About Palmettos

From corporate events to weddings, special nights out or just lunch, join us on the beautiful Bayou Bonfouca for a true slice of Louisiana.

WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT

Open since 2002, Palmettos on the Bayou is a charming and elegant Acadian style restaurant.

Set on the tranquil Bayou Bonfouca at the historic site of Roberts Landing, this waterfront restaurant and event venue offers genuine southern charm and hospitality. It’s easy to lose track of time in the lush surroundings, dining on our 5,000 square foot covered deck, surrounded by the beautiful Louisiana Cypress or join us for lunch or dinner in our elegant dining room.

This authentic Louisiana experience is sure to please.

Palmettos Staff

Duffel Ramirez

MANAGING PARTNER

Mr. Ramirez is a graduate of St. Paul’s High School and Tulane University. He was co­founder and co­owner of Zydeco, a Birmingham event center and night club, for 11 years. Mr. Ramirez sold his interest in Zydeco to pursue the project that is now Palmettos. Zydeco is still in operation and has become a Birmingham institution. Mr. Ramirez has extensive cooking and managerial experience and worked his way through college at some of New Orleans’ finest establishments including Brennan’s and Windsor Court.

Scott Cheatwood

GENERAL MANAGER

Upon graduation from the University of New Orleans, Scott traveled the country with Hyatt Hotels.  Through stops in Long Beach, CA, Albuquerque, NM and Chicago, IL, Scott always had Louisiana on his mind.  After moving back to reopen the Hyatt in Downtown New Orleans, Scott left Hyatt to join Tastebuds Management.  Two years managing at Zea Rotisserie and Scott found himself at a romantic dinner with his wife Allison overlooking the beautiful Bayou Bonfouca.  The next day Scott was working on convincing Duffy that he should be a part of the Palmettos team.  Scott brings an intense passion for eating, drinking and service and recommends you do the same.

Brittany Mott

EVENTS COORDINATOR

After several years of serving and working private events, Brittany started a successful dog walking operation in New Orleans.  After having her wedding at Palmettos on the Bayou, Brittany and her husband Josh relocated her family to the Northshore and began working again at Palmettos on the Bayou, eventually taking responsibility for all wedding and private event planning.  With a passion for weddings and a superb eye for detail, Brittany can help you plan your perfect wedding, meeting or party.

Luke Hidalgo

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Luke Hidalgo began his career in the restaurant industry as a Sous Chef at Galatoire’s Bistro after graduating from Louisiana State University.  There he was able to hone his skills working hands on with each cook to maximize efficiency and to ensure excellence of each product as well as gain valuable experience in the catering and private events aspect of the industry.  Luke hails to us from Commander’s Palace where he was the Executive Sous Chef, bringing his passion for food and his more than 10 years of experience to Palmetto’s.

Planning something special?

Plan your wedding private party celebration corporate event business meeting at Palmettos on the Bayou for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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