CuisineHaute cuisine or molecular gastronomy, Eclectic, French, Cajun or Creole
FeaturesRomantic, Foodie magnet, Notable chef, Tasting menu, Perfect for a special occasion, Exceptional wine list
For more than a century, this white and turquoise Victorian building with striped awnings has graced a quiet corner of the Garden District. The restaurant is now owned by the Brennan family, who oversee this high-end but somewhat whimsical place, with its gingerbread detailing and painted wooden birds downstairs, and glass walls upstairs. There is a litany of alluring reasons to eat here, from the signature dishes including the turtle soup, pecan-crusted gulf fish, and bread pudding souffle to the jazz brunch and lunchtime 25-cent Martinis. The surrounding locale, including the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, is a perfect spot for a post-meal stroll.