Doris Metropolitan

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Doris flies somewhat under the radar in New Orleans, but is on the lips of everyone who is interested in the city’s most fashionable spot for dry-aged steaks and esoteric cocktails. A giant, horseshoe-shaped bar anchors the restaurant, and liquor bottles are suspended overhead as if magically levitating. The walls are lined floor-to-ceiling with bottles of wine, lying end-to-end like a bacchanalian daisy chain: Sommelier Buck Williams has built out the 900-bottle list beyond the expected. There’s plenty of grower Champagne, cult Rhône producers and Loire Valley gems, plus a selection of Burgundy and Cru Beaujolais in addition to Italian, Spanish and New World bottles

Known For
  • full menu
  • craft cocktails
  • good wine
  • Champagne
  • vintage wine
What to drink
The Future Ball is a pricy, molecular take on an Old-Fashioned featuring a giant sphere of boozy ice. Also: vintage grower Champagne, Northern Rhône, Burgundy premier cru and grand crus.
French Quarter
Doris is also a butcher: This would be the place to try some sweetbreads or aged beef. And more than a third of the wine labels are off-list, so ask for sommelier Buck Williams, and inquire about library selections heavy in Champagne, Rhône and Burgundy.