Best of New Orleans #22

Best of New Orleans #22
Bucking the casual dining trend popular around the country, Gastreau's  remains
Gastreau's

Bucking the casual dining trend popular around the country, Gastreau's remains unapologetically fine and formal.

Every day during the month of August, we’re highlighting one restaurant from our recent ranking of the 31 Best Restaurants in New Orleans. Today’s restaurant, Gastreau's, is #22 on our list.

At a time when some the most celebrated restaurants in the country boast a casual and relaxed atmosphere, Gautreau’s remains unapologetically fine and formal. Chef Sue Zemanick is the star of this culinary show, as for years she has garnered critical acclaim: in 2008, she was included in Food & Wine’s "Top 10 Best New Chefs" and was named "Chef of the Year" in New Orleans Magazine; Zemanick participated in Bravo's Top Chef Masters Seriesin 2011 and2012, and was a guest judge on Top Chef New Orleans in 2013; in 2009, 2010, and 2011 the chef was a James Beard Award finalist for "Rising Star Chef," and a 2012 James Beard Award finalist for "Best Chef — South" — an award she actually won this year. Her menu is a mix of classic American and French dishes with signature New Orleans flavors added to the mix, like crispy sweetbreads with crawfish tails, brabant potatoes, braised greens, and spicy beurre blanc; wild mushroom crepes with goat cheese, tomato confit, and ramp vinaigrette; and seared pork chop served with mustard jus, cornbread, turnips, and cabbage-celery seed slaw.

Here's our complete ranking:
#31. Maurepas Fine Foods
#30. Boucherie
#29. Mother’s
#28. Luke
#27. The Joint
#26. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
#25. Mahony’s
#24. MiLa
#23. La Petite Grocery
#22. Gautreau’s
#21. Coquette
#20. Parkway Bakery
#19. Clancy’s
#18. Dooky Chase
#17. Drago’s
#16. Emeril’s
#15. Redfish Grill
#14. Jacques-Imo’s
#13. Bayona
#12. Camellia Grill
#11. Domilese’s
#10. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
#9. SoBou
#8. Root
#7. Herbsaint
#6. Domenica
#5. Cochon
#4. Peche
#3. August
#2. Galatoire’s
#1. Commander’s Palace

Related Links
New Orleans’ 31 Best Restaurants