Ralph's on the Park

  • Hospitality
  • Historic Preservation
When chef Gerard Maras approached Ralph Brennan about opening a restaurant and working together again (they had been at Mr. B’s Bistro), they felt it was time to create a restaurant “for locals, by locals,” and selected Landis to help them do it. The new building at 900 City Park Ave. near City Park represents 145 years of history, and most of that history is food service-related, having been originally constructed in 1860 as a coffeehouse. Ralph’s on the Park opened its doors at 900 City Park Avenue in 2003 following an intense, year-long renovation that involved the salvaging of its brick walls, French doors that line the balcony, exterior ironwork from the balcony, and more, by Landis’s project team. Upon its debut, it was named “Best New Restaurant” by New Orleans Magazine and “Best Restaurant Post-Katrina” by New Orleans CityBusiness. The beloved dining staple still bustles with restaurant-goers — from New Orleans and around the globe — who come to marvel at chef Maras’ cuisine, the view of City Park, and the beautifully restored historic building.
  • Square Footage
  • Completion
    Fall 2003

The renovation of the Brennan’s building - which dates back to the 1800s - was a daunting challenge, but Landis did a fabulous job at bringing it back to life. When faced with extensive obstacles, including structural issues and our architect unexpectedly being called up to active military duty halfway through construction, their team consistently acted in a knowledgeable, professional, and timely manner, providing the necessary guidance to ensure we still made our opening deadline. We are so appreciative of Landis’s level of commitment, attention to detail, and direct, open and honest communication, all of which proved vital in accomplishing a project of this magnitude.”

Charlee Williamson
Executive Vice President / Brennan Restaurant Group


8300 Earhart Boulevard, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70118
PO Box 4278
New Orleans, LA 70178

Office: (504) 833.6070
Fax: (504) 833.6662

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