you should look out for Coquette's special events. They're about to host a ticketed fried chicken and champagne dinner, and really, what could be better than that?
New Orleans Magazine has described Coquette's food as "imaginative," and it's been serving satisfied (picky) New Orleanians since 2008. Ten years is a long time in the fine-dining world, and from all indications, there are (at least) ten more in Coquette's future.
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