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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED LaCote Brasserie Restaurant Review: This vintage, early-twentieth-century warehouse converted into a hotel sits just a short walk from the Convention Center. It houses LaCôte Brasserie, an energetic restaurant shaped and informed by much more contemporary ideas. The eclectic menu may include whole Gulf fish, shredded alligator taking the starring role in a stew, and mussels steamed in a chorizo and saffron broth. The dining room is spacious and colorful, appointed with mosaic glass and red banquettes. Solo visitors are advised to dine at the drinking bar rather than at the oyster bar, as the latter provides an unpleasant vista of the kitchen, helmed by Louisiana native chef Chuck Subra Jr. Subra never loses sight of his local roots, but knows how to infuse his creations with just the right international flair. With a tip of the hat to the current small-plates revolution, Subra offers a selection including a unique Satsuma-lacquered pork belly.