Restaurants

Top Choice American in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Bacchanal

From the outside, Bacchanal looks like a leaning Bywater shack; inside are racks of wine and stinky-but-sexy cheese. Musicians play in the garden, while cooks dispense delicious meals on paper plates from the kitche…
Top Choice Italian in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Pizza Delicious

The thin-crust pies here are done New York–style and taste great. The preparation is simple, but the ingredients are fresh and consistently top-notch. An easy, family-friendly ambience makes for a lovely spot for a …
Top Choice Breakfast in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Cake Café & Bakery

On weekend mornings the line quite literally extends out the door here. Biscuits and gravy (topped with andouille – smoked pork sausage), fried oysters and grits (seasonally available), and all the omelets are stand…
Top Choice Chinese in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Red's Chinese

Red's has upped the Chinese cuisine game in New Orleans in a big way. The chefs aren't afraid to add lashings of Louisiana flavor, yet this isn't what we'd call 'fusion' cuisine. The food is grounded deeply in spicy…
Cajun in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Elizabeth's

Elizabeth’s is deceptively down-at-heel, but the food’s as good as the best New Orleans chefs can offer. It's all friendliness, smiling sass, weird artistic edges and overindulgence on the food front. Brunch and bre…
American in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Bywater American Bistro

This modern American restaurant in a former rice mill uses local ingredients and impeccable technique to compose inventive, flavorsome dishes. Many, like the warmly spiced rabbit curry, draw inspiration from owner N…
Bakery in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Bywater Bakery

This bakery is doing things right. It serves breakfasts – say, shrimp and grits or biscuits and gravy – in a cup (it works!), fantastic quiches, open-faced sandwiches, and slices of some of the most drop-dead delici…
Barbecue in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Joint

The Joint’s smoked meat has the olfactory effect of the Sirens’ sweet song, pulling you, the proverbial traveling sailor, off course and into a savory meat-induced blissful death (classical Greek analogies ending no…
Middle Eastern in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Kebab

Americans are learning what Europeans and Middle Easterners have long known: when you're drunk (and, to be fair, even when sober), shaved meat or falafel served on flatbread with lots of delicious sauces and vegetab…
Vegan in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Sneaky Pickle

This city has been sorely in need of a vegan-friendly spot that can hold its own against the city's famously meat-heavy cuisine. Enter Sneaky Pickle, a little spot on St Claude that dishes out tempeh Reubens on sour…