Need more proof things are getting back to normal in NOLA? Mulate’s will open its doors again, just in time for the 4th of July weekend! Although we’ll have to wait a little bit longer for the live Cajun music and two-stepping to return, this is a great first step back for this beloved Cajun dance hall and restaurant.
Mulate’s, which has been closed since March 2020, will be open for dinner Thursdays and Fridays, and lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays, starting July 2. Once their neighbor, the Convention Center, gets back into gear, they’ll go back to regular hours.
Monique Boutté Christina, whose father opened the first Mulate’s in Breaux Bridge in 1980, is happy to get back to work and determined to do it right. Her staff includes her husband and their teenage daughters. Christina is looking at this “restart” as an opportunity to improve on their offerings.
“This gives us a chance to make a few changes I’ve been wanting to make for a long time,” Christina said. “For instance, I love gumbo with a scoop of potato salad on the side. You’ll find it now on our new summer menu. We’re also now offering chargrilled oysters and expect to add several different flavors of chargrilled oysters, as well as raw oysters, in the cooler months.”
While masks are optional at Mulate’s, the restaurant has removed tables to allow for more social distancing. They also have 20-foot ceilings and have installed REME HALO in-duct air purifiers in the building to protect their guests and staff.
Mulate’s expected to celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2020 but the party was put off because of Covid-19. Join us in helping them celebrate their return this July. (That gumbo with the potato salad is calling our name.)
Mulate’s Current Hours:
Sunday, 11:30a.m. to 9p.m.
Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Mulate's is located at 201 Julia Street. Convenient parking is available at the Riverwalk Parking lot, on the street, or at one of several lots nearby.
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