New Orleans Restaurant Guide

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Our casual dining restaurants provide either counter or table service at moderate prices in a casual atmosphere. The emphasis is on value, generous portions and speed of service, rather than presentation. We have included many of the most popular casual restaurants below:

Bistreaux

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Bistreaux is a favorite of French Quarter locals and visitors. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant emphasizes high quality, delicious comfort food at an affordable price.

B.B. King's Blues Club

Pricing:
Creole

For great food and entertainment you have to be at BB Kings Blues Club in New Orleans. Come dance the night away with us!

La Casita

Pricing:
American | Cajun | Creole | Mexican | Tapas/Small Plates

La Casita serves arguably the best Mexican cuisine in the New Orleans area. This is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat, a colorful drink, and just hang out with friends.

Remoulade

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Think of Remoulade as a casual spinoff of Arnuad's Restaurant. Located right on Bourbon Street, Remoulade serves signature dishes, like shrimp remoulade, alongside New Orleans favorites, like po-boys. The fresh oyster bar is one of the best in the French Quarter.

Cornet

Pricing:
American | Cajun | Creole

Born from the family who gave Louis Armstrong his first horn, Cornet is a fresh new concept specializing in traditional New Orleans fare. Stroll in for a chorus of cocktails or an ensemble of dishes inspired by the cradle of Jazz.

Amici Ristorante and Bar

Pricing:
Italian | Pizza

Amici is an Italian pizzeria that specializes in pizza cooked in coal-fired ovens, located in Uptown New Orleans on Magazine Street.

Cafe Pontalba

Pricing:
Creole | Variety

Located right along Jackson Square, Cafe Pontalba is a great way to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans. Delicious Creole cuisine served in a casual atmosphere.

Crescent City Brewhouse

Pricing:
Breweries | Cajun | Creole

The Crescent City Brewhouse serves amazing beer and great food. It is the only microbrewery in the French Quarter, and you'll enjoy sampling their portfolio in the warm, relaxed atmosphere. Immerse yourself in live, local culture with jazz performed nightly by New Orleans musicians.

Cello's

Pricing:
Variety

After outgrowing its pervious location, this Metairie favorite recently received a makeover! Cello’s features fabulous deli-style dishes: superb salads and sandwiches. The new location also comes complete with a full service bar and a private event room.

Olde New Orleans Cookery

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Cooked by Locals, spiced with history - Cajun and Creole Cookin’ on Bourbon Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, with the emphasis on serving delicious and authentic local dishes.

New Orleans School of Cooking

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole

Their popular lunch classes are open to individual reservations. All open classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated menu items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and Abita beer.

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Soul Food

Tucked away on Causeway Boulevard in Metairie, just a short drive from New Orleans, Gumbo Stop features comfort food using locally grown ingredients for a delicious and refreshing taste. The restaurant serves freshly made award-winning gumbo daily along with other New Orleans favorites such as po’ boys and red beans and rice.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Pricing:
American | Seafood | Variety

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company mixes food and fun in a festive neighborhood. The restaurant is located on Decatur Street, just a few blocks from Jackson Square and other popular French Quarter attractions.

Grand Isle Restaurant

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood | Variety

Located on the Fulton Street mall in the Warehouse District, Grand Isle serves seafood straight from local Gulf fisheries. With a wide range of freshly caught specialties, including an award-winning Shrimp Caminada po-boy, Grand Isle is a great spot to kick back and enjoy authentic New Orleans seafood dishes.

Huck Finn's Cafe

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches

From shrimp po-boys to jambalaya, fried seafood, muffulettas and more, Huck Finn's chefs serve the best in Cajun cuisine, using local ingredients with a unique flair. Go and try it for yourself.

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant

Pricing:
Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

The restaurant that made Cajun Culture famous with authentic Cajun cuisine. It's a perfect place to see the Mardi Gras parades, it's located right on the parade routes and have all inclusive packages.

Oceana Grill

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Creole

Steps from Bourbon Street, Oceana Grill's historic building, combined with authentic Creole and Cajun delicacies, offers satisfaction for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Steamboat Natchez

Pricing:
Creole | Sunday Brunch

The Steamboat Natchez offers daily dinner jazz cruises and harbor jazz cruises with a New Orleans food buffet. Enjoy music and food as you cruise along the Mississippi!

Suis Generis

Pricing:
American | Contemporary | Vegetarian

Suis Generis is a Bywater based restaurant. They use fresh, local meat, produce and seafood. Their menu is constantly changing based on what's available and in season.

The Courtyard Bar & Grill

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches

Right on the famed Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, the Courtyard Bar & Grill at the Bourbon Heat offers casual dining, catering, private parties, and VIP bottle service.

Porter and Luke's

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole

Porter & Luke’s offers an authentic menu with fresh ingredients. From Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp Remoulade to Cowboy Ribeye and Fettuccini Alfredo, there’s nothing this restaurant doesn’t make well.

Hard Rock Cafe

Pricing:
American | Variety

Now located on the corner of Bourbon and Iberville Street, Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans offers rock star service and a unique environment for your dining experience!

Napoleon House

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches

Along with its fascinating and storied history, the 200-year-old Napoleon House serves up some of the most flavorful Creole cuisine and cocktails in the French Quarter.

The Maison

Pricing:
American | Po-boys/sandwiches | Variety

The Maison is a bar/restaurant/music venue/event space on world-famous Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. It features live music every day from 5 p.m. till close, and a contemporary Creole-inspired menu consisting of delicious, authentic New Orleans cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.

Deanie's Seafood

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood | Variety

In a town famous for great seafood, it's in a class by itself. Located in Metairie and the French Quarter, Deanie's has been recognized as one of New Orleans' best seafood joints since 1961.

Gumbo Shop

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Seafood

This New Orleans favorite has taken the Best Gumbo title in the Best of New Orleans poll every year since 1999. Order their award-winning seafood, okra and chicken-andouille gumbo, or other Creole dishes, like po-boys and bread pudding. Customers can sit inside in the large dining area with high ceilings and beautifully painted walls, or outdoors in the courtyard surrounded by greenery. No matter where you sit or what you order, be prepared for a truly New Orleans dining experience.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Pricing:
American | Breweries | Variety

Gordon Biersch brews great beer at its New Orleans location, and serves up satisfying plates made with the freshest products. Gordon Biersch is located in the Central Business District.

Spitale's Deli

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

Spitale's Deli and Catering is a family owned and operated business since 1983. Owners, Charles and Gerald Spitale, are committed to serving their customers with personal attention to every order received.

Heritage Grill

Pricing:
American | Creole | Variety

Want to mix mid-day business with pleasure, look no further than Ralph Brennan's Heritage Grill in Metairie on Veterans Memorial Blvd. Directly next to the Orleans/Jefferson Parish line. Located inside the Heritage Plaza office complex, the Heritage Grill is easy to access from downtown New Orleans offering New American Creole Cuisine and great service!

French Market Restaurant & Bar

Pricing:
Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambiance remains the same.

Streetcar Restaurant

Pricing:
American | Creole

Indulge in our beautifully renovated Streetcar Restaurant featuring new menus; allow us to tantalize your taste buds with an innovative fusion of traditional New Orleans cuisine and American comforts! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in true Big Easy fashion- with a side of Southern hospitality!

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