Jill and Charles came to New Orleans separately while working in Corporate America. They met, fell in love, and bought a house which became the unique property now called the Chimes.
Charles Abbyad has been the Maître d’ at Arnaud's, the classic Creole French Quarter restaurant, for over twenty-five years. When not working or maintaining the Chimes, you will find Charles fishing the waters of south Louisiana for Red Fish, Sheephead, Black Drum and Trout, his favorite activity.
While Jill Abbyad orchestrates the visiting guests and operates the Chimes business, her love for music has been a lifetime pursuit. When she is not working or practicing Iyengar yoga, you will find her at the clubs listening to new acts, enjoying Jazz and Blues Festivals and seeking out fresh entertainment. The history of New Orleans music and culture is always a topic at the Chimes breakfast table.
The Abbyad children, Yasmin and Alexander, live, work and socialize around New Orleans contributing their recommended venues and restaurant choices to the mix.
Breakfast is one of the main attractions at The Chimes, and it’s Jill’s favorite meal because it’s time spent with you. The table is set in a bright, airy dining room (link to breakfast page) and seats are filled with others like you who are exploring New Orleans. You may find yourself eating at a table with world travelers, journalists, educators, scientists, authors, medical professionals, artists, musicians, business developers or regular folks from your hometown. Regardless of who you sit with, the conversations at The Chimes breakfast table will connect you with places to visit, artists to listen to, performances to watch, and with fellow travelers who are figuring out the world together at the Chimes breakfast table.