2020 Best of the Big Easy Readers' Picks
Aug 24 2020

2020 Best of the Big Easy Readers' Picks

By: Readers' Votes

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Best Nightlife

Best Dance Club

  1. Ohm Lounge: 601:Tchoupitoulas St.,www.ohm-lounge.com

  2. Republic NOLA: 828 S Peters St., www.republicnola.com

  3. The Metropolitan: 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., www.themetronola.com

Best Dive Bar

  1. Pal's Lounge: 949 N. Rendon St., palslounge.com

  2. Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge: 7612 Oak St., www.snakeandjakes.com

  3. Ms. Mae's The Club: 4336 Magazine St., www.facebook.com/msmaesNOLA

Best Happy Hour

  1. Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant: 701 Tchoupitoulas St., lucyssurf.com
  2. Barcadia: 601 Tchoupitoulas St., barcadianeworleans.com
  3. Bar Marilou: 544 Carondelet St., barmarilou.com

Best Bar for Hand-Crafted Cocktails

  1. Bar Tonique: 820 N. Rampart St., bartonique.com
  2. Cure: 4905 Freret St., curenola.com
  3. Cane & Table: 1113 Decatur St., caneandtable.com

Best Sports Bar

  1. Walk-On's: Multiple Locations, www.walk-ons.com
  2. Manning's Sports Bar & Grill: 519 Fulton St., caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans/restaurants/mannings-sports-bar-and-grill

  3. Cooter Brown's Tavern: 509 S Carrollton Ave., www.cooterbrowns.com

Best Upscale Bar

1. Bar Marilou: 544 Carondelet St., barmarilou.com

2. Cure: 4905 Freret St., curenola.com

3. Arnaud's French 75: 813 Bienville St., arnaudsrestaurant.com

Best Hotel Bar

  1. Columns Hotel: 3811 St. Charles Ave., thecolumns.com

  2. Carousel Bar: Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., hotelmonteleone.com

  3. Sazerac Bar: The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, therooseveltneworleans.com

Best New Bar/Club

  1. 5216 Table & Tap: 5216 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 5216tableandtap.com

  2. Bar Marilou: 544 Carondelet St., barmarilou.com
  3. Claret Wine and Cocktail Bar: 1320 Magazine St., claretnola.com

Best LGBT Bar

  1. Oz: 800 Bourbon St, ozneworleans.com
  2. Golden Lantern: 1239 Royal St., facebook.com/GoldenLanternBar
  3. Corner Pocket: 940 St. Louis St., cornerpocket.net

Best Gentlemen’s Club

  1. Penthouse Club: 727 Iberville St., penthouseclubneworleans.com

  2. Rick's Cabaret: 315 Bourbon St., rickscabaretnola.com

  3. Larry Flynt's Hustler Club New Orleans: 225 Bourbon St., neworleanshustlerclub.com

Best Irish Pub

  1. Finn McCool's Irish Pub: 3701 Banks St, finnmccools.com
  2. Mick's Irish Pub: 4801 Bienville St., facebook.com/micksirishpubneworleans
  3. Kerry Irish Pub: 331 Decatur St., facebook.com/Kerry-Irish-Pub

Best Place to Get a Bloody Mary

  1. Daisy Duke's: Multiple Locations, daisydukesrestaurant.com
  2. The Ruby Slipper Café: Multiple Locations, therubyslippercafe.com
  3. Atchafalya Restaurant: 901 Louisiana Ave., atchafalayarestaurant.com

Best Place to Get a Margarita

  1. El Paso Mexican Grill: Multiple Locations, elpasomexrestaurant.com
  2. El Gato Negro: Multiple Locations, elgatonegronola.com
  3. Felipe's Mexican Taqueria: Multiple Locations, felipestaqueria.com

Best Place to Get a Mojito

  1. St. Joe's Bar: 5535 Magazine St, stjoesbar.com
  2. The Rum House Carribean Taqueria: 3128 Magazine St., therumhouse.com
  3. Manolito, 508 Dumaine St., manolitonola.com


Best Place to Drink Wine

  1. Copper Vine: 1001 Poydras St, coppervinewine.com
  2. Bacchanal Wine: 600 Poland Ave., bacchanalwine.com
  3. Orleans Grapevine: 720 Orleans St., orleansgrapevine.com

Best Place to Drink Brewed Beer

  1. Dixie Brewing Company: 3501 Jourdan Rd., dixiebeer.com
  2. NOLA Brewing: 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., nola-brewing.square.site
  3. Abita Brewery: 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, abita.com

Best Beer Selection

  1. The Bulldog: Multiple Locations, draftfreak.com
  2. The Avenue Pub: 1732 St. Charles Ave., theavenuepub.com
  3. Wrong Iron on the Greenway: 3532 Toulouse St., wrongiron.com

Best Jazz Club

  1. Jazz Playhouse: 300 Bourbon St.

  2. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro: 626 Frenchmen St., www.snugjazz.com

  3. The Spotted Cat Music Club: 623 Frenchmen St., www.spottedcatmusicclub.com


Best Music Club

  1. House of Blues: 225 Decatur St., houseofblues.com/neworleans

  2. Tipitina's: 501 Napoleon Ave., tipitinas.com

  3. The Fillmore: 6 Canal St., fillmorenola.com

Best Place to Play Bar Games

  1. Fulton Alley: 600 Fulton St., fultonalley.com
  2. Shamrock: 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., shamrockparty.com
  3. Loft 18: 3128 Metairie Rd., Metairie, loft18.com

Best Bar (Marigny/Bywater)

  1. The Country Club: 634 Louisa St., thecountryclubneworleans.com
  2. Kajun's Pub: 2256 St. Claude Ave., kajunpub.com
  3. Carnaval Lounge: 2227 St. Claude Ave., carnavallounge.com

Best Bar (French Quarter)

  1. Tropical Isle: Multiple Locations, tropicalisle.com
  2. Pat O' Brien's: 718 St. Peter St.,patobriens.com
  3. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: 941 Bourbon St., lafittesblacksmithshop.com

Best Bar (Uptown)

  1. Le Bon Temps Roule: 4801 Magazine St., lbtrnola.com
  2. Cure: 4905 Freret St., curenola.com
  3. St. Joe's Bar: 5535 Magazine St., stjoesbar.com

Best Bar (CBD/Warehouse District)

  1. Barcadia: 601 Tchoupitoulas St., barcadianeworleans.com This bar is not only known for its selection of 44 craft beers, but it is also home to some award-winning gourmet burgers, giant Jenga and Connect Four games, seating on the porch, and a whole slew of arcade games.
  2. Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant: 701 Tchoupitoulas St., lucysretiredsurfers.com
  3. Ernst Café: 600 S Peters St., ernstcafe.com

Best Bar (Mid-City)

  1. Wrong Iron on the Greenway: 3532 Toulouse St., wrongiron.com Calling itself "a New Orleans-style beer garden located in the heart of Mid-City along the Lafitte Greenway," Wrong Iron is the perfect spot to grab a beer, a burger, and a bench in their massive outdoor tree-lined courtyard.
  2. Pal's Lounge: 949 N. Rendon St., facebook.com/PalsLounge
  3. The Bulldog Mid-City: 5135 Canal St., bulldog-midcity.draftfreak.com

Best Bar (Metairie)

  1. Winston's Pub: 531 Metairie Rd., winstonspubandpatio.com
  2. Martine's Lounge: 2347 Metairie Rd., facebook.com/martineslounge
  3. Shenanigans Kitchen and Cocktails: 4612 Quincy St., ezcater.com

Best Bar (Westbank)

  1. Gattuso's: 435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, gattusos.net
  2. Old Point Bar: 545 Patterson Rd., Algiers Point, oldpointbarnola.com
  3. The Crown & Anchor English Pub: 200 Pelican Ave., Algiers Point, crownandanchor.pub

Best Rooftop Bar

  1. Alto Rooftop Bar & Pool: Ace Hotel New Orleans, 600 Carondelet St., acehotel.com/neworleans/food-and-drink/alto
  2. Hot Tin: Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., hottinbar.com
  3. Monkey Board: The Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., monkeyboardnola.com

Best Shopping

Best Bike Shop

  1. GNO Cyclery: 1426 S. Carrollton Ave., gnocyclery.com
  2. Bicycle World: 701 Jefferson Hwy., bicycleworldla.com
  3. Bayou Bikes: 3530 Toulouse St., bayoubicycles.com

Best Men's Clothing

  1. Rubensteins: 102 St. Charles Ave., rubensteinsneworleans.com
  2. Perlis Clothing: Multiple Locations, perlis.com
  3. Friend: Ace Hotel New Orleans, 600 Carondelet St., friendneworleans.com

Best Women's Clothing

  1. Hemline: Multiple Locations, shophemline.com
  2. Trashy Diva: Multiple Locations, trashydiva.com
  3. Swoon Boutique: 130 Harrison Ave., swoonboutiquenola.com

Best Smoke Shop

  1. Ra Shop: Multiple Locations, rashop.us
  2. The Herb Import Company: Multiple Locations, herbimport.com
  3. The Mushroom: 1037 Broadway St., mushroomneworleans.com

Best Adult Novelty Store

  1. Mr. Binky's Boutique: 107 Chartres St., mrbinkys.com
  2. Hustler Hollywood: 111 Bourbon St., hustlerhollywoodstores.com
  3. Paradise Adult Video & Books: 5608 Heebe St., facebook.com/paradiseadultvideoelmwood

Best Vintage Clothing Store

  1. Buffalo Exchange: 4119 Magazine St., buffaloexchange.com
  2. Funky Monkey: 3127 Magazine St., funkymonkeynola.com
  3. Century Girl Vintage: 2023 Magazine St., centurygirlvintage.com

Best Costume Shop

  1. Nikki's French Quarter Halloween Store: 107 Chartres St. B., facebook.com/NikkisFrenchQuarterHalloweenStore
  2. Uptown Costume & Dance: 4326 Magazine St., facebook.com/uptowncostumeanddancewear
  3. Humbug Costumes: 2707 Williams Blvd., Kenner, humbugcostumes.com

Best Record Shop

  1. The Mushroom: 1037 Broadway St., themushroomnola.com
  2. Louisiana Music Factory: 421 Frenchmen St., louisianamusicfactory.com
  3. Peaches Records: 4318 Magazine St., peachesrecordsandtapes.com

Best Supermarket

  1. Rouses: Multiple Locations, rouses.com
  2. Ideal Market: Multiple Locations, idealmarket.com
  3. Whole Foods: Multiple Locations, wholefoodsmarket.com

Best Place to Buy Wine/Liquor

  1. Dorginac's: 710 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, dorignacs.com
  2. Martin's Wine Cellar: Multiple Locations, martinwine.com
  3. Total Wine & More: 3780 Veterans Memorial Blvd., totalwine.com

Best Tattoo/Piercing Parlor

  1. Aart Accent Tattoos: 1041 N. Rampart St., bestprosintown.com/la/new-orleans/aart-accent-tattoos-and-piercings
  2. Downtown Tattoo: 501 Frenchmen St., downtowntattoosnola.com
  3. Tattoo A Go-Go: 4421 Magazine St., tattooagogo.com

Best Athletic Club

  1. New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC): Multiple Locations, nojcc.org
  2. Oschner Fitness Center: Multiple Locations, ochsnerfitness.com
  3. Downtown Fitness Center: 365 Canal St. #380, downtownfitnesscenter.com

Best Boutique Fitness Studio

  1. Pure Barre: Multiple Locations, purebarre.com
  2. Orange Theory: Multiple Locations, orangetheory.com
  3. Romney Studios: 5619 Magazine St., romneystudios.com

Best Golf Course

  1. Audubon Park Golf Course: 6500 Magazine St., audubonnatureinstitute.org/golf
  2. Bayou Oaks at City Park: 1051 Filmore Ave., filmoreintheoaks.com
  3. English Turn: 1 Clubhouse Dr, englishturn.com

Best Bead Store

  1. Plush Appeal: 2811 Toulouse St., mardigrasspot.com. Whether you're planning a socially distant gathering or your own personal festival for four, Plush Appeal has all the supplies, masks and fun stuff you could every need, such as Mardi Gras beads and masks, wigs and costumes, cups and koozies, and all things that light up or glow.
  2. Beads by the Dozen: 333 Edwards Ave., beadsbythedozen.com
  3. Mardi Gras Beads Factory:1145 US-90, Bridge City, facebook.com/mardigrasbeadsfactory

Best Bank

  1. First American Bank and Trust: Multiple Locations, fabt.com
  2. Fidelity Bank: Multipe Locations, bankwithfidelity.com
  3. Hancock Whitney: 610 Poydras St., hancockwhitney.com

Best Bridal Store

  1. Town and Country: 1514 St. Charles Ave., townandcountrybridal.com
  2. Wedding Belles: 3632 Magazine St., weddingbellesnola.com
  3. Pearl's Place: 3114 Severn Ave, Metairie, pearlsplace.com

Best Car Dealership

  1. Lamarque Auto: 3099 - 3101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, lamarque.com
  2. Ray Brandt Auto Group: Multiple Locations, raybrandtauto.com
  3. Premier Automotive: Multiple Locations, premierautomotive.com

Best Vape Store

  1. Calhoun Trading Co.: 3137 Calhoun St., calhounvapor.com
  2. Crescent City Vape: Multiple Locations, crescentcityvape.com
  3. Vape On: Multiple Locations, facebook.com/vapeon2505

Best Pet Store

  1. Jefferson Feed: Multiple Locations, jeffersonfeed.com. With their newest location in Metairie on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, locally owned Jefferson Feed has great customer service that will help you find whatever you need for your pets or for your garden.
  2. Petco: Multiple Locations, petco.com
  3. PetSmart: Multiple Locations, petsmart.com

Best Pet Services

  1. Petcetera: 3205 Magazine St., petceteranola.com
  2. Pawlins: 3501 River Rd., Jefferson,pawlins.com
  3. Zeus' Place: Multiple Locations, zeusplace.com

Best Wedding Venue

  1. English Turn: 1 Clubhouse Dr., englishturn.com
  2. The Crossing: 519 Williams Blvd. Kenner,the-crossing.com
  3. The Chicory: 610 S. Peters St., chicoryvenue.com

Best Kid's Spot

  1. Audubon Zoo: 6500 Magazine St., audubonnatureinstitute.org
  2. Louisiana Children's Museum: 15 Henry Thomas Dr., lcm.org
  3. Audubon Aquarium: 1 Canal St.,audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium

Best Eyeglass Shop

  1. Art & Eyes: 3708 Magazine St., artandeyesneworleansla.com
  2. St. Charles Vision: 8040 St. Charles Ave., facebook.com/pages/St-Charles-Vision
  3. Krewe: Multiple Locations, krewe.com

Best Spa

  1. Woodhouse Day Spa: Multiple Locations, neworleans.woodhousespas.com
  2. Earthsavers: Multiple Locations, earthsaversonline.com
  3. The Ritz Carlton Spa: 921 Canal St., ritzcarlton.com

Best Hair Salon

  1. Paris Parker Aveda Salons & Spas: Multiple Locations, parisparker.com
  2. Stardust Salon & Day Spa: 1904 Magazine St., stardustsalon.com
  3. Carpe Diem Hair Salon: Multiple Locations, carpediemsalons.com

Best Thrift Store

  1. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, Multiple Locations, goodwillno.org. Clean out your closet for a cause: At Goodwill, your donations will not only clothe those in need, but they will also help people with disabilities or other barriers to increase their economic stability through training, education, support services, and employment.
  1. The Salvation Army: Multiple Locations, satruck.org
  2. Bridge House Thrift Store, Multiple Locations,bridgehouse.org

Best Dining

Best New Restaurant

  1. NOLA Caye, 898 Baronne St., NOLAcaye.com
  2. Elle-J's Lakeview, 900 Harrison Ave., ElleJsLakeview.com
  3. Palm & Pine, 308 N. Rampart St., PalmandPineNola.com

Best Daily Specials

  1. Joey K's: 3001 Magazine St.,joeyksrestaurant.com
  2. Mandina's Restaurant: 3800 Canal St.,mandinasrestaurant.com
  3. Cowbell: 8801 Oak St., cowbell-nola.com

Best Restaurant (French Quarter)

  1. Antoine's Restaurant: 713 St. Louis St.,antoines.com
  2. Galatoire's Restaurant: 209 Bourbon St.,galatoires.com
  3. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard: 819 Conti St., broussards.com

Best Restaurant (Marigny/Bywater)

  1. Bywater American Bistro: 2900 Chartres St.,bywateramericanbistro.com
  2. Marigny Brasserie: 640 Frenchmen St.,marignybrasserie.com
  3. Pizza Delicious: 617 Piety St., pizzadelicious.com

Best Restaurant (Uptown)

  1. Pascal's Manale: 1838 Napoleon Ave.,pascalsmanale.com
  2. Shaya: 4213 Magazine St., shayarestaurant.com
  3. Clancy's: 6100 Annunciation St.,clancysneworleans.com

Best Restaurant (CBD/ Warehouse District)

  1. Sofia NOLA: 516 Julia St.,sofianola.com
  2. Compère Lapin: 535 Tchoupitoulas St.,comperelapin.com
  3. Luke: 333 St. Charles Ave., lukeneworleans.com

Best Restaurant (Mid-City)

  1. Mandina's: 3800 Canal St., mandinasrestaurant.com
  2. Venezia: 134 N. Carrollton Ave., venezianeworleans.net
  3. Café Degas: 3127 Esplanade Ave., cafedegas.com

Best Restaurant (Lakeview)

  1. Velvet Cactus: 6300 Argonne Blvd.,thevelvetcactus.com
  2. Three B's Burger & Wine Bar: 911 Harrison Ave, threebs.com
  3. Sala: 124 Lake Marina Ave.,salanola.com

Best Restaurant (Westbank)

  1. Cafe 615 (Home of Da Wabbit): 615 Kepler St.,Gretna, cafe615.com
  2. Mosca's: 4137 US-90 West., Westwego,moscasrestaurant.com
  3. Restaurant des Families: 7163 Barataria Blvd., Marrero,desfamilles.com

Best Restaurant (Metairie)

  1. Boulevard American Bistro: 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie,boulevardbistro.com
  2. Austin's Seafood & Steakhouse: 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, mredsrestaurants.com
  3. Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop: 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, gumbostop.com

Best Upscale Restaurant

  1. Restaurant August: 301 Tchoupitoulas St., restaurantaugust.com
  2. Commander's Palace: 1403 Washington Ave.,commanderspalace.com
  3. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard: 819 Conti St.,broussards.com

Best Fast Casual Restaurant

  1. Liberty Cheesesteaks: 5041 Freret St.,libertycheesesteaks.com This Freret Street sandwich shop is a favorite among Uptowners and university students looking for straightforward Philadelphia-style fast-food classics.
  2. Felipe's Mexican Taqueria: Multiple Locations,felipestaqueria.com
  3. Dat Dog: Multiple Locations,datdog.com

Best Bakery

  1. Maple Street Patisserie: 7638 Maple St., cargocollective.com/maplestreetpatisserie
  2. La Boulangerie: 4600 Magazine St., laboulangerienola.com
  3. Breads on Oak: 8640 Oak St., breadsonoak.com

Best Deli

  1. Kosher Cajun NY Deli & Grocery: 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, koshercajun.com
  2. Stein's Market: 2207 Magazine St., steinsdeli.com
  3. Martin's Wine Cellar: Multiple Locations, martinwine.com

Best Place to Get a Salad

  1. Max Well: 6101 Magazine St, maxwellneworleans.com
  2. St. James Cheese Company: Multiple Locations,stjamescheese.com
  3. City Greens: Multiple Locations, eatcitygreens.com

Best Restaurant for Dessert

  1. Willa Jean: 611 O'Keefe Ave.,willajean.com
  2. Commander's Palace: 1403 Washington Ave., commanderspalace.com
  3. Restaurant R'evolution: 777 Bienville St.,revolutionnola.com

Best Outdoor Dining

  1. Court of Two Sisters: 613 Royal St., courtoftwosisters.com
  2. Café Amelie: 912 Royal St.,cafeamelie.com
  3. Velvet Cactus: 6300 Argonne Blvd., thevelvetcactus.com

Best Romantic Date Spot

  1. Bombay Club: 830 Conti St., bombayclubneworleans.com
  2. Shaya: 4213 Magazine St., shayarestaurant.com
  3. Lilette: 3637 Magazine St., liletterestaurant.com

Best Breakfast Spot

  1. The Ruby Slipper Cafe: Multiple Locations,therubyslippercafe.net
  2. Surrey's: Multiple Locations, surreysnola.com
  3. Toast: Multiple Locations, toastneworleans.com

Best Brunch Spot

  1. Bearcat Café: Multiple Locations, bearcatcafe.com In addition to offering high-quality breakfast and lunch—with lighter "Good Cat" options and richer "Bad Cat" fare—Bearcat Café also sells sustainably micro-sourced coffee from Equator Coffee, as well as bottled beverages that they make in-house.
  2. Surrey's: Multiple Locations, surreysnola.com
  3. Willa Jean: 611 O'Keefe Ave.,willajean.com

Best Diner

  1. Slim Goodies Diner: 3322 Magazine St., slimgoodiesdiner.com
  2. Dot's Diner: Multiple Locations,dotsdiner.com
  3. Camelia Grill: 626 S. Carrollton Ave., facebook.com/pages/Camellia-Grill

Best Cafe

  1. Caffe! Caffe!: Multiple Locations,caffecaffe.com Caffe! Caffe! is a Metairie go-to with two locations to find your fixing for wonderful salads, wraps, and Eat Fit items, as well as fantastic coffee brewed to order.
  2. Satsuma Café: Multiple Locations,satsumacafe.com
  3. The High Hat Cafe: 4500 Freret St.,highhatcafe.com

Best Chinese Restaurant

  1. Five Happiness: 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., facebook.com/5happiness
  2. Dian Xin: 1218 Decatur St.,dianxinnola.com
  3. Hoshun: 1601 St. Charles Ave., hoshunrestaurant.com

Best Japanese Restaurant

  1. Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine: Multiple Locations,daiwasushi.com
  2. Mikimoto: 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., mikimotosushi.com
  3. Tsunami: 601 Poydras Street Ste. B.,servingsushi.com/new_orleans

Best Thai Restaurant

  1. Sukho Thai: Multiple locations, sukhothai-nola.com
  2. Banana Blossom: 500 9th St., Gretna, facebook.com/b,ananablossom504
  3. Café Equator Thai Cuisine, 2920 Severn Ave, Metairie,cafeequator.com

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

  1. Tan Dinh: 1705 Lafayette St., Gretna,tandinhnola.com
  2. Dong Phuong: 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy.,dpbakeshop.com
  3. Lilly's Cafe: 1813 Magazine St., facebook.com/LillysCafe

Best BBQ Restaurant

  1. Blue Oak BBQ: 900 N. Carrollton Ave., blueoakbbq.com
  2. Central City BBQ: 1201 S. Rampart St., centralcitybbq.com
  3. The Joint: 701 Mazant St.,alwayssmokin.com

Best Italian Restaurant

  1. Vincent's: Multiple Locations,vincentsitaliancuisine.com
  2. Venezia: 134 N. Carrollton Ave., venezianeworleans.net
  3. Tommy's Cuisine: 746 Tchoupitoulas St.,tommyscuisine.com

Best Cajun Restaurant

  1. Cochon: 930 Tchoupitoulas St., Suite A,cochonrestaurant.com
  2. Jaques-Imo's: 8324 Oak St.,jacques-imos.com
  3. Mulate's: 201 Julia St., mulates.com

Best African Restaurant

  1. Bennachin: 1212 Royal St., bennachinrestaurant.com Inspired by the food of Gambia and Cameroon, Bennachin has amazing African cuisine, with plenty of options for vegans, and is an established vendor at Jazz Fest every year.
  2. Jamila's Cafe: 7808 Maple St., jamilascafe.com
  3. Cafe Abyssinia: 3511 Magazine St., cafeabyssinianola.com

Best Indian Restaurant

  1. Nirvana Indian Cuisine: 4308 Magazine St.,insidenirvana.com
  2. Saffron: 4128 Magazine St., saffronnola.com
  3. Taj Mahal: 923 Metairie Rd., Metairie,tajnola.com

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

  1. Lebanon's Café: 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., lebanonscafe.com Offering an inviting atmosphere and an extensive menu, Lebanon's serves some of the best Middle Eastern food in the city, including delicious hummus, kabobs, falafel, and Greek salads.
  2. Mona's Cafe: 3901 Banks St., monascafeanddeli.com
  3. Tal's Hummus: 4800 Magazine St., ordertalsonline.com

Best Mexican Restaurant

  1. Carreta's Grill: Multiple Locations,carretasgrillrestaurant.com
  2. El Paso Mexican Grill: Multiple Locations, elpasolouisiana.com
  3. El Gato Negro: Multiple Locations,elgatonegronola.com

Best Latin American Restaurant

  1. Tito's Ceviche & Pisco: 5015 Magazine St., titoscevichepisco.com
  2. Maïs Arepas: 1200 Carondelet St., facebook.com/maisarepas
  3. Manolito: 508 Dumaine St., manolitonola.com

Best French Restaurant

  1. Café Degas: 3127 Esplanade Ave.,cafedegas.com

  2. La Crêpe Nanou: 1410 Robert St., lacrepenanou.com
  3. Vyoone's: 412 Girod St.,vyoone.com

Best Seafood Restaurant

  1. Deanie's Seafood: Multiple Locations,deanies.com
  2. Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Multiple Locations,felixs.com
  3. Briquette: 701 S. Peters St.,briquette-nola.com

Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood

  1. The Galley Seafood Restaurant: 2535 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 832-0955, facebook.com/The-Galley-Seafood-Restaurant
  2. Deanie's Seafood: Multiple Locations, deanies.com
  3. Bevi Seafood: Multiple Locations, beviseafoodco.com

Best Steakhouse

  1. Crescent City Steakhouse: 1001 N. Broad St., crescentcitysteaks.com
  2. The Steakhouse at Harrah's New Orleans: 228 Poydras St.,caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans/restaurants/the-steakhouse
  3. Ruth's Chris: Multiple Locations,ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/new-orleans

Best Creole Restaurant

  1. Neyow's Creole Café: 3332 Bienville St., neyows.com For authentic Creole cuisine that's sure to put a smile on your face, head to this Mid-City hot spot for their signature garlic gutter oysters, great gumbo, and Jazzy Wings.
  2. Dooky Chase's Restaurant: 2301 Orleans Ave., dookychaserestaurant.com
  3. Dunbar's Creole Cuisine: 7834 Earhart Blvd,facebook.com/DunbarsCreoleCuisine

Best Bar Food

  1. Buffa's Bar & Restaurant: 1001 Esplanade Ave., buffasrestaurant.com
  2. Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails: 337 Chartres St.,kingfishneworleans.com
  3. Cooter Brown's: 509 S. Carrollton Ave.,cooterbrowns.com

Best Coffee Shop

  1. PJ's Coffee: Multiple Locations,pjscoffee.com
  2. CC's Coffee House: Multiple Locations, ccscoffee.com
  3. French Truck Coffee: Multiple Locations,frenchtruckcoffee.com

Best Vegetarian Menu

  1. Carmo: 527 Julia St., cafecarmo.com
  2. True Food Kitchen: 801 St. Charles Ave.,truefoodkitchen.com
  3. Daily Beet: Multiple Locaitons, dailybeetnola.com

Best Vegan Menu

  1. Seed: 1330 Prytania St.,seedneworleans.com
  2. Bearcat Cafe: 2521 Jena St.,bearcatcafe.com
  3. Max Well: 6101 Magazine St.,maxwellneworleans.com

Best Roast Beef Po-Boy

  1. Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar: 2604 Magazine St.,traceysnola.com
  2. Parasol's: 2533 Constance St.,facebook.com/ParasolsNOLA
  3. Parran's Po-Boys & Restaurant: Multiple Locations,parranspoboys.com

Best Shrimp Po-Boy

  1. Short Stop Poboys: 119 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie,shortstoppoboysno.com
  2. Melba's Poboys: 1525 Elysian Fields Ave.,melbas.com
  3. Guy's Po-Boys: 5259 Magazine St,facebook.com/guyspoboysnola

Best Oyster Po-Boy

  1. Parkway Bakery & Tavern: 538 Hagan Ave., parkwaypoorboys.com
  2. Domilise's Po-Boy and Bar: 5240 Annunciation St., domilisespoboys.com
  3. Mahony's Original Po-Boys & Seafood: Multiple Locations,mahonyspoboys.com

Best Wings

  1. WOW Café: Multiple Locations, wowamericaneats.com
  2. Bayou Hot Wings: 6221 S. Claiborne Ave., bayouhotwings.com
  3. Hooters: Multiple Locations, hootersoflouisiana.com

Best Fried Chicken

  1. Willie Mae's Scotch House: Multiple Locations,williemaesnola.com
  2. The Original Fiorella's Cafe: 5325 Franklin Ave., originalfiorellas.com
  3. Dooky Chase's Restaurant: 2301 Orleans Ave.,dookychaserestaurant.com

Best Hamburger

  1. Port of Call: 838 Esplanade Ave., portofcallnola.com
  2. The Company Burger: Multiple Locations,thecompanyburger.com
  3. Atomic Burger: 3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,Metairie, theatomicburger.com

Best Pasta

  1. Venezia: 134 N. Carrollton Ave.,venezianeworleans.net
  2. Josephine Estelle: Ace Hotel New Orleans, 600 Carondelet St., josephineestelle.com
  3. Andrea's: 3100 19th St., Metairie, andreasrestaurant.com

Best Sushi

  1. Mikimoto Restaurant: 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., mikimotosushi.com Mikimoto's drive-thru window, convenient delivery options, and specialty rolls like the "Uptown Roll" make it an excellent spot to satisfy your sushi cravings.
  2. Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine: Multiple Locations,daiwasushi.com
  3. Origami: 5130 Freret St.,origaminola.com

Best Taco/Burrito

  1. Felipe's Mexican Taqueria: Multiple Locations,felipestaqueria.com
  2. Juan's Flying Burrito: Multiple Locations, juansflyingburrito.com
  3. Izzo's Illegal Burrito: Multiple Locations, izzos.com

Best Pizza

  1. Reginelli's Pizzeria: Multiple Locations, reginellis.com
  2. PIZZA domenica: Multiple Locations,pizzadomenica.com
  3. Pizza Delicious: 617 Piety St., pizzadelicious.com

Best Ice Cream/Gelato

  1. Angelo Brocato's: 214 N. Carrollton Ave.,angelobrocatoicecream.com
  2. The Creole Creamery: Multiple Locations, creolecreamery.com
  3. Freezy Street: 2633 St. Claude Ave.,freezystreet.com

Best Sno-Ball

  1. Hansen's Sno-Bliz: 4801 Tchoupitoulas St., facebook.com/snobliz
  2. Plum Street Sno-Balls: 1300 Burdette St., facebook.com/Plum-Street-Snoballs
  3. Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls: 3511 Magazine St.,www.iwsnoballs.com

Best King Cake

  1. Haydel's Bakery: 4037 Jefferson Hwy., haydelsbakery.com
  2. Dong Phuong: 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy.,dpbakeshop.com
  3. Manny Randazzo Original King Cakes: 3515 N. Hullen St., Metairie, randazzokingcake.com

Best In The Arts

Best Art Gallery

  1. Galerie Rue Royale: 541 Royal St., frenchartnetwork.com

  2. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery: 400A Julia St., jonathanferraragallery.com
  3. Arthur Roger Gallery: 432 Julia St., arthurrogergallery.com

Best Local Artist

  1. Becky Fos: Multiple Locations, beckyfos.com

  2. Frenchy: 8328 Oak St.,frenchylive.com
  3. Terrance Osborne: 3029 Magazine St.,terranceosborne.com

Best Museum

  1. The National WWII Museum: 945 Magazine St.,nationalww2museum.org
  2. New Orleans Museum of Art: 1 Collins Diboll Cir.,noma.org
  3. New Orleans Jazz Museum: 400 Esplanade Ave.,nolajazzmuseum.org