New Orleans Restaurants

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  • 1. Arnaud's

    $$$$ | French Quarter

    In the main dining room of this grande dame of classic Creole restaurants, ornate etched glass reflects light from charming old chandeliers while the late...Read More

  • 2. August

    $$$$ | Central Business District

    If the Gilded Age is long past, someone forgot to tell the folks at August, where the main dining room shimmers with masses of chandelier...Read More

  • 3. Bayona

    $$$ | French Quarter

    "New World" is the label Louisiana native Susan Spicer applies to her cooking style, the delicious hallmarks of which include goat cheese croutons with mushrooms...Read More

  • 4. Boucherie

    $$ | Carrollton-Riverbend

    Nathanial Zimet's gutsy, down-home cooking, a unique blend of Louisiana and contemporary Southern styles, fits right in at its cozy location in a converted Uptown...Read More

  • 5. Café du Monde

    $ | French Quarter

    No visit to New Orleans is complete without a chicory-laced café au lait paired with the addictive, sugar-dusted beignets at this venerable institution. The tables...Read More

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  • 6. Cochon

    $$$ | Warehouse District

    Chef-owned restaurants are common in New Orleans, but this one builds on owner Donald Link's family heritage as he, working with co-owner Stephen Stryjewski (who...Read More

  • 7. Cochon Butcher

    $ | Warehouse District

    Around the corner from its big brother Cochon, Butcher packs its own Cajun punch with an upscale sandwich menu that dials up the flavor on...Read More

  • 8. Commander's Palace

    $$$$ | Garden District

    No restaurant captures New Orleans's gastronomic heritage and celebratory spirit as well as this grande dame of New Orleans fine dining. The menu's classics include...Read More

  • 9. Company Burger

    $ | Uptown

    At the Company Burger, your order is simple: the amazing signature burger comes with two fresh-ground patties, bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese, and red onions on...Read More

  • 10. Coquette

    $$$ | Garden District

    Every neighborhood needs a hangout, and the dwellers of the Garden District's elegant mansions tend to spend their time at this fabulous corner bistro, enhanced...Read More

  • 11. Dat Dog

    $ | Uptown

    At Dat Dog, the sprawling stand is painted in primary hues, as if the work had been outsourced to a talented kindergarten class, and the...Read More

  • 12. Domenica

    $$ | Central Business District

    This eatery wows diners with rustic Italian cooking, a rarity in New Orleans's culinary landscape. In the renovated Roosevelt Hotel—a 19th-century landmark—friendly and knowledgeable waiters...Read More

  • 13. Elizabeth's

    $ | Bywater

    "Real food, done real good" is the motto at hipster-haven Elizabeth's, where the vinyl-print tablecloths look just like grandma's and breakfast really is the most...Read More

  • 14. Emeril's Delmonico

    $$$$ | Garden District

    Chef Emeril Lagasse bought the century-old Delmonico restaurant in 1998 and converted it into a large, extravagant restaurant serving some of the most ambitious reinterpretations...Read More

  • 15. Galatoire's

    $$$ | French Quarter

    With many of its recipes dating to 1905, Galatoire's epitomizes the old-style French Creole bistro. Fried oysters and bacon en brochette are worth every calorie,...Read More

  • 16. Gautreau's

    $$$ | Uptown

    This vine-covered neighborhood bistro doesn't have a sign, but that hasn't stopped the national food media from finding it. Lauded chefs cook with elegant confidence...Read More

  • 17. Gris-Gris

    $$$ | Garden District | American

    If you're looking for an opportunity to converse with a top New Orleans chef, then Gris-Gris is your best bet. The first level of this Magazine...Read More

  • 18. Herbsaint

    $$$ | Warehouse District

    Chef Donald Link (also of Cochon, Cochon Butcher, and Pêche Seafood Grill) turns out food that sparkles with robust flavors and top-grade ingredients at this...Read More

  • 19. Jacques-Imo's Cafe

    $$ | Carrollton-Riverbend

    Oak Street might look like any other sleepy urban thoroughfare by day, but once the sun sets, the half-block stretch containing Jacques-Imo's Cafe feels like...Read More

  • 20. N7

    $$ | Bywater | Spanish

    It might seem unlikely that a restaurant specializing in canned fish would be one of the most romantic places to dine in New Orleans, but N7...Read More

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