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New Orleans Restaurant Recommendations

We highly recommend the restaurants featured below. They range from fine French dining to casual hideouts featuring live Cajun music and dancing. Favorites of locals for years, we're sure you'll love them, too! We've included quotes from many who have enjoyed their experiences.

Casual Fine Dining  Casual Dining


Casual Fine Dining

The following restaurants combine casual dining with white tablecloth elegance -- casual dress allowed.

Cafe Amelie

Cafe Amelie
Café Amelie focuses on Louisiana style of cooking, tantalizing signature cocktails and much more, all set in one the most beautiful French Quarter courtyard.

Antoines

Antoines
Established in 1840, Antoine’s is one of New Orleans oldest restaurants where fine dining is a taken to a whole new level delectable treat with masterpieces like the rich, creamy Oysters Rockefeller. The restaurant has been passed down through generations of the same family. Bonus: each of the 14 dining rooms has a unique theme with its own history.

Court of Two Sisters

Court of Two Sisters
Located in the heart of the French Quarter is the picturesque Court of Two Sisters. Stop by for their delicious Jazz Brunch buffet in their lush courtyard or make reservations for their award winning four-course dinner. Either way, it’s a world class French Quarter dining experience.

The Pelican Club

The Pelican Club
Stop by The Pelican Club and enjoy a wide variety of amazing New Orleans style entrees, all while enjoying the incredible atmosphere and décor. It's a true New Orleans experience tucked away on the Exchange Place.

Tujague's Restaurant

Tujague's
Tujague's is loaded with history. It's New Orleans' second oldest restaurant and renovated in 1982 to bring it back to its original look and style. Tujague's is known for their traditional Creole menu and superior service.


Casual Dining

Cafe Beignet

Cafe Beignet
Pull up a seat at the table inside or outside, Café Beignet serves up breakfast all day long with their coffee and beignets a local favorite. If you're looking for something a little more filling, they are known for their New Orleans Cajun specialties and fried seafood.

Gumbo Shop

Gumbo Shop
Gumbo Shop is a literally can’t miss experience—they've been awarded Best Gumbo in the Best of New Orleans poll since 1999. The establishment offers an assortment of gumbos along with Creole cuisine, including po-boys. Enjoy a manicured courtyard while you dine or sit inside with tall ceilings and beautifully painted walls.

Daisy Dukes

Daisy Dukes
If you're looking for authentic Cajun cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, Daisy Dukes is the perfect place for you. They’re open 24-hours a day and offer free refills on coffee and Bloody Mary’s. Plus, oysters on the half shell are just $6!

Acme Oyster House

Acme Oyster House
Acme Oyster House is a must visit restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Their oysters and seafood are favorites of both locals and visitors to the city. Make sure to save room for their fresh, hand-shucked Louisiana oysters.

French Market Restaurant & Bar

French Market Restaurant & Bar
The French Market Restaurant & Bar has been serving world class seafood and refreshing ice-cold drinks since twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans. Their historic ambiance, combined with their delicious food makes it a must visit in the French Quarter.

Crescent City Brewhouse

Crescent City Brewhouse
Like great beer and delicious food? Check out the only microbrewery in the French Quarter where they brew up their own food, amazing entrees and serve live jazz every night.

Coterie NOLA

Coterie NOLA
A combination of local ingredients with a unique flair make some of the best Cajun cuisine in New Orleans at Coterie NOLA. You're going to want to try their shrimp po-boys, jambalaya, fried seafood or their delicious muffulettas.

French Market Inn Exterior
French Market Inn

French Market Inn is renowned for its gardens with stone-paved courtyards. an ancient brick facade that opens into a lobby decorated with columns, period paintings and chandeliers. If you’re looking for unique and boutique, choose French Market Inn.

Hotel Provincial Exterior
Hotel Provincial

Hotel Provincial combines modern luxury in a historic setting. This secluded, intimate, locally owned hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll treasure the time you spend here.

Hotel St. Marie Exterior
Hotel St. Marie

Hotel St. Marie offers guests a classic French Quarter experience with contemporary amenities. The staff looks forward to accommodating all your French Quarter dreams. Find out why so many people call Hotel St. Marie “New Orleans Best Kept Secret.”

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