Ralph Brennan to buy Napoleon House

Ralph Brennan to buy Napoleon House

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An iconic French Quarter bar and restaurant will change hands from one well-known restaurant family to another.

After 101 years, the Impastato family is selling the Napoleon House to Ralph Brennan.

The family has operated out of the location at 500 Chartres since 1914.

The restaurant's website describes it as "a 200-year-old landmark that's as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings."

The building was first occupied by Nicholas Girod who served as mayor of New Orleans from 1812-1815.

The Napoleon House is famous for its weathered wooden bar, intricate mosaic floors and signature drink, the Pimm's Cup.

Ralph Brennan promises to honor the establishment's past.

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