Design Market: Four Gorgeous New Orleans Restaurants

Seaworthy

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Set in a Creole cottage built in 1832, Seaworthy is a partnership between Ace Hotel and the trio behind New York’s award-winning Grand Banks: New Orleans natives Alex and Miles Pincus and nightlife impresario Adrien Gallo.

Designed by Ace Hotel’s in-house team, hOmE Studios and Grand Banks, the oyster and cocktail bar pulls inspiration from the Pincus brothers’ sailing trips along the Gulf Coast waterways as well as from the city’s many galley bars from the 19th century where Gulf fishermen would tell stories over grog and Meriton Latroon’s Bantam Punch.

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With 88 seats indoors and 42 on the courtyard patio, the roughly 3,200-square-foot restaurant features custom brass pendant lights and cracked, crumbling walls decorated with a mix of vintage paintings and pictures that add to the maritime aesthetic.

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Seating is an eclectic mix of blue tufted leather booths; midcentury chairs; and wood, marble and alabaster tables. Bentwood speaker boxes, weathered mirrors, zinc bar panels, a slate oyster display and a dramatic steel-and-glass back bar further set the scene.

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Nationally acclaimed Executive Chef Kerry Heffernan and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Causgrove showcase wild-caught and sustainably harvested seafood from American coastal waters. Award-winning bar director Lauren Schell presents celebrated craft cocktails and proprietary session drinks meant for day drinking, especially during Sunday crawfish boils. Photos by Rush Jagoe

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