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The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in New Orleans frequented by both visitors & locals alike. It's world renowned for its architecture, nightlife, entertainment & restaurants … some of which have been around since the 19th century and are still going strong! 

Restaurants range from formal to casual and offer truly unique flavors and famous New Orleans cocktails at every meal.  You cannot walk too far in the French Quarter without running into another great restaurant … be sure to check out our favorites below.

Tujague's

Pricing:
Creole | Seafood | Brunch

The second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Tujague’s carries on traditions begun before carriages had left the city's cobblestone streets.

Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Pricing:
American | Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Since the 1940s, Felix’s has been a New Orleans institution, serving only the freshest Louisiana oysters they could get their hands on. Bienville, Rockefeller, raw, chargrilled…no matter how you like ‘em, they got ‘em at Felix’s.

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.

Court of Two Sisters

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Jazz Brunch

Enjoy a festive daily Jazz Brunch buffet at the picturesque Court of Two Sisters. Dinner, which is served nightly and features a four-course dinner and an a la carte menu, is also a wonderful French Quarter experience.

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.

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!

Pelican Club

Pricing:
Creole | Seafood | Variety

The Pelican Club is a “new classic” New Orleans restaurant offering a rich variety of fresh fish and seafood and prime beef, inspired by southern tradition and reimagined by chef/owner, Richard Hughes. Diners are welcomed in everything from blue jeans to ball gowns in this 19th-century French Quarter townhouse.

B.B. King's Blues Club

Pricing:
Creole

The thrill is far from gone at BB King’s Blues Club on Decatur Street. Get ready to dance the night away at this popular restaurant, bar and live music club in the French Quarter.

Café Amelie

Pricing:
American | Variety | Sunday Brunch

Located in the French Quarter's most beautiful courtyard, picturesque Café Amelie's delicious dishes and signature cocktails are just the beginning.

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.

Oceana Grill

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Creole | Seafood

Steps from Bourbon Street, Oceana Grill's authentic Creole and Cajun delicacies, offers satisfaction for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with classic New Orleans dishes you have to try, their chefs can get pretty inventive (try the Redfish Oceana). And we think every meal at Oceana should be kicked off with a dozen raw oysters although some just can’t say no to the Gator Tail Bites.

Brennan's

Pricing:
Breakfast | Contemporary | Creole

Enjoy the rebirth of this iconic New Orleans restaurant featuring traditional New Orleans French and Spanish influenced cuisine infused with newfound Vietnamese cultural contributions for a unique and distinctly lighter style.

Landry’s Seafood House

Pricing:
American | Creole | Seafood

Located in JAX Brewery in the world-famous Vieux Carré, Landry’s Seafood House offers Gulf-to-table seafood with sweeping views of the Mississippi River and Jackson Square. For an authentic, one-of-a-kind New Orleans experience, drop anchor at Landry’s.

SoBou

Pricing:
Creole

A spirited restaurant located just south of Bourbon Street, Sobou offers a Creole menu with terrific cocktails and self-serve wine.

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.

Cafe Beignet

Pricing:
Breakfast | Coffee Shops | Po-boys/sandwiches

New Orleans’ Café provides excellent coffee and beignets all day long. Also on their menu are New Orleans Cajun specialties and fried seafood for when you want something more than breakfast.

Coterie Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches

Treat your guests to the quintessential New Orleans experience, just two blocks from the Mississippi River. With an authentic menu filled with tantalizing New Orleans dishes, and custom drink packages, Coterie Nola is the ideal spot for your next gathering.

Red Fish Grill

Pricing:
American | Seafood | Variety

Ralph Brennan's Red Fish Grill boasts a variety of fresh seafood selections, including an abundant supply of fresh Gulf shell fish, fin fish, a raw oyster bar, and many other New Orleans classic seafood dishes. This Bourbon Street eatery relies on local fishermen to provide the freshest seafood you’ll ever experience for the raw bar. All the oysters here are shucked to order. Taste for yourself why The Daily Meal named Red Fish Grill "One of the Top Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans.”

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!

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.

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.

Rampart Treehouse

Pricing:
Pizza

Come hang out at the Rampart Treehouse, a slice bar in the French Quarter that serves up flaming pizza and hand-crafted cocktails under more than 500 painted flowers.

French Market Restaurant & Bar

Pricing:
Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

For generations, The French Market Restaurant & Bar has been serving fresh Louisiana seafood and ice cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Their balcony offers one of the best views of the Vieux Carré. Come experience it!

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.

Riverboat City of New Orleans

Pricing:
Creole | Sunday Brunch

The Riverboat City of New Orleans, sister vessel to the Steamboat NATCHEZ, is about to go into the history books as the newest floating palace on Old Man River. Like New Orleans riverboats of old, the cuisine will be magnificent, the music soul-stirring, and the adventure one you will remember for a lifetime.

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.

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.

Acme Oyster House

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches | Seafood

The pearl of New Orleans' restaurants, Acme Oyster House invites area residents and visitors to enjoy its marvelous ambiance, fresh seafood from Louisiana waters, and local charm. Five locations, including the French Quarter, Metairie and the Northshore.

Daisy Dukes

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches

Sometimes you don’t need fancy–you just need good. Daisy Dukes serves great food for a great price with great service. No dinner jacket necessary. Daisy Dukes offers great breakfast, cajun and southern dishes all day and night.

Court Tavern

Pricing:
Po-boys/sandwiches

Court Tavern PoBoys, a casual, convenient fast service sister restaurant of the historic Court of Two Sisters, is located at 614 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. A variety of poboys are available including hot roast beef, meatball and hot sauage. New Orleans traditional dishes like red beans and rice, gumbo, jambalaya, muffulettas and boudin are also on the menu.

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.

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