Restaurants in New Orleans

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For a less classic, more hip breakfast, look no further than this Magazine Street gem.  The atmosphere is fun and edgy, but the food is everything... Read More

This red-lit bar, set in what looks like a sagging roadside shack, should come with a caution label. Warning: If you like to go to bed after just a... Read More

Make sure to sit at the bar for this one.  Native New Yorker Abigail Gullo runs the cocktail program here and she does a fantastic job of creating... Read More

Abigail Gullo leads the bar team at this exquisite French Quarter bar that has a particularly magnificent ‘Happier Hour’ because, as they like to say,... Read More

A relative newcomer to the New Orleans coffee scene, this third-wave coffee shop makes a hell of an espresso.  It’s not the biggest space, so you... Read More

This new eatery on Jackson Square in the French Quarter is local chef Scott Boswell's wake up call. (It's just down the lane from Stella!, the other... Read More

First, a disclaimer: you can’t actually drink beer here.  But what this legendary sandwich spot does have is a mind-boggling retail beer selection.... Read More

Prominent amid the colorful and detailed architecture and ornate street lamps of the French Quarter is the global-modern restaurant Stella. Having... Read More

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

When I first moved to New Orleans Sukho Thai was one of the first restaurants I visited.  Properly authentic and squeaky clean, I was instantly... Read More

Famous for its brunches, Surrey’s is a beautiful, relaxing restaurant.   Highlights include their tasty, fresh-squeezed juice menu and their... Read More

Famous as the owner of Bayona in the French Quarter, Susan Spicer is one of the most influential female chefs in the city.  In a world primarily... Read More

A favorite among celebrities, locals, and travelers alike, Sylvain is the benchmark all other restaurants are measured against.  The staff quietly... Read More

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this rock & roll cocktail mecca nails the atmosphere portion of the cocktail bar, and the drinks portion... Read More

This French Quarter restaurant occupies an incredibly atmospheric landmarked building that dates to 1796. But though it serves a fairly upscale dinner... Read More

Well worth the trip to the West Bank, this Vietnamese joint is killer. Try their take on Korean short ribs and then order the combination pho. Nothing... Read More

Primarily a college hangout, The Bulldog has almost 50 beers on tap and a bottle selection that ranges in the 70s.  It is also one of the cleanest... Read More

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.... Read More

Commonly referred to as Boot Pizza (after the club next door), this late night spot is a favorite among Tulane and Loyola students.  A disclaimer:... Read More

Situated in the Windsor Court Hotel, the Grill Room is the ultimate in timeless luxury.  Sommelier John Mitchell is renowned for his creative wine... Read More

At this fine-dining restaurant in the Windsor Court Hotel, crystal chandeliers and classic white tablecloths contrast with three colorful murals... Read More

From special occasions to Sunday brunch, The Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel is an institution in the Big Easy fine-dining scene. The palatial dining... Read More

Upscale is not the right word.  The Polo is downright posh.  Here, at the Windsor Court Hotel, you can rub shoulders (and I have) with the... Read More

Frequented by the ultra-hip, this late-night dive is where dreams (and maybe screenplays) are born. I have personally done shots with Quentin Tarantino... Read More

This riff on the New York style hot pastrami sandwich is hard to beat.  Stein’s is only a short cab ride away from downtown, but if you want to hit... Read More

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