Gris Gris New Orleans has been the talk of the town since opening their doors in August 2018 in the Lower Garden District. They are a great choice for brunch and just expanded their brunch menu to Saturday and Sunday. Whether you’re there for brunch or lunch or dinner the gumbo is a best bet. Chef Eric Cook is roasting chickens for stock every day and taking the dark thick roux to the brink.
Chef Cook makes his mom’s famous chicken and dumplings recipe and his daughter’s BBT, which came about when she accidentally grabbed basil out of the garden instead of lettuce. The bacon, basil and tomato sandwich was born, and they never looked back.
Gris- Gris has a 15 seat chef’s table wrapped around the open kitchen, an upstairs bar and dining area, balcony and downstairs outdoor seating. It’s an exceptionally great place when the weather is right.
Here’s our rundown:
Why we love it: Louisiana comfort food at its best. You will not go home hungry
Vibe: Casual and fun with loads of outdoor seating or the option to sit at the chef’s table and watch the cooks do their thing in the open kitchen.
Great for: Brunch! Which they are now serving Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm
Must Eat: My Mom’s Chicken & Dumplings. Chef/Owner Eric Cook’s actual mom’s recipe.
Must Drink: Gin Brigitte – Hendrick’s Gin, Fresh Basil, Grapefruit, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. Big flavor and still very refreshing for a balcony brunch.