Tujague’s Commemorates Landmark Anniversary with Special Lunch Menu

New Orleans' second oldest restaurant and oldest stand-up bar in America is a culinary landmark.

Tons of history lies within the walls of Tujague’s Restaurant and Bar. The local dining institution is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans. Tujague’s is also home to America’s oldest stand-up bar and the birthplace of brunch.

The establishment celebrates more than 160 years in service. To honor the milestone, Tujague’s will offer an $18.56 three-course prix fixe lunch menu — a tip of the hat to the year the restaurant’s doors first opened.

Diners can choose from a selection of starters including a bowl of hearty gumbo du jour or Tujague’s house salad. Entree options include boiled beef brisket, half po-boy or seafood courtbouillon. The meal’s third course offers a white chocolate bread pudding. See a full description of the $18.56 celebration menu here.

Proprietor Mark Latter says he’s excited about celebrating the restaurant’s milestone and hopes everyone will join in the festivities.

“It’s truly amazing to have a 160th birthday, and it couldn’t have happened without our loyal customers and visitors from near and far who have walked through our doors for over a century and a half,” Latter said.

Bartender Paul Gustings and executive chef Guy Sockrider talk about Tujague’s history and the special lunch menu that guests can enjoy.

Created in partnership with Tujague’s Restaurant