The French 75 was originally a “gentlemen only area” during the days of the Cazenave family. When the Casbarians renovated Arnaud’s in early 1979, a need was felt for an additional bar. When Arnaud’s was reopened to the public in March 1979, the space debuted as The Grill Bar. In 2003, the New Orleans Cocktail Bar was reincarnated as the French 75 bar with emphasis on premium spirits and classic cocktails.
The bar and bar back are vintage. The bar was custom-built in the late 1800s for a Gulf Coast restaurant and purchased from a local antique dealer.