“we know how to have a damn good time”
On May 22nd, 1796, Jean-Francois-Marmontel and Andre Getry’s one-act comic opera Sylvain was performed in New Orleans. That same year, construction was completed on a three-story carriage house at what is now 625 Chartres Street by local landmark developer Don Andres Almonaster y Roxas. Since then, the building has been owned by numerous New Orleans dignitaries and characters, including notorious French Quarter Madame Aunt Rose Arnold who presided over her own Storyville brothel and lived at 625 Chartres during the 1920s. Standing over six feet tall, Aunt Rose was an imposing figure and friend of many of the neighborhood’s bohemians as well as friend of famous authors; Sherwood Anderson who wrote of her in “A Meeting South” and Faulkner is also believed to have used her as his muse, patterning his character “Miss Reba” after her in “Sanctuary” and “The Reivers.”
An old, historic Vieux Carre location houses a distinctively modern restaurant that made waves on the local dining scene with its inventive menu and wallet-friendly prices. Those with a serious appetite shouldn't miss the "Chick-Syl-Vain," a double fist-sized fried chicken sandwich that blows the chicken chain it spoofs out of the water.
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- Mon - Thu: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
- Sun: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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