When bartending dream team Chris Hannah (Arnaud’s French 75) and Nick Detrich (Cane & Table) and business partner John Stubbs opened the first phase of Jewel of the South on the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter in March 2019, the historic Creole cottage quickly became a must-visit stop for classic and craft cocktails. Nearly a year later, the power trio is excited to unveil the concept in its entirety with a brand-new restaurant located upstairs and The Grove – an intimate cocktail lounge with booze-friendly bites on the ground floor. Opening to the public today, Thursday, January 29, 2020, the new restaurant and lounge are certain to become Crescent City jewels.
“It was always our plan to open a multi-story dining and drinking destination with something for everyone,” says Detrich. “It’s been a year-long process and we’re really excited it’s finally come to fruition. We can’t wait to welcome our friends and neighbors to see the final result.”
Downstairs in The Grove, Hannah will reign over the bar program, serving up his famed signature cocktails. The intimate drinking den will also offer a cool new charcuterie program and small plates designed with the drinks in mind. Upstairs, the restaurant has a brand-new dinner menu, great wine program and a classic dining experience.