Trust a spot with hand-stenciled wall paper to pay attention to the details. Longway Tavern New Orleans kills it on everything from the expertly composed small plates to the perfectly balanced cocktails to the USB plugs at the bar. (I mean, right?)
Run by the team behind Sylvain and Barrel Proof, this casually cool French Quarter spot opened summer 2018 and has been wowing foodies ever since. The offerings range from the elegant twists on the homespun (English peas with ham and cauliflower cream) to more sophisticated fare (salmon confit in a cucumber-dill soup).
The series of small plates make it easy to share, and there’s a $100 buys the menu option, which has made it to the TB bucket list.
Grab the front booth by the window for an Insta-worthy hang with your krewe. Or, belly up to the bar for a chat with one of Longway’s stellar bartenders.
Bonus: This building at 719 Toulouse St. is one of the oldest in the city and the prior owners, card carrying members of the intelligentsia, hosted the likes of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway.
No pressure 😉
Here’s our TL:DR take on Longway Tavern New Orleans
Why we love it: Thoughtful details, from inventive small plates to purse hooks and USB plugs at the bar.
Vibe: Modern casual with a hint of seafarer (but maybe that’s just from the mermaids stenciled onto the walls).
Perfect for: Foodies and novelty seekers looking to while away an afternoon.
Must eat: Home fries with creme fraiche and caviar. English peas with country ham and cauliflower creme came in a close second.
Must drink: We never say “no” to gin. The Florodoro mixes our favorite spirit with ginger beer, raspberry and magic.
Looking for more spots to throw down? Luckily, we put together a list of Nola’s must-try cocktails and where to find them. (Longway Tavern New Orleans made the list with their Pimm’s Cup.)
Hosting friends in the city? Want to get to know the real French Quarter? Pick up a copy of the Traveler Broads’ Off the Record Guide.