Marigny Brasserie was the dry Cafe Marigny until recently, when it moved up the street to a corner formerly occupied by a nightclub. Thanks to a long-awaited liquor license, chef/sommelier Steve Zucker now offers 130 wines, including 30 smart finds by-the-glass, like Egon Müller’s ‘97 Scharzhofberger Riesling—just the thing for the fried, bacon-wrapped oysters or Creole tomato salad. Floor-to-ceiling windows front the buzzing sidewalk all around the restaurant, where dinner is served until 2 a.m. As the night progresses, it becomes difficult to tell on which side of the windowpane rages the bigger party.
640 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, Louisiana
This story appears in the print issue of February 2009.
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