Fall Restaurant Guide 2019
Sep 18 2019

Fall Restaurant Guide 2019

By: Staff

African

Bennachin's West African flavors offer a welcome break from the food you’ve been eating for lunch. Be sure to try their Cope Ni Makondo, a flavorful chicken entree with fried plantains, sauteed spinach, and coconut rice. BYOB and your appetite for fresh food with exciting vegetarian options. 1212 Royal Street, 504-522-1230, bennachinrestaurant.com

American

Audubon Clubhouse, located in Audubon Park, is modeled after an historic Acadian home, with a veranda where you can enjoy your brunch or lunch. Whether you are a golfer or not, this spot is worth a visit. The Gulf Fish Sandwich is a favorite. Simple and flavorful, the lightly fried gulf fish is topped with coleslaw and served between two buttered buns. 6500 Magazine Street, 504-212-5282, audubonnatureinstitute.org/clubhouse-cafe

Bayou Hot Wings has some of the best spicy wings in all of New Orleans. The Bayou Hot Boy wings are definitely packing heat. It's variety of sauces and the effort put into each meal ensures that no meal is a direct repeat of the last-and nothing is sub-par here. 6221 S. Claiborne Avenue, 504-662-9933 BayouHotWings.com

The Country Club is a lusciously decorated escape from the chaos of the city. Don't let the decadent decor fool you; this restaurant's Creole influence keeps it from being just another "fancy" restaurant. Sip on a glass of white wine while you try the Grilled Gulf Fish, served with charred kale and roasted squash. 634 Louisa Street, 504-945-0742, TheCountryClubNewOrleans.com

Cowbell is a chic but cozy restaurant located in a former gas station. It brings quality dishes to a convenient spot close to Uptown. From juicy burgers to savory steaks and stuffed tacos, expect all your needs to be met when visiting this special spot. The finger-lickin' Crispy Chicken Sandwich is a must. 8801 Oak Street, 504-866-4222 cowbell-nola.com

Crescent City Steak House's menu has focused on serving multiple versions of buttery steaks for over 80 years. Their local influences and unique style of cooking give this steakhouse a particular flare you can't find anywhere-except in New Orleans. Eat like a king with the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. 1001 N Broad Street, 504-821-3271 crescentcitysteaks.com

Daisy Dukes offers one of the best Bloody Mary mixes in the entire city, but their classic cuisine should not be ignored. The alligator sausage platter will certainly catch your eye. Served with a cup of gumbo and crawfish etouffee, their classic New Orleans cuisine will leave you with a smile and a full stomach. Multiple Locations daisydukesrestaurant.com

Fauborg Bistro has some of the best burgers the city-for a great price. You can also indulge in a fried catfish sandwich or their mac and cheese, which is served one of four ways. For those searching for food during a night out with friends, visit the French Quarter location inside the 700 Club. Multiple Locations faubourgbistro.com

Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant, located in the heart of Gretna, is certainly worth the trek over the bridge. With a variety of dips, wraps, burgers, and more, anyone can enjoy this timeless restaurant. Can't decide between something sweet or savory? Enjoy the Pork Belly Watermelon Salad on their outdoor patio with live music.435 Huey P. Long Avenue, 504-368-1114 Gattusos.net

Legacy Kitchen has crafted a menu that offers every type of American comfort food you can imagine. Smothered in sauteed mushrooms and asparagus and served with a side of cornbread, the flame-grilled redfish is heavenly dish. With a specific focus on New Orleans cuisine, this restaurant experience is everything a local food lover could want. 759 Veterans Boulevard, 504-309-5231 LegacyKitchen.com

Legacy Kitchen Steak + Chop enhances the foodscape of the Westbank with refined cuisine in a casual setting. Check out their weekly chalkboard specials, such as half-priced wine, $1 charbroiled oysters, a daily Happy Hour, weekend dinner, and lunch combos. Their decadent filet mignon will have you feeling like royalty. 91 Westbank Expressway, 504-513-2606 LegacyKitchen.com

Liberty Cheesesteaks brings traditional Philadelphia cheesesteaks to the home of the po-boy. The cheesesteak adds yet another option in a city known for its sandwiches. Try the Wiz, a classic cheesesteak filled with NY strip, colby jack, and cheddar cheese. If you crave a kick, check out the Buffalo Chick-seasoned with crab boil. 5041 Freret Street, 504-875-4447 LibertyCheesesteaks.com

Spudly's Super Spuds features the potato as the center of their culinary experience. This interesting restaurant showcases the versatility of the starchy side dish. Simply put, their Shrimply Put baked potato will have you drooling. In addition to several different styles of potato, they also serve a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and more. 2609 Harvard Avenue, 504-455-3250 Spudlys.com

The Steakhouse at Harrah's is a great way to eat high-end, locally sourced food between hands of blackjack. Get quality dishes influenced by the flavors of New Orleans at this fun and convenient restaurant. The dangerously delicious Tournedos of Beef is the dish to order-served with brulee chevre potatoes, mushroom ragout, and sauce espagnole. 8 Canal Street, 504-533-6111 Caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans/restaurants/the-steakhouse

Voodoo BBQ serves some of the city's best slow-smoked BBQ and so much more. Their signature brisket is smoked for 12 hours and melts in your mouth. But their burgers, po-boys, and gumbo are also highlights. Seafood lovers with enjoy the mesmerizing BBQ shrimp. VooDoo offers fantastic catering options for any party or event. The multiple locations in New Orleans make it an easy choice.Multiple Locations, 504-522-4647 VoodooBBQ.com

Willie Mae's Scotch House has been serving up quality entrees from a New Orleans neighborhood since 1957. Their short menu has won them many accolades, including a James Beard Award and Travel Channel's distinction for Best Fried Chicken in America. Come try the chicken that has kept New Orleanians coming back for years. 2401 St. Ann Street, 504-822-9503 WillieMaesNola.com

WOW Cafe Doubletree is a family-owned franchise with food inspired by southern Louisiana. With modern twists on American and Southern cuisine, WOW has won awards for the Best Wings in New Orleans for 8 years in a row! With their variety of signature sauces, there's something for every palate-and a full bar to boot. 300 Canal Street, 504-212-3250 WowAmericanEats.com

Cafe

Cafe 615 (Home of Da Wabbitt) knows how to serve homestyle meals so good that you'll wonder who's cooking these classic dishes. With great service, food, and pricing, it's no wonder they are voted one of the best restaurants on the Westbank. And with daily lunch specials, you might find yourself coming back. 615 Kepler Street, 504-365-1225 Cafe615.com

Cafe Beignet stands out as an exemplary family-oriented restaurant in the French Quarter. Enjoy courtyard dining next to life-sized bronze statues of Jazz legends, like Antoine "Fats" Domino, at their Bourbon Street location-or grab a cappuccino and enjoy the bustle at their Decatur Street location. The options are plentiful and very worthwhile at all four locations. Multiple Locations, CafeBeignet.com

Caffe! Caffe! is the perfect place to grab a bite if you don't want to feel sluggish. With any of the various wraps, salads, and Eat Fit items on the menu, you'll feel fueled up. The avocado salad is a refreshing must-try, but if you want to indulge, their baked goods are some of the best around. Multiple Locations, CaffeCaffe.com

Carmo, with a menu full of colorful and delicious tropical dishes, is a food blogger's dream. To start off, try the Tiradit-a Peruvian-style sashimi of thinly-sliced daily catch, topped with aji amarillo (yellow chili peppers), yuzu sauce, and canchita. Along with being an environmentally sustainable business, they also serve affordable meals made with fresh ingredients. 527 Julia Street, 504-875-4132 CafeCarmo.com

Compere Lapin believes in the power of pure flavors, which you can certainly tell from their dishes. With each item on their menus having only a few ingredients, you can taste each pepper, spice, or vegetable. Don't miss their fantastic drink menu, including frozen cocktails and the Copper Bunny-served in an actual copper bunny. 535 Tchoupitoulas Street, 504-599-2119 CompereLapin.com

Cru by Chef Marlon Alexander is not afraid to be bold or passionate. Here, the staff excels at maximizing the guests' experience. The pan-seared scallops, served on a bed of rice and topped with microgreens, are as beautiful as they are delicious. Don't miss their great Happy Hour or popular Drag Brunch on Sundays. 535 Franklin Avenue, 504-266-2856 crunola.com

Jimmy J's Cafe is a quaint diner on Chartres Street that will blow you away with mouthwatering breakfast items. This is not the standard café you'll find around the city. You'll walk out with a smile, feeling full for the next few hours after you're done. 115 Chartres Street, 504-309-9360 JimmyJsCafe.com

Petite Amelie specializes in "cuisine rapide," so you can chow down on a light breakfast of gourmet items. For a morning pick-me-up, try the breakfast sandwich. As an extension to Café Amelie, you get the quality cooking that Amelie is known for while also having a quicker dining experience. 900 Royal Street, 504-412-8065 PetiteAmelieNola.wordpress.com

Red Gravy, a rustic Italian café, makes it okay to have cannoli, spaghetti, meatballs, and gnocchi for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Most of their recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, making them homemade masterpieces that could rival those at any fine-dining establishment. 125 Camp Street, 504-561-8844 RedGravyCafe.com

Middle Eastern

Lebanon's Café has a beautiful dining room, exceptional service, and great location on Carrollton Avenue-all factors to their popularity. Most importantly, they serve some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in the entire city. Try the Rosemary Lamb Chops, marinated with Middle Eastern spices and charbroiled to perfection.
1500 S Carrollton Avenue, 504-862-6200 LebanonsCafe.com

Pyramids Cafe takes their food seriously. They serve fantastic Middle Eastern food at affordable prices. Located across the street from Yulman Stadium, it is a popular spot with Tulane students and Uptowners alike. Don't miss out on their chicken and gyro combo plate-served with fresh greens and hummus. 3149 Calhoun Street, 504-861-9602 PyramidsCafeNewOrleans.com

New Orleans Cuisine

Antoine's Restaurant, the nation's oldest family-owned restaurant and the creator of the world-famous Oyster's Rockefeller, continues to serve up quality French-Creole cuisine in the heart of the Big Easy. If you're looking for a light, delicious dish, try the Pompano Pontchartrain. This New Orleans tradition is a must for natives and visitors alike. 713 Street Louis Street, 504-581-4422 Antoines.com

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop offers a classic New Orleans food experience. This Metairie restaurant serves up Louisiana comfort food, using fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. From their award-winning seafood gumbo to the crawfish etouffee, this local favorite has a little something for everybody. 2309 N. Causeway Boulevard, 504-835-2022 GumboStop.com

The Columns Hotel excels at offering a memorable dining experience with breakfast, brunch, and an award-winning Happy Hour. The brunch also hosts jazz music in the mornings. Despite their small size, this bar-rated in the top 100 bars in America-can pack a punch. The mini, mighty sliders are worth a try. 3811 St. Charles Avenue, 504-899-9308 TheColumns.com

Crescent City Brewhouse is a hot spot for both food-lovers and craft beer connoisseurs. Indulge your taste buds with the crabmeat-stuffed shrimp. With an in-house micro brewery, live music, and local art, this place is a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to experience the scope of New Orleans culture. 527 Decatur Street, 504-522-0571 CrescentCityBrewhouse.com

Crossroads at House of Blues is a destination at the "crossroads" between music, art, and great food-inspired by America's southern half, especially New Orleans. The show-stopper is the beyond-belief BBQ bacon burger. The food alone is worth the stop-it's even better if you're catching a show. 225 Decatur Street, 703-4480 HouseofBlues.com/neworleans/restaurant

Melba's is a 24-hour staple for a hot plate of New Orleans-style goodness. Melba's casual atmosphere makes it perfect for any situation that fried chicken, catfish, or, especially, a shrimp po-boy, might accompany. You can even check out the recording studio or the laundromat connected to the restaurant. 1525 Elysian Fields Avenue, 504-388-4035 Melbas.com

Neyow's Creole Cafe serves up authentic Creole cuisine "straight from their grandmother's recipes," and they're not lying. They've even got a large selection of specials everyday, so you might find yourself coming back multiple times a week. You can't go wrong with their signature Garlic Butter Oysters or Jazzy Wings. 3332 Bienville Street, 504-827-5474 facebook.com/neyows-creole-cafe-127614750599979/

New Orleans Cajun Cookery is keeping the city's food traditions alive with its take on the classics. Located in the trendy Warehouse District, this spot's success shows that a good ol' shrimp po-boy can still be the best meal around. Can't decide what to eat? Try the fried catfish plate. 719 S. Peters Street, 504-460-3886

New Orleans Creole Cookery is perfect for a French Quarter outing or date on-the-town. They've got a great list of boozy beverage like the Hurricane, but drink the Category 5 at your own risk. You have options to dine at their bar, dining room, or courtyard. The light and colorful blackened redfish is a great choice. 508 Toulouse Street, 504-524-9632 NewOrleansCreoleCookery.com

Parran's Po-Boys is a restaurant that certainly lives up to the hype. With fantastic Italian options and every imaginable po-boy, they can satisfy any wish-such as a Barq's with a delicious steak po-boy. With locations in Metairie, Kenner, and Uptown, Parran's is always ready to serve you a classic New Orleans sandwich. Multiple Locations, 504-875-4620 ParransPoboys.com

Public Service truly serves the public with its New Southern-style dishes and wide range of drinks and cocktails. In this casual yet sophisticated eatery, you can sit down with friends and family at the beautiful NOPSI hotel. Head down to the CBD and enjoy some of the most delicious contemporary cuisine the city has to offer. 311 Baronne Street, 504-962-6527 PublicServiceNola.com

Short Stop Poboys doesn't play when it comes to making the city's famed sandwich. They treat it like an artform. You can personalize your po-boy with meats and extras, creating the sandwich of your stomach's dreams. No matter your choice, the chefs' execution is perfect. If you're feeling indecisive, try the roast beef po-boy. 119 Transcontinental Drive, 504-885-4572 ShortStopPoboysNo.com

Legacy Kitchen's Craft Tavern offers a refreshing take on New Orleans classics. With a daily brunch until 4 p.m., diners can indulge in an All-American Beignet with a café au lait; for dinner, try the Redfish and Shrimp Street Charles. All dishes can be paired excellently with one of their signature crafted cocktails. 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, 504-613-2350 LegacyKitchen.com

Asian

Aloha Sushi and Grill serves sushi, poke bowls, and more inside their Broadmoor neighborhood digs. Sushi veteran Tracey Davenport combines the flavors of the Pacific Rim with New Orleans' Creole style to make an array of excellent and unique dishes. The scrumptious Surf Break Roll is the highlight of the menu.
3151 Calhoun Street, 504-309-2699 AlohaLeiNola.com

Bao and Noodle may label itself as an affordable casual Chinese restaurant, but it's dishes are undeniably high-tier. With free delivery to the Marigny and Bywater, you can have a delicious meal that tastes like it is a $40 meal delivered to you for less than $15. But you may want to enjoy a meal on their outdoor patio at their new location on St. Claude Avenue. 2266 St. Claude Avenue, 504-272-0004 BaoandNoodle.com

Green Tea is a family-owned restaurant. Originally from New York, the business moved to New Orleans in 2008. It provides excellent food at a reasonable price, and you can create your own dish. The savory Happy Family dish is a sauteed meat of your choice topped with their signature brown sauce. 3001 Napoleon Avenue, 504-899-8005 GreenTeaNola.com

Mikimoto has been plating fresh sushi and sashimi with a Louisiana flair for over 20 years. Seeking heat? Try the Jalapeño Hamachi Sashimi or the Spicy Fried Oyster Roll. In a hurry? The drive up window makes takeout a breeze. The Po-boy, Cajun, and Bayou rolls are excellent sushi rolls flavored with Southern soul. 3301 S Carrollton Avenue, 504-488-1881 MikimotoSushi.com

Miyako is the definitive spot for hibachi, which makes it the perfect place to catch a cooking show with friends. With a menu with that boasts an array of fresh seafood, great cocktails, and a creative sushi bar, there's something to please every palate. There's no question you'll leave happy after trying Miyako's sizzling steak and shrimp dish. 1403 Saint Charles Avenue, 504-410-9997 JapaneseBistro.com

Origami perfectly executes classic Japanese dining with a hint of New Orleans influence. Chef Mitsuko, a second generation female sushi chef, pairs fresh seafood with fresh local seasonal ingredients. Origami's cuisine is very innovative. Check out the delicious Hot Box Roll for something tasty and fun. 5130 Freret Street, 899-6532 SushiNola.com

Bars with Great Food

Backspace Bar & Kitchen serves up cuisine and cocktails with style, savored among literary-themed decor and artfully exposed bricks. Find them in the heart of the Vieux Carré and try the Grown up Grilled Cheese or the Hemingway Cuban. Polish it off with a Pimm's Cup. The Pesto Gnocchi is another highlight here. 139 Chartres Street, 504-322-2245 BackSpaceNola.com

Buffa's Bar and Restaurant is quintessential New Orleans at its best. This spot may be known for their daily live music, but their local fare is some of the best in town. Get your red beans and rice fix here or Buffa's Redfish Pontchartrain. Buffa's is most famous, though, for crafting the city's best reuben-and for being open 24/7. 1001 Esplanade Avenue, 504-949-0038 BuffasRestaurant.com

The Jimani is among the best late-night haunts to grab a bite and beer. A reliably tasty assortment of bar food and a welcoming ambience make this a neighborhood gem. For the sports-inclined, it's also a great place to catch the game. Head to The Jimani the next time you're in the French Quarter. 141 Chartres Street, 504-524-0493 TheJimani.com

Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Lucy's offers everything from Jamacian jerk chicken to juicy burgers. You can grab a beer, a glass of wine, or any of their signature cocktails-proving that they've got the "coldest drinks and the hottest menus." 701 Tchoupitoulas Street,504-523-8995 LucysSurf.com

Mimi's in the Marigny features gourmet tapas that are served late into the night. Get your drink on upstairs, but if you're looking to party and play some pool, then stay downstairs. For late-night patrons, their perfectly seared lamb chops are served until 4 a.m. on weekends. 2601 Royal Street, 504-872-9868 MimisMarigny.com

Ole Saint will take you down memory lane with Deuce McAllister's football memorabilia on the walls. Watch your team play while having a local brew and agood ol' Creole meal. You'll find everything from Southern Coastal cuisine to American favorites. Their flash-fried oysters are a southern delicacy! 132 Royal Street 504-309-4797 OleSaint.com

Rivershack Tavern is a cross between a classic tavern, a music club, a sports bar, and a small town restaurant. And it delivers on every front, too. They are most well-known for their collection of tacky ashtrays and stylized "bar legs," but don't get so distracted by the atmosphere that you forget to dig in. 3449 River Road, 504-834-4938 RivershackTavern.com

Shamrock Bar and Grill is all about the games and the food. Challenge your friends to some mini-bowling, basketball, or darts at the city's largest neighborhood bar. If you're tired of beating your friends in the games, the dance floor is hopping, too. Try their savory Ribeye Steak with Mashed Potatoes. 4133 S. Carrollton Avenue, 504-301-0938 ShamrockParty.com

Tracey's Irish Bar and Restaurant is a favorite neighborhood stop that's also one of the city's best sports bars. Their wild St. Patrick's Day party might bring in a huge crowd, but their tasty bar food is what turns a visitor into a regular. Order their roast beef po-boy, which is rumored to be one of the best in town. 2604 Magazine Street, 504-897-5413 TraceysNola.com

French

Café Degas has been voted Best French Restaurant by the readers of Where Y'at. Swing by for a romantic dinner date and explore a charming historic area once frequented by this restaurant's namesake. Enjoy the decadent Caille Rotie-roasted quail over baby greens dressed in citrus honey vinaigrette, served with fresh fruit. 3127 Esplanade Avenue, 504-945-5635 CafeDegas.com

Vyoone's warm atmosphere and gorgeous courtyard setting bring a classic French ambiance to the Warehouse district. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or classic cocktail. Started by Vyoone Lewis and Zohreh Khaleghi, these two dynamic women bring unique French plates and delicious cocktails to the New Orleans restaurant scene. 504-412 Girod Street, 504-518-6007 Vyoone.com

Italian

Josephine Estelle, run by two James Beard nominees, knows good pasta. Head on down to this establishment for some homemade noodles. They don't cut corners, and their doors are open nearly all-day, every day of the week. Relax with a glass a wine and the cappelletti, a delicious pasta dish served with seared pork.600 Carondelet Street,504-930-3070 JosephineEstelle.com

Mellow Mushroom on Oak Street features fantastic pizza that keeps the place packed. But their wings, salads, and hoagies are great options, too. Mellow Mushroom is a favorite of Uptown students and locals alike. Fall into a trance with their Kosmic Karma pizza-topped with feta cheese crumbles and spinach and finished off with a dazzling pesto swirl. 8227 Oak Street, 504-345-8229 MellowMushroom.com

Mosca's Restaurant promises to fill your belly with its large portions of hearty Italian offerings. This restaurant has been run by the Mosca family for generations. No one can resist a giant plate of spaghetti smothered in marinara or their signature Shrimp Mosca. Each dish is served on family-style platters for sharing. 4137 U.S. Highway 90 West, 504-436-8950 MoscasRestaurant.com

Pascal's Manale does everything right. Their seafood, traditional Italian dishes, and mouthwatering steaks have led them to thriving for over a century. Their Original Pascal's BBQ Shrimp, alone, merits a visit. The eatery also has Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., when they feature half-priced raw oysters and select beverages. 1838 Napoleon Avenue, 504-895-4877 PascalsManale.com

Reginelli's Pizza prides itself on serving delicious gourmet pizza. With seven locations in New Orleans, there's always one nearby. Their hand-tossed specialty pizzas offer unique topping combinations that you won't find anywhere else. Topped with pepperoni and meat crumbles, their Detroit-style pizza is a must.Multiple Locations, 504-899-1414

Tavolino has a family-friendly atmosphere in the front, but a party in the back. You can enjoy pizza in the dining room or grab a drink in the lounge. You'll want to make the trip for their thin-crust pies with gourmet toppings, such as the Red Goat Pizza with goat cheese, coppa, and red peppers.141 Delaronde Street, 504-605-3365 facebook.com/TavolinoLounge

PIZZA domenica is known for serving amazing pizza, but don't overlook their antipasti or salads. Plus, you can watch the cooks masterfully craft your gourmet pizza in the pizzeria's custom-made oven, imported from Italy. You'll want to check out the heavenly Smoked Brisket pizza with braised greens and ricotta. Try their new location at 3200 Banks Street!
Multiple Locations PizzaDomenica.com

Venezia might catch your eye with the promise of a good pizza pie, but they've got much more to offer, including nearly every variety of pasta, ranging from fettucine to stuffed shells. Not a huge pasta fan? The Veal Pontchartrain will be your new favorite dish. They've also offer tasty preparations of chicken, fish, and eggplant. 134 N. Carrollton Avenue, 504-488-7991 VeneziaNewOrleans.net

Vincent's Italian Cuisine, voted Best Italian Restaurant by Where Y'at readers, has been a New Orleans staple for Italian food since 1989. A Sicilian food connoisseur and local resident, Vincent Catalanoto is no stranger to bringing a New Orleans twist to the home-cooked classics. These delicious dishes will have you making another reservation to come back for more. Multiple Locations VincentsItalianCuisine.com

Mexican

Carreta's Grill, celebrating 20 years in business, gives customers a wide variety of options. From ceviche and chicken fajitas to vegetarian options, you'll have no trouble finding a colorful dish to catch your eye. You'll go crazy listening to music over their top notch margarita and sharing fajitas with a loved one. Multiple Locations CarretasGrillRestaurant.com

Juan's Flying Burrito opened in 1997, just before Mardi Gras, and is loosely based on the San Francisco Mission style burrito joints that had been in vogue since the 80s and early 90s. This creole taqueria knows not of mediocrity. Their specialty margaritas and boozy lemonade are a must-have. Pairone with their Flying Enchiladas.Multiple Locations, 504-897-4800 JuansFlyingBurrito.com

NOLA Cantina is part entertainment lounge and part taco bar-all parts delicious. Relax with one of their specialty cocktails and one of their inventive Mexican dishes, set to the tune of live New Orleans jazz or bumpy electronic music, depending on when you visit. The Jambalaya Taco is an excellent New Orleans twist on a Mexican dish. 437 Esplanade Avenue, 504-266-2848 NolaCantina.com

Seafood

Briquette offers contemporary coastal cuisine in a casual environment that was formerly, a molasses refinery. Their grill options-dishes cooked over red-hot briquettes-are menu highlights. The 18-foot seafood display features an assortment of fresh fish that will have you dreaming of grilled goodness. Don't miss out on their rich buttery scallops! 701 S. Peters Street, 504-302-7496 Briquette-Nola.com

Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar is no stranger to variety within the mollusk world. A dozen of their fresh oysters are guaranteed to satisfy even the hungriest customer. Whether you normally prefer oysters raw or fried, the chargrilled oysters will win over anyone. Be sure to check out their newest location on the Lakefront.Multiple Locations, 504-304-4125 Felixs.com

Seaworthy features locally caught and sustainably harvested seafood with a global flair. It's a culinary heaven for seafood aficionados and dabblers alike. For a petite plate, the octopus, served over a delicious bed of boudin, packs an impressive amount of flavor. Profits from their handcrafted cocktails help fund the Gulf Coast Restoration Initiative. 630 Carondelet Street, 930-3071 SeaworthyNola.com

Tacklebox is a seafood kitchen and oyster bar that excels. Simply bring an appetite, and their warm staff will be sure to take care of you. The Redfish Street Charles, served with a side of garlic herb butter asparagus and crawfish cornbread, is devilishly delicious. Tackelbox is a great place to take visitors from out of town. 817 Common Street, 504-388-4035 LegacyKitchen.com

Tito's Ceviche and Pisco offers traditional Peruvian classics. Spice up your seafood outing with an assortment of ceviches, mixed seafood platters, or grilled octopus that the competition just doesn't offer. Take a trip into uncharted territory with the Causa de Cangrejo, a salad made with Louisiana crab meat, aji potatoes, avocado, and olives. 5015 Magazine Street, 504-267-7612 titoscevichepisco.com

Vegetarian

Seed has made a name for itself in a city known for its love of seafood and everything fried. Their tantalizing vegan soul food-including an eggplant po-boy, gumbo, and beignets-offers a unique experience. Now there's no excuse for not being able to eat healthier and more sustainably. 1330 Prytania Street, 504-302-2599 SeedYourHealth.com

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