New Orleans Restaurant Guide
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Uptown / Garden District
Restaurants along streetcar line or steps away
City parkRestaurants overlooking beautiful City Park
Convention Center / CBD
Restaurants near conventions within Arts District
Marigny / Bywater
Cafes on outskirts of French Quarter
Metairie / Lakeview
Restaurants between Airport & French Quarter
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born from the family who gave Louis Armstrong his first horn, Cornet is a fresh new concept specializing in traditional New Orleans fare. Stroll in for a chorus of cocktails or an ensemble of dishes inspired by the cradle of Jazz.
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.
For generations, The French Market Restaurant & Bar has been serving fresh Louisiana seafood and ice cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Their balcony offers one of the best views of the Vieux Carré. Come experience it!
The Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS, sister vessel to the Steamboat NATCHEZ, is about to go into the history books as the newest floating palace on Old Man River. Like New Orleans riverboats of old, the cuisine will be magnificent, the music soul-stirring, and the adventure one you will remember for a lifetime.
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. This Bourbon Street eatery relies on local fishermen to provide the freshest seafood you’ll ever experience for the raw bar. All the oysters here are shucked to order. Taste for yourself why The Daily Meal named Red Fish Grill "One of the Top Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steps from Bourbon Street, Oceana Grill's authentic Creole and Cajun delicacies, offers satisfaction for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with classic New Orleans dishes you have to try, their chefs can get pretty inventive (try the Redfish Oceana). And we think every meal at Oceana should be kicked off with a dozen raw oysters although some just can’t say no to the Gator Tail Bites.
Call us crazy, but we think your taste buds should have fun on Bourbon Street, too! Take a break from the crowd below and head up to Mambo’s, home to the only rooftop terrace on Bourbon and some of the best Cajun and Creole food you’ll find anywhere.
Right on the famed Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, the Courtyard Bar & Grill at the Bourbon Heat offers casual dining, catering, private parties, and VIP bottle service.