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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

My husband and I ate here after visiting the WWII Museum. We sat at the bar and had lunch. Service was good, a little slow at times but they were very busy. Luckily, we were't in a hurry and enjoyed checking out the decor of...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank bellaRN
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Somewhat '40's themed in the waitstaff dress and in the foods available with great gumbo and some good creole dishes. Worth having a meal even if you don't visit the museum - but don't miss the museum.

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank gtcamper
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We left the WWII Museum for a lunch break. Good American fare was served with pizazz. A delicious Soup/Sandwich Combo came in a Campbell's type soup can and poured into a bowl. This Creamy Tomato Soup certainly wasn't out of a can! My Crispy Garlic...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank justsaying49
Reviewed January 25, 2012

I think that the WW2 Museum is to be commended for making a restaurant at the Museum trendy and hip. It wasn't, however, what I expected; because it is trendy and hip, it is also very loud. I love Chef John Besh's restaurants but I...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank Reage55
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Recommend ONLY for happy hour---cheap drinks & cheap bbq sliders. Wasn't good $$ and time on evening meal. Try another Besh restaurant or BUTCHER (nearby)

Date of visit: October 2011
Thank jezebelly
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Did the Christmas Show with Buffet Just average Turkey, Dressing and some very nothing sweet potato casserole with burnt cheese-- Good Bread Pudding-- Guess I was expecting more from John Besh, but not what you expect in New Orleans !! Show was Excellent--next time I...More

Thank SwissT88
Reviewed December 20, 2011

We had dinner at a Besh restaurant the night before and were excited to see another Besh restaurant at the museum. Boy what an awful mess. Service was slow and the waiter could have cared less. I had a very small plate of Chicken and...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank C3665QBmaryh
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Went here after spending most of the day at the WW II museum. It was the wife and I's first experience with a John Besh restaurant. After eating here and another Besh restaurant, I can say that I am not a John Besh fan. I...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank newjade
Reviewed December 16, 2011

My husband and I ate lunch right after the 11am showing of the film, before any lunch crowd. We decided on sharing two appetizers - fried oysters and crab pies. The oysters were OK (had better ones elsewhere) but the crab pies were so good...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank DesertGirl28
Reviewed December 14, 2011

I expected a lot from this venue and was not disappointed. Spotless, comfortable, and good service.

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank Tripster714
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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