Louisiana

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.

Owner Duc Duong is a former shrimp boat captain, so he’s passionate about only serving seafood that’s wild caught from Louisiana waters.

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.

Set in a 200-year-old French Creole building, the Napoleon House was originally the residence of Mayor Nicholas Girod. In 1821, Girod offered the house to Napoleon Bonaparte as a refuge during his exile.

Brigsten’s restaurant is led by chef/co-owner Frank Brigtsen, who produces spicy, home-style Acadian/Creole dishes in a cozy, century-old cottage in Riverbend.