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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dinner at Dooky Chase

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

The main dining room at Dooky Chase Restaurant.
  • Ian McNulty
  • The main dining room at Dooky Chase Restaurant.

Dinner service is back at Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535), the Sixth Ward culinary landmark and home base of chef Leah Chase.

Hours are limited to Friday evenings for now, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the restaurant still serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We’re looking to add more nights (for dinner) but we’re starting with Friday because that’s the day our customers told us they wanted,” says Stella Chase Reese, a restaurant manager and daughter of chef/owner Leah Chase. The restaurant will likely add Saturday evening hours next, she says.

Fried chicken at Dooky Chase.

The dinner menu changes weekly, though it always features Creole dishes from the Chase family canon. Look for Creole chicken, paneed veal with jambalaya and stuffed pork chops with candied yams, in addition to grilled seafood and other lighter dishes and some vegetarian options.

“We’re preparing dishes that we’re known for but that we couldn’t do at lunch because they take a little longer,” says Chase Reese.

Ravaged by Katrina flood waters, Dooky Chase reopened in 2007 serving lunch only and today it offers both a buffet and à la carte options during its daytime hours.

Dooky Chase Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535
Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.

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