La Louisiane, 725 Iberville St.; proprietor, Mrs. Omar Cheer. Hours: 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.; table d hote lunch, 11-2, 75 cents; table d hote dinner, 5.30-8, $1. Private dining-rooms, ballrooms, banquet rooms; make reservations for dinner party, banquet, or ball.
La Restaurant de la Louisiane, established in 1881 by Louis Bezaudin, has been the scene of many brilliant social affairs. The restaurant occupies one of the most interesting and beautiful buildings of New Orleans, the former mansion of the merchant prince Zacharie. It is a three-story structure, with white facade and green shutters; balconies, edged with handsome ironwork, jut over the arched entrance and windows beneath. Inside, there is a succession of spacious rooms, with mirrored walls, crystal chandeliers, brocade draperies, and softly carpeted floors.
Under the management of Fernand Alciatore, the French cuisine was brought to a rare perfection that attracted guests from far and near. La Louisiane's guest-books are full of the names of people famous in the early years of the twentieth century.
Some of the dishes featured by the restaurant are bisque ecrevisse Louisiane, canape crab Louisiane, redfish courtbouillon, turkey Rochambeau, filet de truite marguery, and baked Alaska.
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