As a result of everybody who goes to New Orleans falls in love with it, some restaurateurs have opened a restaurant impressed by that actual expertise. Mr. White, within the East Village at 123 St. Mark’s Place, between 1st Avenue and Avenue A, serves up Southern fare like shrimp and grits, a crawfish po’boy, and black eyed pea hummus in a setting impressed by a grand Southern mansion.
House owners Jeffrey White (Whiskey City, Ruby Foo’s) and Kelly Rheel (Nell’s) and chef-partner Andrew Dunleavy (Vong, BLT Prime) took basic New Orleans dishes and switched them up, like with collard inexperienced spring rolls or shrimp & grits that get a extra luxe twist with head-on prawns and saffron. The complete menu is under. To pair with them, French wines and beers and ciders from the South are on the drink listing. A full liquor license is pending.
A Southern mansion was the inspiration for the 43-seat area — with one other 20 on the bar — filled with marble, crown molding, crops, and luxe gold trim. The restaurant is simply in time for Mardi Gras, which it is going to absolutely exploit on Tuesday, February 13 with decor from parade floats and specials like black rice jambalaya.
Mr. White joins the slew of eating places taking inspiration from the vigorous Cajun and Creole meals of New Orleans that have opened in NYC over the last decade, with new gumbo, po’ boy, and hurricane specialists making their marks.
In contrast to newcomers akin to Gumbo Bros., Mr. White is barely extra upscale, with full desk service and entrees starting from $19 to $36. It’s now open every day from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.