The locally beloved library-turned-bar located on Carondelet Street, Bar Marilou, has officially announced that its doors are open to patrons once again, as of Wednesday, October 14. Of course, constant and careful attention will be paid to the safety guidelines laid out by the CDC. Masks will be necessary as well as social distancing, but anyone who frequents establishments like Bar Marilou is assuredly an old hand at these practices. If you have yet to visit, now is a great time to do so. In addition to their reopening, they are introducing a quicker and trimmer at-a-glance menu going forward.
Part of this new menu is a signature cocktail pairing that can be tailored to the drinker's request. For $45, the "Deux Fois Deux" menu item can be yours. It comes with two cocktails of your choice, be they the Tokyo Record or the Brave Margot, as well as the signature small plates of hors d'oeuvres that Bar Marilou is known for. Additional bits of food, such as burrata and charcuterie, are available alongside the Deux Fois Deux special as well.
Reservations, while not required, are strongly recommended by the staff, considering that seating will be spaced out and therefore rather limited, in accordance with health and safety guidelines.
Yet another stylish piece of New Orleans is opening its doors to public visiting again. It is especially heartwarming to see Bar Marilou, as a hospitality establishment, staying afloat amidst the current crisis almost every foodservice business has found themselves in as of late. In the larger picture, New Orleans is finally settling into Phase Three of the general reopening, with more lax regulations across the board. While the situation is still a constant financial tax on restaurants, the continual loosening of regulations over time will hopefully result in more joyful resurrections like Bar Marilou's.
You can view Bar Marilou's full menu by visiting their website HERE.
544 Carondelet St., (504) 814-7711, barmarilou.com