Restaurants

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 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, stylish crowd sippi…
Top Choice Vietnamese in New Orleans

Tan Dinh

It may look like a bog standard strip-mall Vietnamese joint when you walk in, but we'd happily contend that Tan Dinh is one of the best restaurants in greater New Orleans. The garlic butter chicken wings could be se…
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 Modern 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 Louisianan in French Quarter

Bayona

Bayona is one of our favorite splurges in the Quarter. It’s rich but not overwhelming, classy but unpretentious, innovative without being precocious, and all round just a very fine spot for a meal. The menu changes …
Top Choice Sandwiches in CBD & Warehouse District

Cochon Butcher

Tucked behind the slightly more formal Cochon, this sandwich and meat shop calls itself a ‘swine bar and deli.’ We call it one of our favorite sandwich shops in the city, if not the South. From the convivial lunch c…
Top Choice Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Restaurant August

For a little romance, reserve a table at Restaurant August, an outpost of chef John Besh’s restaurant empire. This converted 19th-century tobacco warehouse, with its flickering candles and warm, soft shades, earns a…
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 Modern American in Uptown & Riverbend

Gautreau’s

There’s no sign outside Gautreau’s, just the number 1728 discreetly marking a nondescript house in a residential neighborhood. Cross the threshold to find a refined but welcoming dining room where savvy diners, many…