May 11, 2018
Tujague’s is a New Orleans institution. This historic French Quarter bar and restaurant has been around since the 1850s and hasn’t quite capsized into a tourist trap, not yet. The main dining room is cosy and cluttered with wonky shelves and walls scattered with old photos. The creole food is a good example of this kind of cooking (most go for the prix fixe but a la carte is available if you don’t want the full multi-course blow out) and the place’s atmosphere is undeniable. Cocktails are in the classic New Orleans vein: well made Sazeracs and Absinthe Frappes. The large wooden bar is legendary in its own right, imported from Paris, it’s the oldest standing bar in the city and has a particular battered charm. The same of which can be said of Tujague’s. true, there are far more stylish places in the city but few with the same degree of character.