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Multicultural History
 

Cajun Culture in New Orleans

Cajuns
Cajun Bayou
Cajuns settled Louisiana's bayous in the mid-18th Century
Jambalaya
Cajun Jambalaya can be
found in restaurants
thoroughout the city

Despite a frequent misconception, the Cajuns are not actually a New Orleans people; their domain is south Louisiana from the parishes west of the city extending all the way to Texas. But their influence is so strong throughout Louisiana and their heritage so rich that the culture of New Orleans owes a debt to the presence of its Cajun neighbors.

The word “Cajun” derives from “Acadia,” a name used to refer to Nova Scotia and other Maritime Provinces in Canada where French immigrants settled during the early colonial era. The British often fought with the French for control of the colonies, gaining full power in 1713. Although the French Acadians stayed on for several more decades, tensions between them and the British administrators eventually forced them into exile – an event called le Grand Dérangement.

A few hundred Acadians ended up in French-speaking New Orleans ten years later. A rural people, they didn’t feel comfortable in the city, and they settled elsewhere in Louisiana. Thousands of Acadians, still looking for a new home, began arriving in waves. Intermarrying with German and other settlers, they worked as trappers, fishermen, and hunters in bayou country, and as farmers where the land wasn’t swampy. Their old traditions and language merged with the distinctive Louisiana landscape to coalesce into a new Cajun cultural identity.

While the Creole cuisine more often looks to Europe for inspiration, rustic Cajun cuisine is firmly rooted in south Louisiana. Gumbo, étouffée, and jambalaya are Cajun dishes found on restaurant menus and dinner tables everywhere in New Orleans. Adopting a Cajun tradition, New Orleanians love to hold crawfish boils with friends and family every weekend during the spring’s crawfish season.

Traditional Cajun music typically uses fiddle, guitar, and accordion, typically in a two-step or waltzing time signature and sung with French lyrics. While not strictly Cajun, Zydeco is a more modern, electrified form of the music that’s wildly energetic (except for the occasional ballad). Cajun and zydeco musicians frequently play at New Orleans clubs and festivals. The Fais Do Do stage at Jazz Fest is a local favorite. And just walking through the French Quarter, you can hear zydeco blaring out of the tourist shops that wish to evoke the life-celebrating spirit of the Cajun expression, Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Creole/Cajun Restaurants
801 Royal
801 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 581-0801
801royal.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast

Description: Classic New Orleans dishes are served on infamous Royal Street in the French Quarter any time of day.
Abita Brew Pub
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, LA 70470 [Map It]
(985) 892-5837
www.abitabrewpub.com

Neighborhood: Northshore
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Barbecue, Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Breweries/Brew Pubs, Seafood, Vegetarian, Creole, Louisiana, Po-Boys

Description: Located just down the street from the Abita Brewery, the Abita Brew Pub is a full service restaurant, great for lunch or dinner, and of course some beer, during your visit to the Brewery!
Annunciation Restaurant
1016 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 568-0245
www.annunciationrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Self-described as romantic, rustic, and intimate, this Creole-Cajun bistro is dedicated to serving the best, most delicious, New Orleans-style dishes and seafood. Annunciation Restaurant is stylish, decorated with candles, natural brick walls, and bistro chairs that create a truly unique, comfortable ambiance for diners. The restaurant is famously known for its Fried Oysters with Melted Brie and Sautéed Spinach appetizers, as well as its commitment to serving the highest-quality, locally sourced seafood dishes.
Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-9626
www.atchafalayarestaurant.com

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

Description: This neighborhood favorite serves down-home Southern classics like crispy fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce, as well as delicate seafood dishes like the amberjack topped with crabmeat and beurre blanc. Daily specials nearly outnumber the menu and are more exotic, including grilled redfish topped with crawfish sauce and soft-shell crab stuffed with crabmeat. Early bird specials run from 5:30-7:00PM. Reservations recommended.
Babin's Bar and Bistro
2203 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-3650
www.ihg.com

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

Description: Babin’s Bar and Bistro is a chic restaurant and lounge located inside Hotel Indigo on St. Charles Avenue. Babin’s features outdoor seating that overlooks the city’s famous streetcar line. The bistro’s menu offers classic New Orleans Creole dishes and local favorites, as well as contemporary cuisine options.
Basin Seafood & Spirits
3222 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 302-7391
www.basinseafoodnola.com

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

Description: Located along the busiest section of Magazine Street, Basin Street Seafood and Spirits offers a lush courtyard for those who want to escape the bustle of the busy shopping area, or sidewalk seating for those who prefer to people-watch. Serving lighter, modern versions of Louisiana's traditional seafood fare, Basin highlights Gulf fish, seasonal produce, and local ingredients.
Bayou Burger & Sports Company
503 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-4256
www.bayouburgerco.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Creole, Burgers

Description: Bayou Burger offers piled high specialty Burgers, stacked hot dogs, a wide selection of local Brews and everything Sports in an upbeat setting—a casual gathering spot for relaxing with friends, refueling and watching the game amid the excitement of Bourbon Street.
BB King's Blues Club
1104 Decatur St. , New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 934-5464
www.bbkings.com

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

Description: B.B. King’s is a fantastic event venue – and not just because of the location, food and music. B.B. King’s offers several creative options to meet your event needs. With a unique layout, including a patio, there are several areas available for booking that perfect venue space for a variety of events. From birthday parties and wedding receptions to corporate events and full venue buyouts, our expert planners will assist you with all the details for a truly unforgettable experience.
Big Fisherman Seafood
3301 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 897-9907
www.bigfishermanseafood.com

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

Description: Seafood and Meats and Sausages packed for travel. You call and order and Big Fisherman will take care of the rest!
Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-3386
www.thebontoncafe.com

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

Description: Serving authentic Cajun dishes from family recipes since the 1950s. Friendly service and great food served with Old New Orleans ambiance in a casual atmosphere. Located in the Central Business District adjacent to the French Quarter, Bon Ton is the oldest cajun restaurant in New Orleans. Try the 5-course crawfish sampler dinner.
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: $$$$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole

Description: Owned and operated by Frank and Marna Brigtsen, Brigtsen's serves award-winning modern Louisiana cuisine in a renovated Victorian cottage. The menu changes daily and features fresh, local ingredients.

*This is the restaurant of James Beard Award Winner, Frank Brigtsen, Best Chef: South (1998).

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 304-4125
www.brisbisrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar is one of the few New Orleans Waterfront Restaurants located on the New Basin Canal, overlooking the Orleans’ Marina just off of Lake Pontchartrain. Brisbi’s offers a traditional New Orleans driven culinary menu with contemporary culinary compliments. In addition, we are proud and enthusiastic about our emphasis on the local seafood market.
Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 309-6391
cafedauphinenola.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Café Dauphine is an authentic New Orleans restaurant with a goal of reviving the Ninth Ward dining experience and bringing good, quality food paired with a friendly atmosphere to the historic neighborhood. Café Dauphine prides itself on the surrounding community and serving customers great dishes made with love and passion. If you are looking to explore a new area of the city, Café Dauphine will be a great stop on your excursion!
Café Sbisa
1011 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 872-0100
www.sbisacafe.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, French, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Dine among history at one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans! Café Sbisa, located in the heart of the French Quarter, ensures an unforgettable dining experience. Perfect for private events and experiences, Sbisa’s dedicated team will flawlessly plan and execute your entire event from start to finish! Don’t believe us? Ask one of our many ghostly patrons that continue to linger on our upper floors; they’re just dying to see you!
Cajun Seafood To Go
1479 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 948-6000
www.cajunseafoodnola.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Louisiana

Description: Poboys, crabs, and crawfish are the stars of this order in and take out joint. Call to order your gumbo, chicken plates, or seafood platters!
Chartres House
601 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 586-8383
www.chartreshouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Po-Boys

Description: Chartres House is a local favorite and a French Quarter landmark serving casual dishes and classic drinks in an intimate, historical environment. Dine on the balcony or in the intimate courtyard, or join the local crowd after hours for quick bites and cocktails.
Clesi's Crawfish & Catering
4413 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 909-0108

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Louisiana

Description: Check out Clesi’s for class crawfish by the pound as well as Creole dishes with a twist, like jambalaya cheese fries!
Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 588-2123
www.cochonrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary, Louisiana

Description: Chef Donald Link serves the flavors of Cajun country in a rustic yet contemporary setting. Stop in for locally sourced dishes made in the old style, from a wood-burning oven, many of them served with freshly cooked vegetables on the side that are garnished to your taste. Cochon means "pig" in French, so it's no surprise that the pork dishes served here are stellar.

*Cochon is the restaurant of James Beard Award Winner, Stephen Stryjewski, who won Best Chef: South 2011.

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 588-7675
www.cochonbutcher.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches, Po-Boys

Description: Inspired by old world meat markets, Chef Donald Link + Chef Stephen Stryjewski’s Cochon Butcher in the Warehouse District specializes in house made artisan meats + sausages made on premise. The store also offers Cajun specialties from Link’s heritage like Boudin, Andouille, + Tasso.
Coop's Place
1109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-9053
www.coopsplace.net

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

Description: Since 1982, Coop's Place has delighted locals and visitors alike with its cozy atmosphere and great food. Just steps from New Orleans' famous French Market, Coop's Place is a great place to meet some of the local French Quarter personalities in the setting of a friendly neighborhood pub. Coop's Place is proud to offer free wireless Internet access to it's customers. Bring your laptop and connect at no charge!
Crescent City Cooks
201 Chartres St. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-1600
www.crescentcitycooks.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Vegetarian, Creole, Vegan
Criollo Restaurant & Lounge
214 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 681-4444
www.criollonola.com

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

Description: Criollo is the Spanish word for Creole, and true to its name, Criollo presents an amalgamation of Spanish, Italian, French, Caribbean, and African cuisines. Fresh, local produce and a seasonal menu reflect an appreciation for contemporary culinary tastes.
Daisy Duke's Express
123 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-2233
www.daisydukesrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Louisiana, Breakfast, Po-Boys

Description: Daisy Duke’s prides itself on having a casual, Southern atmosphere with an emphasis on delicious Cajun food for a great price. Enjoy po-boys and all you can eat crawfish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 309-4797
www.olesaint.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Contemporary, Louisiana

Description: Located inside the Wyndham New Orleans- French Quarter, Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap combines the expertise of Executive Chef Alfred Singleton and the legendary Saints running back, Deuce McAllister. The perfect place to gather round and watch the game or relax with friends.
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: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana
Eat Restaurant
900 Dumaine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-7222
www.eatnola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary, Creole
Elizabeth's
601 Gallier St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 944-9272
www.elizabethsrestaurantnola.com

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

Description: In 1998, Elizabeth's Restaurant opened in the historic Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, as a fun hangout, with really good food, where everyone could afford to eat and enjoy. Its motto is "Real food, done real good."
Food Drunk
(504) 503-8579
www.fooddrunknola.com

Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Contemporary, Food Truck, Burgers

Description: "Chef inspired alcohol influenced cuisine". Food Drunk food truck offers orders to go, or you can even order ahead to pick it up! This truck is currently famous for its one-of-a-kind King Cake Burger.
Foodie Call
(504) 339-1245
www.foodiecallnola.com

Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Barbecue, Cajun, Contemporary, Louisiana, Po-Boys, Food Truck, Burgers
Frankie & Johnny's
321 Arabella St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-9146
www.frankyandjohnnys.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Delis & Sandwiches, Po-Boys

Description: Other than the hot and spicy, award winning boiled crawfish, the menu offers New Orleans originals such as the roast beef po-boy, the Italian muffuletta and homemade bread pudding. The food is only half of the fun at Frankie & Johnny's. Dance wherever you can find space while Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville or Frank Sinatra pours from the jukebox. The jukebox is legendary and only plays 45's, no CD's.
French Market Restaurant & Bar
1001 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-7879
www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com

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

Description: A carefree afternoon in the heart of the French Quarter is best enjoyed at a place like the French Market Restaurant and Bar where one can enjoy fresh seafood and listen to the tunes that made this city famous. Po-boys come stuffed with shrimp, oysters or crabmeat while the muffaletta is piled high with meats and olive salad.
Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-2021
www.galatoires.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Continental, Gluten-Free

Description: Located in the historic French Quarter, Galatoire's has the reputation of being the best of the old line establishments of New Orleans. Along with excellent French Creole cuisine, a festive and yet elegant atmosphere lure locals and visitors alike. Steeped in tradition and run by fourth generation proprietors, Galatoire's has delighted the many who have dined on renowned specialties such as shrimp remoulade, oysters en brochette and crabmeat Yvonne.

*Galatoire's is the James Beard Award-winning restaurant for Outstanding Restuarant (2005).

The Garden Grill and Bar
1001 South Peters St., Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-0044
hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Continental
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: $$$$
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.

*Host restaurant to James Beard Award Winner, Sue Zemanick- Best Chef: South 2014.
Golden Feather Bistro
704 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 266-2339
www.goldenfeatherneworleans.moonfruit.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: African, Cajun, Creole, Louisiana
Grand Isle Restaurant
575 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70125 [Map It]
(504) 520-8530
www.grandislerestaurant.com

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

Description: Inspired by the fishing village of the same name, Grand Isle Restaurant features po-boys, fresh seafood, delicious South Louisiana recipes and indisputably the coldest beer in town. It captures the deep flavor and culinary traditions of South Louisiana, harkening back to a 1920s and 30s way of life.
The Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-1486, (800) 554-8626
www.gumboshop.com

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

Description: Enjoy traditional and contemporary Creole cuisine in the casual elegance of a restored 1794 cottage with muraled walls and a garden patio. Our full menu includes salads and sandwiches, and a large wine list with all selections available by the glass. Cocktails, local beers, daily specials and fresh local fish.
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: $$
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.

*Herbsaint is the restaurant of James Beard Award Winner, Donald Link, who won Best Chef: South (2007).

Holiday Streetcar Restaurant
330 Loyola Ave., Holiday Inn New Orleans Dowtown Superdome, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 581-1600
www.ichotelsgroup.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun
Huck Finn's Cafe
135 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-8600
www.huckfinnscafe.com

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

Description: Run by New Orleans locals, Huck Finn’s Cafe takes pride in serving authentic New Orleans dishes, most of which have been passed down for generations. Try the crawfish etouffee and rave all night about it, or the grilled redfish, savoring each perfectly seasoned bite, or be daring and eat a entire alligator sausage po-boy. Don’t forget to top it all off with an order of bread pudding, baked to only to order, and served with a signature whiskey cream sauce.
Ignatius Eatery
3121 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 896-0242
www.ignatiuseatery.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches
Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-0886
www.jacquesimoscafe.com

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

Description: Delicious food and a lively atmosphere make Jacques-Imo's a popular spot for locals and out-of-towners alike. Specialties include oyster-filled eggplant bathed in rich shitake mushroom cream, deep-fried roast beef po' boy or tomato-based "Cajun bouillabaisse" laced with herbs and a generous supply of oysters, shrimp, and mussels, just to name a few. For a truly intimate meal, try to get a reservation at the two-top in the pickup truck parked outside.
Jimmy J's
115 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 309-9360
www.jimmyjscafe.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Coffee Shops, Seafood, Delis & Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast, Po-Boys
Joey K's Restaurant
3001 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-0997
www.joeyksrestaurant.com

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

Description: Great Creole pot cooking, fried seafood, 18-oz. frozen schooners of beer and margaritas, authentic New Orleans restaurant.
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-7394
www.kpauls.com

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

Description: Chef Paul Prudhomme (1940-2015) will forever be remembered as a culinary legend in New Orleans and around the world. He opened this now-famous restaurant in 1979 and continued to operate it throughout his carrier.

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen has recently undergone a complete renovation and now features scenic balcony and romantic courtyard dining, spacious dining rooms, three kitchens and a bakery. There is also K's Parlor for private parties and corporate events, which can seat up to 60 people. For larger functions, the entire upstairs is available and seats a maximum of 115 guests. In addition, K-Paul's offers special menus for off-site events that can accomodate seated dinners up to 150 people and receptions for 1,200 guests.

Katie's Restaurant
3701 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 488-6582
www.katiesinmidcity.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Italian, Pizza, Louisiana, Po-Boys

Description: A neighborhood restaurant for the entire family. Featuring pizzas, po-boys, hamburger and creative spins on authentic New Orleans specialties.
Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails
337 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 598-5005
www.kingfishneworleans.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Gluten-Free

Description: Kingfish is an upscale casual restaurant with a concept that tips its hat to the late 1920s/early 1930s during the reign of former Louisiana Governor and United States Senator Huey P. Long, who was nicknamed, "The Kingfish." The culinary side is defined by Chef Nathan Richard and Head Bartender Chris McMillian whose years of experience and skill in the kitchen and the art of the cocktail in New Orleans combine to create a unique, Louisiana-centric dining experience.
La Bayou
208 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-4755
www.labayourestaurant.com

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

Description: This French Quarter gem offers something to fit every taste bud. Whether you are enjoying a traditional New Orleans dish or one of our specialty cocktails, you are sure to feel right at home. With balcony dining overlooking the excitement of Bourbon Street, this hot spot embellishes all the charm of the French Quarter.
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: $$$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, French, Gluten-Free

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.
Langlois Culinary Crossroads
1841 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 934-1010
www.langloisnola.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Creole

Description: Langlois is a next-generation, interactive, restaurant dining and cooking experience and offer participatory cooking classes and unique dining experiences focusing on authentic Cajun and Creole food. For a moment in time, our guests get to join our chefs in the creation of a fantastic meal or enjoy the show.
Le Citron Bistro
1539 Religious St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 566-9051
www.le-citronbistro.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches

Description: Located in New Orleans' oldest building Uptown of Canal St. (the double Creole cottage dates back to 1810), Le Citron Bistro features mouth watering Creole and Italian favorites.
Le Croissant
2 Poydras St., Hilton New Orleans Riverside , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 561-0500, (800) 445-8667
www.hilton.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun
Lil Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 569-8997

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Soul Food

Description: Owned by Wayne Baquet of the Baquet family, one of the great Creole restaurateur families in New Orleans, this relaxed neighborhood joint serves up a popular lunch buffet.
Liuzza's By The Track
1518 N. Lopez St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 943-8667

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches

Description: This cocktail lounge is known city-wide for its gumbo.
Louisiana Bistro
337 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-3335
www.louisianabistro.net

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary
Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 482-9179
www.mandinasrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood

Description: Mandina's has been a quintessential neighborhood restaurant since 1932. Customers quickly turn into regulars who come back for daily traditions like New Orleans red beans on Monday, seafood on Friday and Sunday dinner with turkey and oyster dressing. All meals come with graciousness and hospitality.
Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 945-4472
www.marignybrasserie.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: The Marigny Brasserie's french doors opening onto world-famous Frenchmen Street make this restaurant a casually-chic place to dine. It is a favorite among locals, foodies, and the well-informed tourist!
The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 527-5000
www.marketcafenola.com

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

Description: With live jazz music playing outside almost daily, visitors are always drawn to this both indoor and outdoor cafe. It offers salads and local seafood favorites. The full-service bar also attracts any number of people seeking to sip on frozen drinks and cold beers while listening to the local jazz acts.
Mike Anderson's Seafood
500 Port of New Orleans Pl., Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 679-0912

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

Description: Enjoy one of the most popular restaurants near Canal Street in New Orleans, which offers seasonal Southern fare prepared with French techniques. Our elegant, yet relaxed New Orleans setting is perfect for enjoying the heartbeat of the city.
Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-9656
www.mothersrestaurant.net

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches, Po-Boys
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: $$$$
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!
Mulate's
201 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-1492, (800) 854-9149
www.mulates.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood

Description: Mulate's, the Original Cajun Restaurant, features authentic Cajun cuisine and live Cajun music and dancing nightly. Mulate's is conveniently located across the street from the Convention Center and the Riverwalk. Don't miss the Zydeco Gumbo and leave room for the Homemade Bread Pudding!
Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122 [Map It]
(504) 324-5372
www.themunchfactory.net

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Contemporary, Delis & Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana
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: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary, Gluten-Free

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: $
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.
New Orleans Creole Queen
500 Port of New Orleans Pl., Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-4567, (800) 445-4109
www.creolequeen.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun
NOLA
534 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-6652
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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Located in a renovated warehouse with a bright yellow stucco façade, large French door windows, and second floor balcony, NOLA is Emeril's casual and funky restaurant in the French Quarter. Featuring an eclectic menu of New Orleans Creole and Acadian cuisine with an occasional ethnic twist, the rustic style of cooking showcases Southern Cajun, Vietnamese and Southwestern flavors using Louisiana products. Private dining rooms, a bread and pastry bakery and wine cellar are located on NOLA's third floor.
Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-6002
www.oceanagrill.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast, Po-Boys

Description: Oceana Grill is THE choice for locals. All cravings are satisfied as Oceana serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. Try the world famous crab cakes and the best char-grilled oysters in New Orleans. Reservations accepted and recommended during busy times and for large parties.
Olivier's Restaurant
204 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-7734
www.olivierscreole.com

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

Description: Oliviers Restaurant has tempted the taste buds of New Orleans residents and visitors for over 15 years with recipes passed down four generations. Experience traditional and innovative Creole Cuisine at its best, while relaxing in an atmosphere surrounded by the sweet sounds of jazz and light classical music.
The Original Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-8990
www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com

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

Description: This historically significant 1700's building, played a role in New Orleans history and today is doing the same with their wonderful contemporary infusion of Cajun-Creole Cuisine with wonderful views and cozy ambiance.
P&G Restaurant
345 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-9678

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches
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: $$
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: $$
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: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Seafood

Description: Pat O’s is a must do when visiting the Quarter. This home of the Hurricane is loaded with charm and lush gardens, lively piano lounge, courtyard restaurant and even private party rooms. As the motto goes, everyone is sure to “Have Fun.”
Pere Antoine Restaurant
741 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 581-4478

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

Description: Specializing in cajun and creole cooking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 943-3934
www.pralineconnection.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Soul Food

Description: The Praline Connection offers a variety of "soul food" recipes from three generations of great family chefs, including New Orleans gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice, smothered pork chops and famous pralines.
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: $$$
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.
Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 872-0187
www.refuelcafe.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun
Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-0377
www.remoulade.com

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

Description: Remoulade caters to out-of-towners who stroll the French Quarter at their own pace, and to locals who stop in for lunch, or a drink and a quick bite after work. Famous Shrimp Arnaud, red beans and rice, oysters on the half shell and po-boys share the menu with 8-oz. specialty burgers, grilled all-beef hot dogs and thin-crust pizza.
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: $$$$
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.
The Rib Room
621 St. Louis St., Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-7045
www.ribroomnola.com

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

Description: A popular spot, (even with the locals), is best known for its prime rib and huge martinis. Other excellent selections include, wood grilled rotisseries, spit-roasted rack of lamb, grilled barrel-cut tenderloin, roasted shrimp, and juicy, pan-seared salmon, served with wilted spinach and fried leeks.
River 127
100 Iberville St., Westin New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 553-5082
www.westinneworleanscanalplace.com

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

Description: Continental cuisine with a Louisiana influence overlooking the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. Sunday Jazz/Champagne Brunch. Reservations recommended.
Roux Bistro
500 Canal St., Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-2500

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun
Roux on Orleans
717 Orleans Ave., Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 523-2222
www.bourbonorleans.com

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

Description: Roux on Orleans offers fine creole cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients native to Louisiana.
Royal House
441 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 931-5492
www.royalhouserestaurant.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana

Description: This Seafood and Oyster Bar has delectable delights in a casual yet romantic atmosphere. Let us help you escape right into the true heart of New Orleans! Enjoy the smell of fresh steamed seafood, delicious chef creations, and ice cold raw oysters at one of the city’s largest oyster bars.
Sassafras
2501 Leon C Simon, New Orleans, LA 70122 [Map It]
(504) 288-3939
www.sassafrasnola.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun
SoBou
310 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 552-4095
www.sobounola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Contemporary, Creole, Tapas/Small Plates

Description: Make your way to SoBou, where you can experience the French Quarter like a local. Expect food and drink that pays homage to New Orleans in a debonair — though still rollicking —setting. Sip on well-made Sazerac cocktails while savoring fare like the foie gras burger or crispy oyster tacos. On weekdays, be sure to try their Two Bit (25-cent) lunchtime martinis.
St. Lawrence Restaurant & Bar
219 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-4111
www.saintlawrencenola.com

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

Description: Chef Caleb Cook shares his talent for creating simple, thoughtful dishes that showcase the fresh local and regional produce that serves as the divine crux of our ever evolving menu. Our bar features a wide, rotating selection of local and regional craft beers on tap and by the bottle, select wines by the bottle and glass, an inspired cocktail menu, and delicious desserts..
Stanley
1031 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 593-0006

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

Description: Next door to Stella! (where else?) in this twin tribute to Tennessee Williams and his New Orleans-based A Streetcar Named Desire characters. Stanley offers an ideal setting for a casual breakfast or lunch, with wide French doors and windows opening onto Decatur Street and the historic old French Market. In keeping with the name, Stanley serves such blue collar specialties as hand-made hamburgers, fresh seafood po-boys and the best Reuben sandwich in town. The restaurant's chef was named New Orleans Magazine's 2006 Chef of the Year. Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Cheezy Cajun
3325 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 265-0045
www.thecheezycajun.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Delis & Sandwiches, Louisiana
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: $$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Italian

Description: A Warehouse District restaurant with a Creole-Italian menu. Reservations recommended.
Tony Moran's Restaurant
240 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-4640
www.ruebourbon.com

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

Description: A New Orleans favorite, Tony Moran's offers a combination of elegant atmosphere and the best Northern Italian cuisine in the city. The menu includes a selection of traditional family recipes handed down from Tony Moran's father, "Diamond" Jim Moran. Enjoy fresh pasta made daily, veal, steaks, Shrimp Moran and more.
Toups Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 252-4999
www.toupsmeatery.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Toups' Meatery is a contemporary Cajun restaurant. Chef Isaac Toups presents fine food and wine, specialty cocktails, and charcuterie inspired by deep-rooted Louisiana family traditions.
Tujague's
823 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-8676
www.tujagues.com

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

Description: In New Orleans, where restaurants come and go like a cool day in August, Tujagues has survived eras of war, derpession, and "low-cal" to marke 140 years of outstanding creole cuisine. What has kept patrons and visitors coming back to Tujague's is its food, service, atmosphere, and more atmosphere. When a restaurant has been around as long as Tujague's and has entertained the likes of Cole Porter, O. Henry, Eleanor Roosevelt, Diane Sawyer, Don Johnson, and Dan Akroyd, it must offer more than just good food. Visitors and locals alike want a traditional New Orleans scene complete with ceiling fans, picturesque balconies and a melange of local flavor and at Tujague's they can get their fill. Long before New Orleans bore the name "New Orleans", the bulding at 823 Decatur served as a Spanish armory. Today, Tujague's Restaurant still bears a great resemblance to the Tujague's of old -- The ornately framed mirror brought over from Paris in 1856 by Guillaume Tujague still stands behind the bar. The cypress bar itself is legendary - As New Orleans' oldest standing bar, it survived prohibition with no liquor and three bartenders. Guest books chronicle 140 years of patronage with signatures of such notables as Ty Cobb and John D. Rockefeller. Dining rooms are modest, yet cozy, displaying photographs of famous and infamous patrons, as well as shadowboxes filled with the restaurant's extensive miniature liquor/liquer bottle collection numbering over 5,000.
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: $$$
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.
Trenasse
444 St. Charles Ave., The Hotel Inter-continental, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 680-7000
www.trenasse.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Contemporary
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: $$
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.
Wolfe's
859 Convention Center Blvd, Mariott Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 613-2882

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary
World Famous N'awlins Cafe & Spice Emporium
1100 N. Peters St., #15-19, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 528-7770
www.worldfamousnawlins.com

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

Description: The World Famous N’awlins Café & Spice Emporium is a New Orleans local gift shop that specializes in the authentic tastes and flavors of the city. The store offers hundreds of spice blends and hot sauce products, as well as local dish blends, for visitors to enjoy. You can’t leave New Orleans without bringing the tastes of Louisiana home so be sure to visit!
Zoe
333 Poydras St., Hotel New Orleans Downtown, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 207-5018

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

Description: Welcome to Zoe, where southern cuisine is fused with contemporary flair. Innovative food and craft cocktails are served in sleek surroundings.
 
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