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Top Choice Clothing in Uptown & Riverbend

Yvonne La Fleur

They don’t make them like this anymore – neither the clothes, millinery, lingerie nor Yvonne herself, a businesswoman who has outfitted generations of local ladies for weddings, debuts and race days. She makes her o…
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 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 (Cajun sausage) bal…
Top Choice Live Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Tipitina's

'Tips', as locals call it, is one of New Orleans’ great musical icons. The legendary Uptown nightclub, which takes its name from Professor Longhair’s 1953 hit single, is the site of some of the city’s most memorable…
Top Choice Cajun in Uptown & Riverbend

DTB

DTB is the new place on Oak everyone's talking about. Get melt-in-your-mouth meats, crisp salads, and creative takes on Cajun comfort food (roasted cauliflower, for instance, or stuffed banana beignets) in an airy s…
Top Choice Creole in Uptown & Riverbend

Clancy's

This white-tablecloth neighborhood restaurant embraces style, the good life and Creole cuisine with a chatteringjoie de vivre and top-notch service. The city's professional set comes here to gossip and savor the spe…
Top Choice Sicilian in Uptown & Riverbend

Avo

Avo is a new kid on the Magazine St block, serving pastas cooked to perfection – as one would expect, with the owner-chef hailing from Sicily. It's clean, cozy, and convenient – a perfect stop if you're strolling al…
Top Choice 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, man…
Top Choice Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Peaches Records & Tapes

Peaches has been around since 1975, doing the holy work of promoting, cataloging and marketing the best in local New Orleans music. Once in the French Quarter and now on Magazine St, it's a must-see for anyone who w…
Top Choice Bar in Uptown & Riverbend

Cure

This stylish purveyor of cocktails and spirits flickers like an ultramodern apothecary shop, a place where mysterious elixirs are expertly mixed to soothe whatever ails you. A smooth and polished space of modern ban…