The Anchor Restaurant Opens in Madisonville
MADISONVILLE – Chef and restaurateur Michael Gottlieb welcomed diners on Friday, June 26 to a new restaurant called the Anchor at 407 St. Tammany Street in Madisonville.
Gottlieb, who helmed the family-owned Gottlieb’s Bakery in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., has built a menu based on French cuisine and Cajun-Creole favorites, including crawfish-spiced chicken wings, fried oyster and shrimp poboys and smoked dry-rub beef short ribs. The drinks menu, curated by bar manager Nicholas Karel, includes “velvet lemonade” and the Chief Tammany Pimm’s cup, mixed with house-made ginger beer.
“New Orleans is rich in cultural and culinary experiences, so it is important that both the menu and ambiance are inviting to anyone and everyone who walks into our establishment,” says Gottlieb, who has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and the AAA Diamond Program. “Here at the Anchor, we promise impeccable service and mouth-watering dishes with sweeping views of the Tchefuncte River.”
The 3500-square-foot restaurant will feature décor that reflects a coastal lifestyle in a stylish, but relaxed atmosphere. It will boast 80 feet of private docking space for spontaneous visits or grabbing orders-to-go riverside, in addition to an outdoor game area, live music, and a bank of TVs at the bar.
The Anchor will be open 10:30 a.m. to Sunset Thursday through Sunday, with Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and featuring specials on select draft beers, house wines, cocktails and appetizers. Seating is available on the patio, in the dining room and at the bar on a first-come basis. Boats of all sizes are invited to dock at the on-premise slips.
The Anchor is part of a dual-concept dining experience, with upscale sister restaurant Tchefuncte’s set to open on the second level at the same address in mid-July.