2016 Restaurant Spotlight: Gentilly Kitchen + Bar in New York City

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Gentilly Kitchen + Bar is the result of pairing the flair and flavor of New Orlean’s famed culinary and cocktail scene with the energy and excitement of New York City. In keeping with tradition, Gentilly serves up authentic dishes rooted in French and Creole culture with a modern twist. We had a chat with their publicist, Samantha Martin, who shared a few tidbits about the restaurant. Here’s what we learned:

Gentilly Kitchen + Bar in New York City

FriendsEat: Can you tell us about Gentilly Kitchen + Bar

Samantha Martin: Who says you can’t go home again? Or at least bring a little bit of it to Manhattan? That is the goal of one New Orleans native who loves his hometown so much he decided to share a taste of it in his adopted hometown of New York City. Gentilly – named for the neighborhood he grew up in – hopes to celebrate some of NOLA’s most stylish, diverse and historic neighborhoods. Located on Carmine Street, we invite you to join us for some southern hospitality!

Dining Area of Gentilly Kitchen + Bar in New York City

FE: Have you won any Awards?

Samantha: None as for now because we just opened in February

FE: What is your restaurant philosophy?

Samantha: It’s all about the customer. We love real and honest feedback. People should be able to get consistency when they go to eat and we strive to make our food amazing but consistent.

Crawfish and Crab Beignets from Gentilly Kitchen + Bar in New York City

Crawfish and Crab Beignets

FE: What is your most popular dish?

Samantha: Dinner – Ribs, Crawfish and Crab Beignets | Brunch – Bananas Foster French Toast | Big Biscuit Sandwich

Everything is made from scratch. You can taste a Cafe du Monde Beginet here.

FE: Does your bartender make any amazing cocktails?

Samantha: Ramos Gin Fizz

Bananas Foster French Toast from Gentilly Kitchen + Bar in New York City

Bananas Foster French Toast

FE: In a few sentences, can you tell us what makes your restaurant different?

Samantha: We believe we have truly brought a piece of NOLA to NY. The owner grew up in Gentilly and it was his dream to open a real authentic southern restaurant where not everything is fried but the mix of Cajun, southern flavors all come together.

FE: By any chance do you offer deals or specials?

Samantha: Happy Hour, Bottomless Brunch. We are celebrating National Gumbo Day with a bottomless bowl for 30.00. The customer who eats the most gumbo wins a trip to NOLA on us.

Gentilly Kitchen + Bar is located at 64 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Nearby Landmarks: Chos Grocery, Village Cleaners Laundry, and Liza Sherman Antiques

Phone Number: (646) 912-9650

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon – Fri 11:00AM – 11:00PM
  • Sat and Sun 10:00AM – 11:00PM

Cuisine Type: New Orleans/Southern

Dress Code: Casual

Price Range: $10-30

Payments Accepted: All credit cards

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A chef by profession, a foodie at heart. He's been passionate about food and cooking since he was young. He is the online Community Manager of FriendsEAT.
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