There is a new little bar/restaurant in the Quarters! Sylvain is a super-chic little place with a craft cocktail bar and upscale comfort food. Sean McCusker, a New Yorker and food and music writer, came down here to open Sylvain, which has been up and running for about a week now. This is totally where you take a date you want to impress–very cool and casual, and no one knows about it…yet.
I dined there on Monday (open Monday!), and it had the feel of a brand-new place–over-staffed and eagerness in the air, but oh so promising. I had a Pressure Drop, a cocktail borrowed from the menu of Death and Co. in NYC., and my husband had a Sazerac, both a little sweet, but good. The wine list is great. We shared a couple of appetizers, chicken liver crostini and roasted beet bruschetta, also good. The shaved Brussel sprout salad was very good, and the beef cheek entree that we shared was heavenly. I literally had a dream about it.
The room itself is very cool, very New York–pressed tin ceiling, a boar’s head mounted on the wall. They have a lovely courtyard, too. They’re also open seven days a week, and late! All the elements are there: a lovely room, a cool menu, great hours, good location–iron out the little brand-new-place kinks, and we’ve got a super-chic new spot in the French Quarter. Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-11pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30-midnight, Sunday 5:30-10pm. Lunch: Friday and Saturday 11:30am-2pm.