In an elegantly restored three-story building that connects with Le Petit Theatre, there are two bars with conversation seating indoors or intimate seating on a balcony overlooking Jackson Square. Cocktails are handcrafted with freshly squeezed juice and chilled with 1-inch-by-1-inch ice cubes (for a slow melt). There's wine on tap and French Creole small plates are available. Live music Thu.-Sat. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Tableau's updated Creole cuisine includes eggs Sardou, featuring artichoke hearts topped with crab boil poached eggs, flash-fried white anchovy fillets and lemon hollandaise, served with creamed spinach and masa-fried oysters. Crispy seared duck breast and braised duck thigh are served with bourbon-cherry duck jus. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$