French Quarter restaurants

Top Choice Creole in French Quarter

Galatoire’s

Friday lunchtime is the best time to visit this revered institution for its traditional Creole cuisine. That’s when local ladies in big hats and gloves and men wearing bowties (without irony) buy copious bottles of …
Top Choice French in French Quarter

Mister Gregory's

That the French expat community of New Orleans regularly makes its way to Mister Gregory's should tell you something about the quality of this bistro's baguettes and sandwiches. This no-frills lunch and breakfast sp…
Top Choice Cajun in French Quarter

Coop’s Place

Coop’s is an authentic Cajun dive, but more rocked out. Make no mistake: it can be grotty and chaotic, the servers have attitude and the layout is annoying. But it’s worth it for the food: rabbit jambalaya or chicke…
Louisianan in French Quarter

Bayona

Bayona is one of our favorite splurges in the Quarter, and a pioneer of the slow-food movement. It’s classy but unpretentious, an all-round fine spot for a meal. The menu changes regularly, but expect fresh fish, fo…
Creole in French Quarter

Antoine’s

Established in 1840, Antoine’s is the oldest of old-line New Orleans restaurants. The dining rooms look like first-class lounges on the Orient Express and are named for Mardi Gras krewes. This restaurant invented di…
Creole in French Quarter

Eat New Orleans

Eat dishes out neo-Creole cuisine that has become immensely popular with locals; when a New Orleanian is willing to brave French Quarter parking for pork and mustard greens or stuffed peppers, you know something goo…
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 B…
Italian in French Quarter

Irene’s Cuisine

Irene’s is a romantic gem, tucked in a corner that's generally missed by travelers. Not that it's easy to miss, given the lovely scent of garlic emanating from this intimate Italian cavern. Irene's is Italian–French…
American in French Quarter

SoBou

The name means 'South of Bourbon'. And the food? Hard to pin down, but uniformly excellent. The chefs play with a concept that mixes Louisiana indulgence with eccentricities: sweet-potato beignets slathered with duc…
American in French Quarter

Nola

TV chef Emeril Lagasse’s French Quarter outpost is pretty damn good. Emeril himself isn't in the kitchen ‘Bam!’-ing up your food, but whoever is does a great job with the fare. Following a major menu change and reno…