Restaurants in Louisiana

Husband and wife chef-owners Slade Rushing and Allison Vines-Rushing combine the cuisines of Mississippi and Louisiana to create contemporary Southern cuisine with French touches at their Central Business District restaurant, MiLa. Fresh, local ingredients are a hallmark in such dishes as sweet t

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.

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.

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 magazine's 2004 "Chef of the Year," GW Fins certainly comes with a pedigree.

This new eatery on Jackson Square in the French Quarter is local chef Scott Boswell's wake up call.

The menu at Café du Monde in the French Market is simple, and almost everyone comes for the same combination: café au lait and beignets. New Orleans-style cafe au lait is made with scalded milk, coffee and ground chicory root, creating a slightly bitter flavor.

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

Don’t let the modest, rustic appearance and off-the-beaten-path location of Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar on Annuciation Street fool you. The food here is well-worth a sidetrack. Once inside you’ll find simple tables and wood-paneled walls, and possibly a line.

Opened in 2001 by James Beard Award-winner and New Orleans native John Besh, August has become a fine dining favorite in the Central Business District.

This Australian-themed dive bar may seem out of place in New Orleans’s Central Business District, but the pub has a loyal following of locals thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and affordable, no-frills menu.

Parlez vous francais? Chef Aaron Burgau’s menu at Patois certainly does, but with a strong southern twang. Considering his commitment to locally sourced ingredients, how could it not?