New Orleans

Restaurants in New Orleans

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.

Resembling the streetcars that pass by outside on St. Charles Avenue, this long, narrow bistro is a popular choice for dates and late night dining. Behind a glass façade strung with miniature lights, the interior is adorned with a candlelit bar and plush red booths.

Serving traditional French-Creole fare in the Quarter since 1840, Antoine’s is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant.

Located in the Bienville House Hotel, this French Quarter New American restaurant showcases the creative talents of Ian Schnoebelen, named a "Best New Chef in America" in 2007 by Food & Wine.

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-the-century house now run by the fourth generation of the Casbarian family.

Rio Mar, “where the river meets the sea,” is the restaurant of award-winning chef Adolfo Garcia, who fuses his Spanish and Latin American roots into a seafood-based menu.

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.

Challenging you to celebrate your sweet tooth with touch of panache, this Garden District dessert boutique occupies a smart, clean-lined storefront right on Magazine Street.

Located in the Magazine Street antiques district, Lilette’s has been repeatedly named a top restaurant in New Orleans. Award-winning Chef John Harris, who apprenticed at restaurants with two Michelin stars in France, specializes in Contemporary American cuisine.

The roots of the Old Absinthe House date back to 1807, when the small building served as an importing business and, subsequently, a grocery store.

The Bywater restaurant doubles as a gallery space for local artists and has a genuine bohemian charm.