Desire Oyster Bar -Royal Sonesta New Orleans


OPEN DAILY serving BREAKFAST 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
LUNCH/DINNER 11:30 a.m. - until

Raftermen Photography & designONE studio


Situated along world-famous Bourbon Street, Desire Oyster Bar offers diners one of the most authentic dining experiences in New Orleans.  An iconic, Broadway style marquis sign lights up the entrance welcoming visitors and locals alike to grab a seat at the bar or a table and enjoy one of the signature delicacies of the Big Easy like never before.  

From the quintessential New Orleans ‘characters’ who shuck the famous chargrilled, on the half shell and more—to an extensive new menu that includes classics like the famous “Creole Trio”—jambalaya, red beans and rice, and gumboDesire Oyster Bar is the perfect setting to enjoy a great meal in the center of all the action of the French Quarter.
In 2015, Desire's interior design was reimagined to tastefully blend the property’s original, iconic aesthetics with modern design elements inspired by the architectural styles prevalent throughout the Vieux Carre. 

Decorative iron grillwork paired with oversized windows and an antique mirror reveal the fully stocked bar and serve as the backdrop for the new Desire bar.  Signature features like the tin ceiling and black and white checkered floors give depth to a brand new contemporary bar, highboy tables, and state of the art chargrill station.  The color palette and design elements have been carefully curated to complement the existing materials while creating a fresh look for the restaurant.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Corey Jacobs, the expanded menu features favorite standbys like Desire’s Shrimp & Grits, BBQ Shrimp, award winning Gumbo and a wide variety of Po’ boys.

New menu selections include Crawfish and Fried Green Tomato Benedict with Crawfish Hollandaise for breakfast, a Crawfish Cheesecake with Red Pepper Aioli for an anytime appetizer, Blackened Catfish Lafitte as a ‘Fresh Catch’ entrée for lunch or dinner, and much more!

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