A beloved landmark on the corner of Chartres and St. Louis in New Orleans' French Quarter, the Napoleon House exudes a European charm in keeping with its 200-year history. The deeply patinated walls, uneven tile floors, and old wooden bar, hollowed by countless signature Pimm's Cups, speak to its many decades of service. The traditional taste of Napoleon House is safe in the hands of chef Chris Montero, a veteran of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, whose own Creole roots in New Orleans reach back about as far as Napoleon House, itself. Montero honors the favored flavors of the Quarter, including the "Italian grocery" favorites that have long dominated the Napoleon House menu. New owner Ralph Brennan, whose family is a longstanding institution of New Orleans hospitality, accepted stewardship of Napoleon House from the Impasto family [its owners for the previous century,] declaring his intention to maintain its relaxed and antiquated character. Its patrons can still expect a soundtrack of classical music and the best muffulettas in town, as well as the same warm welcome first inspired by Napoleon, and practiced here ever since.
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130