New Orleans-inspired brunch, dinner restaurant opening this month in Arena District
February 16, 2023
Article originally published by 614 Now, written by Jack McLaughlin
By the end of this month, the popular New Orleans-inspired eatery Creole 2 Geaux will be more than just a “2 geaux” spot.
The concept’s first-ever standalone brick and mortar restaurant will officially open its doors to on Feb. 28, according to owner Janvier Ward.
The new Arena District restaurant, which is located at 401 N. Front St., will be the eatery’s largest space yet, at approximately 1,900 square feet.
Beginning as a carryout kitchen and a food truck, Creole 2 Geaux has allowed Ward to offer a culinary slice of New Orleans, where her family hails from, to the residents of central Ohio.
Last spring, Creole 2 Geaux upgraded to a location within the East Market. It also added a sister concept selling Louisiana-inspired milkshakes and sno-cones to the Market.
According to Ward, the new location will retain the same New Orleans charm as the concept’s previous iterations, but plans to do so on a bigger and bolder scale. It will also serve as the eatery’s first location with a dining room of its own.
“This is branching off from the marketplace feel to something more fast-casual, but you’ll still be able to sit and enjoy your food surrounded by a nice ambience,” she said.
Ward plans to play classic New Orleans jazz, and even decorate the interior with murals and more recalling The Big Easy.
And while it won’t be offered immediately after opening, the new Creole 2 Geaux plans to offer a weekend brunch—featuring mimosas, shrimp and grits, and more—in addition to the concept’s popular lunch and dinner dishes.