Earlier this morning one of the year’s most anticipated restaurants opened its doors, as Marsh House, New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh’s all-day seafood-focused Southern restaurant, kicked off its first breakfast service.
Located in the ground floor of the recently opened Thompson Hotel in The Gulch, Justin “Cam” Cameron, a veteran of Besh’s New Orleans flagship Restaurant August, has been tapped as chef de cuisine, overseeing the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. And Eater has your first look at all three.
Breakfast (7:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday) reads the most traditionally Southern of the menus, with steak & eggs, shrimp & grits and a Southern ham platter offered. Of special note are the massive biscuits from Lisa Marie White, Besh’s chef/partner at New Orleans’ bakery Willa Jean.
Lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday) moves over to focus more heavily on seafood, with the menu broken down between chilled, shellfish, fish, meat and lighter fare. Options include specialty oysters from the raw bar, Besh’s own family recipe gumbo, shrimp toast, Porter Road Butcher “dirty” rice with southern vegetable kimchi and a Korean fried chicken sandwich.
Dinner (5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday) takes a majority of its dishes from the lunchtime offerings, with the addition of a few heartier options like the bone-in ribeye for $56. Take a look at the full menus below.
If you plan on checking it out this week, be sure to send any first impressions to the tipline. And do check back soon for updates on Besh’s other Thompson Hotel F&B options Killebrew coffee shop and rooftop bar and restaurant L.A. Jackson, which should be on track to open later this week.