A popular French Quarter restaurant is expanding to the Mississippi Coast

A popular French Quarter restaurant is expanding to the Mississippi Coast
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LONG BEACH, Miss. — The owner of Coterie Restaurant & Oyster Bar on Decatur Street in New Orleans was having lunch with his father when he found the listing for a beachfront restaurant available in Long Beach.

Kristian Wadleigh saw it as an opportunity to expand and decided to open a restaurant on the Coast, said Kyle Crochet, operations manager for the New Orleans and the Long Beach locations.

The former Cajun Crawfish Hut on U.S. 90 in Long Beach has the waterfront views and the space. Now it needs a makeover to become the Coast version of Coterie.

“We’re redoing the entire restaurant,” Crochet said, from the kitchen to the dining room with its expansive view of the beach.

The result will be a clean, upscale yet casual look and feel, he said. The restaurant is on track to open in June.

Authentic New Orleans dishes, most made with recipes passed down for generations, are on the menu in New Orleans and will bring cajun and creole specialties like grilled redfish and crawfish etouffee to South Mississippi.

Oysters are the specialty, served raw, chargrilled, as oyster shooters or 2+2+2 for those who want a taste of Bienville, chargrilled and Rockefeller oysters. Even oyster salad also is featured.

Both seafood and chicken and sausage gumbo are on the menu that is sectioned into classics, platters, pasta, po-boys and all-American burgers and chicken.

Bread pudding made with their family recipe and signature bourbon sauce tops the dessert menu that also lists bourbon pecan pie, banana Foster cheesecake and high peanut butter pie.

Breakfast will be served on weekends to start, Crochet said, with a big variety of NOLA-style eggs Benedict, breakfast skillets and breakfast cocktails.

Cajun Crawfish Hut closed at this site when the owners retired after 20 years in business.

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