New Orleans December 05, 2017
You Just Might Be Dining With A Ghost At This One New Orleans Restaurant
New Orleans is no stranger to spirits, both the alcohol and the paranormal are fairly common in the city. Several paranormal investigators have come to this one restaurant and have reported hearing voices, strange noises, and are generally unable to debunk the occurrences they’ve experienced here. The restaurant has come to embrace this friendly ghost over the years, and they even set a table for him every night. Would you like to join him?
Muriel’s Jackson Square opened in 2001, but the building dates back much further than that.
It’s believed that the building served as a holding facility for slaves going to auction in the early 1700s. In 1788, the Great New Orleans Fire partially destroyed the building, and afterwards the new order, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan spent years restoring the property and transforming it into his personal home. In 1814, he lost his home in a poker game, and rather than move out, he committed suicide on the second floor.
Since Muriel’s has opened, they’ve had several paranormal encounters, and they’ve decided to embrace the spirits trapped inside.
Guests and employees have reported seeing objects being moved around, glasses shattering, disembodied voices, and even unexplained sparkly lights/orbs.
It’s believed that the ghost of Mr. Jourdan still roams the building, refusing to give up his dream home he spent so long perfecting.
He’s not the only spirit believed to be around the property. There seems to be a slightly more mischievous ghost in the Courtyard Bar. Three times since 2001, glasses have flown from behind the bar and shattered against the brick wall— 12 feet away!
Muriel’s always keeps a table for Mr. Jourdan set with bread and wine.
You can reserve this table, if you’re brave enough!
You can find Muriel's at 801 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116.
Book your reservation today! You can also ask about their seance lounge, which has had the most paranormal activity yet.
Address: 801 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116