Tucked away on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans, Lilette is a favourite among locals. The dining room was once an apothecary, with tile floors, a tin ceiling, and cast iron columns. Chef and owner John Harris apprenticed in France at Amphyclese and Le Pre Catalin restaurants, during which time he also lived with the family of Lilette Mauri, who taught him to love and appreciate French cuisine. Today, NOLA’s Lilette is simple to the point of being understated, but the food is always top-quality with entrées such as the roasted poulet breast served with Brussels sprouts, balsamic-glazed onions and a mushroom vinaigrette, or the sautéed branzino fish with hen of the woods mushrooms and wilted spinach, smothered with marsala cream.
Lilette, 3637 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 895 1636