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The Original Pierre Maspero's Restaurant Review: A historic lower French Quarter building erected in 1788 houses The Original Pierre Maspero's. Situated on a bustling corner, the restaurant’s ambience is upscale enough for a dressy evening out, but it’s also accessible, and jeans-and-a-sweater attire is suitable at the bar to watch a Saints game on flat screens. The bar is also a good place to take advantage of $1 daiquiris and overloaded Bloody Marys. Specialty dishes include fried or grilled alligator, oyster po' boy sandwiches, blackened shrimp jambalaya, cochon de lait (slow cooked pork with Cajun spices, garlic and jalapeños), and bread pudding with chunks of peaches and raisins topped with white chocolate crème anglaise. While there are decent wines that will pair with most menu items, the wine list could use some updating. Since the building is centrally located to many hotels, be prepared to wait for a table on weekends, sometimes up to an hour.