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Best Of The Rest (Part 1)

April 10 2013 | What's New

Believe it or not, the French Quarter isn’t the only place to eat in New Orleans. There’s many other neighborhoods throughout New Orleans where you can enjoy a great meal. After you check our Bourbon Street and stroll down Royal Street, head out to the rest of the city to check out some of the amazing restaurants that are scattered within the city limits.

Here’s some of our favorite restaurants in the rest of the city…

New Orleans RestaurantsCentral Business District

In between the trendy condos and stylish art galleries built into 19th century warehouses, you can find many gems for a great place to eat.  The CBD as we locals like to call it, is south of Canal Street and includes many hotels, the convention center, the Superdome and the busiest skyscrapers

7 on Fulton

7 on Fulton offers contemporary fine dining without the fuss of a traditional fine dining atmosphere. Relax in the comfort of 7 on Fulton, while exploring their unique menu. Their must try’s include Crispy Duck with handmade potato gnocchi and roasted apple and bacon stuffed mirliton and the Roasted Gulfish, which is fish over red pepper pesto with rosewater cardamom and a warm labon reduction.

Gordon Biersch Brewery

Gordon Biersch offers more than just beer. It’s not just a brewpub. They pair their brews with shockingly good food.  Their Flame Grilled New York Steak is tender and delicious, the Lemon Ginger Crusted Salmon is another must try.

Grand Isle Restaurant

Grand Isle offers fresh seafood in an upscale Louisiana fishing camp atmosphere along with an extensive wine and beer menu. You can’t lose with their Fried Seafood Platter, which includes oysters, shrimp, Des Allemands Catfish and stuffed crab. If you’re in the mood for something from the land, check out their Smoked and Braised Beef Brisket.

City Park

Explore the largest municipal park in the United States, check out the New Orleans Museum Of Art, then indulge in some culinary art. City Park is located in the northern part of the city, between the Lakeview and Gentilly neighborhoods.

Ralph’s On The Park

Ralph’s offers views of the beautiful City Park and indulgent, whimsical treats. There’s not just one or two must try’s on this menu, everything looks good to me right now. If I had to limit to just two, I would start with the Rib-eye Wrapped Scallops or the Seared Chappapeela Farms Duck Breast.

Faubourg Marigny

Marigny shares the northern border with the French Quarter. In this part of the city, you can find up and coming neighborhoods with classic New Orleans architecture. It’s a lot like the restaurants that you can find here. There’s a mix of long time favorites, as well as new restaurants that are worth checking out.

Feelings Café

Known as one of the most romantic restaurants in New Orleans, Feelings Café is a longtime favorite among locals that routinely make this restaurant part of their date or anniversary plans.  In addition to the romantic atmosphere, you can check out their entrees that include a Crawfish Etouffee Fish Trio and Blue Cheese Steak.

Marigny Brasserie

Located on the hip music filled Frenchmeen Street and award winning menu has made Marigny Brasserie a favorite for locals. Their menu New Orleans style classic with local seafood and farm produce. Favorites include includes Crawfish Pasta and Southern Fried Chicken and much more.

Suis Generis

Experience a food evolution at Suis Generis. They have an ever changing menu that updates based on ingredients that are available locally and in-season. To give you an idea of what their menu includes, recent dishes include Hand-Cut Prime Rib-eye Steak, spiced, fire grilled, served with kohlrabi toasted pine nut risotto & sauteed rapini and Seared Sea Scallops, citrusy New Orleans-style kumquat barbeque sauce, vinegared rice & inglewood farm baby carrot.

Stay tuned next week for part 2.

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