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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…
Top Choice Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The South has one of the most distinctive aesthetic cultures in the US artistic universe, a creative vision indelibly influenced by the region's complicated history and deep links to the land. Few museums explore th…
Top Choice Art in CBD & Warehouse District

Ogden Museum Store

The Ogden boasts a very fine museum store, stuffed with prints, crafts and books that explore the theme of regional art. Start with graphite pencils, move on to locally penned coffee table books on New Orleans art a…
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…