New Orleans Restaurant Guide
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Browsing: French Quarter Restaurants
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.
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.
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.
The “the holy trinity” of Cajun cooking is onions, celery and bell peppers–the trio of ingredients that is the basis for most of our traditional dishes. Since 2016, Trinity Restaurant in the lower French Quarter has been delighting visitors and locals alike with fantastic creations, both “traditional” and “un.”
The Riverboat City of New Orleans, the sister vessel to the Steamboat NATCHEZ, is the newest floating palace on Old Man River. Like New Orleans riverboats of old, the cuisine is magnificent. Tours include Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch Cruises and Jazz Dinner Cruises with live Dixieland bands, and combo tours with visits to Mardi Gras World where you’ll get a free piece of king cake.
Since 1840, Antoine's has been noted for its excellent French-Creole cuisine and numerous historical dining rooms. Antoine's has long been a tradition for both locals and visitors to New Orleans. An unmatched dining experience in the heart of the French Quarter.
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.
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. Located right on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.
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.
In a city where "good" does't cut it and "exceptional" is the norm, Morton’s The Steakhouse stands out. With its USDA prime-aged beef, fresh Gulf seafood and an impressive wine selection, Morton's The Steakhouse is a favorite among locals and visitors alike — not to mention celebrities. Located on the edge of the Vieux Carré, Morton's The Steakhouse captures the spirit of this unique city. Every bite is an experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.