Accolades

  • Chef to Watch
    Louisiana Cooking Magazine
  • Chef to Watch
    Times Picayune
  • People's Best New Chef, Nominee, Gulf South
    Food & Wine

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Behind the Scenes

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From My Menu

Chef Craig Walker reviews Beef hanger steak at Coquette
$$$ | Modern, | American
Garden District
1 Review
"Being my favorite restaurant in New Orleans, every dish here has been memorable. The hangar steak is always a table guaranteed choice when available, and the crispy fries are a perfect complement."
Chef Alon Shaya reviews Roasted chicken w/ barley risotto at Coquette
$$$ | Modern, | American
Garden District
1 Review
"This chicken and its crispy skin is always perfectly cooked. It sits over creamy barley that has crushed tomatoes and Parmigiano-Reggiano folded in. It's my favorite chicken dish in the city."
Chef Tenney Flynn reviews Tempura fried shrimp at Coquette
$$$ | Modern, | American
Garden District
1 Review
"Coquette – Tempura Fried Shrimp Salad with grapefruit and Siracha. The local shrimp were perfectly cooked. I wouldn’t have thought that grapefruit and siracha would work so well together."
Chef Kristen Essig reviews Crab meat with eggplant at Coquette
$$$ | Modern, | American
Garden District
1 Review
"A small plate with a great mix of textures and temperatures. The quality of the crab is always perfect. We use the same Higgins family crab meat at Meauxbar. It’s a small family seafood operation out of Lafitte, LA. Chef Michael combines it with warm eggplant, brown butter solids and basil oil. It’s fantastic!"