Bouligny Tavern: High-Class Dining on Magazine St

2013-03-29_15-41-54_696If you’re looking for a chic, upscale dining and wining experience, head over to Bouligny Tavern. This Uptown establishment has become a popular locale for patrons looking for an evening of style and class. Their food and drink menus raise the bar for typical bars in the city, including small plates, fine wines, house cocktails and a huge selection of top-shelf liquors.

The food selection of Bouligny Tavern is varied to suit any taste. They have assorted appetizer and small plates like Gougeres with Comté 6 Kobe Pigs in a Blanket, Duck Confit, Bowfin Caviar and Seared Beef Short Ribs. They have fried foods like Fried Aioli, Tempura Green Beans and their Fritto Misto: fried shrimp, calamari, octopus, anchovy and oyster. They have a variety of Bruschetta and Crostini per piece that feature Steamed Clams, Marrow and Garlic, and Roasted Fennel, Tapenade and Lemon Zest. They also provide a selection of sliced meats, including Mocetta, Proscuitto di Parma and Oysters, from both the East and West Coast.

If you’re looking for a top-shelf drinking experience, you’ll find a wide array of options to quench your thirst. Their list of premium cocktails includes a Sage Julep, which replaces muddled sage for the classic mint, and a Teaticket Fizz, which features Oolong Tea Infused Vodka. And in terms of their liquors, they carry everything from rum, gin and bourbon to Armagnac, Eaux de Vie, Grappa & Marc and and Calvados & Applejack.

Their wine list is also extensive and covers the gamut in terms of types and origins. They have some bottles that go as high as $170 in price (for their Gosset “Grande Rose” NV Brut Rosé Champagne). They have several red, white, rosé and sparkling wines by the bottle or glass, in addition to a couple of sakes. From there, their bottled wine list seems endless and full of possibilities for pure enjoyment or food pairings.

The location itself is beautiful with its slim but far-stretching structure leading to a quaint courtyard in the back. The bar is packed but neatly organized with colored vases on the top shelves. The tables and booths are cool and comfortable, and they really shine when decorated with fine plates of food from the kitchen.

Bouligny Tavern may be just the place for you to have a bite or a drink with friends in a classy, upscale environment. The tavern is located on Magazine St between Antonine and Amelia just a few blocks off of Louisiana Ave.

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