Owner
Susan Spicer
Chef
Brett Duffee
Wednesday-Friday
11am-till
Saturday & Sunday
10am-till
504.309.9595
Just Walk in
801 Rosedale Drive 
Patio Seating
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Rosedale is tucked away in the charming Navarre Neighborhood, which sits between Lakeview and Mid-City. We are very near many local attractions and landmarks, such as City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, Lafitte Greenway and Bayou St. John. The Canal Street streetcar can get you here easily from downtown. No matter how you arrive, you’ll be served the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, tastily transformed and served by our friendly, knowledgable staff.

801 Rosedale Drive
New Orleans, LA

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Susan Spicer
Owner
Susan Spicer began her cooking career in New Orleans and subsequently travelled throughout Europe and California before returning to New Orleans. In 1990, she collaborated with Regina Keever to open French Quarter fine-dining destination Bayona, much to the delight of diners and critics alike. Her cookbook, Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer’s New Orleans, was released in 2007, receiving numerous accolades. In 2010 she opened Mondo, a casual, family-style restaurant with a focus on global flavors, in her home neighborhood of Lakeview. With Rosedale, she comes full circle by focusing on the signature ingredients and flavors of Louisiana.
Brett Duffee
Chef
A native of New Orleans’ West Bank, Chef Brett “Shaggy” Duffee was influenced by the bounty of Southeast Louisiana game and seafood. His signature dishes convey an eclectic array of regional influences grounded by sophisticated techniques. In 2009 Brett joined the kitchen at Bayona and worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine in 2010. When Susan envisioned the menu for Rosedale, she knew Brett’s unique vision of local flavors would pair perfectly with the atmosphere she wanted to create.
Jenni Rainosek Lynch
General Manager
Jenni started her journey with Chef Susan Spicer in 2001 as a manager at Bayona. In 2010, they opened Mondo together, bringing a neighborhood restaurant focused on high quality food, drinks and service to Lakeview, an area that was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. In October 2016, they opened Rosedale with the mission to provide excellent food and hospitality in a casual, laid back environment. Jenni continues to manage both Mondo and Rosedale and is honored to play a role in Chef Spicer’s culinary legacy.

Both the building and site where Rosedale is situated have historic significance. The building is the former Third District Police station and served Lakeview, West End and Gentilly for over 50 years. The Third District moved out in the 1980s and the building was repurposed as a Crime Prevention Office until post-Katrina. It was built in 1936 and was originally located on the banks of the New Basin Canal before being moved to its present location in 1951. The station had 5 holding cells, which can still be seen in the restrooms and office. The site itself was previously home to the Girod Asylum (built in 1870) and eventually the Colored Waifs Home, where Louis Armstrong learned to play the trumpet in 1913.

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