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Restaurants in New Orleans

Three meals a day may not seem like enough to cover the culinary landscape of New Orleans restaurants: its predominant Creole tradition reflects African, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Caribbean influences—but new restaurants still open every day, from tapas bars to gourmet burgers and more. Your to-do list in New Orleans should still include a bowl of gumbo, a po’ boy, and at least a few beignets and pralines. Tuck in at of the best restaurants in New Orleans.

The legendary New Orleans restaurant Antoine's specializes in traditional French-Creole fare and dates back to since 1840. Each of the 14 dining rooms is unique, from the green and gold Rex Room, adorned with Mardi Gras memorabilia, to the whimsical Escargot Room, where the outline of a large snail is rendered on wood-paneled walls. Signature dishes include the Oysters Rockefeller, invented here, and the crab cakes with Creole mustard sauce. The football-sized baked Alaska is also a must.

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. Surrounded by huge flower arrangements and unusual crystal chandeliers, you can choose from the seasonal, French-influenced menu, which may include horseradish-encrusted fried oysters and rabbit cassoulet with andouille sausage. The French accent meets Southern twang at the Garden District restaurant Patois, where dishes include fennel-crusted rabbit, potato and crab gnocchi, and crispy pork belly with seared scallops. Even the house burger has its own secret sauce.

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  • A & R Barbecue

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 Me... More
  • Antoine's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Serving traditional French-Creole fare in the Quarter since 1840, Antoine’s is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant. The 14 dining rooms acco... More
  • Arnaud's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located steps from Bourbon Street in the south end the French Quarter, Arnaud’s has served classic Creole cuisine since 1918 in a restored turn-of-... More
  • August

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 Distr... More
  • Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 gr... More
  • Bayona

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Hailed by Food and Wine as among the "best of the best," Executive Chef Susan Spicer has done wonders at Bayona. This French Quarter cottage offers... More
  • Bennachin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Gambian chefs celebrate the West African roots of New Orleans cuisine at this unassuming restaurant situated in a residential area of the French Qu... More
  • Besh Steakhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Harrah's flamboyant downtown casino plays host to this 150-seat steakhouse located just off the casino floor. Vacationing retirees dine alongside j... More
  • Bistro Daisy

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Creative American cuisine is the focus at Magazine Street's Bistro Daisy, named in honor of the owners's daughter. Anton and Diane Shulte turned ... More
  • Bombay Club

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 i... More
  • Boucherie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Named for the traditional Louisiana hog slaughtering celebration, Boucherie was established by Commander’s Palace and Stella alum Nathanial Zimet. ... More
  • Brigtsen's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Brigsten’s restaurant is led by chef/co-owner Frank Brigtsen, who produces spicy, home-style Acadian/Creole dishes in a cozy, century-old cottage i... More
  • Café Atchafalaya

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Set among trees in the residential Upper Garden District, Atchafalaya is well away from the French Quarter hulabaloo, which kind of makes it a dest... More
  • Café du Monde

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 Orlean... More
  • Cafe Minh

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 th... More

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