Alas, The Quarter Creole Cuisine will officially be re-open its doors June 22, 2021 with a full bar. I have to admit, it tugged on my heart strings to see them closed for well over a year. I have such fond memories looking back on the times I’ve chatted it up with their friendly staff, enjoyed live music, and shared laughs in good company while eating the most succulent Creole food.
If you haven’t dined at The Quarter please put it at the top of your list! This family owned restaurant is located in the heart of Claremont Village, corner of Indian Hill Blvd and 2nd St, and has been featured in AAA Westways Magazine, KTLA 5 Morning News, Spectrum News, Daily Bulletin, and more.
Norm Théard is the Executive Chef and owner of The Quarter Creole Cuisine. He was formerly the Executive Chef at Roux Creole Cuisine in Laguna Beach which was voted as Best New Restaurant and Top 2 in the O.C. Register. Chef Norm traces his roots back to New Orleans and comes “from a family that has long been known for some of the best cooks you can find -- in New Orleans or anywhere”. You can read more about Chef Norm here.
Okay let’s talk about their food for a sec. My goodness, it’s bursting with flavor! Bless your soul, Norm, because your food transports me to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Some of their most notable dishes are the Crawfish Biscuit (obviously!), Shrimp & Grits, The Quarter Catfish, Shrimp Yvonne, Crawfish Etoufee, Seafood Gumbo, and so much more.
For dessert you won’t want to miss out on their Bread Pudding or Tawny Port. Take a look at their dinner menu.
The most notable change since the pandemic is that The Quarter now offers a full bar which is amazing! Lief is their friendly and talented bartender and you can look forward to him mixing up a Sazerac, Whiskey Sour, Mint Julep, Gin Fizz and many more.
Stop by for Happy Hour which is Tuesday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and get 30% off beer, wine, and cocktails. Live music will be returning June 29th (YAY!) so be sure to make a reservation in advance. Maybe I’ll see you there 😉
Aside from their exquisite food, the ambiance at The Quarter is my favorite. Walking inside you see crushed velvet curtains, crystal chandeliers, intricate tin roof tiles, brick beams, an indoor streetlamp, Mardi Gras masks and old family photos on the wall. Not only are you ensconced in authentic décor, but the smell and sounds of sizzling catfish and crawfish permeates through the air.
Image sourced from Yelp
What are your favorite memories or dishes at The Quarter? Feel free to comment below.
Thank you for reading and tootles for now!