Jack Rose has been recognized as the #1 “Best Hotel Restaurant” in the country according to USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice 2019. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Known for its convivial atmosphere and sophisticated cuisine, Co-owned by Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry of QED Hospitality, Jack Rose is the culinary crown of the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans’ Garden District.
"We are thrilled to be named Best Hotel Restaurant by the readers of USA today, and we are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our guests, friends and family. Jack Rose is the embodiment of the type of personal connection that we wanted to share with our team and our guests. The creation of this restaurant was inspired to by the city of New Orleans and its love of life and celebration," state Whalen and Landry.
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About Jack Rose
The culinary crown of the Pontchartrain Hotel by QED Hospitality, Jack Rose brings an eclectic and exciting dining experience to New Orleans’ Garden District. Named one of the "Best Restaurants in New Orleans" by New Orleans Magazine in 2018, and also awarded Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards: "Award of Excellence" in 2019, the lively atmosphere at Jack Rose encourages spontaneous celebration whether enjoying brunch “Chambongs” or dinner in the Jack or Rose rooms, hosting an escapade in the Mile High Pie Club, snacking on small plates under the Lil Wayne Portrait in the Living Room or sipping sparkling rosé in the rose garden patio. In keeping with the building’s homage to the Pontchartrain’s connection with Tennessee Williams, the name is inspired by his play The Rose Tattoo. Chef/Owner Brian Landry’s menu showcases a mix of New Orleans’ craveable Italian, French and Spanish dishes, with a unique spin. The cuisine is simultaneously unpretentious and skillfully executed. Guests can expect the Crescent City’s joie de vivre atmosphere coupled with creative interpretations of classic dishes alongside modern delicacies that are complemented by vibrant cocktails and a wine list that skews towards bubbles. Notable dishes include the royal red shrimp muddy waters with squid ink campanelle; pompano en papillote – saffron, bok choy, sunchokes; and fried chicken parmesan – red gravy, parmigiano Reggiano. And of course, the famed mile high pie is not-to-be-missed. Jack Rose is located at the Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Garden District. Dinner is served Wednesday–Sunday from 5PM-10PM. Lunch is served Fridays only from 11AM-2PM, and Sunday Brunch is served from 11AM-2PM. Telephone: (504) 323-1500. Website: www.jackroserestaurant.com