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The American Sector Restaurant + Bar

945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1940
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

We stopped in here while visiting the D-Day Museum thinking we'd have a sandwich on the run. It turned into a great lunch treat! The "shrimp in a jar" was terrific and my husband's "hot dog" was the best I've ever tasted. Even the banana...More

Thank mellu2msg
Reviewed 6 August 2010

As a local who has "fallen into a rut" with my usual choices I was excited to go to "The American Sector" for dinner tonight. Everything was perfectly adequate. We started with 50% off drinks during the happy hour that ends at 6pm and moved...More

Thank katharine82
Reviewed 3 August 2010

We ate here Saturday, 7/31, for lunch after watching the Beyond All Boundaries movie at the WWII Museum. We got there right when they opened at 11am and although it wasn't crowded at that point they did recommend reservations if you want to eat later...More

1  Thank mborofix
Reviewed 27 July 2010

Who knew one would find a gourmet restaurant at the World War Two museum? We ate lunchThe site is fun - very modern glass building, but covered with black & white blown up photos of WWII era stars, sort of like a Holywood USO canteen....More

1  Thank jvbi
Reviewed 18 July 2010

My son and I ate at American Sector because of John Besh's reputation. The menu looked terrific--southern food with a twist. I had the pork cheeks with cornbread and black eyed peas, and a side dish of greens. My son had the shrimp in a...More

Thank Genny77
Reviewed 11 July 2010

A pleasant surprise for a museum for sure. Great food and service!

Thank Envirobuilding
Reviewed 6 July 2010

Upon recommendation from a friend, we ate here for lunch after touring the incredible museum. Had the fried oysters for an appetizer and they were perfect. Had the Shrimp and Sausage Po Boy with a side of homemade potato chips and I ate every crumb....More

Thank bev042660
Reviewed 7 June 2010

Very nice! Loved the Cobb Salad :)

Thank kadorto
Reviewed 20 May 2010

We went to the American Sector for dinner one night during Jazz Fest. It's in a quiet area a little off the beaten path so the restaurant was quiet. The food was good, and the portions huge! I had the short rib sloppy joe, it...More

1  Thank jsnoon
Reviewed 13 April 2010

My husband and I really enjoyed the food at The American Sector. We started out with the rabbit pate and mini cheeseburgers, which were divine. I had the pork cheeks and the presentation was really neat. They poured the black eyed peas from a can....More

3  Thank ginashuford
Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district
is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing
assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having
moved in and set up shop throughout the disused
warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much
of the art you'll come across here is local in scope,
ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old
brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Arts District – Warehouse District
  • Neighbourhood: Arts District – Warehouse District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-528-1940
  • E-mail
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar in The National WWII Museum is proud to offer a menu where Modern American food and drink meet Old-World nostalgia. Executive Chef Eric Cook has created a "Victory Garden to Table" menu inspired by both regional and Southern favorites such as the Crispy Oyster "BLT", Chicken Fried Steak, and Shrimp and Grits. All-American standards include the Belle Burger and Toasted Turkey Club. The wine list features reds and whites from across the globe, while the beer selection includes American favorites as well as imported and craft beers. The bar is rounded out with several specialty cocktails, including the signature Midway Mule. Happy Hour, everyday from 4pm to 7pm, features half-price wine, beer, and cocktails.
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