From the Commander’s Family of Restaurants (see: Commander’s Palace) comes SoBou, a Southern saloon inspired restaurant with “serious food” high on the priority list.
Did the word “saloon” have you conjuring up images of a gun-toting cowboy swinging open wooden doors at high noon? Well, that’s not quite the vibe they’re going for. SoBou sports a modern interior design with illuminated bottles adorning the walls and a posh bar area.
The team made the menu easy enough, separating it into ‘Small Bites’ and Big Bites,’ but both have equally substantial flavor.
Most of us know beignets as the sweet, golden brown dough with a generous dusting of powdered sugar on top. We love classic beignets as much as the next person, but a little variety never hurt anyone. That’s why SoBou created its popular Sweet Potato Beignets. These savory treats are drizzled with foie gras fondue & chicory coffee ganache. (My gosh.)
And the goose liver extravaganza doesn’t stop there. The Foie Gras Burger is simply unlike anything you’ve had before. The burger comes out in all its glory with a brioche bun, sunny-side up egg, duck bacon and foie gras fondue. The kicker? It comes in a foie gras ice cream root beer float! Ahh, nostalgia.
SoBou knows how to have fun on Sundays. If you get a chance, stop by Legs & Eggs, a burlesque show from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a special three-course Creole menu prepared by Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez. Bella Blue, a world-famous dancer, helps celebrate New Orleans’ close connection with burlesque dancing during the mid-century. Now, that’s what we call brunch.
Oh, and if you plan on having a private event, the private tables have their own wine and beer taps. (That’s all we’re going to say.)