On past trips to
A raw bar with Oysters on the Half Shell and Carpaccio of Tuna and Snapper is a central feature along with a selection of Salume – meats painstakingly cured in-house, such as Prosciutto, Lamb Viola, Coppa, and Salami. Schnoebelen hand spins eggs and flour into Pasta and Gnocchi that are artfully presented in dishes such as Squid Ink Linguine with Crab, Shrimp and Mussels and Duck Ragout with Green Papardelle and Goat Milk Ricotta. Served as the Saturday staff meal at Iris, Schnoebelen has perfected the Neapolitan pizza to an art with fresh, flavorful Italian ingredients. Whole Roasted Fish, Braised Lamb's Belly, Hanger Steak, and other earthy, rich and flavorful specialties creep into your day-dreams.
With a wallet-conscious dinner menu that emphasizes Italian gastro fare, comes a custom-crafted bar selection aimed at the local community. An organized wine list with selections of 40 friendly-priced White and Red blends, predominately Italian from boutique houses, range from $25-$60. Wines by the glass and Apéritifs are standout signatures at Mariza with the debut of a classic offering – the Spritz, mixing Terriero Prosecco, Campari and Club Soda. A small batch of Dessert Wines and Sippers are thoughtful finishes to a well-executed meal.
The first sign of good things to come touches you before the menus arrive, an amalgam of thoughtful design details found in the fixtures and furnishings mixed with the cruder warehouse textures evident in masonry walls and structural columns. Schnoebelen and Casebonne were struck by the abundance of rustic building materials they encountered in
Dinner is only served five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, beginning at 5pm. The average check sits in the $30-$40 range, with most dishes priced at about $10-$12.
Schnoebelen and Casebonne, who have lived in the Marigny and Bywater for years, were thrilled to bring this caliber of establishment to their own neighborhood – without altering the raw, quirky character they love about this space and Bywater itself. Says the chef, “When we developed the restaurant, we envisioned the frank, casual, neighborhood restaurant being one of the city’s most gracious, where one can grab a glass of wine, a bite to eat, and visit with friends on a Tuesday night without a reservation. Then a walk on the riverfront of the
Mariza | 2900 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70117
P: 504.598.5700 | www.marizaneworleans.com