The Restaurant

A little finery, a little funk and a lot of love. Chef Chris Barbato and his culinary team use Old & New World techniques to expertly execute dishes composed of local ingredients mindful to seasonality that speak to Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages. Our mission: food and drinks thoughtfully prepared and properly served by friendly staff in exquisitely appointed, yet comfortable dining rooms.

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Chef Chris Barbato

Chef Chris Barbato

A long-time New Orleans resident, Chris’ extensive travels and exposure to world cuisines helped form the foundation of his tastes and culinary style. Having graduated from a small culinary school in Baton Rouge (originally owned by his Great-Aunt Violet), Chris has been an integral part of New Orleans’ culinary landscape and culture since 1992.

For many years, he cooked under Jamie Shannon, Executive Chef of the storied Garden District gem Commander’s Palace, before later becoming Chef de Cuisine under James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Tory McPhail.

In 2011, Chris was named Executive Chef at Café Adelaide, another Brennan family restaurant. Alongside his wife, Lisa, Chris opened and operated the Uptown café and bakery, Rivista, in 2013, but the lure of fine-dining called him to accept a new opportunity to build and helm the stunningly renovated restaurant dining space at The Country Club.

Dining at The Country Club, be it in our parlor rooms, on the veranda, or by the pool, is an experience you’ll never want to end.

Sun. – Thurs. 10am-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am-10pm
Brunch: Sat. & Sun. 10am-3pm

*Gift Cards are available and may be purchased in person or by phone.

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