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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Victor's Grill Restaurant Review: HURRICANE KATRINA: this establishment is currently closed. For a New Orleans Travel Update as well as resources, information and help click here. When The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans opened in 2000, its main restaurant, then called Victor's, was an experiment of decidedly un-Creole food and design. The experiment failed---not enough tourists or locals were interested in eating fancy, cutting-edge food in the French Quarter. Now we have Victor's Grill, a mainstream, though still expensive, Creole chophouse that's void of verve but full of diners. The appetizer list illustrates the hotel's desire for acceptance, placating steakhouse fans with Caesar salads prepared tableside and tourists with shrimp jambalaya. Shrimp jambalaya as an appetizer? Whatever works, the menu seems to say. The Ritz-Carlton being The Ritz-Carlton, the meats and fish here are top-of-the-line. A well-seasoned double-cut pork chop cooked perfectly medium is as juicy as a summer peach. Even with the 80s well behind us, a blackened grouper filet also passes muster. Profiteroles are the dessert menu's greatest excitement. The hotel has maintained its vast selection of wine, and the professional service staff hasn't relaxed its standards.