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Opening Soon: New New Orleans Restaurants 

More major new restaurants are in the works in New Orleans. Here are some to watch for in the weeks and months ahead (opening dates are projections from the restaurants).

Little Gem Saloon

Where: 445 S. Rampart St., CBD;

When: late December or early January 2013

What: a long-neglected jazz landmark being redeveloped as a music venue and restaurant with chef Robert Bruce

Dominique's on Magazine

Where: 4213 Magazine St., Uptown,

When: late December or early January 2013

What: the latest contemporary Creole venture from chef Dominique Macquet, and the second restaurant of his to bear this name


Where: 2900 Chartres St., Bywater;

When: January 2013

What: An Italian-influenced neighborhood bistro from chef Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casebonne from Iris


Where: 616 S. Peter St., French Quarter

When: "by Super Bowl" — i.e. late January 2013

What: from Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group, with Creole cuisine by chef Ben Thibodeaux and many private rooms; part of the redevelopment of Le Petit Theatre

Square Root

Where: 1800 Magazine St., Lower Garden District

When: late February/early March 2013

What: the next from chef Phillip Lopez of Root, serving tasting menus exclusively

Unnamed Donald Link restaurant

Where: 800 Magazine St., Warehouse District

When: spring 2013

What: a seafood restaurant, yet to be named, with chef Ryan Prewitt at the helm


Where: 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., Central City;

When: first half of 2013

What: a Southern restaurant and bar operated inside the planned new Southern Food & Beverage Museum by Dell Dempsy and chef Ryan Hughes


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