Lilette has been crammed with locals since opening day three years ago. It’s only lately, though, that there are enough seats to satisfy demand, since a new dining room has been added to the tight corner space. And it was just in time, now that chef-owner John Harris’s hangar steak with marrow-enriched bordelaise sauce has become the buzz around New Orleans. Lilette’s 100-bottle wine list (10 half-bottles) has also hit its stride, thanks to sommelier Jason Baas: Check out that steak with a plucky red from Washington’s Cayuse Vineyards, or a sparkling Australian Shiraz from Yalumba.
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This story appears in the print issue of December 2008.
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