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.
In the heady mix that is New Orleans, Mimi’s celebrates the Gulf Coast sound and all the smoky, sweaty soul that comes with it.
Located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, Central Grocery is an authnetic "only in 'Nawlins" type of place. This small, Italian-American grocery store has a history that reaches back to 1906, when it was founded by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant.
Named for the traditional Louisiana hog slaughtering celebration, Boucherie was established by Commander’s Palace and Stella alum Nathanial Zimet. Zimet first brought inventive fine dining to the masses with his purple food truck, Que Crawl, which eventually led to the creation of Boucherie.