There is a lot of options when it comes to eating out in New Orleans. There’s everything from quick stop sandwich places if you’re looking for lunch, grab and go pizza places if you’re in the quarter. Sometimes, however, you want to sit down and enjoy some real southern food, from a place that has character, and personality. The place that comes to mind should be Bienvenue.
Now Bienvenue might not be a place that everyone thinks about when it comes to New Orleans Cuisine, because its located in Harahan, a suburb of New Orleans. I think its time we change that though. Over the past few months, Bienvenue has been shaping its self to be one of the best spots to eat in Jefferson Parish. They have a warm and inviting personality that’s genuine. Since they aren’t in the heart of the city it becomes very clear upon entering, that this is a local gem, frequented by the people of Harahan and the surrounding towns. Walking through the front doors feels like your going to a friend’s house for dinner, greeted with smiles that aren’t forced and welcomed by everybody.
Character and personality aren’t the only things they have though. All of the smiles and happiness are backed up with a killer menu. Executive Chef Scot Craig is a famous name in New Orleans, for places like Katies in mid-city, and Francesca by Katies and now he has brought his 40 years of experience to Bienvenue.
One of the stand out dishes on the expertly crafted menu would have to be the Cochon de Lait Cuban, which is a pork debris and ham sandwich with swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on pressed French bread. However, if you manage to go in on a Saturday or Sunday morning Graham Cooper, the creative director at The Osterfeld Agency “swears you won’t be disappointed by the crab cake benedict”.
So stop by Bienvenue and come try the delicious menu! And if your looking for crawfish this weekend there having weekly crawfish boils on Saturday from 4-8!
Bienvenue on Hickory: 467 Hickory Ave, Harahan, LA 70123