Dominique's At The Maison Dupuy Hotel Circa 1999-2008


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Welcome to Dominique’s. This award-winning New Orleans restaurant offers the French Quarter’s superlative dining experience. Treat yourself to the region’s richest blend of fine cuisine and romantic atmosphere.

Our legendary New Orleans restaurant is set in the heart of the historic French Quarter inside the magnificent Maison Dupuy Hotel.

To assure yourself a seat at our award-winning New Orleans restaurant, reservations are recommended. Because we insist upon serving only the best and freshest ingredients, our restaurant menu is constantly changing to suit the seasons and item availability.

Dominique's At The Maison Dupuy Hotel
1001 Rue Toulouse - New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 586-8000 | Fax: 525-5334

Dominique’s Restaurant and the Maison Dupuy Hotel would be honored to host you and your guests for your special occasion.  Our tropical New Orleans courtyard provides an ideal setting for the ultimate dining experience and our boutique hotel offers your guests premium luxury in the heart of the French Quarter.

Treat yourself to the region’s richest blend of fine cuisine and romantic atmosphere. Our legendary New Orleans restaurant is set in the heart of the historic French Quarter inside the magnificent Maison Dupuy Hotel.  From romantic dinners for two to majestic receptions for 200, Executive Chef Dominique Macquet insists upon top-tier culinary talent for each and every dish presented from his kitchen. Be it a group luncheon, dinner, or our spectacular Sunday Jazz Brunch, expect excellence in every aspect of your event from our superior culinary and service staff. Among many notable accolades, Dominique's was awarded the Distinguished DiRoNA Award for 2005! Only 800 restaurants in North America have received this coveted award.

Come celebrate in true New Orleans fashion with our award winning Chef Dominique and let us pamper you and your guests with elegant Southern tradition.  We would be delighted to host you and your guests and again, we thank you for considering The Maison Dupuy Hotel and Dominique’s as hosts to such a momentous engagement! 



Born on the tiny island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Chef Dominique brings a world of experience to his kitchen, having honed his culinary style working all over the globe before finding his place in New Orleans. Chef Dominique describes his style as "light, fresh, flavorful" contemporary French with an Asian influence.

Trained in classic French cooking and well versed in California cuisine, Macquet has easily embraced the use of Louisiana ingredients to create dishes that blend the robust flavors of the West with the more subtle ones of the East (mastered while cooking in Asia). Incorporating the refined spices of his native island home imparts a fresh taste to his dishes.What is true of Mauritius cuisine is true of most island cuisines, the chef explains. It evolves from a mix of original native people using only those ingredients indigenous to the island, adapting their diet to the foods they found on hand, then later being introduced to the flavors and spices of other areas through colonization, linking its cuisine to the rest of the world.His work earns significant praise from the city’s top food critic: "Macquet applies a well-honed classical technique to a careful selection of fine, fresh ingredients while adding graceful accents from around the globe to create dishes that approach the sublime."Chef Dominique and his staff are available to cater any event at The Maison Dupuy. Business meetings, banquets, showers, rehearsal dinners, and even weddings.

No matter the occasion, Chef Dominique’s cuisine will make it an event to remember!



"During the first summer of school, I lucked out and got a job as a sous chef in training under Dominique due to an illness of his regular sous chef. I had also been accepted in an online internship working with Bob Sakayama's SEO consultancy Tng/Earthling. I always wanted to learn how to get my sites ranking in Google, and this was an effort to do just that. I jumped into the technical work learning about keywords and relevance, the importance of links from other websites, Google's guidelines, changes to Google's algorithm, tracking data to analyze the intent of visitors, correlation between traffic and conversions, lead generation websites, rel canonical, nofollow, etc. I learned so much in such a short time. But as the summer progressed, I became more and more enthralled at the amazing knowledge and skill set that Dominique was teaching me. I began to see this work as an eye-opening experience into the art of food that Dominique practiced. I noticed the rave reviews and the kudos in local print media that the restaurant was receiving, and crowds were lining up to get in even on week nights! Short story: at the end of the summer I abandoned my pursuit of SEO in favor of a secondary sous chef position under Dominique and loved it! In the high tech world, I would have ended up working for a large company, now had the opportunity to start my own restaurant with the skills I learned here. Being my own boss and loving every minute of it is the reward for staying with something I love and learning from a master. No regrets!" Peter Pers






Turks & Caicos Baby Conch Ceviche 11
With Crispy Mirleton Relish and Tamarind-Grapeseed Oill

Indian Ocean “Fleur de Sel” Cured Wild Salmon 12
On Local Blue Crab Claw Meat, Hearts of Palm, Horseradish Cream, Brioche Crouton with American Caviar

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Sweet Onion "Fricasee” 9
with Oven-Dried Tomato and Balsamic

Yellow Fin Tuna 12
Sashimi Tuna and Crispy Pineapple Chips “Mille Feuille,” with Avocado and Soy Vinaigrette

Shrimp and Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli 12
Toasted Pine Nuts and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Seared Foie Gras On “Pain d’Epices” 19
Home Made Champagne Preserved Bing Cherries and Duck Essence

Soup of the Day : 8



Lettuce, Cheese and Tomato 9
Baby Mix Greens, Parmesan Frico and Oven Dried Tomato with 8 Year Old Balsamic

Baby Arugula and Watercress 8
With Three Olive Tapenade Criolla Vinaigrette

Haitian Tropical Conch Salad 10
With Crispy Three Sweet Peppers and Scotch Bonnet and Freshly Squeezed Lime

Maine Lobster Salad 14
Maine Lobster Claw and Roasted Beets With Truffle Preserve Lemon Vinaigrette


Sautéed Turks and Caicos Cracked Baby Conch 26
On Corn and Local Andouille Risotto with Roasted Garlic Scotch Bonnet Mojo

Seared Pompano 29
On Fricassee of Rock Shrimp and Hearts of Palm with Lobster – Lemon Oil

Fire Roasted Louisiana Shrimp 28
With BraisedMirleton-Tasso and Rock Shrimp Croquette, Green Mango Chutney, Shrimp Essence

Seared Moulard Duck Breast 32
With Leg of Duck Confit and Parsnip “En Crepinette”, Masala Pear Fondant and Duck Fig Jus

Whole Maine Lobster 42
With Maine Lobster on Chive Gnocchi Fondant with Lobster Essence

Grilled Filet of Beef “Farci” 37
With Chimichurri Cream Cheese, Twice Baked Potato Pancake, Carrot Molasses Flan and Roasted Shallot Jus

Study of Lamb 36
Grilled Lamb Chop, Merguez Sausage, Lamb Confit-Three Potato and Goat Cheese Terrine With Lamb Jus



Cappamisu 7
Cappiccino dipped mocha wafers layered with Kahlua 

Passion fruit Pannacotta 8
Island Vanilla-lemongrass custard with passion fruit jus 

Caramelized Pineapple Tatin with Crystallized 
Ginger Ice-Cream 7
Caramelized pineapple layered with crispy glazed phyllo with oven dried 
pineapple slices and a caramel spiced sauce 

Mango and Coconut Souffle Glaze 8
With Chocolate Crust and Crispy Coconut Shavings

Tropical Trio of Homemade Sorbets 7
Served on almond tuilles with fresh fruit 

Chocolate Souffle 9
The Chef's Souffle requires 30 to 40 minutes advance time, so please
order at the beginning of the meal

Chef Dominique's idea of an After-Dinner Mint.




Dominique’s Restaurant has been chosen as one out-of-ten best new restaurants in the country. From the way you are greeted to the elegant presentation of the food and wine, you will know the accolades Dominique’s has received are merited.

Macquet opened his namesake restaurant at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter in March 1997, and within only six months Dominique’s was awarded the enviable Four Bean rating by the Times-Picayune restaurant critic as well as the Award of Excellence for its wine list by Wine Spectator Magazine. To top things off, Macquet was also recently named Chef of the Year for 1997 by New Orleans Magazine.

Macquet was honored at the James Beard House in New York in the Best Hotel Chefs Series in 1996, and he was been invited back to cook a special Christmas menu in December 1997. Esquire Magazine has also honored Dominique’s, naming it one of the top twenty new restaurants in the United States.

Esquire magazine proclaimed Chef Dominique Macquet one of the "Chefs to Keep Your Eye On." Bon Appetit magazine recognized Dominique’s, in The Maison Dupuy, as one of the country’s best new restaurants. And New Orleans Magazine named Chef Dominique "Chef of the Year!"

Dominique's Restaurant has been honored at the following events:

* Guest Chef at the White House - June 2002 -- Prepared dinner for President Bush and Tony Blair along with 25 other invites.
* Special Celebrity Chef's Events for Dominique in 2002-2003
* Seattle - National March of Dimes Event
* Cornell University - Celebrity Chef Series
* Sonoma Winery Association - Celebrity Series
* James Beard Dinner "Great Chefs of America Series" New York, New York
* Disney Magic and Epcot "Great Chefs - Grand Tasting Series"

From our guests:

* Dear Chef Dominique, My wife and I have just returned from our visit to New Orleans. On Wednesday the 18th of April we had the pleasure to enjoy your degustation. It is still the highlight of our trip. We would also like to pass along our compliments to Victor and Lydia, as they made the evening most enjoyable. Further I would like to thank you for autographing your book for me. You may rest assure we will be telling tales of "Dominique's" to all our friends for quite a while. We hope to return next spring. Thank you for your time. Semper Fi,
Capt. John and Mary Kurek USMC (RET)

* Dear Chef,
Thank you very much for a fabulous meal and truly enjoyable evening. I have raved about the restaurant to everyone I have talked to -- and I probably haven't even broken the surface of the true dining experience I had. The service was impeccable -- formal yet friendly. The courses were well-timed and beautifully presented. And the taste -- perfect. Thank you for your attention to detail. Most sincerely,
Tiffany D. Blasdel

* Dear Gentlemen,
My husband and I stayed at your hotel last July, and had one of the finest meals we've had when we dined at Dominique's. It was a most memorable evening, the service was friendly and attentive, and our meal was incredible! We've eaten at many fine restaurants in Europe, New York and California ... and Dominique's will rate as one of our best. We hope to return in the near future.
Carol Horowitz

* We recently ate at your restaurant and I must say our meal was exquisite, the service was unparalled and we will definitely be back soon.
Michel Caron

* Dear Chef Dominique,
Thank you so much for an incredible evening at Dominique's ... The whole experience: meal, wine, service, and ambiance, far exceeded our expectations. Your wait staff is very attentive and very knowledgeable of your menu. Our server and waiter were fantastic and made us feel welcome even at the late hour we chose to dine.

Again, thank you for a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to our next trip to New Orleans and the chance to dine at Dominique's. In addition, we will recommend your restaurant to everyone we know that will be visiting New Orleans to experience your lovely fare and atmosphere.
Amy Sarrafian and Thomas Donnelly


We look forward to seeing you
on your next visit to New Orleans!



Chef Dominique Macquet leaves namesake restaurant

By Brett Anderson, | The Times-Picayune
December 05, 2008

Last month, Dominique's lost a crucial asset: Dominique Macquet, the restaurant's namesake and chef since 1996.

"Dominique had an incredible 12-year run with us, " said Morty Valldejuli, general manager of the Maison Dupuy Hotel where the restaurant is. "We are extremely grateful and thankful for his contribution."


Dominique head shot.jpg

Dominique Macquet Macquet was born in Mauritius, an island nation off the coast of Africa. He first earned a name for himself in New Orleans in the 1990s as chef of Bistro at the Maison de Ville. His food at Dominique's was distinguished by tropical flavors and sterling French technique.

Macquet did not return phone messages. Valldejuli said the chef would concentrate on promoting his cookbooks while pursuing "other ambitions and culinary endeavors. Whether they are elsewhere or within the state I don't know."

Valldejuli said the restaurant will still be called Dominique's for the time being, although the menu and concept are evolving.

The vision for the new Dominique's is centered on a wine-centric menu that lists dishes alongside wines suggested for optimal pairing. The wines will be grouped in four categories: light and full-bodied white wines and light and full-bodied reds. All items will be available in either appetizer or entree sizes.

"Under these themes, you have food to pair with that type of wine, " Valldejuli said. "We have a restaurant centered around wines."

Macquet's former sous chefs are running Dominique's kitchen while the hotel undertakes what Valldejuli calls "a national search for a new executive chef."