Chef Phillip Lopez of Root - New Orleans, LA

200 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 252-9480
Hours: Hours: Mon-Wed 11am–2pm, 4–11pm; Thu-Sat 11am–2pm, 4pm–2am; Sun Closed

In the modern, industrial space at Root, lime green chairs strike a wild visual balance with Edison bulbs, original exposed beams, a reclaimed wooden bar, white leather bar stools, and concrete floors. A touch of the new, old, innovative, and familiar come together in the restaurant design and dishes of 2012 Rising Star Chef Phillip Lopez. His first solo venture, Root is the culmination of Lopez’ wide-traveled palate. He’s making American food in the truly melting pot sense, serving an amalgam of North American, Asian, European, and South American flavors. Lopez has a sense of wonder and wanderlust when it comes to food, grounded by solid technique. Root holds a distinct place in New Orleans’ restaurant market. It’s a place where diners can suspend disbelief and Lopez and his team play a highly entertaining (and wholly delicious) game of risk and reward.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Foielly Pop: Foie Gras Mousse, Strawberry Pop Rocks, and Foie Gras Cotton Candy
  • Aloo Gobi: Crispy Potato, Cauliflower, Baby Eggplant, Cumin, Corn Nuts, and Toasted Indian Spices

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