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New Orleans Restaurants & Cuisine
 

Romantic Restaurants

New Orleans is a perfect place to discover your love - for your special someone, but also a love for the unique cuisines of our city.  Take a tour of South Louisiana with Cajun and Creole classics or step into the Caribbean by sampling our freshest seafoods.  Duos can dine their way through Spain, Italy, Africa, South America and France without stepping foot out of the States - it's all right here in New Orleans.  From formal dining rooms to quaint courtyards, there's a taste and a place for every couple.

 
Romantic New Orleans Restaurants
Apolline Restaurant
4729 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 894-8881
www.apollinerestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Louisiana

Description: Apolline is known for its French contemporary cuisine with Creole influences. The restaurant serves creative, unique dishes made entirely with local, fresh ingredients. Apolline is located in a charming, cozy, New Orleans cottage with dim lighting and rustic décor along Uptown’s popular Magazine Street. The restaurant serves dinner daily, weekend brunch, and happy hour during the week with drink specials and small plates.
Barcelona Tapas
720 Dublin St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-9696

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Spanish, Tapas/Small Plates

Description: For diners looking for international cuisine in the heart of New Orleans, Barcelona Tapas is a perfect option. Located in the Uptown neighborhood, Barcelona serves a diverse menu of authentic Spanish small plates. The décor at Barcelona Tapas is modern and Spanish-inspired, with a mosaic bar, colorful artwork, and table candles. Customers rave about the friendly service and food always made with love. Be sure to order a pitcher of Sangria along with your tapas for the complete Spanish experience!
Bayona
430 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-4455
www.bayona.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, Contemporary

Description: Bayona has been distinguished as one of the top 40 places to dine in the U.S. by Conde Nast in 1993. Bayona is located in a romantic 150 year old creole cottage in the historic French Quarter. You may choose to be served while seated in our lush tropical courtyard where you will dine on Chef Susan Spicer's nationally acclaimed cuisine.
Bistro Daisy
5831 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 899-6987

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French
Bombay Club
830 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 586-0972, (800) 699-7711
www.thebombayclub.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Louisiana

Description: The Bombay Club is an upscale restaurant and martini bistro located in the heart of the French Quarter. Our lovely facility is decorated in a plush British theme, with overstuffed leather wingback chairs, rich wood, and fine portraits. In addition, we feature nightly jazz and our excellent Nouveau Creole cuisine has won accolades from justifiably renowned local reviewers Tom Fitzmorris and Brett Anderson. Zagat called us a civilized class act in the heart of the French Quarter. In addition, our restaurant just won Sante Magazine's Best Restaurant Bar in the Southeast, and we're featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of designer Michael Kors' favorite places in New Orleans. Open for cocktails nightly.
Boucherie
8115 Jeanette St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 862-5514
boucherie-nola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bistro

Description: A boucherie is a Cajun festival tradition throughout Southern Louisiana that celebrates the communal butchering of hogs. The word’s origin is deeply connected to Southern culture, which Boucherie restaurant embraces in its unique menu. Boucherie offers small plates, larger entrees, and deserts each inspired by authentic Creole cooking. The restaurant smokes, cures, ages, and prepares all its meat in-house, and produce is purchased exclusively from local farmers. Boucherie’s chefs are passionate and dedicated to serving the most delicious food that truly embodies New Orleans culture.
Bouligny Tavern
3641 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-1810
www.boulignytavern.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Tapas/Small Plates

Description: Quietly becoming New Orleans' new place to be, Bouligny Tavern is a wine bar, cocktail lounge and small-plate dining destination brought to you by Chef John Harris of Lilette Restaurant. With a nod to a bygone era of service-first establishments, a full-bodied embrace of Mid-Century modern design and a well-polished glint on glasses raised in full tilt toward the 21st century, Bouligny Tavern is at once chic and cozy, elegant yet familiar. Bouligny Tavern's menu of refined yet approachable and affordable small-plates is complimented by a substantial list of thoughtfully selected wines—with a focus on French and Italian wines—and a well-crafted cocktail menu. Whether it's after work, prime time or late night...we look forward to serving you.
Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-7610
www.brigtsens.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole

Description: Owned and operated by Frank and Marna Brigtsen, Brigtsen's serves awards-winning modern Louisiana cuisine in a renovated Victorian cottage. The menu changes daily. evening specials are offered Tuesday through Thursday and feature three-course meals for $14.95.
Broussard's
819 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 581-3866
www.broussards.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, Creole

Description: Located only 1/2 block from Bourbon Street, this beautiful restaurant features three elegant dining rooms which overlook a lush, tropical courtyard. A romantic bar occupies the area once used as a carriageway. The menu features classic creole cuisine prepared in the traditional manner. Try the shrimp with two remoulades, pecan stuffed salmon, or panee'acadian. Broussard's celebrates its 75th anniversary in the fall of 1995.
Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., Princess of Monaco Courtyard, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 412-8965

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Contemporary, Creole
Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 945-5635
www.cafedegas.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French

Description: Named after the 19th century French Impressionist, Edgar Degas, who once lived nearby in the fashionable Creole district, Cafe Degas is a charming place to eat outdoors with all the comforts of indoor dining. Located on verdant Esplanade Avenue, this chic neighborhood restaurant provides a pleasant atmosphere on cool evenings or sunny afternoons and even rain falling on the tin roof offers a soothing accompaniment to your meal. Cafe Degas offers a variety of classic French fare with a touch of Creole. Lunch and dinner 7 days a week and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday
Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-2154
www.cafegiovanni.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian

Description: Award-winning Chef Duke LoCicero continues to serve up his delectable New World Italian cuisine at this chic eatery just a few blocks off Canal Street. From your first bite of prosciutto pinwheels to your last savory taste of pasta gambino, you'll know you're dining somewhere special. Complimentary valet parking. Rated one of the top six new restaurants by New Orleans Magazine, and four stars by restaurant critic Tom Fitzmorris.
Cafe Soulé
720 St. Louis St. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 304-4636
www.cafesoule.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Coffee Shops, French, Desserts, Bakery, Sandwiches, Breakfast
Canal Street Bistro
3903 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 482-1225
www.canalstreetbistro.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Coffee Shops, Continental, Vegetarian, Sandwiches, Health Food, Louisiana, International, Breakfast

Description: www.canalstreetbistro.com
Casa Borrega
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 427-0654

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Mexican

Description: Casa Borrega is now open for cocktails, dinner and music, Weds through Sat. from 5pm-12am, plus a Sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm. Come for authentic Mexican food, specialty Latin cocktails, and the best local Latin musicians and more.
Chiba
8312 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 826-9119
www.chiba-nola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Japanese, Tapas/Small Plates, Sushi

Description: Chiba is a contemporary bar and restaurant serving Asian-inspired dishes and sushi. Chiba is located on popular Oak Street in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. The restaurant has an extensive menu of reasonably priced Japanese dishes, including Sushi/Sashimi Platters and tempura entrees, as well as innovative mixed cocktails. Chiba offers all-night happy hour on Wednesdays and half-priced sake bottles on Thursdays.
Cibugnu
709 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70087 [Map It]
(504) 558-8990
www.cibugnu.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian, Contemporary

Description: Tucked away in New Orleans’ business district, Cibugnu is a local favorite for homemade Italian food. With simple, fresh ingredients, Cibugnu is sure not to disappoint.
Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Creole, Louisiana

Description: New Orleans Magazine 1996 Chef of the Year. New Orleans Magazine 1995 Favorite Overall Restaurant. GQ's Golden Dish Award for Eggs Sardou. Located in the historic Garden District. You can walk through the kitchen to the bar and patio. Rated five stars. Original Jazz brunch, patio dining - Commander's Palace - that's what living in New Orleans is all about!
Coquette
2800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 265-0421
www.coquette-nola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Bistro
Court Of Two Sisters Restaurant
613 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-7261
www.courtoftwosisters.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, French, Creole

Description: Experience the ambiance of the largest outdoor dining courtyard in the French Quarter with flowering plants and flowing fountains. Listen to the strolling live jazz trio during the daily live Jazz Brunch Buffet, serving Eggs Benedict, omelets and a feast of local specialties or enjoy a romantic Creole-style Dinner surrounded by softly glittering glass lights. Our three indoor dining rooms also offer the perfect setting for any occasion.
Crystal Room
833 Poydras St., Le Pavilion Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70158 [Map It]
(504) 581-3111
www.lepavillon.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental

Description: The award winning Crystal Room is famous for creative and innovative dishes, friendly atmosphere and classical decor in a historic setting. Enjoy a generous southern style breakfast featuring Bananas Foster Waffle Le Pavillon. Located inside Le Pavillon Hotel.
Cure
4905 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 302-2357
www.curenola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Tapas/Small Plates

Description: Harkening back to a time when bars were bastions of civility and sophistication, Cure reintroduces its guests to an era where the experience of having a cocktail and a bite to eat was both healthful and enjoyable. Try carefully crafted, proprietary libations like Midnight in a Perfect World - made with bourbon and house-made peach syrup, among other ingredients, or Arbiter of Taste, a Sazarac with a twist.
The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-0858
www.thedelachaise.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Tapas/Small Plates

Description: The Delachaise. Even the name conjures up images of romance and class. Known for their wines (in particular, wines by the glass), this local date night spot also offers a curated selection of cocktails, beers and fare like moules frites and housemade pâté. With great ambiance and outdoor dining, you're invited to savor and share the moment.
Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St. , New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 894-9880
www.dickandjennys.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Creole, Louisiana

Description: One block uptown from the corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, where century old live oaks shadow the famous music club Tipitina’s, sits a mid-nineteenth century barge board cottage with burgundy clap boards and yellow shutters. Dinner plates line the walls and bear the names of Dick & Jenny’s founding customers. Originally a grocery store, and later a po-boy shop, this funky New Orleans original is a gathering place for those who seek fine dining cuisine in a casual, comfortable and affordable setting. Dinner reservations are now accepted for parties of 5 or more.
Dish on Hayne
9734 Hayne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127 [Map It]
(504) 301-0356
www.dishonhayne.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana
Domenica
123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 648-6020, (800) 925-3673
www.domenicarestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian, Pizza

Description: Adding a new chapter to the storied dining tradition at The Roosevelt New Orleans is Domenica, the latest creation of internationally acclaimed chef John Besh. Domenica brings an elegant take on the unique cuisine of rural Italy, prepared with Besh’s signature of using only the best local ingredients. Homemade pastas, cured meats and wood-fired pizzas all paired with a stylish, vibrant atmosphere create a dining experience that is sure to start a few traditions of its own.
Dominique's on Magazine
4213 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 261-8253
www.dominiquesonmag.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, French, Contemporary

Description: We are now relocated in a newly renovated former Fire Station, the new D.O.M. offers Contemporary French cuisine. All Pastries,Breads and Pasta are made in-house. Aeroponic Herb garden. Mixologist Bar Program. Using all local resources within 100 miles radius.
Doris Metropolitan
620 Chartes St. , New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 267-3500
www.dorismetropolitan.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Steakhouses, Contemporary

Description: Doris Metropolitan is a contemporary steakhouse with an authentic mixture of international flare. The menu offers a variety of dry-aged meat options, as well as delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes and sides. Doris Metropolitan’s menu and design stray from the usual American-style steakhouse. The food is unique, the restaurant ambiance is modern and trendy, and your experience eating at Doris will surely be memorable.
Eleven 79
1179 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 299-1179

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian

Description: The house specialty is the chef's paneed "Veal Eleven 79," with asparagus, buffalo mozzarella, roasted red peppers and lemon sauce. The Wine list is majority Italian red wines.
Feelings Cafe
2600 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 945-2222
www.feelingscafe.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Creole, Louisiana

Description: Located in Faubourg-Marigny at the corner of Franklin and Chartres. Patio, it was a slave quarters bar in the 1790's. Balcony dining on weekends. Piano player Friday and Saturday from 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm. 1860's Creole store house main dining room. In business since 1979. Favorite dishes include duck, steak, seafood, veal, and chicken dishes. Famous peanut butter pie.
Figaro's
7900 Maple St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 866-0100
www.figarosrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Italian, Pizza
Flaming Torch Restaurant
737 Octavia St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-0900
www.flamingtorchnola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, French
The Fountain Lounge
123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 648-5486
www.therooseveltneworleans.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Continental, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast

Description: The Fountain lounge features live entertainment with an array of inventive cocktails and highly sought after wines by the glass. Chef Justin Ferguson’s focus is on contemporary Southern cuisine with an emphasis on small plates and a full raw bar serving the freshest oysters and shellfish from the Gulf coast as well as sampling of the best raw seafood from around the world.
The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 267-0640
www.facebook.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Contemporary
Galatoire's "33" Bar and Steak
215 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 335-3932
galatoires33barandsteak.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Steakhouses

Description: Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak is the premiere French Quarter destination for traditional steakhouse fare and fine cocktails. Whether you're celebrating one of life's significant moments or just gathering with friends, Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will be the beginning of a new tradition.
Galvez Restaurant
914 North Peters St. , New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 595-3400
www.galvezrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, Spanish

Description: Galvez is a celebration of the role that Spanish food has played in the culinary history of New Orleans. With a breathtaking riverfront view and central location in the Vieux Carre, Galvez is perfect for your next occasion.
Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-7397
www.gautreausrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun

Description: Gautreau's offers Modern French and contemporary Louisiana fare using only fresh ingredients. The menu changes about every six weeks. Gautreau's was just named one of "The Bon Appetit Hot 50 " in the magazine's "guide to what's hot now...the best flavors, most innovative menus, and latest scenes from coast to coast" March 2005 issue.
Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-4114
www.herbsaint.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: Popular dishes include the wild green salad spiced with gorgonzola and peppered pecans, eggplant Napoleon, shrimp bisque, gumbo, short ribs, pork loin, rib-eye, lamb and salmon with mustard-seed coating. For dessert try a twist on the classic beignet-chocolate beignet or the saffroned semolina cake with caramel.
Irene's Cusine Of The French Quarter
539 St. Philip St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-8811

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, Italian

Description: Famous for their duck St. Philip which is roasted crispy and glazed with raspberry demi-glace, this Italian restaurant is a favorite amongst the locals. The favorites do not stop at dinner, try the Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle or the Bananas Foster bread pudding for dessert. No reservations.
La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-2670
www.lacrepenanou.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French

Description: La Crepe Nanou is a cozy little French cafe located in uptown New Orleans. We use only the freshest ingredients in our recipes. In addition to our list of dessert and entree crepes, we have a complete menu of fine grilled fish, grilled lamb, roasted chicken, and sauteed veal dishes. We've become known for having the best steamed mussels in town. We offer several French wines by the glass or bottle, as well as a full bar.
La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-3377
www.lapetitegrocery.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, French

Description: A charming eatery in the heart of Uptown, La Petite Grocery caters to the palates of New Orleanians and leisure travelers with its delicious French cuisine. Daily happy hours with an intimate dining experience.
Le Foret
129 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 553-6738
www.leforetneworleans.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Contemporary

Description: Le Foret is a contemporary New Orleans restaurant offering a menu featuring strong French technique and seasonal flavors. The food and the service work in tandem to bring a unique New Orleans sensibility to the tradition of haute cuisine. Housed in a newly renovated, historic Central Business District building, Le Foret makes you feel relaxed in a truly indulgent setting.
Lilette
3637 Magazine St. , New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-1636
www.liletterestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French

Description: Among the favorite entrees are the Muscovy duck breast with cabbage and black olive sauce and the olive oil poached striped bass with raw artichokes, beets, hearts of palm, watercress and citrus vinaigrette. Chef John Harris apprenticed with Gautreau's, Bayona and a restaurant in France.
Lola's
3312 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 488-6946

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Spanish

Description: A lover of garlic would be in heaven at this Spanish restaurant. Locals rave about the paella.
Mariza
2900 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 598-5700
marizaneworleans.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian, Pizza

Description: Mariza serves Italian-inspired cuisine in a casual comfortable environment at the Rice Mill Lofts in the Bywater, right along the edge of the Marigny and the Mississippi River.
Marti's
1041 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-5478
martisnola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Seafood, Bistro

Description: This beloved brasserie, which closed it's doors in 1988, has been re-opened and revamped. Expect classic bistro fare and an impressive raw bar selection. They're also open for dinner until midnight, making for a perfect pre- or post-theater dinner destination. Also be sure to check out the stunning mural of City Park's peristyle that adorns the back wall of the bar.
Martinique Bistro
5908 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-8495
www.martiniquebistro.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French

Description: Martinique Bistro is best known for its brick-enclosed courtyard that allows you to eat under the trees with small fountains and flowers all around. Many enjoy the three course, fixed price menu that is based on an entree of fresh fish or you can choose for yourself from a listing of seafood, pork, or lamb. A child's plate is available.
Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-9600
www.matandnaddies.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Vegetarian, Contemporary

Description: Specializing in modern Louisiana food, this restaurant offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere.
MiLa Restaurant
817 Common St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 412-2580
www.milaneworleans.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Continental

Description: MiLa is the culmination of both the marriage of chefs Slade Rushing and Allison Vines-Rushing and their respective home state cuisines – Mississippi and Louisiana. With a heavy emphasis on provisions sourced from regional farmers, MiLa fuses traditional Southern classics with fresh and surprising ingredients. Dine in an elegant yet relaxed dining room in downtown New Orleans.
Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-6746

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian, Pizza

Description: A good bet Italian place that offers salads, Italian favorites and Italian wines at affordable prices.
Morning Call Coffee Stand
56 Dreyfous Drive, City Park Casino , New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 300-1157
morningcallcoffeestand.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Coffee Shops, Desserts, Breakfast

Description: Start your day like a local at the “most famous coffee drinking place" in New Orleans. Since 1870, New Orleanians and visitors alike have lined up at Morning Call for their morning fix of café au lait and beignets—delicate French donuts dusted with powdered sugar. Both are made using time-tested methods, ensuring delicious, irresistible results. After spending some time outside the city, this NOLA institution returns to its new home in City Park—all the more reason to celebrate with a signature treat.
Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-2078
www.mrbsbistro.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: This clubby, relaxed and comfortable French Quarter bistro specializes in Contemporary Creole Cooking. Hickory Grilled meats, seafood and vegetables dominate a menu lush with local and regional ingredients. Dine on our world famous Pasta Jambalaya and Barbeque Shrimp. Carmelized Tuna and Pepper Crusted Duck are two spectacular dinner entrees not to be missed! Join us for Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Joe Simon's Jazz Trio. Locals know that Mr. B's is the place to B and B Seen!
Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 568-1885
www.muriels.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: The Bistro Offers New Orleans classics like Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Oysters "Muriel ", Turtle soup, Fried Gulf Shrimp Po-boy, Stuffed Flounder, Shrimp Remoulade and contemporary creole cuisine like Pecan Crusted Drum and Wood Grilled Tuna.
Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-9752
www.napoleonhouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun

Description: Housed in a historic landmark dating from 1797 and family-owned since 1914, this European-style café serves local fare and generous drinks. While there are wine and beer lists, the house specialty is a cocktail. Sip on a Pimm's Cup as you soak in the French Quarter characters and old-world charm.
Oak Wine Bar
8118 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 302-1485
www.oaknola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Tapas/Small Plates

Description: Oak, just steps from the streetcar, is a sophisticated and sexy new bar and eatery with a cool and embracing atmosphere. It combines an upscale, cosmopolitan style with New Orleans own laissez-faire attitude. Oak’s large beautifully lit and artfully styled space encourages you to relax and unwind as you enjoy selections from a refined and creative drink menu, thoughtfully composed by renowned Sommelier Michelle Geuydan. Oak also serves up a tasty, diverse menu of small plates inspired by New Orleans, as well as other cultures around the world, created by the talented Chef Aaron Burgau of Patois Restaurant. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you pair each of the dishes with a wine or cocktail selection. Live musicians also play every night at Oak, everything from jazz piano to funky brass. Please join us at Oak to drink, eat and groove to the sounds of New Orleans!
One Restaurant and Lounge
8132 Hampson St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 301-9061
www.one-sl.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: Offers eclectic food of European descent.
Oxalis
3162 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 267-4776
oxalisbywater.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Bar/Pub Food, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bistro, Variety, Tapas/Small Plates
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-0200
www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun

Description: Located in a refurbished French Market warehouse, this dinner club features the best in traditional jazz with many of the musicians also performing at Preservation Hall, and a British/Creole mix of food.
Pascal's Manale Restaurant
1838 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-4877

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Italian

Description: Family owned and operated since 1913, Pascal's Manale specializes in Italian cuisine and seafood. It's the home of the original barbequed shrimp. Also recommended are the veal dishes and steaks.
Pat O'Brien's
718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-4823, (800) 597-4823
www.patobriens.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Sandwiches

Description: If you're a tourist, you are required to visit Pat O's, order at least one high-velocity Hurricane and listen to the piano-players. It's the law.
Patois
6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-9441
www.patoisnola.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French

Description: Native son Aaron Burgau serves up classic French cuisine with a patois, or local accent, at this neighborhood fixture. Sample expertly crafted dishes like Mississippi rabbit stuffed with Boudin; or oyster, bacon and chicken filé gumbo. Tucked away Uptown, expect both a romantic and unpretentious dining experience.
Ralph's on the Park
900 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 488-1000
www.ralphsonthepark.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: Recognized by Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, New York Times and The Washington Post for fine cuisine and an innovative menu. Ralph's on the Park, owned and operated by Ralph Brennan, offers food fresh from the farms and waters of Louisiana and majestic views of City Park.
The Red Maple Restaurant
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, LA 70053 [Map It]
(504) 367-0935
redmaplerestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Italian, Seafood, Steakhouses, Vegetarian, Desserts, Contemporary, Louisiana, Po-Boys

Description: The Red Maple is a family owned and operated steak and seafood restaurant located in Gretna, just outside of New Orleans. Red Maple serves Southern-style entrees, such as Jumbo Lump Crab Au-Gratin, Crawfish Ravioli, and Fried Oyster or Shrimp platters. Customers also rave about the BBQ shrimp, eggplant with crabmeat, and crab cake appetizers. The Red Maple provides diners with a comfortable, classy ambiance, combined with delicious food, great service, and rich-Louisiana history.
Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 299-9777
restaurantaugust.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, Contemporary

Description: Some of August's popular specialties include wild pheasant and rabbit with sage and morel mushrooms, seared bass and shrimp- and lobster-stuffed piquillo peppers. The foie gras appetizer is the rave of the town, while the reasonably sized entrees always leave room for dessert. The wine list includes an impressive 250 bottles, some of which can be quite expensive. Chef John Besh combines everything to make this restaurant a unique CBD stop!
Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St., Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 553-2277
www.revolutionnola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana

Description: A collaboration of two great chefs, John Folse and Rick Tramonto, and their imaginative interpretations of classic Creole and Cajun cuisine. Served in a spectacular setting of five historically designed dining rooms that blend antique architectural details of grand French Quarter homes with contemporary accents.
Rue 127
127 North Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 483-1571
www.rue127.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Seafood
Sucre
3025 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 520-8311
www.shopsucre.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Coffee Shops, Desserts

Description: New Orleans gets a little sweeter with Sucre, the Uptown sweet boutique. Sucre, the French word for sugar, features an assortment of handcrafted chocolates, fresh gelatos, one-of-a-kind pastry masterpieces and super-premium coffees.
Tableau
616 St. Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 934-3463
www.tableaufrenchquarter.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Located on picturesque Jackson Square at Le Petit Theatre, Tableau is Dickie Brennan’s newest restaurant. The menu, developed by Chef Ben Thibodeaux, showcases regional ingredients and classic French Creole dishes with a unique twist. The cuisine is sophisticated, yet true to tradition, with great depth of flavor. Guests enjoy a front row seat to the culinary action beside the open kitchen in the restaurant’s main dining room.
Tempt
931 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 875-2600
www.thesainthotelneworleans.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bistro
The Three Muses
536 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 298-8746
www.thethreemuses.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Vegetarian, International, Tapas/Small Plates

Description: Three Muses is a chic, exciting, authentic restaurant and bar located on the musically famous Frenchman street. Three Muses is a great local spot to stop for drinks and small plates (and a some fabulous entertainment) before heading out to explore the lively music scene in the area. The restaurant hosts daily happy hour and dinner events, as well as unique music gigs that create an inspiring and unforgettable New Orleans vibe. Customers say “to just walk in,” so make sure to check it out!
Tommy's Cuisine and Wine Bar
746 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-1103
www.tommyscuisine.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Italian

Description: A Warehouse District restaurant with a Creole-Italian menu. Reservations recommended.
Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-9822
www.upperline.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Continental

Description: This trendsetting Uptown bistro is one of the most influential restaurants ever to open in New Orleans. Upperline is also one of the friendliest fine dining spots in town, where Uptown Republicans and rakish bohemians pull up at adjoining tables. Offbeat Magazine has enthusiastically compared Upperline with Alice Water's legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse. Upperline's JoAnn Clevenger once said, "New Orleans is extraordinarily beautiful. Listen to the music, look at the architecture, the flowers. We're very lucky. And you know, it's not just where you're going, but the in between part -- how you get there -- that matters." That's the Upperline spirit.
Vincent's Italian Cuisine
7839 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 866-9313

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Italian

Description: Good, classic Italian food in a family-style atmosphere. Pastas are familiar -- angel hair, shells, and penne. And with plenty of parmesan cheese, olive oil, and creamy sauces, Vincent's fills the stomachs with classic appetizers and entrees such as breaded eggplant, fried oysters, pasta Alfredo, and veal pizziola. Some dishes are big enough to be shared between two people.
Vine and Dine
141 Delaronde St., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 361-1402
www.vine-dine.com

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Tapas/Small Plates

Description: Located just off the Ferry at historic Algiers Point, Vine & Dine is a cozy, secluded wine bar that serves a variety of Italian small plates, pizzas, and an eclectic wine selection from around the world. Vine & Dine is removed from the daily distractions of city life and the bar strives to create a quiet, peaceful ambiance that encourages conversation among friends and family. The bar has an outdoor courtyard, candlelit small tables, and a bar with limited stool seating. If you are looking to remove yourself from the excitement of central New Orleans, Vine & Dine is a great destination for an excursion outside the city’s borders.
 
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