After extensive restoration of the building, Muriel’s opened its doors in 2001. This iconic New Orleans building has been a residence for several prestigious NOLA families, several commercial businesses, a saloon, a pasta factory and a grocery store and the former Spaghetti Factory. The restoration remained faithful to the original historic design of the building as an elegant private home in the heart of the French Quarter. This special building houses “The Bistro” which is the soul of southern dining. The second story is known as “The Balcony”. This balcony with its black cast-iron rails overlooks Jackson Square at the corner of Chartres and Saint Ann, one of the most photographed balconies in the city. The Séance area celebrated the character of Muriels. You might think you have stepped back in time when Jackson Square was part of the French Quarter’s best bordellos along the Mississippi. The Inner Seance is where Muriel’s resident ghost spends most of his time.