Tennessee Williams frequented the original Marti's that once operated at this location, and the restaurant features murals of the peristyle at City Park from its previous life as Peristyle restaurant. The small plates menu for bar guests features items that can be prepared in about three minutes, such as eggplant puree and oyster fritters. The popular Marti's Curtain Call martini combines cappuccino, Kahlua and Galliano. Open Tues.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
The grande plateau fruits de mer platter includes raw oysters, chilled shrimp, jumbo lump crab remoulade, scallop ceviche, chilled Maine lobster, cocktail sauce, lemon-caper vinaigrette and mignonette sauce. The Mississippi rabbit entree features braised legs and grilled loin with Robert sauce, spaetzle and greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$