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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!

NewOrleansRestaurants.com 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.)

Arnaud's Restaurant

Pricing:
Creole | French | Seafood | Variety

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.

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. Located right on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

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.

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.

GW Fins

Pricing:
American | Seafood | Variety

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.

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.

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.

Reginelli's Pizzeria

Pricing:
Italian | Pizza | Po-boys/sandwiches

a New Orleans-based 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.

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!

Calcasieu

Pricing:
Barbecue | Cajun | Variety

Calcasieu is James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link's private dining facility located in the Historic Warehouse District.

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.

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.

Andrea's

Pricing:
Italian | Seafood | Variety

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

Pricing:
Creole | Seafood | Sunday Brunch

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.

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.

Tony Moran's

Pricing:
Italian | Seafood | Variety

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.

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!

Retrouvailles Bistro

Pricing:
American | Seafood | Steakhouses

Enjoy fresh local seafood at the Retrouvailles Bistro 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.

Ralph's on the Park

Pricing:
Creole | Seafood | Variety

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.

Pascal's Manale

Pricing:
Italian | Seafood | Steakhouses

Pascal's Manale of uptown New Orleans is famous for creating barbecued shrimp. Pascal's is located at 1838 Napoleon Avenue.

Byblos Mediterranean Cuisine

Pricing:
Greek/Mediterranean

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.

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.

Pelican Club

Pricing:
Creole | Seafood | Variety

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Courtyard Bar & Grill

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | Po-boys/sandwiches

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daisy Dukes

Pricing:
Breakfast | Cajun | Po-boys/sandwiches

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.

Maison Frenchmen

Pricing:
American | Po-boys/sandwiches | Variety

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.

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.

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.

Cafe Carmo

Pricing:
Variety | Vegetarian

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.!

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.

Cafe Soule

Pricing:
Cajun | Creole | French

The reviews are in! Café Soulé is one of the best cafés in the French Quarter. Located between Bourbon and Royal Streets on St. Louis Street, Café Soulé offers a fusion of traditional New Orleans and French Cuisines.

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.

Vincent's Italian Cuisine

Pricing:
Creole | Italian

Touting multiple reader’s choice awards for Best Italian Cuisine in New Orleans, Vincent’s Italian Cuisine exudes unparalleled excellence using fresh, local ingredients. The locally owned restaurant has two convenient locations: Metairie and Uptown, near the Riverbend on St. Charles Avenue and Carrollton Street.

Cafe NOMA

Pricing:
American

Art and food complement each other at Ralph Brennan’s Café NOMA, overlooking historic City Park, located in the New Orleans Museum of Art. Your taste buds are in for a treat, from charcuterie plates to crisp salads, light bites of artisanal cheeses, as well as warm pressed paninis and specialty flatbread pizzas. Enjoy the outdoor patio, have wine with friends, and indulge in the many artful colors of the lavish gardens of City Park. Admission to Café NOMA is free – just request a sticker with the front desk at NOMA.

café b

Pricing:
Contemporary | Variety | Sunday Brunch

Nestled in Old Metairie is Ralph Brennan’s café b offering a great local neighborhood experience with fabulous food and local hospitality at reasonable prices. Chef Steven Marsella's menu brings a New American bistro and refines the most beloved comfort foods with a whole new level of goodness.

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!

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.

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