- The Big Easy Guide To Fine Dining

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.)



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.
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.
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.
Vincent's Italian Cuisine Vincent's Italian Cuisine
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.
Retrouvailles Bistro Retrouvailles Bistro
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.
Brennan's Brennan's
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.
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.
Amici Ristorante and Bar Amici Ristorante and Bar
Amici is an Italian pizzeria that specializes in pizza cooked in coal-fired ovens, located in Uptown New Orleans on Magazine Street.
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.

Casual Fine 

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


Remoulade Remoulade
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.
Cafe Soule Cafe Soule
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olde New Orleans Cookery Olde New Orleans Cookery
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.!
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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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.
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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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.
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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Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop
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.
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.
La Casita La Casita
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Cello's Cello's
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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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Spitale's Deli Spitale's Deli
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.
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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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.
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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