Boulevard American Bistro (4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-889-2301; www.boulevardbistro.com) is now in the former Houston's spot in Metairie.
Boulevard is the latest project from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (www.creolecuisine.com) which also runs French Quarter restaurants Broussard's, Kingfish and The Bombay Club. Robert Hardie, who oversaw Houston's operations for 17 years before it closed, is general manager and a partner at the new eatery.
Boulevard's menu is heavy on upscale American fare with prices to match. Appetizers at dinner range from $8 to $15 and entrees fall between $22 and $41.
For starters, there are deviled eggs served with sweet pickle relish and hickory-smoked bacon, and Boulevard oysters come topped with creamed spinach and Crystal aioli.
Dinner includes rotisserie chicken served with a loaded baked potato, pan-seared crab cakes served with fries and coleslaw, slow-roasted barbecued ribs and a center-cut filet mignon.
Boulevard American Bistro serves lunch and dinner daily