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Sylvain Restaurant Review: In New Orleans, old funeral homes become grocery stores, former strip joints morph into coffee shops, and in the case of the space that Sylvain calls home, what was once a three-story carriage house is now a gastropub. Its name comes from a 1796 comic opera that premiered in New Orleans, and the carriage house was built that same year. Sylvain is the brainchild of Manhattan transplant Sean McCusker, who used as many antiques and as much recycled wood as possible from the old La Marquise bakery that once was housed here. Sylvain’s wine list is ever-evolving and constructed on the safe side. But patrons are welcome to bring in their own wines for a moderate corkage fee. A cocktail enjoyed in the lush, secluded courtyard is also an option. Though the focus is on spirits, the food is tasty, too. Try the grilled garlic sausage with red cabbage slaw, or go for the Gulf shrimp and little neck clam entrée. Be good to yourself at the end of the meal with a chocolate pot de crème or an Abita root beer float.