Iris, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 504 299 3944
Concierge.com's insider take:
After a few years of plying their trade on a tiny Uptown side street, chef Ian Schnoebelen and co-owner Laurie Casebonne moved their award-winning operation to larger digs in the French Quarter's Bienville House hotel. The airy, light-filled room is perfect for early evening dining before a night on the town or a romantic tryst once darkness settles in. Schnoebelen's offerings are linked to the season and market, so springtime brings fresh shrimp paired with pickled ramps and house-made tapenade; a satiny guacamole subtly infused with kaffir lime; and savory duck confit with a salad of baby greens and roasted baby beets. Seasonal flavor themes even extend to the cocktail list, which uses a broad palette of herbal flavors and complex preparations to wonderful effect. We recommend the Winter Lily, an inventive take on the traditional margarita with cranberry, cardamom, and flamed orange.
Open Mondays, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 6 pm until 10 pm, Thursday and Friday 11:30 am to 2 pm.