Our Story

Coquette is owned by Chefs Kristen Essig & Michael Stoltzfus. We offer contemporary southern cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced product and international inspiration. Coquette was opened by Michael in 2008 and Kristen joined him in 2016. Our Garden District building was built in the late 1880’s and has been among other things a residence, a grocery store and auto parts store. With dining rooms on two floors and a 12 seat bar, we’re a neighborhood gathering place as well as the perfect spot for a special occasion. We strive to set the tone with gracious, warm and genuine service to match our celebrated food, wine and cocktail programs.

Our Team