Lakeview was primarily swamp in the early 1800s, like much of the Greater New Orleans area. French explorers first established an outpost where Bayou St. John meets Lake Pontchartrain. When the French occupied New Orleans, lakeview was used as an outpost, which is a small military camp or position at some distance from the main force, used especially as a guard against surprise attack.
Dining Guidelines & Attire Standards
• Guest attire can elevate or diminish the experience of others. We consider hats, tank tops, flip flops, and team athletic attire too casual for our restaurants other than Saints, LSU and Tulane attire on game days.
• We gladly accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard and American Express.
• Our restaurant is generally not the best environment for young children. We welcome families, but we ask parents to keep children at the table and calm vocal infants or youngsters outside of the dining room. We do offer child seats, but we do not allow strollers in the dining room. Children are not permitted to be seated at the bar per city ordinance. Children are not permitted to be at the fire pit without adult supervision.
• While we consider special requests, modifications are not always possible as they can impact the focus of the kitchen and the integrity of many dishes.
• Please notify us of any allergies as the ingredients listed on the menu are abbreviated.
• To minimize distractions to other guests, please take cell phone conversations out of seated areas, set devices to silent, and limit the use of laptops or tablets.
• We have a 15 minute window with reservations and we will seat guest waiting if you miss your time.
• If you show up with more people than on your reservation we may not be able to seat your extra guest because tables are reserved by reservation party size.
• We can offer a taste of some of our cocktails and we recommend this because we will not exchange it once ordered.