Joshua Kopel's Five0Four opened five years ago in Hollywood, and now he's ready to fly downtown for a second location, slated to open in October. He takes over the former home to The Parish.
Look for a New Orleans-inspired restaurant with 120 seats with two dining levels, highlighted by a frozen daiquiri bar on the lower level, a raw bar on the upper and "stacked open-air patios."
Former Cobras & Matadors and The Morrison chef Michael Ruiz is heading up the kitchen, fueled by his "California interpretation of New Orleans cuisine."
The menu includes dishes such as a muffaletta plate with house-cured meats as well as crispy frog legs with sauce picante. And that's just for starters. Over on the entrees side, look for roasted grouper with Cajun rub; dirty rice bowls with blackened redfish, andouille sausage, spiced cabbage and peanuts; and grilled short ribs marinated with housemade Abita sauce.
The cocktail menu even tips its hat to the moonshine era, with former Melisse and Plan Check mixologist Pablo Moix concocting the menu of hurricanes, juleps, moonshine margaritas and Sazeracs.
When open, look for lunch and dinner, as well as a Bourbon Street brunch, LSU and New Orleans Saints games dominating the big screens and "Superboil Saturdays."
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