New Orleans Restaurants

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  • 1. Acme Oyster House

    $ | French Quarter | Seafood

    A rough-edge classic in every way, this no-frills eatery at the entrance to the French Quarter is a prime source for briny, chilled Gulf oysters...Read More

  • 2. Café du Monde

    $ | French Quarter | Café

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

  • 3. Cochon Butcher

    $ | Warehouse District | American

    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 local...Read More

  • 4. Dat Dog

    $ | Uptown | American

    No one can leave Dat Dog unhappy. The sprawling stand is painted in primary hues, as if the work had been outsourced to a talented kindergarten...Read More

  • 5. Herbsaint

    $$$ | Warehouse District | American

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

  • 6. Audubon Clubhouse Café

    $ | Uptown | Café

    Eat in an airy dining room overlooking Audubon Park golf course, or relax with a drink on the veranda. ...Read More

  • 7. Bourbon House

    $$$ | French Quarter | American

    On one of the French Quarter's busiest corners is Dickie Brennan's biggest and flashiest restaurant yet (he also owns Palace Café and Dickie...Read More

  • 8. Café du Monde

    $ | French Quarter

    Open around the clock for late-night treats Café du Monde has been serving up café au lait and beignets for more than a century. If the open...Read More

  • 9. Croissant d'Or Patisserie

    $ | French Quarter | Café

    In a quiet corner of the French Quarter, you'll have to look for the quaint Croissant d'Or Patisserie. Once you've found it, you'll understand...Read More

  • 10. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse

    $ | Bayou St. John

    Just off Esplanade Avenue, Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is the neighborhood spot for fair-trade coffee, tea, and snacks—including vegan treats. There...Read More

  • 11. Finn McCool's Irish Pub

    $ | Mid-City | Café

    This convivial spot is more than just your average corner bar: it streams European soccer games (opening as early as 7 am to do so) and hosts...Read More

  • 12. Hermes Bar

    $ | French Quarter | American

    The allure of Hermes Bar is that you'll have your pick of the classic dishes that made Antoine's (founded in 1840) famous, without committing...Read More

  • 13. Kingfish

    $$ | French Quarter | American

    Named after former Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, who went by the nickname "Kingfish," this stylish French Quarter restaurant pays homage...Read More

  • 14. Lucy's Retired Surfers Restaurant and Bar

    $ | Warehouse District

    This bar, courtyard, and dining room are a nice spot for a margarita, fresh seafood, or a Southwestern-style snack. The menu pays homage to...Read More

  • 15. Morning Call

    $ | Mid-City | American

    Once upon a time, there were two famous French Quarter places to get beignets: Café du Monde and Morning Call. Then in 1974, after being open...Read More

  • 16. Mother's

    $ | CBD | Café

    Tourists and locals line up for solid, if unspectacular, down-home eats at this island of blue-collar sincerity amid downtown's sea of glittery...Read More

  • 17. Napoleon House Bar and Café

    $ | French Quarter

    The house specialty Pimm's Cup can be enjoyed in the lush courtyard or in the cool interior, along with bites like pulled-duck po'boys. The...Read More

  • 18. Pirates Alley Cafe

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    A favorite for tourists looking to drink absinthe, the tiny Pirates Alley Café is an ideal setting for a quick cocktail, espresso, or glass...Read More

  • 19. PJ's Coffee and Teas

    $ | CBD

    This local coffee chain serves pastries, snacks, and signature coffee. Flavors with New Orleans flair (like the king cake–flavored blend) are...Read More

  • 20. Praline Connection

    $ | Faubourg Marigny | American

    Down-home cooking in the southern Creole style is the forte of this very Southern restaurant just a few blocks from the French Quarter. The...Read More

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