New restaurant bars in New Orleans deliver hybrid pleasures for diners | NOLA.com


New Orleans restaurant bars used to feel like holding tanks for patrons awaiting tables. Fun sometimes happened, but clock-watching and growling stomachs were often part of the experience, too.

Not anymore. And, especially not in New Orleans, where bars have become central to the dining experience at long-established flagships such as Galatoire’s, at culinary destinations such as Donald Link’s Peche, and at a host of new places across the city...

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