Restaurants in Louisiana

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As one of the oldest continuously open bars in the country, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is awash with terrifying stories that span back hundreds of years.... Read More

This restaurant, named for one of the region’s first European settlers, is known for traditional Cajun cuisine such as crispy alligator bites,... Read More

Located in the Magazine Street antiques district, Lilette’s has been repeatedly named a top restaurant in New Orleans. Award-winning Chef John... Read More

This comfortable, zen-like spot is a local favorite.  If driving out to the West Bank seems like too much trouble, it’s hard to do much better than... Read More

This sexy cocktail bar, located at the International House Hotel, is one of the most eclectic in New Orleans.  This is because it’s manned by... Read More

From the homemade sangria to the vibrant, come-as-you-are atmosphere, Lola's is everything a Spanish joint seated in New Orleans should be. A bit off... Read More

With James Beard and Silver Spoon awards among his accolades, chef-owner John Besh set up his Franco-German brasserie Lüke in the city's ... Read More

Also owned by John Besh, Luke is an old school take on the New Orleans style French restaurant.  The service is great, and locals from all over... Read More

A relative newcomer to the Vietnamese scene, Magasin does not disappoint.  The space is clean, modern, and doesn’t carry the fish sauce aroma so... Read More

Situated on upper Magazine Street, this Vietnamese pho joint is everything you could ever want in a health food restaurant.   Start with the... Read More

A Mid-City neighborhood favorite, Mandina’s has been a local tradition and run by the same family since 1932. Open daily, this... Read More

Originally a bordello in the historic Storyville District of the French Quarter, May Baily’s is now a hotel bar.  Sultry portraits taken by famous... Read More

Husband and wife chef-owners Slade Rushing and Allison Vines-Rushing combine the cuisines of Mississippi and Louisiana to create contemporary Southern... Read More

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. Saturday nights swing... Read More

Celebrity chef, Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview features an eclectic, globalized menu: a ceviche with fresh tortilla chips and guacamole; Thai... Read More

Admiral Thad Allen, head of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort, was the restaurant's first customer after its reopening. Regulars and tourists... Read More

This uptown late-night hang—which is actually open 24 hours—has some of the cheapest drinks in the city. (In fact, when the owners raised their prices... Read More

Set in a 200-year-old French Creole building, the Napoleon House was originally the residence of Mayor Nicholas Girod. In 1821, Girod offered the... Read More

This properly authentic Indian spot is delicious to say the least, and an incredible value. Options include eating from the buffet or ordering a la... Read More

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