Restaurants

Top Choice American in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Surrey’s Juice Bar

Surrey’s makes a simple bacon-and-egg sandwich taste – and look – like the most delicious breakfast you’ve ever been served. And you know what? It probably is the best. Boudin biscuits; eggs scrambled with salmon; b…
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 shifts, and can run from crispy oys…
Top Choice French in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Coquette

Coquette mixes wine-bar ambience with friendly service and a bit of white linen; the result is a candlelit place where you don’t feel bad getting tipsy. Explore beyond the respectable wine menu, though – there’s som…
Top Choice Deli in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Stein’s Deli

You may get a no-nonsense 'what?' when you step up to the counter, but it's just part of the schtick at this scruffy deli. For quality sandwiches, cheese and cold cuts, this is as good as the city gets. Owner Dan St…
Sandwiches in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Parasol’s

Parasol’s isn’t just in the Irish Channel neighborhood; it sort of is the Irish Channel, serving as community center, nexus of gossip and watering hole. It's first and foremost a bar, but you can order some of the b…
Barbecue in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Central City BBQ

'Who does the best barbecue in town' is a subject of low-intensity foodie debate in New Orleans, but Central City BBQ is a respectable answer. The spot is the love-child of two local chefs with a passion for barbecu…
Hawaiian in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Poke Loa

A welcome and popular addition to the New Orleans dining firmament, Poke Loa brings Hawaiian-style poke bowls (raw fish mixed with vegetables, spices, sauces and other bits of goodness) to Magazine St. There are ove…
Market in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Dryades Public Market

This enormous market is stocked with fresh groceries representing a good range of local vendors, and there are several hot-food bars – the menu varies, but it's invariably good (and good value). On some days we've h…
Health Food in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Seed

Vegetarians and vegans can now nosh with abandon in New Orleans, just like their more carnivorous friends. This spare and boxy addition to the Lower Garden District calls its menu 'garden-based' and whips up delicio…
Sweets in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Sucré

Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory has put away its top-hat and purple suede coat and gone decidedly upscale. Artisanal chocolates, chocolate bars, toffee, marshmallows, gelato and other confections beckon from behind …