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March 15th, 2018

It's a Beautiful Ray in the Neighborhood

Chef Nina Compton's new restaurant, Bywater American Bistro, opens today.


Bywater American Bistro
2900 Chartres St.
New Orleans

You can't quite pinpoint when it happened, but lately it's become clear: you're a foodie. 

Which means you've been counting down to the opening of Chef Nina Compton's newest restaurant, Bywater American Bistro, opening today in the Rice Mill Lofts. The industrial chic space, complete with exposed brick, lovely forest green banquettes, hanging globe pendant lighting and art-strewn walls, sets the scene for a meal to remember. A partnering with Compère Lapin Sous Chef Levi Raines results in a menu that takes you from bresaola-style tuna toast and French-inspired charcuterie options (think oxtail presse) to housemade pastas, farro risotto with Maitake mushrooms and rabbit dishes. The open kitchen allows you to watch the magic happen while sipping signature cocktails like the mescal, passionfruit, crème de violette and lemon-infused Take Flight.  

It's where the epicurious rub elbows. 

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