The Bombay Club (830 Conti St., 504-586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com) is moving to a larger space Sept. 1. The martini bar will leave its longtime home in the Prince Conti Hotel (830 Conti St., 888-626-4319; www.princecontihotel.com) for the Chateau LeMoyne (301 Dauphine St., 504-581-1303; www.hiclneworleans.com), which previously only offered a breakfast program and bar service at night.
"The new space is amazing, and we're renovating it to have the same feel that the club has now," says manager Andrew Gross. "We're building a whole new entrance off of Dauphine [Street] and working closely with the Chateau LeMoyne to coordinate with their needs."
The new space offers the Bombay Club the opportunity to expand its services and reach.
"(Chateau LeMoyne has) an amazing wedding and banquet space, as well as a courtyard that's gorgeous, but for so long, people would have their wedding at the hotel and go somewhere else for a reception," Gross says. "We're hoping we'll be able to entice them to stay."
The Bombay Club will close the last week of August.
"We're going to be carrying over what we're doing currently — basically picking it up and dropping it down," Gross says. "Bombay is known as a martini and jazz bar, but we're going to be making our cocktail menu a little fresher. Our chef is excited because the broom closet at the new space is bigger than the entire kitchen facility we have at the old space."