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About Us

 
 
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Modern American Food and Drink meets Old-World Nostalgia

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar serves a unique Victory Garden-to-Table menu, featuring locally grown vegetables and herbs, as well as hand-selected meats, seafood, and dairy products from local and artisanal producers. The menu is inspired by both regional and Southern favorites, such as Shrimp and Grits and a Fried Chicken Biscuit, and All-American standards including the 5 Star Burger and Meatloaf. The menu includes salads, gumbo, sandwiches, entrée provisions, and sweets. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are available.

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar is open to the public without requiring admission to the Museum.

Hours
Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday  10:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.   (Brunch  10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Payments Accepted
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit, Gift Cards

Dress Code
Casual Attire

Parking
The Museum has one paid parking lot on Magazine Street, across from The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, with an entrance on Magazine.

Parking Validation is available for Happy Hour (4pm-6pm), with a purchase in The American Sector.

Additional paid lots and metered street parking are located throughout the area.

 
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About the chef

Eric Schutzmann is the Executive Chef of The National WWII Museum and The American Sector Restaurant & Bar. Schutzmann has over 25 years of culinary experience in some of New Orleans’ most celebrated restaurants, including K-Paul's, Palace Cafe, Galatoire's and Redfish Grill. He also possesses an extensive background in banquets and catering, and has been proud to serve as an Area Chef for the Master’s Tournament in Augusta Georgia four times. 

Chef Eric focuses on redefining Modern-American food with Old-World nostalgia through inspired menus at The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, Jeri Nims Soda Shop, and the new private dining space adjacent to the restaurant. He recently updated the menus to reflect both Southern and all-American favorites, as well as specials that are crafted around seasonal availability. All catered events within The National WWII Museum are overseen by Chef Eric, who works closely with each group to create a unique menu for their event. 

 

Michelle Margarido, General Manager
Margaret Flannery, Assistant General Manager
Ryan Tiller, Director of Hospitality

Susette Rodriguez, Director of Catering Sales
Angela Fortes, Catering Sales Manager
Aurea Thomas, Event Manager
Andrew Birkhoff, Event Manager

Julia Barstow, Executive Sous Chef
John Cairo, Chef de Cuisine
Michelle Moltz, Pastry Chef
Richard Drummond, Sous Chef

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BB's Stage Door Canteen

BB's Stage Door Canteen presents a wonderful weekly series of unique entertainment, showcasing the songs, style, stars, and spirit of this incomparable era. Enjoy evening and matinee performances by headliner acts, signature musical productions, big bands, dancing, the Victory Belles vocal trio, and more, plus preshow dinner, brunch, or lunch by The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. It's all at BB's Stage Door Canteen!

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Soda shop

Jeri Nims Soda Shop, located within The National WWII Museum, can also be accessed at the corner of Magazine Street and Andrew Higgins Drive, The Soda Shop is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and offers breakfast, lunch, or a sweet treat. As the only Scoop Shop in the Warehouse District, it really hits the spot.