Justine is a brasserie in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. Opened by husband-and-wife team Justin and Mia Devillier, Justine combines the sophistication of Parisian brasseries with the playfulness of the South’s most lively district.
“A French Quarter restaurant has been a longtime dream of ours, and finding this space conjured up a vision for a boisterous, glamorous French restaurant,” says Chef Justin Devillier, the 2016 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef: South.
Located in the May & Ellis building (formerly the Hurwitz Mintz building), recently the recipient of a historic preservation design award, the café side opens to the Chartres Street sidewalk, emulating the quintessential Parisian-street experience with daytime fare. The kitchen room is anchored by two large communal tables for a shared dining experience, overlooking the kitchen led by Chef & Owner Justin Devillier. Two additional spaces, an intimate back dining room and outdoor dining area lush with greenery, provide ample dining options in the 200-seat restaurant. In the antique-brass and smoked-mirror embellished bar room, Bar Director Jesse Carr has crafted a menu driven by the drinking culture of France: simple and classic, with a focus on the spirits beloved by French families.
True to the heart of French brasserie culture, the bustling, multi-roomed restaurant offers a versatile space to be enjoyed by all, whether it’s for a weekday lunch, afternoon glass of wine, or celebratory dinner.