Restaurants in Louisiana

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A service-industry favorite, this French-Quarter watering hole has been serving drinks and rowdy good times since the mid-1950s. Most of the regulars... Read More

Every New Orleanian knows that if you want good raw oysters you needn’t go to Acme.  Just across the street is a spot that’s not only better, but... Read More

Franky and Johnny's markets itself as a neighborhood restaurant in the Uptown district. From Arabella Street, the place looks more like an old general... Read More

This swanky cocktail lounge is famous for its namesake cocktail the French 75, which is made with Cognac, lemon juice, sugar, and Champagne.  Low... Read More

Galatoire's justifiably styles itself as "the grand dame of old-line New Orleans restaurants and has been a signature French Quarter destination for... Read More

Rub shoulders with the New Orleans elite at this famous French Creole institution.  Friday lunch is the time to go, but they don’t take... Read More

Located in the Freret neighborhood, Gautreau’s serves contemporary Louisiana and French cuisine prepared by chef Sue Zemanick.... Read More

Hailed as one of the "Top 20 Best New Restaurants in America" by Esquire magazine and boasting a head chef (Tenney Flynn) who was named New Orleans... Read More

Benji Lee, owner of the notorious dive bar “The Saint,” runs this fantastic coffee shop.  They serve vegetarian fare as well as an expertly... Read More

The uptown outpost of this local mini-chain, on North Claiborne Avenue, is one of my top picks for authentic New Orleans-style grub in the city. And I’m... Read More

A family favorite for years, Creole Creamery is one of the most amazing ice cream shops in New Orleans.  Come uptown and visit for some of the most... Read More

A small round sign advertising warm beer, lousy food, and poor service marks the location of this lively uptown eatery. A table for two sits in the bed... Read More

Easily one of the most lively dining experiences you’re likely to have in this town, this classic Creole restaurant is a must-see.  However, they... Read More

New Orleans Chef powerhouse John Besh is one of the biggest names in New Orleans cooking.  He owns Domenica, Restaurant August and, most recently,... Read More

The famous chef of Restaurant of R’evolution at the Royal Sonesta has spent his career making waves in the world of Louisiana cuisine.  He also... Read More

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

At Wayfare, it’s easy to find something you like: just close your eyes and put your finger on the menu.  I especially recommend Chef Kevin White’s... Read More

Inspired by owner Nick Bazan’s heritage, this authentic Argentine steakhouse is locally renowned for its fine cuts of beef. Established by Bazan... Read More

This rustic bistro celebrates its storied Garden District location — a landmark dry goods shop — with 70-year’s-worth of worth of... Read More

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... Read More

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