Restaurants in Louisiana

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Operating under the motto "Anyone can put the heat to the meat, but only a few can barbecue" since 1983, A & R is perhaps the pinnacle of BBQ in... Read More

Snag a table here for the city’s best chicken and waffles. Start with a cocktail to dress up the dish; the restaurant is located on the second... Read More

Harrell, another alumni from Susan Spicer’s Bayona, moved to New Orleans in 1998 and started as a pantry cook.  In 2010, he joined Sean McCusker as... Read More

This might be the messiest po’ boy in the city.  And if there’s anything I’ve learned in this town, it’s that messy food is often the most... Read More

On the newly revived Freret Street uptown is Ancora, a casual pizza joint that easily rivals the best pizza places in New Orleans.  They use fresh,... Read More

Serving traditional French-Creole fare in the Quarter since 1840, Antoine’s is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant. The 14 dining... Read More

Located steps from Bourbon Street in the south end the French Quarter, Arnaud’s has served classic Creole cuisine since 1918 in a restored turn-of... Read More

Founded in 1918 by French wine salesman Arnaud Cazenave, Arnaud’s is the grande dame of New Orleans fine dining.  It sprawls over almost an entire... Read More

It’s almost impossible to write about drinks in this town without mentioning Chris Hannah and the 75.  Manned by Hannah and his team of skilled... Read More

When Jane Srisarakorn opened this espresso bar this year, many third-wave coffee fans rejoiced.  She serves Four Barrel Coffee from San Francisco... Read More

Opened in 2001 by James Beard Award-winner and New Orleans native John Besh, August has become a fine dining favorite in the Central Business District.... Read More

The flagship of the John Besh restaurants, August is one of the nicest dining experiences in the city.  Come for dinner and get the degustation... Read More

Locals generally agree that Avenue Pub is one of the best beer bars in New Orleans.  It has a courtyard that is perfect for nice weather, and they... Read More

Located in the Ninth Ward, Bacchanal offers a multi-sensory experience. The wine store and wine bar is located beyond this aged brick building's green... Read More

This Rampart Street cocktail bar/dive is one of the best spots for craft cocktails.  But between 12-5pm on weekdays this fantastic spot gets even... Read More

This is not the barbecue shrimp you are expecting.  In New Orleans this means sautéing the shrimp in a Worcestershire seasoned butter sauce that... Read More

Another spot, opened by the guys behind Sylvain, is Barrel Proof.  This bar stocks one of the most comprehensive whiskey selections in the city.... Read More

Hailed by Food and Wine as among the "best of the best," Executive Chef Susan Spicer has done wonders at Bayona. This French Quarter cottage offers an... Read More

Run by legendary chef Susan Spicer, this French Quarter restaurant is a staple.  The menu has a slow-food take on world-inspired cuisine:  Try... Read More

This beer oasis—my favorite for local New Orleans beers— is located in Mid-City, just a few blocks off the Canal Streetcar line.  They have a huge... Read More

There is nothing more delicious than a big plate of beignets at one of the oldest coffee shops in New Orleans.  Beignets, a New Orleans version of... Read More

Named after famous New Orleans photographer EJ Bellocq, this beautiful cocktail bar is located inside of the Hotel Modern.  Namely a cobbler bar... Read More

Gambian chefs celebrate the West African roots of New Orleans cuisine at this unassuming restaurant situated in a residential area of the French Quarter... Read More

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, this West African gem is home to some of the best African food in the city.  The Sisay Singho, a mind... Read More

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