restaurants / Creole

Lonely Planet review

Olivier’s is run by an African American–­Creole family that’s been in the restaurant business for five generations, passing down and refining recipes over the decades. That should make for some of the best Creole dining in town, but we’ve found the food can be hit or miss, although when it does hit, it’s great stuff. Go for the gumbo sampler to get an education in local cuisine before digging into specialties such as Creole rabbit, crab cakes and broiled catfish. Save room for bourbon-pecan pie.