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New Orleans Restaurants Guide

Dining is a passionate art form in New Orleans. Our restaurants and chefs are world-renowned and award-winning ... and will make your visit to New Orleans an unforgettable experience! For restaurants by location click here! makes it easier for you to make your dining reservations ahead of time. Simply click each restaurant listed below for further information on the restaurant -- follow each restaurant's links at top right for their menu, location, dress code and hours of operation. (For private party or group recommendations, click Private Parties in New Orleans on your left.)



GW Fins GW Fins
Experience the cuisine that earned GW Fins’ Esquire Magazine’s esteemed "Top 20 best new restaurants in America" award, and a four bean rating in the New Orleans Times Picayune.
Andrea's Andrea's
New Orleans' world-renowned gold medal winner, Chef Andrea combines Louisiana products with Northern Italian cuisine to create a memorable dining experience. A favorite among locals. Located in Metairie, 10 minutes from the French Quarter.
Antoine's Antoine's
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.
Embers Embers
Enjoy fresh local seafood at the Embers "Original" Bourbon House at 700 Bourbon Street. Sit on the largest balcony on Bourbon Street, and overlook the festivities while you dine on delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine.
Broussard's Broussard's
Broussard's brings you back to a more enchanting time, with hand-painted tiles, a lush tropical courtyard, three beautiful dining rooms, each with its own distinct personality, and French doors that open onto the courtyard.
Restaurant R'evolution Restaurant R'evolution
Restaurant R'evolution is a popular dining spot that offers modern, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Creole and Cajun cuisine.
Brennan's Brennan's
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Arnaud's Restaurant Arnaud's Restaurant
Arnaud's Restaurant is the ultimate New Orleans dining experience, featuring award-winning Creole cuisine, friendly service and charming French Quarter ambiance. You won't be disappointed.
Café Giovanni Café Giovanni
Located on Decatur Street, Café Giovanni offers a large array of New World Italian Food that set this restaurant apart from competitors but still is comfortable for local diners. A taste of New Orleans with a very personal touch in the heart of the French Quarter.

Casual Fine 

7 on Fulton 7 on Fulton
While 7's design definitely fits the contemporary category, the restaurant's creators haven't ignored the timeless qualities that go into an exceptional dining experience - things like comfort, warmth and service that's precise without being fussy.
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Tujague's Tujague's
The second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Tujague’s carries on traditions begun before carriages had left the city's cobblestone streets.
Grand Isle Restaurant Grand Isle Restaurant
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.
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Café Amelie Café Amelie
Located in the French Quarter's most beautiful courtyard, picturesque Café Amelie's delicious dishes and signature cocktails are just the beginning.
Bombay Club Bombay Club
The Bombay Club is a lovely candlelit spot tucked away in the heart of the French Quarter with live music, delicious food and the best martinis in town.
Feelings Cafe Feelings Cafe
Feelings Cafe is one of the most romantic restaurants in New Orleans. Listen to music from their adjacent piano bar and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of their courtyard.
Ralph's on the Park Ralph's on the Park
Carrying on the tradition of fine food, fun and revelry, Ralph's on the Park offers some of the city's best New Orleans cuisine. Awarded 4 out of 5 beans by the Times-Picayune, Ralph's is sure to satisfy your craving for genuine local flavors.
Tony Moran's Tony Moran's
Some of the finest seafood and Cajun cuisine in New Orleans, prepared from treasured family recipes along with locally influenced versions of some old favorites. Don't miss this fabulous dining experience! Located right on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.
Byblos Mediterranean Cuisine Byblos Mediterranean Cuisine
Byblos is a Greek style restaurant that stands with their largest section of lamb dishes in New Orleans that includes items from chops to kabobs. Their fresh, house-made hummus, shawarma and seafood dishes are also must try’s.
Red Fish Grill Red Fish Grill
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.
Kingfish Kingfish
An upscale, casual restaurant and cocktail bar in the French Quarter, Kingfish tips its hat to the Huey P. Long Era.
Suis Generis Suis Generis
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.
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Calcasieu Calcasieu
Calcasieu is James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link's private dining facility located in the Historic Warehouse District.
Pascal's Manale Pascal's Manale
Pascal's Manale of uptown New Orleans is famous for creating barbecued shrimp. Pascal's is located at 1838 Napoleon Avenue.
Pelican Club Pelican Club
The Pelican Club offers a wide range of fabulous New Orleans dishes, and its outstanding decor and incredible atmosphere are sure to make your event a true New Orleans experience. Located on Exchange Place in the French Quarter.
Court of Two Sisters Court of Two Sisters
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.


Pier 424 Pier 424
Join Pier 424 in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Cajun favorites.
French Market Restaurant & Bar French Market Restaurant & Bar
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.
Porter and Luke's Porter and Luke's
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.
Acme Oyster House Acme Oyster House
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.
Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar
Enjoy fresh Louisiana seafood and Creole delicacies in this casual street side bistro with French doors overlooking Bourbon Street. Now serving breakfast. Open Daily from 6 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.
Marigny Brasserie Marigny Brasserie
Marigny Brasserie is a New Orleans restaurant situated on historic Frenchmen Street in the French Quarter/Marigny neighborhood.
Le Bayou Restaurant Le Bayou Restaurant
This French Quarter favorite offers simple yet sophisticated food, wine and traditional New Orleans service in a Cajun/Creole restaurant.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
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.
Bourbon Heat Bourbon Heat
Right the famed Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Bourbon Heat is an all night dance club offering casual dining, catering, private parties, and VIP bottle service.
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Bistreaux Bistreaux
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.
Cafe Carmo Cafe Carmo
Located in the Central Business District, Carmo is a tropical restaurant café with a focus on healthy, affordable dishes for vegans, vegetarians and even meat eaters in a friendly and casual environment.
Cafe Pontalba Cafe Pontalba
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.
Huck Finn's Cafe Huck Finn's Cafe
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.
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Hard Rock Cafe Hard Rock Cafe
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!
Zea Rotisserie & Grill Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Zea Rotisserie and Grill is known for their rotisserie chicken that falls of the bone because it’s perfectly cooked and other delicious menu items. They are located in the Garden District, right on St. Charles Avenue and has free valet parking.
Maison Maison
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.
Ralph & Kacoo's Ralph & Kacoo's
Ralph & Kacoo's is located in the center of the French Quarter, on 519 Toulouse St, right off Decatur. Their experienced chefs are dedicated to preparing each meal to the classic standard of Louisiana seafood that they have served since 1969.
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Bistreaux At The Bank Bistreaux At The Bank
Bistreaux at the Bank is known and loved for their authentic Creole cuisine, sizable portions and reasonable prices. It’s a restaurant located in the historic Whitney Building in the Central Business District, a perfect spot for a private reception, delicious dinner or for comfortably watching the Mardi Gras parades.
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Chartres House Café Chartres House Café
Experience two floors of casual local fun! Try delicious Cajun- Creole cuisine in any of our spectacular dining settings. Enjoy true French quarter ambiance with our wrap around balcony and fully stocked bar serving famous martinis and a gorgeous courtyard. A true locals’ favorite.
Pierre Maspero's Pierre Maspero's
In a historically significant building, this contemporary infusion of Cajun/Creole cuisine offers delectable food and a friendly staff.
Deanie's Seafood Deanie's Seafood
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.
Royal House Oyster Bar Royal House Oyster Bar
Need to plan a special event? Creole Cuisine Entertainment provides the delicious cuisine of Royal House Oyster Bar in an exclusive balcony room setting.
Reginelli's Pizzeria Reginelli's Pizzeria
Reginelli's Pizzeria combines a unique menu and wide array of fresh ingredients with a cool, modern decor, bringing together a contemporary atmosphere with old-world Italy.
Andy's Bistro Andy's Bistro
Named after the award winning Chef Andrea Apuzzo, this is the perfect casual New Orleans style bistro. The atmosphere is warm, the fish is fresh and the prices are just right. Andy’s Bistro is truly one of Metairie’s dining gems.
Crescent City Brewhouse Crescent City Brewhouse
The Crescent City Brewhouse servers amazing beer and great food. It is the only microbrewery in the French Quarter from every end of the spectrum will enjoy trying their portfolio. They have a warm, relaxed atmosphere with live jazz performed nightly by New Orleans musicians.
New Orleans School of Cooking New Orleans School of Cooking
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.
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Steamboat Natchez Steamboat Natchez
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!
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Mulate's Cajun Restaurant Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
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.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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.
Bayou Burger and Sports Company Bayou Burger and Sports Company
Bayou Burger offers a wide selection of local Brews and stacked up specialty Burgers and hot dogs. A place to watch the game while relaxing with friends.
Oceana Grill Oceana Grill
Steps from Bourbon Street, Oceana Grill's historic building, combined with authentic Creole and Cajun delicacies, offers satisfaction for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Crossroads at House of Blues Crossroads at House of Blues
Conveniently located in the French Quarter, Crossroads at House of Blues offers live music almost every night of the week, fantastic lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday, a rousing Friday Happy Hour in the courtyard, and a spirit-lifting Gospel Brunch every Sunday. Be sure to check it out.
Gumbo Shop Gumbo Shop
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.
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Quick Bites 

Daisy Dukes Daisy Dukes
Daisy Dukes offers great breakfast, cajun and southern dishes all day and night. Located next to the French Quarter Marriott, Daisy Dukes serves great food, for a great price all with great service.
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Cafe Beignet Cafe Beignet
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.
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