Restaurants in Louisiana
Prominent amid the colorful and detailed architecture and ornate street lamps of the French Quarter is the global-modern restaurant Stella.
Parkway Bakery and Tavern’s signature sandwich, the po’boy, is available in more than 20 varieties, including fried catfish, hot corned beef, and alligator sausage links. The surf and turf version is one of the most popular dishes.
Husband-and-wife team David and Torre Solazzo converted the boxy St. Tammany Parish court office into a Cal-Italian restaurant in 2002. The walls still retain their original brick, but chandelier lighting and blond-wood accents give the space a softer quality.
Celebrity chef, Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview features an eclectic, globalized menu: a ceviche with fresh tortilla chips and guacamole; Thai shrimp and pork meatballs; pizza from a wood-burning oven; deviled eggs.
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.
Far from the usual tourist circuit, this uptown bistro serves reinvented Creole classics in a no-frills, two-story dining room. Open since 1983, Clancy’s has a loyal following of locals who enjoy the upscale yet still lively atmosphere.
The light-gray siding and sconce-lit green front door make Café Minh look more like a house than a Canal Street restaurant—even the interior has the low-key comfort of white-clothed tables boasting fresh flowers, beneath soft lighting from the high ceilings.
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 Memphis.
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.
This is a local’s hangout first and tourist stop second, despite its close proximity to the convention center. For no-nonsense barbecue, Ugly Dog Saloon excels with a barebones menu: beef brisket, pulled pork, rotisserie chicken, smoked sausage, and burgers. All sandwiches wallop 1/4lb.
A cozy lunch spot in Bywater.