Located in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, N7 is a neighborhood French restaurant and wine bar. Founded by filmmaker Aaron Walker and chef Yuki Yamaguchi, N7 specializes in French cuisine, often infused with a Japanese touch.
The restaurant is set off the street behind a tall fence amidst a garden, with indoor and outdoor seating. The building was previously home to a tire shop. Before that it was a stable for carriage horses.
The wine menu is focused on small European winemakers who adhere to a natural, handmade approach to winemaking: little or no added sulfites, natural yeasts and the use of no pesticides.
N7’s name derives from Nationale 7 (N7), the highway that once ran from Paris to the border of Italy. Known as the “Route des Vacances”, vacationing Parisians would take the road on their way South. Along the way, the Michelin Guide would direct them to the mom and pop restaurants which began to appear in farmhouses and hotels along the way to cater to them. Hence the origin of the Michelin Star.