Nouveau Tavern

Southern Comfort

Jambalaya and Hurricanes in River North

By UrbanDaddy Staff ·
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Hey, New Orleans:

It’s been a couple of days. We still haven’t totally forgotten what happened on Sunday. But in this place, we have begun the healing process.

Yes, they have lots of rum.

Say hello to Nouveau Tavern, a sexy N’awlins-inspired lair in River North with all the Sazeracs and jambalaya you could ask for, now open.

This is like Bourbon Street. Only... on West Ontario Street. Much more convenient.

Your evening will begin at a table lit by the soft pink glow of accent lights. And it will begin over Cajun-y fare. The chef spent time at Avenues, so you can expect your shrimp and grits to have flourishes like brussels sprout leaves. Your bananas Foster to be served in bread pudding form. And your apple pie à la mode to arrive as a cocktail in a martini glass.

In other words, this will work really well as an early-night date spot. But after 11pm, the ceiling LED lights will come on and it’ll become more of a cocktail den. That’s when you’ll knock back NOLA classics like a hurricane made with amaretto and three kinds of rum called The Category 4.

We trust you have cocktail-den-goer’s insurance.


Nouveau Tavern
358 W Ontario St
(at Orleans)
Chicago, IL, 60654


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