628 St. Charles Ave.,
New Orleans, LA 70130
This casual, yet chic dining room over-looking Lafayette Square and historic St. Charles Avenue specializes in bold Louisiana flavors from award-winning Chef/Artist Mike Fennelly. Both the food and the interior reflect Fennelly's talents as an artist and designer. The dining room boasts floor to ceiling windows and is designed like a gallery - a white canvas to showcase not only the chef's food, but also his art, which compliment each other. The chef's culinary approach is decidedly contemporary. Fennelly draws from a foundation of regional ingredients and recipes blended with a broad spectrum of flavors that have inspired him during his extensive travels over the years. Many of his dishes contrast Asian and Louisiana ingredients and techniques, bringing a distinctive sensibility to his cooking. Much of Fennelly's food also reflects his fascination with New Orleans cuisine and the indigenous ingredients of South Louisiana. The New York Times recognized Mike's on the Avenue as "a new reason to visit New Orleans."