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The American Sector Restaurant + Bar

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Arts District / Warehouse District
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945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1940
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very interesting ,in that it plays ww2 movies and newsreels while you dine or drink. Great atmosphere with so.e wonderful wait and bar staff and very accommodating management. We have a dog next to us T the bar and a Sherman tank around the corner. Worth checking out, with or without a tour of the great museum.

Thank Dave M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is inconsistent. One week is is good, the next week it is terrible. But the service is always consistently awful. Rude and unprofessional servers. It takes at least 10 minutes and several inquires to get a server to even see our group.

Thank AvaG130
Memphis, Tennessee
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped without reservations but I recommend you do during busy tourist times. We were looking for a light lunch. They divided the poboys and sandwiches before serving. I had the artichoke/spinach grilled cheese- excellent! Another hit was the salmon blt. Great lunch

Thank Suzybee51
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for lunch when visiting the museum. Service was quick, staff was excellent, and the food very good albeit a bit pricey. It's worth it, however, as you don't have to leave the premises for a great lunch. Highly Recommend.

Thank Terry W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the WWII Museum and didn't want to leave the premises for lunch, so we grabbed a bite at The American Sector Restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was a bit pricey but quite good, and the service was very friendly.

Thank Jean P
Meridian, Idaho
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256 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The good-- decent food. My burger was quite good and my wife's Cobb salad was fresh and crisp. A handy place to grab lunch if you're doing the WW II museum. The bad -- basically the only game in town if you're visiting the WW II museum and the prices reflect it. A $14 burger????

Thank roadtripsters2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the truffle fries as an appetizer plus a couple of burgers and sandwiches. Everyone really enjoyed their food. Service was excellent and the wait was minimal. It's a good break if you're at the museum.

Thank Kohee
Potomac, Maryland
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the WWII museum, the restaurant is convenient but food is only average. It offers New Orleans food and other selections (e.g., fried crawfish with remoulade sauce, shrimp po boy, etc.) but the food feels as if it was hastily put together and/or frozen.

Thank Tinghua
Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were taking our 99 year old Nana for an Audio Visual of what she did in WW11. We decided to eat at the restaurant there as she needed to eat. Very modern architecture and freezing cold I wasn't expecting much but we really couldn't leave and come back for the rest of the museum. So pleased when this mountain... More 

Thank David R
Lawrence, Kansas
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183 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent place to rest, fuel up for more museum viewing. Noticed that orders were big so we split a sandwich...still plenty fr a quick lunch.

Thank spencers1621

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Arts District / Warehouse District
  • Neighbourhood: Arts District / Warehouse District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-528-1940
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar in The National WWII Museum is proud to offer a menu where Modern American food and drink meet Old-World nostalgia. Executive Chef Eric Cook has created a "Victory Garden to Table" menu inspired by both regional and Southern favorites such as the Crispy Oyster "BLT", Chicken Fried Steak, and Shrimp and Grits. All-American standards include the Belle Burger and Toasted Turkey Club. The wine list features reds and whites from across the globe, while the beer selection includes American favorites as well as imported and craft beers. The bar is rounded out with several specialty cocktails, including the signature Midway Mule. Happy Hour, everyday from 4pm to 7pm, features half-price wine, beer, and cocktails.

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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