Restaurants

Top Choice Creole in Uptown & Riverbend

Clancy's

This white-tablecloth neighborhood restaurant embraces style, the good life and Creole cuisine with a chattering joie de vivre and top-notch service. The city's professional set comes here to gossip and savor the sp…
Top Choice Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Restaurant August

For a little romance, reserve a table at Restaurant August, an outpost of chef John Besh’s restaurant empire. This converted 19th-century tobacco warehouse, with its flickering candles and warm, soft shades, earns a…
Top Choice Creole in Mid-City & the Tremé

Dooky Chase

Ray Charles wrote ‘Early in the Morning’ about Dooky’s; civil rights leaders used it as informal headquarters in the 1960s; and Barack Obama ate here after his inauguration. Leah Chase’s labor of love is the backbon…
Top Choice Creole in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Commander's Palace

Commander’s Palace is a dapper host, a seer-suckered bon vivant who wows with white-linen dining rooms, decadent dishes and attentive Southern hospitality. The nouveau Creole menu runs from crispy oysters with brie-…
Top Choice Creole in Uptown & Riverbend

Domilise's Po-Boys

Domilise’s is everything that makes New Orleans great: a dilapidated white shack by the river serving Dixie beer, staffed by long-timers and prepping some of the best po’boys in the city. Locals tell us to opt for t…
Creole in French Quarter

Galatoire’s

Friday morning is the best time to come to this revered institution of the New Orleans upper crust. That’s when the local ladies in big hats and gloves and the men who wear bowties (without irony) buy copious bottle…
Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Café Adelaide

This jazzy restaurant is a Brennan family tribute to their endearingly eccentric aunt Adelaide. We love the pop-art portraits of her that hang above the dining room. The motto here is the namesake’s own: ‘Eat, drink…
Creole in Uptown & Riverbend

Tee-Eva’s Old-Fashioned Pies & Pralines

It’s impossible to nibble a praline from Tee-Eva’s over the course of a day. Trust us, after one bite, you’re a goner for the whole thing – right then. Tee-Eva once sang backup to the late, great local legend Ernie …
Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Emeril’s

The noise level can be deafening, but Emeril’s remains one of New Orleans’ finest dining establishments. The kitchen’s strengths are best appreciated by ordering the daily specials. The full-on Emeril experience inc…
Creole in French Quarter

Arnaud’s

Back in 1918 ‘Count’ Arnaud Cazenave turned roughly a whole city block into a restaurant that’s served upscale Creole cuisine ever since. The menu includes shrimp Arnaud (shrimp in a rémoulade sauce), and oysters Bi…