Restaurants in Louisiana
This modest restaurant—interiors have wood paneled walls, checkered floors and cushion-topped stools—is locally loved for its fried shrimp and hot crab gumbo. Don’t miss the crawfish when they’re in season (March to May).
This restaurant, named for one of the region’s first European settlers, is known for traditional Cajun cuisine such as crispy alligator bites, oyster Po-boys, and fried frog legs.
James Beard–nominated chef Justin Girouard is behind this local foods-focused restaurant, located in an airy space that contrasts the building’s raw edges—exposed framing and rough concrete—with leather-cushioned chairs and white tablecloths.
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 floor of the Robinson Film Center so drinks like From Russia With Love are named after movies.
Owner Duc Duong is a former shrimp boat captain, so he’s passionate about only serving seafood that’s wild caught from Louisiana waters.
Hailed by Food and Wine as among the "best of the best," Executive Chef Susan Spicer has done wonders at Bayona.
Located in the Bienville House Hotel, this French Quarter New American restaurant showcases the creative talents of Ian Schnoebelen, named a "Best New Chef in America" in 2007 by Food & Wine.
Rio Mar, “where the river meets the sea,” is the restaurant of award-winning chef Adolfo Garcia, who fuses his Spanish and Latin American roots into a seafood-based menu.