Restaurants in New Orleans
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 in Riverbend.
Husband-and-wife team David and Torre Solazzo converted the boxy St. Tammany Parish court office into a Cal-Italian restaurant in 2002. The walls still retain their original brick, but chandelier lighting and blond-wood accents give the space a softer quality.
It looks innocuous enough—picture windows; green walls cluttered with framed artifacts and photographs; paintings—all askance, and each checked tablecloth adorned with salt and pepper and the ubiquitous and addictive Crystal hot sauce.
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.
Brass-band jazz and BBQ joint
Serving up Cajun and Southern cuisine, Cochon on Tchoupitoulas Street is owned by James Beard award-winning chefs Donald Link and Stephen Strykewski. The spacious dining area boasts high ceilings, large windows, handmade modern wood-plank chairs and tables, and a bar made of etched steel.
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.
After a long night out on the town, coffee—and, naturally, a couple of hangover-busting beignets—is in order. And there’s no better place to end your evening (or start your morning) than this famous French Quarter café.
Legendary local bartender Kimberly Patton-Bragg serves some of the city’s most delicious cocktails at this hip Marigny bar and restaurant. Stop in for a few libations (like The Muse—a blend of Hendrick’s gin, blueberry syrup, St.
Heralded as “the Tom Petty of restaurants” Sylvain takes it to the next level when they do brunch on Sundays. Make sure to try the Crispy Blackeyed Pea Cakes or the Brioche French Toast. And if that wasn’t already great enough, the Bloody Marys at Sylvain are made with what can only
A favorite among celebrities, locals, and travelers alike, Sylvain is the benchmark all other restaurants are measured against. The staff quietly delivers excellent service so the dynamic and sometimes rock and roll atmosphere can take the stage. Try the Loose & Conversational co
Known for its brilliant and delicious obsession with pork-based food, Cochon is a staple in the local’s dining circuit. Great for lunch or dinner, the menu features items like Rabbit and Dumplings, an amazing Boucherie plate, and the always faithful Louisiana Cochon with turnips, cabbage,