This upscale, white tablecloth restaurant on the corner of Jackson Square sets a table each night for its ghost: Pierre Jourdan, a once-wealthy landowner who lost his pride and joy -- the building now occupied by Muriel's -- in an 1814 poker game.
“The shock of the loss was so intense, before having to vacate the premises and hand over his beloved treasure, he tragically committed suicide on the second floor in the area that served as the slave quarters-the same area where Muriel’s Séance Lounges are situated today,” Muriel’s says of Jourdan.
Respectful that the restaurant was once his home, “We’ve welcomed an old kindred spirit to dine,” Muriel’s says. Waiters set Jourdan a table each night with bread and wine. They are less enamored with their other ghost who has been known to hurl wine glasses into the brick wall behind the bar.