Apr 1, 2024 - Food and Drink

Brasa South American Steakhouse opens at Canal Place

A trio of steaks sit on a silver platter that someone holds.

Brasa South American Steakhouse is the brand's second location. The first opened on Metairie Road. Photo: Rush Jagoe

A new project from chef Edgar Caro and partner Antonio Mata, is now open in downtown New Orleans.

Why it matters: Brasa South American Steakhouse takes over the former Morton's Steakhouse location inside One Canal Place. It's a premier location in what's soon to be a busier-than-ever intersection as the new Caesars New Orleans comes together across the street.

Dig in: Brasa's downtown restaurant is the second edition of the steakhouse, but becomes the brand's flagship, according to a press release.

  • It "is an homage to the asado culture of Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina, showcasing the open-fire traditions from Caro's childhood," the press release says.
  • That means a menu with touches of extravagance, like a 30-day aged 36 oz. Wagyu tomahawk steak or a lobster cocktail, alongside South American staples like boquerones and empanadas.

Reservations are now available.

Meanwhile: New Orleans-area restaurant owners are getting a few more places open as we head into the depths of festival season.

  • Here are some other headlines to know:

โ˜• Congregation Coffee plans a new location in the French Quarter. (What Now)

๐Ÿณ Headquarters by Nice Guys NOLA, a new brunch spot, will open in the former Little Gem Saloon. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ๐Ÿ”’)

๐Ÿ›’ Ideal Market has a new Kenner location. (Facebook)

๐Ÿฅ La Madeleine is remodeling its Elmwood location, according to a press release.

๐ŸŒฎ El Rincon Mexicano, a homestyle Mexican restaurant, opened in Metairie. (Instagram)

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Magasin is moving back to Magazine Street. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ๐Ÿ”’)

๐Ÿช Just Eat Me Sweets, a new cookie shop, opened in Old Metairie. (Facebook)

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