The French 75 was originally a “gentlemen only area.” When the Casbarians renovated and Arnaud’s reopened in March 1979, the space debuted as The Grill Bar. In 2003, it was reincarnated as the French 75 Bar with emphasis on premium spirits, classic cocktails and fine cigars. The bar was custom-built in the late 1800s, both it and the bar-back are vintage.
Chris Hannah leads the bar program at Arnaud’s. He has a knack for reintroducing customers to classic cocktails and using his extensive knowledge to create innovative new recipes. Hannah can be found using only fresh ingredients, home-made syrups, drams, and liqueurs.
“I can resist everything except temptation.”-Oscar Wilde