Restaurants in New Orleans
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 green entrance, and offers more than 400 wines alongside a refrigerator of meats and cheeses.
Don’t leave the neighborhood without swinging by this homey corner restaurant for fried chicken livers with pepper jelly or lacquered praline bacon, baked in brown sugar with crumbled pecans and tasting—if you can imagine it—like pig candy.
Set among trees in the residential Upper Garden District, Atchafalaya is well away from the French Quarter hulabaloo, which kind of makes it a destination restaurant (you'll need a car to get there).
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 restaurant evokes the French countryside with its hardwood floors, exposed oak beams, and stucco walls hung with bucolic artwork.
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 Mid-City neighborhood favorite, Mandina’s has been a local tradition and run by the same family since 1932. Open daily, this family-friendly eatery on Canal Street serves up both Louisiana and Italian favorites.
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.
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 interior’s rich hunter greens and handsome woodwork are complemented by artwork, leather wingback chairs, and candlelight.