In a City with Only Two, We Now Have Four Seasons
The Riverfront in New Orleans has a shining new star in the renovated International Trade Mart building. The Four Seasons is our newest addition to the downtown hotel collection and revises a key area of the riverfront in front of Spanish Plaza at the foot of Poydras Street. The hotel holds two of our newest restaurants with Mississippi River and Chemin a la Mer. We chose Chemin a la Mer, after a brief two month wait to get a 7PM Saturday night reservation.
Chemin a la Mer is part of the Link Restaurant Group and includes sister restaurants Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Calcasieu, Peche Seafood Grill, la Boulangerie and Gianna. A short walk through the Chandelier Bar and the newest George Dunbar art pieces then past Mississippi River brings you to the quick elevator ride to the 5th floor. Yes, for some reason you have to go to the fifth floor.
Chemin has a comfortable bar area complete with designer cocktails and designer prices and a full refrigerator filled with a vast collection of champagne - apparently you can grab a bottle and head to your room. You can eat in the bar section if you choose to but you will miss the outstanding view of the river. The restaurant has a wrap around balcony for outdoor seating, weather permitting, which overlooks Spanish Plaza and the uptown side of the riverfront.
The food is adventurous and the service flows like you would expect in a Four Seasons hotel. There are plenty of options for shareable table bites accompanied by generous entrees. You need to make sure that you save some room for divine desserts.
Chemin A La Mer
Four Season Hotel
2 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130