The Grill Room at The Windsor Court Hotel

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Chef Drew Dzejak, Pastry Chef Shun Li, and Sommelier Sara Kavanaugh of The Grill Room at Windsor Court - New Orleans, LA

300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1992
www.grillroomneworleans.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-10:30am, 5:30pm-10pm; Mon-Fri 11:30am-1:30pm; Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun 11am-2:30pm

A dining room with a past, the Windsor Grill could have been lifted from another era: murals, tray ceilings, and chandeliers all set the mood. Nearly every major chef or sommelier in New Orleans has worked his or her way through the restaurant. Chef Drew Dzejak now fills the outsized role of kitchen creator, serving luxury and exotic ingredients in a way few non-hotel chefs can. There’s ham from Spain, foie, truffles, and black garlic. (Dzejak can get down with locals favorite, crawfish, too.) Pastry Chef Shun Li crafts elegant comfort desserts, with familiar flavors and precise plating. Sommelier Sara Kavanaugh is an Old World lady, pouring subtle, elegant pairings. She balances the weight of Dzejak’s dishes perfectly with selections from her (ridiculously) extensive cellar. The Grill Room has always had a wine focus but recently hired Christine Jeanine Nielson to overhaul its cocktail menu that now has a strong culinary focus.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Roasted Wild Striped Bass, House-made Linguini, Local Crawfish, Hedgehog Mushrooms, and Beurre Monté
  • Caramel Peanut Butter Semifreddo, Butterfinger Crumbs, Banana Cream, and Dehydrated Banana Purée Tuile
  • Beet & Co.: Barsol Pisco, Fresh Beet Juice, Lemon Juice, Amber Agave Syrup, Egg White, and Angostura Bitters

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