In New Orleans, most people live to eat, not the other way around. And why not? The food is awesome.
Just to hit the point home though, the city is about to celebrate the third annual We Live to Eat Restaurant Week. Starting Sept. 9 and going through Sept. 15, over 45 restaurants will be participating, and diners are in for some great deals. At each restaurant, two-course lunches will be offered for $25, and three-course dinners for under $35.
The “We Live To Eat” campaign was created in 2010 by the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s New Orleans chapter, and it’s seen great success. Locals are reminded to support their local restaurants and get the chance to eat at places they normally don’t frequent. Visitors get great deals at some of the best restaurants in the city. If you love New Orleans cuisine, then this is probably one of the best weeks to be in the city.
Many of this year’s participating restaurants are located in the French Quarter, which is perfect if you’re staying in the Le Richelieu Hotel. After you’re done palling around the Quarter or taking a dip in the hotel’s great swimming pool, you can walk to lunch or dinner.
Since there are so many restaurants to choose from, we decided to make it easier for you by putting together a list of our favorite participating restaurants that are located in the French Quarter. Each of these is a restaurant we would recommend to our own friends and family, and they can be easily accessed from Le Richelieu Hotel.
- Antoine’s Restaurant
- Arnaud’s restaurant (participating at dinner only)
- Café Giovanni (participating at dinner only)
- Muriel’s Jackson Square
- Red Fish Grill
There are currently rooms still available during We Live To Eat week! If you’d like to talk to someone about staying at this hotel during your visit, call (504) 529-2492. And as always, you can check availability and see the amenities here.
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