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The American Sector Restaurant + Bar

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Arts District / Warehouse District
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945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1940
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Montclair, New Jersey
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here looking for good quick meal before touring the WWII museum. Long wait for a table, slow service, and just OK food. Not worth taking out time from our museum visit. Next time I will eat somewhere else first, and skip this average at best museum restaurant.

Thank WahooHoward
Gainesville, Georgia
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished up our tour and wanted something to eat before heading to the airport. We stopped in the American Sector Restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. First off the food was not overpriced like we assumed. Next, when it came out there was plenty of it and it was really good. We split a salad and each had a burger... More 

Thank Daryl W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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255 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good. There are some interesting choices. Service is attentive. We met up with a friend, went in when the restaurant opened (around 11), and were quite leisurely since we were catching up. We never felt rushed, had no trouble hearing conversation (so many restaurants are so noisy!), and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Thank LadyJLasVegas
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant inside the WW2 Museum was a wonderful surprise. We enjoyed the menu options but delighted with the truffle fries, the fried oyster salad, and the cuban po' boy.

Thank Stuart D
Katy, Texas
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little nervous when we showed up to a completely empty restaurant. But the food was on time, the server was fantastic (and patient with our kids!). The banana cake was a little disappointing. The chocolate cheesecake was amazing, as was the apple pie a la mode. The kids' macaroni and cheese was actually really good.

Thank Kat M
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here before starting our tour. The gumbo was delish. Also had the meatloaf sandwich which wasn't bad until I found a long black hair mixed in the meat. The server said let him see what he could do but all that was is a free dessert. Appetite lost after seeing that and they didn't even offer a discount... More 

Thank lisa13225
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here after the tour to get just a snack before dinner. We had the chick and andouille gumbo and parmesan, truffle frites. They were both excellent. Our server was Whitney and she was just lovely. She was informative, personnel and nice to talk with about the restaurant and other dinning experiences in NOLA. She is a special person... More 

Thank johnson1165
Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read that this restaurant was actually quite good despite residing at the WWII Museum. So, since we (my wife, 8 year old son and me) had just arrived to NOLA to start our vacation, were staying a 10 minute walk away and were hungry, we decided to give it a go. I had shrimp and grits, my wife... More 

Thank cbwilkjr
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside the museum, one of a few eateries. Staff was polite. We went on a day of heavy rain so the restaurant was packed. Food is varied, good beer selection

Thank Patrick P
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although the food we had was very good, and not badly priced -considering, the service was for some reason slow. the place was not the least bit packed, but our server kept disappearing. we asked him for a to-go box, and a number of minutes later the busboy came to our table. my husband told him we were waiting on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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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 glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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