Two highly anticipated restaurants — Pizza Domenica from John Besh and Square Root from Phillip Lopez — will open this week, and two new entrants into the Uptown dining scene — Humble Bagel on Freret and Seed vegan food in the Lower Garden District — have already opened their doors, according to recent reports.
Pizza Domenica — which spins off the wildly popular pizza happy hours at downtown’s Domenica restaurant into a more casual Uptown setting — will open to the public Thursday at 4933 Magazine Street, according to a report by Brett Anderson of The Times-Picayune.
Square Root will also open at 1800 Magazine on Thursday, and has already begun taking reservations. “For $150 per person, guests can plan to dine on 12-15 different, seasonal small plates from chef Phillip Lopez, like petrified wild greens, pickled cilantro stems, roasted sunflower and hazelnut granola, strawberry umeboshi, and egg yolk caramel ice cream,” writes Sarah Baird of our partners at Gambit.
Humble Bagel quietly opened its doors for breakfast just before the Freret Street Festival, and has now slightly expanded its hours to 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. They have been getting strong reviews for their “pull-apart, chewy interiors under shiny-crisp shells — in other words, the real deal for bagels,” wrote Ian McNulty recently at the New Orleans Advocate.
Finally, Seed also recently opened at 1330 Prytania, offering “vegan versions of American comfort food” and numerous raw options, writes Anderson at The Times-Picayune.