With Chapter IV, Chef Edgar “Dook” Chase IV, grandson of the legendary Leah and Dooky Chase, is weaving together food, art, culture and family tradition in his new restaurant in downtown New Orleans. His newest venture takes its name from Dook himself as he is the fourth generation of family and it is the fourth restaurant under his operation. Chapter IV is a celebration of the generations, and Chef Dook Chase is serving classic New Orleans and Creole dishes, influenced by his culinary family, but with his own personal twist. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch during the week, grab-and-go items for quick meals and a spirited Sunday brunch with live music.
Located on the ground floor of Thirteen15, Tulane University’s residential complex as part of their downtown campus, the restaurant contributes to a larger revitalization of the area. Formerly the Warwick Hotel, the building was originally constructed in the 1950s. Holly + Smith Architects pulled inspiration from the building’s mid-century modern design to create a bright, inviting and fresh space. The interior materials, finishes and furnishings are reminiscent of the period but with an updated look and feel. The restaurant also has a variety of seating options, including banquets, bar-height tables and seating and an outdoor patio.
The minimalist approach lets the artwork inside shine and be a focal point for guests. Similar to his grandmother, Dook not only shares her passion for food and cooking but also the arts. Evocative of a gallery, Chapter IV showcases a stunning collection from acclaimed African American artists. Dook worked with local art dealer Stella Jones to source pieces that tell a story of generational growth. From delicious, time-honored cuisine and cocktails to captivating works of art, Chapter IV is lifting up the community and arts in New Orleans just like its predecessors.
New Orleans, LA
5,240 SQ FT