Exceptional Cuisine with a Laid-Back Attitude
One Thirty One Lameuse opened in Biloxi on July 1, 2021 with three primary goals: to offer a menu featuring both classic cuisine and regional seafood favorites but with surprising twists; to maintain a broad selection of fine wines and spirits to impress the most discerning patrons; and to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that is welcoming for locals and tourists alike.
Owner Ryan Bolton dreamed of a career that would allow him to be part of the gulf coast’s thriving hospitality community. After securing the perfect location, Bolton knew that One Thirty One Restaurant and Bar was destined for success.
Located in the heart of Biloxi’s business and entertainment district, One Thirty One is a hub of activity, especially during the area’s numerous holiday and cultural celebrations. The establishment also regularly hosts events of their own, such as wine paired specialty dinners, dinner theater, gospel brunches, as well as featured musicians and visual artists. However, providing the best dining experience is always our highest priority.
The establishment’s New Orleans style was both intentional and inevitable. Buzzy Bolton, the owner’s father, who designed and executed the renovation of the building, spent the early part of his architecture career in NOLA. The wrought iron balcony and staircase, lofty ceilings, wide plank floors and lavish bar was his nod to the city he loved and elements he knew patrons would appreciate.
Bar Manager Michael Howe completes the management team, bringing over 20 years of experience and an intense passion for fine wines and spirits. Howe enjoys working to secure the best brands, as well as encouraging patrons to challenge him to create new concoctions.
One Thirty One Lameuse is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 am until 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am until 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am until 2 pm. Reservations are accepted. Whether joining us for brunch, lunch or dinner, the management and staff look forward to making it memorable.
About the Building
The original building at 131 Lameuse Street was built in 1955 as an American Legion Hall. It was the meeting space for veterans to gather after they came home from the war and to advocate for patriotism. As the years went by, it became more and more difficult for the veterans to keep up such a large building, so it was put up for sale in 2012.
The Downtown Biloxi Redevelopment Group, LLC was formed and the members purchased the building shortly after it was put on the market. One of the owners, architect Walter T. “Buzzy” Bolton and Ryan’s father, was ultimately hired to completely renovate the building. Large balconies were added on the East and North sides and the building was divided into three rental spaces.
The southern corner of the first floor became home to a popular take-out sandwich shop called Rena’s and the remaining first level became home to Fuji’s, one of the area’s best sushi restaurants. The full upstairs became One Thirty One Lameuse and opened as a private party event venue in 2018, the same year the Bolton’s bought out the other owners. The Gulf Coast Carnival Association quickly realized that the balconies provided the perfect viewing location and made it a local favorite for members during the Mardi Gras season.
Since converting One Thirty One Lameuse from an event venue to a third restaurant establishment, the building has been a hub of activity…a modern gathering place…just as it was intended when it was originally built.