Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in CBD & Warehouse District

Peche Seafood Grill

Coastal seafood dishes are prepared simply here, but unexpected flourishes – whether from salt, spices or magic – sear the deliciousness onto your taste buds. The vibe is convivial, with a happy crowd savoring among…
Top Choice Seafood in CBD & Warehouse District

Seaworthy

Many new restaurants in New Orleans have not lived up to the city's intimidating culinary legacy. Seaworthy is not such a place. They serve, simply, seafood – gorgeously fresh, brilliantly executed seafood, from yel…
Top Choice Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Restaurant August

For a little romance, reserve a table at Restaurant August. This converted 19th-century tobacco warehouse, with its flickering candles and warm, soft shades, earns a nod for most aristocratic dining room in New Orle…
Top Choice Ice Cream in CBD & Warehouse District

Drip Affogato

Drip serves all kinds of gelato and espresso, but it truly shines when it combines the two into an affogato – espresso or coffee poured onto ice cream. The result is culinary dynamite. If you've just had a good meal…
Top Choice Vegetarian in CBD & Warehouse District

Carmo

Carmo isn't just an alternative to the fatty, carnivorous New Orleans menu – it's an excellent restaurant by any gastronomic measuring stick. Both the aesthetic and the food speak to deep tropical influences, from S…
Top Choice Caribbean in CBD & Warehouse District

Compère Lapin

Chef Nina Compton became a household name via the TV show Top Chef, but her New Orleans restaurant is anything but a celebrity flash in the pan. This is wonderful cuisine that sits at the intersection of the Caribbe…
Cajun in CBD & Warehouse District

Cochon

The phrase ‘everything but the squeal’ springs to mind at Cochon, regularly named one of New Orleans’ best restaurants. Donald Link pays homage to his Cajun culinary roots and the menu revels in most parts of the pi…
Italian in CBD & Warehouse District

Domenica

With its wooden refectory tables, white lights and soaring ceiling, Domenica feels like a village trattoria gone posh. The ‘rustic’ pizza pies at this lively, often-recommended spot are loaded with nontraditional bu…
Deli in CBD & Warehouse District

St James Cheese Company

When it comes to grabbing a sandwich downtown, we're always torn between this spot and Cochon Butcher. St James does possess an advantage on the actual cheese front – this is partly a cheese shop – and you'd be remi…
Louisianan in CBD & Warehouse District

Herbsaint

Herbsaint’s duck and andouille (smoked sausage) gumbo might be the best restaurant gumbo in town. The rest of the food ain’t too bad either – it’s very much modern bistro fare with dibs and dabs of Louisiana influen…