Tonight, Buttermilk Channel's Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo will open their new Atlantic Avenue bistro, French Louie. This is the restaurant that until recently was going to be called Concorde, but now the restaurateur and chef have added influences from New Orleans to the mix. Angulo is at the helm in the kitchen, and he, along with Momofuku vet Ian Alvarez, are serving dishes like snails with bacon, mushrooms, and grits, lamb neck daube, and pan-fried skate with crab dirty rice and crab bisque. The space is lined with mirrors, leather banquettes, and a cartoon mural of an Adirondack forest. Dinner service starts tonight, with breakfast, lunch and brunch to follow in the coming weeks, and the restaurant will also offer garden seating in the back as soon as it's nice enough to sit outside. Check out the dining room and the menu:
French Louie, Buttermilk Channel's French American Spot
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[All photos by Daniel Krieger]