Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Melange

921 Canal St. (Dauphine St.) Send to Phone
504-670-2830
THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO M BISTRO. Mélange is a fine dining restaurant still trying to find its niche.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Melange, New Orleans, LA

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Melange Restaurant Review

: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO M BISTRO. Completely re-concepted post-Katrina, the restaurant within the renovated former Maison Blanche department store chose an apt name, for the menu assembled dishes inspired by other great New Orleans restaurants as well as reflecting the city's rich cultural and ethnic gumbo. The concept did not last, and today, chef Matt Murphy has wisely reconsidered the menu to offer some of his standout dishes. Look for such offerings as a lobster mac ‘n’ cheese appetizer (it tastes much better than it sounds), Cajun-spiced sesame-crusted ahi, an herb-crusted rack of lamb and well prepared blackened redfish. Still, the place continues to try to find its niche in the local dining scene. The walls of the old Victor's (the restaurant’s original incarnation) were removed to allow an expansion of the space visually and functionally, and a handsome skylight spreads its glow across a tray ceiling. A dance floor enables patrons to take a whirl between courses, a nice supper club-style touch. The wine list separates old-world from new-world selections and categorizes them by weight; a few offerings by the glass are not exciting, but good choices are available by the bottle for this cuisine. Pontchartrain Vineyards, a local operation, even has a spot on the list.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Melange
 



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.