History of Pierre Maspero's

History of Pierre Maspero's - History

Of all the historic sites in New Orleans, none have witnessed more drama than the old exchange coffee house known as The Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange. The building is one of the oldest in the French Quarter, having been erected in 1788 by Don Juan Paillet. During the first decades of the 19th century this coffee house was a meeting place where brothers Jean and Pierre Lafitte and their men met to plan escapes.

It was also in this historic site that Andrew Jackson met with the Lafitte brothers to plan the defense at the epic Battle of New Orleans. It was at this battle that the British surrendered to the American troops led by Jackson. America’s Independence was finalized and General Jackson went on to become the 7th president of the United States. Today, it is a locally-enjoyed restaurant where travelers to the French Quarter can dine on authentic New Orleans cuisine while enjoying the historic property.

We checked into our hotel across the street, and were starving, so we walked into this place as it was the first we saw. We were not disappointed in the least. The service was great, and the food very tasty. My wife ordered the crawfish etouffee,( first time ever), and I ordered a sampler of Gumbo, Jambalya, and Crawfish etouffee. Both were so good, that we came back twice more on our visit. We had take out one night, and that was just as good, The drinks at the bar were nice as well, and The bartender, Sunshine, was helpful and attentive. Overall, a great experience

- J.J. 8/2/2016, Trip Advisor

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