Restaurants

Top Choice Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Restaurant August

For a little romance, reserve a table at Restaurant August, the flagship of chef John Besh’s nine-restaurant empire. This converted 19th-century tobacco warehouse, with its flickering candles and warm, soft shades, …
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 Seafood in CBD & Warehouse District

Peche Seafood Grill

We're not sure why, but there is a split opinion locally about this latest venture from Donald Link. Put us firmly in the lick-the-plate and order-more category. Coastal seafood dishes are prepared simply here, but …
Top Choice Louisianan in Uptown & Riverbend

Jacques-Imo’s Café

Ask locals for restaurant recommendations in New Orleans, and almost everybody mentions Jacques-Imo's. We understand why: cornbread muffins swimming in butter, steak smothered in blue-cheese sauce, and the insane ye…
Top Choice Modern 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 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 Southern US in Uptown & Riverbend

Boucherie

The thick, glistening cuts of bacon on the BLT can only be the work of the devil – or chef Nathanial Zimet, whose house-cured meats and succulent Southern dishes are lauded citywide. Savor boudin balls with garlic a…
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…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Mid-City & the Tremé

Parkway Tavern

Who makes the best po’boy in New Orleans? Honestly, who can say? But tell a local you think the top sandwich comes from Parkway and you will get, at the least, a nod of respect. The roast beef in particular – a craf…
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…