Sweet Olive

EAT

Chef Michael Stoltzfus and Chef de Cuisine Mason Hereford of Sweet Olive at The Saint Hotel - New Orleans, LA

931 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504)522-5400
www.thesainthotelneworleans.com/sweet-olive.html
Hours: Mon-Wed, Sun 7am-10:30pm; Thu-Sat 7am-11pm

We don’t know what eccentric, well-to-do lady decorated Sweet Olive with a mix of garden gnomes, sparkling chandeliers, a lengthy communal table, ghost chairs, and spa-like white marble, but we’d love to come to one of her dinner parties. Inviting, blasé elegance permeates the atmosphere. And if the interior weren’t sumptuous enough, 2012 Rising Star Chef Michael Stoltzfus (also at the head of Coquette) turns local ingredients into glamorous icons on the plate, less with overwrought manipulation and more with a focus on the flavorful heart of the lowly carrot, catfish, or quail egg. Sweet Olive does farm to table without clichéd rusticity. Even the plating is a visual feast. Stoltzfus’ sophomore restaurant proves that hotel dining can be sexy and have soul.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Louisiana Crabmeat, Quail Egg, Artichoke, and Potato
  • Fried Wild Catfish, Pickled Baby Beets, and Sauce Piquant

  • + Click image to enlarge