Poydras & Peters, an American Brasserie, is now open within Loews New Orleans Hotel. At the helm is native New Orleans culinary great, the new Executive Chef, Thomas Hines.
Poydras & Peters has a diverse menu featuring American fare, with Italian and Vietnamese influences. Dishes were created to invoke curiosity and fun by tying back to the rich history of Poydras Market, with a nod to the food prevalent in New Orleans today. The name pays tribute to the original Poydras Market of the 1830’s, where vendors would unbox and sell produce directly off of passing ships from the nearby riverfront. The name also references the location of the restaurant at the corner of Poydras & S. Peters Streets.
Chef Hines began his career working for the Brennan Family of restaurants and went on to work for prestigious locations including the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City, Mesa Grill Bahamas, Viceroy Snowmass and most recently Noyane at the Conrad Chicago.
“The resurgence of the culinary scene in New Orleans over the past 13 years has not only shown the resilience of the city, but the importance of how food brings people together across different communities and cultures,” said Executive Chef, Thomas Hines “With Poydras & Peters, I’ve pushed creative boundaries by reimagining classic American dishes with the influence of several cultures, and use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to ensure every course tells a great story.”
Chef Hines is on the forefront of redefining what American fare means by taking inspiration from the melting pot of different cultures and foods that make up the Crescent City and bringing unexpected flavors to each dish on the menu.
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, diners can expect signature items such as Tuna Crudo with shiso and miso broth; a Breakfast Bahn Mi featuring Eggs, Pickled Vegetables and Daikon, Sriracha Mayo and Creole Sausage; the La Tomate, a modern take on the Panzanella with Confit Beet and Thai Basil Crème; a new vision for the Po’ Boy with the Vietnamese Scallop Roll with White Anchovy Butter and Pickled Vegetables; or a Fried Chicken Steam Bun with Asian Slaw and Citrus-Yuzu Aioli.
Additionally, Bar Peters, the new bar located adjacent to Poydras & Peters, features sharable options, local craft beers, over 45 whiskeys and a local rum flight. The menu also features craft cocktails including Bossa Snowla Baby, Fleur de Café, Otis’ Revenge and the hotel’s signature drink, Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley, which features two different kinds of Old New Orleans Rum.
Poydras & Peters will showcase a special gallery of original artwork on rotation by New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos, founder of Old New Orleans Rum, which is featured in several dishes and cocktails at the restaurant and bar.
Poydras & Peters is open daily Monday – Sunday, 6:30am – 10:00pm. Bar Peters is open 11:30am – 11:00pm weekdays, and until midnight on weekends. For more information, please call (504) 595-3305 or visit us online at loewsneworleans.com, Facebook and Instagram.
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Located at the crossroads of New Orleans culture, Loews New Orleans Hotel is steps from the city’s most popular neighborhoods including the historic French Quarter and the trendy Arts District. Housed in the former home of the Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, the 285-room hotel offers an authentic New Orleans perspective throughout our guest rooms and meeting space with sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of either the Mississippi River or the city’s skyline. The hotel’s new restaurant concept, Poydras & Peters, is an American Brasserie with a diverse menu featuring American fare with Italian and Vietnamese influences under the direction of Executive Chef Thomas Hines. Adjacent to the restaurant is Bar Peters, which offers shareable food, local craft beer, wine, whiskey and craft cocktails. For reservations or more information, call (504) 595-3300 or visit us online at www.loewsneworleans.com, Facebook and Instagram.
Loews New Orleans Hotel