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Multicultural History
 

The Creole City

Bernard de Marigny
Bernard de Marigny
The game of craps is a creole inventions
Marigny introduces the game of Craps

Any discussion of Creole culture in New Orleans needs to start with how ambiguous the word "Creole" is. Early on, the term might refer to slaves born in the New World, to gens de couleur libres (free people of color), or to people of mixed racial heritage. Especially after Louisiana transferred to American control in 1803, the white descendents of the French and Spanish who lived in New Orleans increasingly adopted the term "Creole" for themselves to distinguish themselves from the influx of Americans whom they disdained.

The Creoles were never Cajuns, also a French-speaking people but coming to Louisiana via Canada and living in rural areas. The Creoles saw themselves as urban and sophisticated. A refined style of European living was their aspiration, and their love of gastronomic pleasures gave birth to the cocktail and created their celebrated cuisine of Louisiana ingredients richly prepared with Old World flair.

The integration of Creole New Orleans into America didn't happen seamlessly. The first administrators were hampered by the fact they didn't even share a common language with their new city's citizens. Opportunity-seeking Americans arrived in New Orleans and settled in the Faubourg St. Marie (to be called "St. Mary's") on the uptown side of Canal St. This neighborhood became known as the American Quarter in opposition to the French Quarter where the Creoles lived. Political, social, and economic tensions arose between the two neighborhoods, and no-man's-land was Canal Street's wide "neutral ground," a term that is still used for any New Orleans street median.

The Creoles loved the opera, masked balls, and café life and saw the Americans as pushy and pointlessly ambitious and greedy. One notable Creole was Bernard de Marigny who inherited a fortune at the age of fifteen, a fortune which he heedlessly squandered over his long life. He loved to gamble and is credited with popularizing craps, a Creole dice game. Although American businessmen offered to help him develop his plantation downriver from the French Quarter into a thriving commercial area, Marigny instead sold lots to other Creoles. The locale became a district of charming cottages that white Creoles used to house their mixed-race mistresses and inevitable second families. An eclectic mix of free people of color, artisans, and immigrants also lived there. Today, the neighborhood called the Faubourg Marigny is the funky, colorful heart of New Orleans bohemia while hotel skyscrapers and office buildings fill the American Quarter, now dryly called the Central Business District.

While Creole French is no longer spoken in New Orleans, the Creole accent lives on in New Orleans' food, architecture, and joie de vivre. In fact, one could easily make the case that without the heritage of both black and white Creole culture, New Orleans wouldn't be New Orleans.

 
Creole Restaurants
5 Fifty 5
555 Canal St., Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 553-5638
www.marriott.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Seafood, Creole
801 Royal
801 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 581-0801
801royal.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast
Albertine's Tea Room
3811 St. Charles Ave., Columns Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-9308, (800) 445-9308
www.thecolumns.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Breakfast, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Seafood, Creole, Breakfast

Description: Located in the Columns Hotel, the beautiful Albertine’s Tea Room is nestled between Victorian decor and French stained glass. No matter what the occasion, guests who visit the Albertine Tea room are sure to have a memorable, elegant experience.
Allegro Bistro
1100 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70163 [Map It]
(504) 582-2350

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

Description: Across the street from the Superdome this restaurant offers validated parking and is open for all home Saints games.
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: $18-$24
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.
Antoine's
713 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4422
www.antoines.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Creole

Description: Since 1840, world-renowned Antoine's Restaurant has set the standard that made New Orleans one of the greatest dining centers of the world. Known for their Oysters Rockefeller.
Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-5433
www.arnaudsrestaurant.com

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

Description: Leader of the culinary old guard since 1918. Dinner & Dixieland at world-famous Arnaud's with legendary Creole cuisine and music in the Jazz Room every night from 6:30. Sunday Brunch & Jazz. Fine cigars, cognacs, ports in Arnaud's Bar. Mardi Gras museum. Lunch Sunday-Friday 504-523-5433 13 private dining rooms for special occasions.
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: $12-$18
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.
Bayou Burger & Sports Company
504 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

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.
Bistreaux at the Bank
610 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 212-5656
www.bistreauxatthebank.com

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

Description: With authentic Creole cuisine, stately architecture, and affordable prices, Bistreaux at the Bank is the perfect setting for an intimate gathering.
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: $12-$18
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: 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 award-winning modern Louisiana cuisine in a renovated Victorian cottage. The menu changes daily and features fresh, local ingredients.
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: $12-$18
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.
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 Adelaide
300 Poydras St., Loews Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 595-3305
www.cafeadelaide.com

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

Description: Café Adelaide is the little sister of Commander’s Palace, named after the Brennan family’s beloved Aunt Adelaide. Chef Carl Schaubhut and Bar Chef Lu Brow head up the culinary team, creating Playful Modern Creole cuisine with handcrafted cocktails. "Brunch with Hat-itude" on Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Adorn yourself in your favorite hat (baseball caps don’t count) and enjoy complimentary martinis. Limit three per person, ‘cause that's enough.
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 Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 309-6391
cafedauphinenola.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
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 Opéra
541 Bourbon St., Four Points by Sheraton, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 648-2331, (800) 535-7891
www.fourpointsfrenchquarter.com

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

Description: Happiness is…a chance to sample one of the many delicious Continental and Creole creations of Chef Philippe Andreani at Café Opéra in the French Quarter. Open again after 100 years, Café Opéra offers a unique taste of New Orleans history. It is located on the site of the legendary French Opera House at the corner of Bourbon and Toulouse streets. Chef Philippe and his staff offer casual dining with an elegant Old New Orleans flair, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Convenient valet parking.
Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-1180

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

Description: Situated right on the corner of Jackson Square, every table has a great view of St. Louis Cathedral and all the local flavor. Food includes combination plates with red beans and rice, smoked sausage, jambalaya, Louisiana crab cakes topped with homemade remoulade, oversized shrimp and oyster platters, deep-fried soft shell crab platter, and several other delicious options.
Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70148 [Map It]
(504) 568-1157
www.cafereconcile.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Soul Food, Creole

Description: Cafe Reconcile is a non-profit project of Reconcile New Orleans and the St. John Francis Regis Hospitality School, a program of Fr. Harry Tompson, S.J., and Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church. The cafe provides at-risk teens and young adults with the skills they need to succeed in jobs in the restaurant business.
Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar
2200 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 644-4311
charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com

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

Description: Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that prides itself on serving only the freshest, premium quality, and unique burger options. Charcoal’s menu offers ten burger meat choices, including Kobe beef, salmon, shrimp, elk or bison. From there, customers can choose from a wide variety of exciting topping choices and homemade buns. All menu items are made from scratch, in-house daily. In addition to its enticing, delicious food, Charcoal’s has a state of the art beer dispenser system that serves locally brewed beer at a perfect 32 degrees. Charcoal’s location offers counter-service downstairs dining, as well as upstairs waiter service and outdoor balcony seating overlooking Magazine Street. The options are endless at Charcoal’s and guaranteed to satisfy any taste!
Chartres House
601 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 586-8383
www.chartreshouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Seafood, Desserts, 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.
Clancy's
6100 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 895-1111

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

Description: Clancy's is a popular Uptown spot for traditional New Orleans Creole dining.
The Coffee Pot
714 St. Peter St. , New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 524-3500
www.theoldcoffeepot.com

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

Description: Hearty breakfasts and Cajun specialities for lunch and dinner.
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!
Commerce Restaurant
300 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70013 [Map It]
(504) 561-9239
www.commercerest.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Coffee Shops, South American, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast
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: Under $12
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!
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.
The Crazy Lobster
1 Poydras St., #83, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 569-3380
www.thecrazylobster.com

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

Description: The Crazy Lobster - "Home of the Steamed Seafood Bucket" live entertainment nightly, Riverside dining, Char-grilled oysters, cajun food located on Spanish Plaza across from Harrah's casino. Full service bar.
Crescent Pie & Sausage Company
4400 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 482-2426
www.crescentpieandsausage.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, French, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana, Po-Boys

Description: True to it's name, Cresecent Pie & Sausage Company features some of the city's best pizza pie, sausage, and craft beer. With a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 pm and $10 daily lunch specials, Cresecnt Pie & Sausage Company is an ideal spot to grab a relaxed and tasty bite to eat.
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: Over $24
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.
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
Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 821-0535

Neighborhood: Treme
Attire: Business Casual
Cuisine Type/s: Soul Food, Creole

Description: Led by world famous chef, Leah Chase this family restaurant serves up an incredible array of creole and soul food in a restaurant atmosphere full of local art.
Eat Restaurant
900 Dumaine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-7222
www.eatnola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary, Creole
Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-4937
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Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Over $24
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Creole, Louisiana

Description: Located on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, Delmonico, the legendary, century-old institution, is an icon in the restaurant industry and as been a cornerstone of traditional Creole dining since 1895. Reopened by Emeril Lagasse in 1998 after an extensive historic renovation, Delmonico continues today serving a modern style of Louisiana’s Creole cuisine with Emeril’s warm style of service in a grand setting. The menu features Creole classics interpreted with a global palate – Moroccan spiced lamb sirloin, rabbit crepes, artisan cured meats, in-house dry aged steaks. The bar is the perfect setting for a sazerac or special bottle from the restaurant’s second floor cellar.
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, Vegan

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.
Fleur-de-Lis Café
307 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 529-9641
www.cafefleurdelis.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Coffee Shops, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast
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.
Freret Street Po-Boys and Donuts
4701 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 872-9676

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bakery, Sandwiches, Creole, Breakfast, Po-Boys

Description: Feret Street Po-Boys and Donuts is a traditional New Orleans eatery specializing in homemade Creole cuisine. The restaurant serves classic New Orleans dishes, including red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, and Creole meatball spaghetti, along with authentic Southern po-boys. Additionally, the restaurant serves freshly made donuts and other hot breakfast plates. Feret Street Po-Boys and Donuts prides itself on being the “closest thing to your grandmother’s cooking” and strives to remain true to the unique tastes of New Orleans.
Golden Feather Bistro
704 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 266-2339
www.goldenfeatherneworleans.moonfruit.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: African, Cajun, Creole, Louisiana
Horn's
1940 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 459-4676
www.facebook.com

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

Description: Horns is a locally owned and run restaurant bringing back the traditional neighborhood restaurant. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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: Under $12
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Coffee Shops, Seafood, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast, Po-Boys
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: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana

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 Greg Sonnier 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.
Koz's
515 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 484-0522
www.kozcooks.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Soul Food, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana
Lakeview Brew Café
5606 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 483-7001
www.lakeviewbrew.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attire: Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Coffee Shops, Seafood, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast
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.
Little Gem Saloon
445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 267-4863
www.littlegemsaloon.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $18-$24
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Creole, Louisiana

Description: Set in a historic space on Rampart Street, Little Gem Saloon offers a fresh take on legendary New Orleans Jazz. Artists who frequent Little Gem Saloon include Kermit Ruffins and Meschiya Lake. Dining options include lunch, dinner, and a traditional Sunday Jazz Brunch. Located steps from the street car line and just a few blocks from the French Quarter, Little Gem Saloon is easily accessible for both visitors and locals.
Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill
437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 252-4800
www.mojitosnola.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner, Late Night, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Cuban, Creole
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: $12-$18
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Contemporary, Sandwiches, Creole, Louisiana
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: $12-$18
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: $18-$24
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.
Palette
700 Tchoupitoulas St., Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 613-2350
www.marriott.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Creole

Description: Palette is New Orleans’ newest restaurant. Discover the perfect marriage of Creole, Cajun and French flavors, all expertly infused into the freshest Louisiana seafood, produce and meat available. The result? Hand-crafted regional American cuisine designed to sate your hunger.
Redemption
3835 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 309-3570
www.redemption-nola.com

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

Description: Redemption opened in 2005 following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The restaurant, which is located inside a historic New Orleans church, prides itself on its mission to serve and celebrate the food that makes New Orleans famous. The executive chefs at Redemption call the restaurant a “culinary preservation hall” and describe the menu’s items as heavenly and spiritually awakening. Visiting Redemption is truly a unique and unforgettable experience, and a must-go on your culinary adventure in NOLA.
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.
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: $12-$18
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.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
139 South Cortez St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 309-5531
www.therubyslippercafe.net

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Creole, Breakfast

Description: Inspired by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, there truly is “no place like home” for the owners of Ruby Slipper Café. Having returned to NOLA after Hurricane Katrina, Ruby Slipper Café was opened in an attempt to support and rebuild the community. The café is committed to environmental sustainability through composting and recycling programs, and supporting local businesses by buying locally made products. Ruby Slipper Café has been consistently named Best New Orleans Breakfast and Brunch spot, and receives well-deserved praise from regulars who think of the café as home. With four locations throughout the city, Ruby Slipper is easily accessible and a must-go for delicious Southern eats.
SoBou
310 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 552-4095
www.sobounola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (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.
Somethin' Else Cafe
620 Conti St. , New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 373-6439
www.somethinelsecafe.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $12-$18
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast

Description: Unique New Orleans gem serving elevated comfort food in the heart of the French Quarter. We serve food like we eat it. We cook it like Grandma showed us, with a a bit of culinary refinement.
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.
Tee-Eva's Old Fashioned Pies & Pralines
5201 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-8350
www.tee-evapralines.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Soul Food, Desserts, Creole, Louisiana, Snowballs

Description: Her heavenly concoctions are famous. But the woman who makes them is just as legendary. For decades Miss Tee-Eva, the unofficial Praline Queen of New Orleans, has welcomed celebrities, locals and travelers into her shop with open arms. Known for her signature pralines (creamy, pecan candies that melt in your mouth), her shop offers other sweet and savory Creole dishes. If you're looking for authentic Southern flavors and hospitality, Tee-Eva welcomes you to stop in for a visit.
Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 527-0942
www.tomasbistro.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: Under $12
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Creole

Description: Tomas Bistro is uniquely located in an old-factory, brick building in the Central Business District. The restaurant is decorated to resemble romantic and simple Parisian style, with mahogany furniture and classical French music. Tomas Bistro serves a diverse blend of tastes and dishes, including gulf fish, rabbit, quail, venison, and crawfish crepes. All the seafood served at Tomas is bought from Louisiana waters and prepared fresh daily. In addition to delicious dinner appetizers and entrees, diners are warned not to skip out on Tomas Bistro’s rich, decadent deserts, including Chocolate Bread Pudding and Burgundy Poached Pear.
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: $18-$24
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.
Vacherie Restaurant
827 1/2 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 207-4532
www.vacherierestaurant.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Open For: Breakfast, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Creole, Louisiana, Breakfast

Description: Casual Louisiana restaurant. Cajun/Creole, full-service bar, one block off Bourbon, coffee shop/cafe. Full-service catering, private events, courtyard, breakfast, light lunch, dinner, weekend brunch.
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: Under $12
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!
 
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