MODERN FOOD. CLASSIC COMFORT.
Swoop's restaurant and lounge, located at 916 Lafayette Street, is located on the ground floor of The Historic Swoop-Duggins House in the heart of New Orleans' Central Business District.
The kitchen at Swoop’s produces simple, scratch-cooked, bistro-style food. We believe in letting the product shine without too much fuss. We highlight locally grown produce and creameries, gulf-fresh seafood, responsibly farmed meats and poultry, and other responsibly sourced ingredients. Vassiliki Ellwood Yiagazis’s cooking is an ode to her YiaYia Vassilia. Steeped in her Greek roots, her cooking is immersed in comfort and tradition, bridging the gap between past and present. She is thrilled to be a part of SWOOPS, ushering in a twist to her family's recipes, highlighting locally sourced ingredients, and bringing a new meaning to comfort food.
Our bar program also focuses on fresh local ingredients for use in craft cocktails along with specialty spirits, natural and sustainably produced wines, and import and craft beers.
The upstairs parlor bar and balcony venue, available for private dining, will also feature a menu tailored to after-work cocktails or lighter fare.
WEDDING, CORPORATE, & SPECIAL EVENTS VENUE IN THE HEART OF NEW ORLEANS
The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, 916 Lafayette Street, a historic three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing located in New Orlean’s CBD. Combining both the restraint of the Greek Revival and the Italianate Styles, handsome crosses or “Greek key” door surrounds are among the original interior architectural features which remain. 916 Lafayette offers a private, second floor exclusively for events complete with private entry. For larger events, or guests wishing for a progressive event experience, you may opt to also include the courtyard as well as the entire first floor, Swoop's dining room, and bar, as part of your event.
The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, 916 Lafayette Street, caters to out-of-town guests by offering all-inclusive event planning services, which include coordinating all elements of your event such as our in-house catering, bar packages, personalized event website, entertainment, florists, and transportation including carriages. In addition, we also offer our carefully curated list of businesses local to New Orleans to further help you plan your event from anywhere in the world.
FOR OVER 200 YEARS, THE PROPERTY AT 916 LAFAYETTE HAS BEEN WOVEN INTO NEW ORLEANS' HISTORY.
The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, home to Swoop's, both located at 916 Lafayette Street, has a history as colorful, and mysterious as the city in which it is located. Part of the Upper Central Business District's National Historic District, as well as the local Lafayette Square Historic District, it is possibly the single oldest "house" remaining in downtown New Orleans. The property dates back as far as the early 1800's, while the structure as we know it today was completed in 1865 by Sebastian Swoop. Its illustrious past is dotted with family history, entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as tragedy, lore, illicit activities, and death.