Restaurants in Louisiana
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 entrance, and offers more than 400 wines alongside a refrigerator of meats and cheeses.
Admiral Thad Allen, head of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort, was the restaurant's first customer after its reopening.
Resembling the streetcars that pass by outside on St. Charles Avenue, this long, narrow bistro is a popular choice for dates and late night dining. Behind a glass façade strung with miniature lights, the interior is adorned with a candlelit bar and plush red booths.
Located about an hour outside of New Orleans, La Provence brings the flavors of France to rural Louisiana. Owned by celebrated local chef John Besh, the restaurant evokes the French countryside with its hardwood floors, exposed oak beams, and stucco walls hung with bucolic artwork.
A Mid-City neighborhood favorite, Mandina’s has been a local tradition and run by the same family since 1932. Open daily, this family-friendly eatery on Canal Street serves up both Louisiana and Italian favorites.
Proof that upscale Creole cuisine can be inventive, (relatively) affordable, and found outside of the French Quarter, Upperline is one of the most acclaimed eateries in the city.
Step into the Bombay Club in the Prince Conti Hotel and you nearly expect to hear the murmur of British accents during the live music breaks. The interior’s rich hunter greens and handsome woodwork are complemented by artwork, leather wingback chairs, and candlelight.
The Bywater restaurant doubles as a gallery space for local artists and has a genuine bohemian charm.
Galatoire's justifiably styles itself as "the grand dame of old-line New Orleans restaurants and has been a signature French Quarter destination for over a century.
A local institution for more than a century, Commander’s Palace was first established in the Garden District in 1880. The authentic Creole restaurant, now owned by the Brennan family, is housed in a white and turquoise Victorian building with striped awnings and gingerbread detailing.
Located in the Freret neighborhood, Gautreau’s serves contemporary Louisiana and French cuisine prepared by chef Sue Zemanick. Named James Beard Award "Rising Star" Finalist in 2011, Zemanick is known for her signature duck confit with German potato salad.