Restaurants in New Orleans
The light-gray siding and sconce-lit green front door make Café Minh look more like a house than a Canal Street restaurant—even the interior has the low-key comfort of white-clothed tables boasting fresh flowers, beneath soft lighting from the high ceilings.
Admiral Thad Allen, head of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort, was the restaurant's first customer after its reopening.
Located in the Freret neighborhood, Gautreau’s serves contemporary Louisiana and French cuisine prepared by chef Sue Zemanick. Named James Beard Award "Rising Star" Finalist in 2011, Zemanick is known for her signature duck confit with German potato salad.
Located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, Central Grocery is an authnetic "only in 'Nawlins" type of place. This small, Italian-American grocery store has a history that reaches back to 1906, when it was founded by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant.
This energetic café with high ceilings, bright sunlight, quiet nooks, and a staff of young hipsters is constantly filled by students from nearby universities, as well as longtime locals.
Harrah's flamboyant downtown casino plays host to this 150-seat steakhouse located just off the casino floor. Vacationing retirees dine alongside jetsetters and hipsters in a modern space favoring rich leathers and azure hues against the bold colors of George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog.
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.
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,