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1051 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA 70130 | (504) 324-3658, United States
Sac a Lait Restaurant in New Orleans

Courtesy of Sac a Lait

Price range
Haute cuisine or molecular gastronomy, Eclectic, French, Cajun or Creole, Southern U.S. or soul
Romantic, Great design, Foodie magnet, Perfect for a special occasion

Although Cajun influences abound in the city, there's little high-end food nor dining experiences that are truly Cajun. Set in a converted 19th-century cotton mill, husband and wife chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll tout a panoramically "handcrafted" experience, from the reclaimed pine fittings to the crushed oyster-shell bar. The menu—much of it hunted or farm-raised by the restaurant—brings rural treasures to the city, with river gumbo, pigs' tails, and even boar's heart to the fore. Also expect alligator, quail, and pheasant in an intriguingly authentic venture from young and innovative talents.

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