Bywater American Bistro

Bywater American Bistro is a great addition to the Bywater neighborhood. I went for brunch recently and it was an exciting dinning experience. We sat at the bar and watched the cooks and bartenders work the room. Chef Nina Compton introduced herself to us and talked about her neighborhood concept. The Bywater American Bistro that Compton and husband/Partner Larry Miller, with longtime friend, collaborator and Compère Lapin Sous Chef Levi Raines who helms the American bistro as Chef/Partner have created a beautiful space with clean, simple food. Compton is personable and enjoys her work. I liked that she was up front and center.  We ordered the Brisket, The French Omelet with Soft Herb Salad, a side of link sausage and a large French Press coffee. It was a perfect French Omelet. The Brisket was smoky, tender and delicious. The side of link sausage was tasty as well. We noticed the kitchen was putting out quite a few Tuna Tartar Appetizers as well as their Corn Dog with Cane Syrup dipping sauce. I will return and try both of those options. 


Their Mission Statement describes their fare as ‘cooking ingredient driven’ food where inspiration comes from their personal experiences or one of the many cultures represented in their area, past and present. Bywater American Bistro’s cooking is inspired by small local farms, using ingredients that are seasonal and raised or caught with care. They’ve made New Orleans their home and recognize it’s a place with a sense of community, where they’ve created meaningful relationships with extraordinary people along the way. They’re committed to learning new things about the region and the people who call New Orleans home. Stop by and try a Corn Dog! 


Bywater American Bistro  2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117   (504) 605-3827

Seating Wednesday-Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm     Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:00pm




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