What to Eat at Boxing Room, Opening in a Few Weeks

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We’ve been tracking the progress of Absinthe’s new up-the-block off-shoot Boxing Room (399 Grove Street, the former Citizen Cake) since we first caught wind of it last year, and now it’s just about set to debut at the end of the month, as Eater reports. New Orleans-born chef Justin Simoneaux (formerly of the Moss Room at the Academy of Sciences) reveals his draft menu, which is, as promised, pretty straight-up N’Awlins, with Crawfish Etouffé, deep-fried alligator, and stuffed mirliton — a Creole-by-way-of-Mexico dish involving a chayote squash usually stuffed with crab or shrimp, but in this case might be the sole vegetarian entrée? Check out the full menu below.

Boxing Room Draft Menu
Subject to change.

Lagniappe $5

Cajun Boiled Peanuts
Boxing Room Olive Salad
Spicy Pickled Quail Eggs

Deep Fried Alligator - $11
creole remoulade, lemon

Grilled Monterey Squid - $9
house made tasso, roasted garlic aioli, crostini

Roasted Delta Asparagus - $12
dungeness crab, cayenne hollandaise, herbs

Fried Pacific Oyster Salad - $10/15
baby spinach, fennel, herbsaint vinaigrette spiced pecans, strawberries, creole cream cheese

Smoked Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo - $8/13
brown rice, green onions (add seafood $3/5)

New Orleans Style Stuffed Artichoke - $10
pancetta, pecorino, bread crumbs


Stuffed Mirliton - $15
creole sauce, granna padano, wild arugula

Louisiana Shrimp Po’Boy - $15
dressed, tartar sauce, french fries

Crawfish Etouffée $19
long grain rice, parsley

Cheeseburger Po’Boy - $14
dressed, pepper jack cheese, french fries

Southern Fried Chicken $18
black eyed peas, collard greens, smoked ham hocks

Sides $5

Creamy Stone Ground Grits
House Cut French Fries
Braised Greens
Black Eyed Peas
Mirliton Casserole
Red Beans
Corn Bread Muffins

Boxing Room
- 399 Grove Street, at Gough - Opens in late May

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What to Eat at Boxing Room, Opening in a Few Weeks