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.
Eggs Hussarde features poached eggs and grilled beef medallions topped with tomatoes, red wine hollandaise and masa-fried oysters. The Grand Royale platter includes crabmeat ravigote, shrimp remoulade, truffled crab fingers and oysters en brochette. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$