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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

We ate here while visiting the WWII Museum. Great shrimp po'boy, burgers, and gourmet onion rings. This is one of John Besh's restaurants (famous Nawlins chef). Not what I expected at a museum. Yum!

Thank jguillet
Reviewed November 24, 2011

We stopped in for a late lunch and were very pleasently surprised. We ordered the Barbecue sliders, the "mini" cheeseburgers, the crab pies, with a side of fries. Everything was very good. The service was good and the beer selection was stocked with some really...More

Thank edgemo
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Oh my! We never expected a museum restaurant to be such a treat! The food was fabulous! The portions were certainly generous and the presentation was superb. My 11 year old son says it was the best meal he had the entire trip! He had...More

Thank SharonCW
Reviewed November 17, 2011

What a pleasant surprise! This restaurant, located as a part of the National World War II Museum, is a treat. Under the direction of Chef John Besh, this menu has everything from oyster po'boys to meatloaf to fired chicken gizzards. But not the usual presentation!...More

Thank liketotravel010
Reviewed November 15, 2011

We visited the American Sector to sample foods for our upcoming wedding rehearsal dinner. We tried meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, and Gulf fish. Dessert was apple pie. All recipes are Chef John Besh's creations and were consistently delicious. Even though they were traditional recipes from...More

Thank Yellowtrees_11
Reviewed November 15, 2011

While visiting the WWII Museum we had lunch at this restaurant onsite and run by chef John Besh. My husband got the pulled beef bbq sandwich which was HUGE and equally delicious. The other items order by the rest of our party were equally good.

Thank ctfamof4
Reviewed October 22, 2011

It's rare to find a good restaurant inside a museum, much less a restaurant by a celebrity chef with good food at good prices, where you need to make a reservation, unless you don't mind sitting at the bar. But that's exactly what you'll find...More

Thank SKTraveler87
Reviewed October 18, 2011

I had expected a more 40's style decor, but the big USO photos helped set the style. Food was very good. Cocktails were fun. Monte Cristo sandwich tasty. Sloppy Joe made with beef short rib was huge, but very good. Fun presentation, saw the tomato...More

Thank AlpineCowgirl
Reviewed October 14, 2011

Ate lunch here on recommendation of a local we met on way to the WW II museum. Food was excellent with friendly service. They accomodated our tight time frame between museum visit and the museum movie. My husband had the pork po-boy with pickled vegetables...very...More

1  Thank joyfultraveller_10
Reviewed October 10, 2011

I visited the WW2 museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art yesterday. There were 7 in my party. 3 kids and 4 adults. We looked at the menu online and decided to try American Sector for lunch prior to visiting the Museum. The staff...More

1  Thank BethStewartLenoir
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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