Ocean Springs Mardi Gras

Downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi during 2024 Mardi Gras

New Orleanians who often travel to the Mississippi Coast have likely eaten at a Nicaud restaurant in Bay St. Louis or Pass Christian.

Restaurateur brothers Jordan and Field Nicaud are expanding their empire again, this time with an Italian spot and boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Ocean Springs.

A new building on Government Street will house Field's Italian downstairs and The Artesian Hotel on the second floor. It'll be right next door to Rooftop Taco & Tequila, another Nicaud-owned property and popular Ocean Springs nightlife spot.?


Field's Italian restaurant and The Artesian Hotel will open on Government Street in downtown Ocean Springs.

The Italian restaurant bares the name of Field Nicaud, who also has Field's Steakhouses in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi.?

Jourdan Nicaud said the Italian restaurant and hotel should be open by Cruisin' The Coast, one of the largest events in Mississippi held in the beginning of October.?

The newest development is one of many coming to Ocean Springs, one of the trendiest and fastest-growing cities on the Coast. Government Street is full of bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques and is a popular travel destination.?

Field's Italian is just one of more than two dozen new restaurants opening on the Mississippi Coast. The Nicauds are also close to debuting Toro Sushi & Sake in Bay St. Louis, which will have upscale Asian fusion offerings and a rooftop sake bar with a few of the beach.

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