While bar hopping with by friends Tim & Darren, I popped in to the brand new Bourbon Street Bar & Grille Friday night. You have to see the place. It is a beautiful bar & restaurant, and is sure to be a hit with both New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Owners Tony Doyle & Brian Connell, of The House of Brews, were there to greet the crowd who were on hand to help inaugurate the new bar. Brian gave us a grand tour of the place, which includes balcony seating overlooking Restaurant Row; a long mahogany bar in the main room, with high ceilings and Bourbon Street gaslights; and a comfortable lounge area in the back of the main floor (which used to house Danny’s Skylight Room). The skylight has been replaced with a solid roof, so that the upstairs bar will have a backyard patio for outdoor drinking (pending approval). The upstairs bar & dining area overlooks the main floor, with wrought iron railing adding to the Bourbon Street motif.
Brian then showed us the spacious kitchen and introduced us to Executive Chef Tommy Hines, up from Louisiana to provide the authentic New Orleans menu. Unfortunately, the kitchen was already closing up by the time I got there, so I did not get a chance to sample the food (yet).
But I plan to be back.
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
“Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou…”