Upperline

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Chef David Bridges of Upperline - New Orleans, LA

1413 Upperline Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9822
www.upperline.com
Hours: Wed-Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm; Sat 5:30pm-10pm; Sun 5:30pm-9pm

Art, history, and great food converge at Upperline, a Garden District classic and the undisputed home of Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp Remoulade. Owner JoAnn Clevenger has seen only three chefs pass through her kitchen in Upperline’s nearly 30-year run, and Dave Bridges is the latest chef to step into the role. The menu at Upperline may have some non-negotiable signatures, but Bridges takes a fresh look at New Orleans cuisine without forsaking the past. Sinfully rich Snails, Green Peppercorn Bordelaise, Roasted Bone Marrow, and Rosemary Beignet tastes at once like retro fine dining and novel cuisine. Very few chefs make this kind of confident, unapologetically Frenchified food. A great part of Upperline’s allure is tacked to its walls. Over her lifetime, Clevenger has amassed an eclectic and formidable collection of local art, and a dinner at the restaurant is a privileged visit to her gallery and kitchen table.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Snails, Green Peppercorn Bordelaise, Roasted Bone Marrow, and Rosemary Beignet
  • Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp Remoulade
  • Slow-roasted Duck, Crispy Fried Mustard Greens with Cane Vinegar, and Pecans Grilled

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