(91 French Market Place, 504-522-5851) a new restaurant and bar, is now open in the French Quarter. The owners of gastropub Saint Lawrence
opened the casual spot across the street from the French Market, and it has indoor and outdoor seating and a spacious bar.
The menu is different from the one at Saint Lawrence, but it has a familiar Southern and Creole focus. It includes chicken and andouille gumbo, fried cucumber spears served with remoulade, fried chicken and waffles, Gulf fish amandine and Creole shrimp bordelaise pasta.
The bar serves raw and char-grilled oysters, which are discounted during a daily 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour.
The cocktail list includes creative drinks with a rotating selection of frozen daiquiris. Currently, a frozen Pimm's Cup and Singapore Sling are on offer.
St. Cecilia opens at 9 a.m. daily and serves brunch and lunch from until 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight.
The bar’s namesake is patron of musicians and artists, and the owners said that a dollar of the purchase of a craft daiquiri and a portion of all the restaurant’s proceeds from 2017 will be donated to New Orleans’ The Roots of Music, a nonprofit that offers music education, academic support and mentorship to youth.
For more information, visit he restaurant’s Facebook page here.