From the outside it looks more like it should be in Miami Beach than New Orleans with its blue illuminated Dominique’s sign. Even once inside, the cooling minimalist chic white interiors feel like you’re in a different city.
But once you get to the menu, you realise this is an ode to French chef Dominique Maquet’s adopted home town, with the likes of baked Louisiana oysters and grilled local cobia. Dominique is one classy dude – get him chatting about his herb garden outback (actually vertical herb walls, which smell incredible!) or where he sources his food/booze and you soon know this is a labour of love. Back to the food, it’s next level. And Ian Julian behind the bar is bringing the drinks right up there too using herbs direct from the courtyard garden, mixing his own syrups, baking his own apples and picking his own limes. Come for dinner, stay for cocktails.
What to order: The signature is the Pho Gun Sour (Oryza Vodka, lime, pho syrup of cilantro, green onions, ginger, lime, and habanero salt)