Top things to do

Top Choice Cemetery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Lafayette Cemetery No 1

Shaded by groves of lush greenery, this cemetery exudes a strong sense of Southern subtropical Gothic. Built in 1833, it is divided by two intersecting footpaths that form a cross. Look out for the crypts built by f…
Top Choice Square in French Quarter

Jackson Square

Sprinkled with lazing loungers, surrounded by sketch artists, fortune-tellers and traveling performers, and watched over by cathedrals, offices and shops plucked from a Parisian fantasy, Jackson Square is one of Ame…
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 Bar in Mid-City & the Tremé

Twelve Mile Limit

Twelve Mile is simply a great bar. It’s staffed by people who have the skill, both behind the bar and in the kitchen, to work in four-star spots, but who chose to set up shop in a neighborhood, for a neighborhood. T…
Top Choice Live Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Tipitina's

‘Tips,’ as locals call it, is one of New Orleans’ great musical meccas. 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 memorabl…
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 Bar in French Quarter

Tonique

Tonique is a bartender’s bar. Seriously, on a Sunday night, when the weekend rush is over, we’ve seen no less than three of the city’s top bartenders arrive here to unwind. Why? Because this gem mixes some of the be…
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 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…
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…