Bennachin Bennachin


1212 Royal St. (Governor Nicholls St.)
New Orleans, LA 70116
Cuisine: African
Traditional African cooking in the French Quarter.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily

Bennachin Restaurant Review:

Bennachin’s atmosphere is colorful, rustic and African inspired, and the kitchen’s focus is on traditional African cooking. Things move slowly, and the offerings are not consistent. The restaurant capitalizes on the similarities between West African cuisine and New Orleans-style cooking, so you'll find hearty beef main courses, stewed lamb with broccoli and straightforward grilled fish. Those who appreciate typical one-pot New Orleans dishes such as red beans and rice or jambalaya will immediately respond to the standard fare. Spicy kidney bean soup, black-eyed pea fritters and slow-cooked lamb selections are sure bets. The two lone desserts both involve a sauce of yogurt and fruit. No alcohol is available, but patrons may bring their own without being charged corkage.