Fall Restaurant Guide 2021
Sep 29 2021

Fall Restaurant Guide 2021

By: Staff

Bayou Hot Wings [Gustavo Escanelle]

American


Bayou Hot Wings has 10 different flavors and spice ranges for all wing lovers, ensuring you leave with messy hands and full bellies. They are known for their hot wings, but in the Bayou, it's never just wings. You can also enjoy Cajun favorites such as gator bites or frog legs. 6221 S. Claiborne Ave., 504-865-9464, bayouhotwings.com



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Bud's Broiler is perfect for their stacked burgers, as well as their po-boy, seafood, or sandwich cravings. The special Hickory Smoke Sauce has been a Bud's staple since Mr. Alfred "Bud" Saunders created it with Bud's opening in 1952 and it remains a customer favorite today, especially when paired with their famous burgers. Multiple Locations, budsbroiler.com



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Bub's NOLA started as a pop-up concept in 2020 and has since taken NOLA by storm. Bub's burgers are legendary and all come served on toasted brioche buns. Grilled cheese and hot sausage sandwiches are also available, as well as different types of fries. Bub's also caters! 4413 Banks St., bubsnola.com



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Bywater Brew Pub is a full-scale brewery steps away from the Mississippi River. Their Viet-Cajun menu, including many vegan options, offers many exciting dishes to enjoy with your house brewed beer or cocktail. You'll be blown away by The Phoritto, a beef and noodle dish wrapped in a hot tortilla with a side of pho broth for dipping. 3000 Royal St. 504-766-8118, bywaterbrewpub.com



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Chicken & Watermelon has been serving quality meals in the Big Easy since 2013. Their menu has a ton of different flavored chicken wings and you can get them dry, wet, or with mixed and matched flavors. The Boogie Bird is the house specialty. Make sure to get a side of watermelon, too! Multiple Locations, boogiebird.com


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Crescent City Steaks has been serving New Orleans quality steaks for over 87 years. In fact, it invented the "NOLA-style" of cooking steaks, which involves sizzling them in butter. In addition to their fabulous steaks, they also offer dishes like broiled salmon and broiled lobster tail. Grab some bread pudding too! 1001 N. Broad St., 504-821-3271, crescentcitysteaks.com


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Daisy Dukes creates that perfect Southern atmosphere for enjoying Cajun cuisine. With multiple locations around the city, there are many opportunities for you to go and try their classic dishes like the breakfast sandwich. With some locations open 24 hours, it can even make the perfect late-night snack. Multiple Locations, daisydukesrestaurant.com


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Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant has a variety of sandwiches, burgers, po-boys, and wraps to please everyone in your party. The Firecracker Shrimp salad is a knockout! Their stocked-up bar and outdoor patio are perfect for a drink after work with friends or for hosting your next private event. 435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 504-368-1114, gattusos.net

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Houmas House & Gardens houses three different restaurants in a beautiful Greek-revival style mansion and plantation. The Carriage House offers Louisiana-inspired fare like Louisianan ribs and turtle soup. The Dixie Cafe also offers local-style cafe food, while Latil's Landing provides a more fine dining experience. Make sure to check out the house's wine cellar as well. 401336 LA-942, Darrow, 225-473-9380, houmashouse.com


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Jimmy J's Café is a local gem in the heart of downtown NOLA that embraces the funky spirit of the city. Their menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as weekly specials, giving ample opportunities to experience the fresh cuisine of this beloved local café. The different cochon dishes are some of the best. 115 Chartres St., 504-309-9360, jimmyjscafe.com

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Legacy Kitchen Craft Tavern knows that beignets should be eaten all around the clock. Check out their eccentric brunch menu including Crawfish + Egg Beignets and a Waffle Builder. Or better yet, come out for their happy hour and stay for some of their dinner classics including charbroiled oysters and tuna salad! 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-613-2350, legacykitchen.com


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Legacy Kitchen Steak + Chop is a steakhouse that serves a variety of fresh seafood, classic shareables, and crafted cocktails. It's a great choice for your next romantic date night or special occasion. While you're there, don't miss out on their 22oz Cowboy Ribeye, paired with a mouthwatering loaded potato. 91 Westbank Expy. #51, Gretna, 504-513-2606, legacykitchen.com

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Luke, located in the Central Business District, specializes in Creole inspired, Gulf seafood like the New Orleans favorite Shrimp and Grits. In addition to their truly eclectic menu of appetizers, soups, and entrees, Luke is also known for its raw bar, which serves anything from oysters, shrimps, tuna tartare, and more. 333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840, lukeneworleans.com



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Manning's Sports Bar & Grill has a menu inspired by classic game-day cravings and has some of the best wings, BBQ ribs, and nachos in New Orleans. With over 30 flat screen TVs, two 13-foot mega-screens, a sports anchor desk, and so much more, you'll catch the best view of the game from wherever you're sitting. 519 Fulton St., 504-593-8118, caesars.com



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New Orleans Vampire Café is the perfect spot for tourists wanting to spot a vampire or locals craving excitement with their meal. Their brunch menu has all of the NOLA favorites including Shrimp and Grits, which can be accompanied by Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary's. Make sure to grab some oddities like portobello and tofu or the Dracula Burger. 801 Royal St., 504-581-0801, nolavampirecafe.com



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The Ruby Slipper Cafe started in 2008 as a cozy Mid-City restaurant and has now expanded to 11 other locations across the Gulf South region. Breakfast is the name of the game here. Choose from a number of classics like omelets, French toast, and more. In particular, the Pumpkin Praline French Toast with applewood smoked bacon is a must. Multiple Locations, therubyslippercafe.net



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Spudly's Super Spuds has been feeding Metairie their "meals in baked potatoes" for over 40 years. Anything you could possibly want in a baked potato is sure to be on Spudly's menu. Not only that, the restaurant also serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. 2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 504-455-3250, spudlys.com




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Rivershack Tavern, nicknamed the "Shack," perfectly combines a neighborhood tavern, a live music club, a sports bar, and a small-town restaurant into one. If you bring in a tacky ashtray to add to their collection, they'll trade you a cocktail to accompany your bar bites, fresh seafood entrees, or delicious sandwiches like the BBQ burger. 3449 River Rd., Jefferson, 504-834-4938, rivershacktavern.com



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The Galley Seafood is known for having some of the best catfish filet po-boys and soft-shell crabs around. With no Jazz Fest this year to get those fan favorites, The Galley has got you covered! Come dine-in and taste their crawfish hushpuppies as well. No matter what you get, it's bound to be delicious. 2535 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 504-832-0955, thegalleyseafood.net




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The Steakhouse at Harrah's, located steps away from your favorite slot machines, offers gourmet steakhouse classics inspired by the flavors of New Orleans. Take a break from the gambling and check out their 16oz prime ribeye, twice loaded baked potatoes, or just order their mouthwatering desserts for dinner! 8 Canal St., 504-533-6111, caesars.com






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Asian



Mikimoto has all of the freshest sushi that you can find in New Orleans, coming in a variety of different tasty styles. Ever heard of drive-through sushi? Mikimoto offers it! For the sushi lovers who want a quick bite to-go, forget the table and get it straight from the convenience of your car. 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-1881, mikimotosushi.com





Bars With Great Food

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Curio takes its name from a famous "curio" shop from the late 1800s, where people could experience curiosity's from around the world. The restaurant itself is a curious bistro and bar serving quality Creole food. From New Orleans favorites like crawfish etouffee and red beans and rice to po-boys and platters, you'll truly taste New Orleans at Curio. 301 Royal St., 504-717-4198, curionola.com




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Down The Hatch Bar & Grill serves delicious and reasonably priced cuisine in the Garden District. In addition to satisfying drinks, they offer wings, sandwiches, burgers, platters, and more. Save room for the homemade bread pudding or the New York cheesecake. 1921 Sophie Wright Pl., 504-522-0909, downthehatchnola.com


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Ernst Cafe is the oldest continuously operating bar in the Warehouse District. With how good their hearty dishes are, you'll believe how they've been able to stick around for so long! Enjoy tasty local fare like jambalaya and gumbo, as well as pub grub like burgers and apps. Don't miss out on their specialty cocktails. 600 S. Peters St., 504-525-8544, ernstcafe.com

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Flamingo A-Go-Go is a chill and funky spot that is custom made for friends looking to hang out. Sit at the outdoor patio and enjoy all kinds of sandwiches, Southern inspired entrees, and mouthwatering breakfast items. Choose from the many different "flocktails" or go for the bottomless mimosas, margaritas, and frosés. 869 Magazine St., 504-577-2202, flamingonola.com




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The Peacock Room, located in the Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, describes itself as an "elevated" cocktail bar. Once you step inside, you'll know that's the truth! Their cocktail menu, as well as their food menu, will leave you satisfied. The Peacock Burger with bacon-boursin cheese and tomato jam is particularly delicious. 501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-324-3073, peacockroomnola.com



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Stumpy's Hatchet House was the first indoor hatchet venue to open in the United States. It brings back some old school recreation and offers an alternative option for a night out. It's the perfect place for a work meeting or a bridal shower. Grab some friends, order some food, and get throwing at Stumpy's! 1200 Poydras St., 504-577-2937, stumpyshh.com/neworleansla



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The Jimani is the perfect bar to kick back with friends and root for your favorite sports team, or watch the latest fight, while enjoying great food and beer. After a long game night, you'll want to try their Hang Ova Burger, which is loaded with a hot sausage patty, bacon, grilled onions, fried egg, and cheese. 141 Chartres St., 504-524-0493, thejimani.com





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Bearcat Café is every breakfast lover's dream. Sweet or savory? Why not both! Check out their "Good Cat" menu for their vegan and savory options such as the Mushroom Soft Scramble or indulge in their "Bad Cat" items and devour a stack of Chai Pancakes. Make sure to also go for the Cat Daddy Biscuit with chicken, gravy, and an egg. Multiple Locations, bearcatcafe.com

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Café Amelie offers a brunch and dinner menu perfect for a romantic date night or a Sunday brunch. With a lit-up courtyard in the heart of downtown New Orleans, the location and ambiance are great for a special occasion or private event. For the true Amelie experience, try their signature Short Ribs & Johnny Cakes dish. 912 Royal St., 504-412-8965, cafeamelie.com



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Caffe! Caffe! started in 1992 and has since won a number of awards for their quality food. Come in early for some delicious breakfast items or go during lunch and get some refreshing salads. There are also a large number of sandwiches to select from. Make sure to check each location for their daily dessert selection. Multiple Locations, caffecaffe.com


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Carmo is a tropical cafe and bar serving healthy, sustainable, and affordable dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you order one of the fishes like the Tiradito Peruvian-style Fish Sashimi, a salad, or one of the many breakfast options, the detailed presentation of each dish is certainly Instagram-ready. 527 Julia St., 504-875-4132, cafecarmo.com


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Riccobono's Panola Street Café is a charming Uptown café that really knows how to cook breakfast right! You'll have a tough time choosing from all of the different omelets, pancakes, waffles, benedicts, sandwiches, and more. Make sure to sip on some mimosa or Irish coffee while there. 7801 Panola St., 504-314-1810, panolastreetcafe.com


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The Vintage is home to charcuterie boards, sparkling wines, and the most extravagant of beignet flavors. Keep it classy and traditional, try out the S'mores flavor, or taste them all with the Fancy Beignet Flight, which gives you three tasty beignets to dive into! Whichever dessert you choose, it's sure to cater to your sweet tooth. 3121 Magazine St., 504-324-7144, thevintagenola.com




French

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Cafe Degas gives a taste of the French spirit of NOLA by serving authentic French cuisine. Roasted Quail, Duck Confit, and Veal Liver are just a few of the many adventurous dishes that you can explore for dinner. Or you can try the mouthwatering Belgium Waffle for breakfast. Whatever you choose, it's simply délicieuse! 3127 Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635, cafedegas.com

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German

Bratz Y'all will make you feel like you've stepped straight into Munich. Sip on all kinds of German beers while sitting outside in Bratz Y'all's biergarten. The pretzels, bratwursts, sauerkraut, schnitzels, and German cakes are all to die for. 617-B Piety St., 504-301-3222, bratzyall.com



Italian

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A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar prides itself on its modern Italian cuisine with a New Orleans twist. The Neapolitan-style pizza, as well as the many different antipasti, primi, and secondi dishes, will make your stomach feel like it's enjoying a feast straight from Naples. The restaurant's wine selection is extensive, with reds and whites from places all over Europe and the U.S. 3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-577-2235, atavo.la


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The Crazy Italian Pizzeria gives you New York-style pizza without having to leave the city. Start off with the Mount Vesuvius Shrimp tossed in a spicy remoulade sauce. With all of your favorite classic Italian dishes such as meatballs and garlic knots leaving you very full, you'll feel like you've just walked the streets of Rome. 206 W. Harrison Ave., 504-766-7914, thecrazyitalianpizzeria.com


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Josephine Estelle puts a NOLA touch on Italian cuisine. Try some of the freshest Louisiana seafood in your pasta, keep it traditional with the Cacio e Pepe, or go fancy with many of their other delicious fusion dishes! Whatever you choose, the Instagram worthy dish will leave you feeling happy and very full. 600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3070, josephineestelle.com


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Mid-City Pizza is bound to have your favorite type of pizza! Whether it be Margherita, Supreme, or Shrimp Remoulade, or even build-your-own, Mid-City Pizza will definitely cater to your tastes. Appetizers, salads, and different sandwiches are also available. The calzones with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, plus whatever toppings you want, are also great. Multiple Locations, midcitypizza.com


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Mosca's Restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite in Westwego for more than 60 years. With Italian classics served family-style such as Spaghetti and Meatballs, along with signature dishes like the Oyster Mosca and Shrimp Mosca, each bite will have you and your party begging for more. 4137 US-90 W., Westwego, 504-436-8950, moscasrestaurant.com


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Nephew's Ristorante has a long history of preparing Sicilian and Italian-Creole food for Metairie's residents. All of their delicious entrees, with meats such as veal, duck, rabbit, clams, and Louisiana Gulf shrimp, are all served with pasta. Make sure to order from the a la carte and dessert menu as well. 4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 504-533-9998, nephewsristorante.com



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Pascal's Manale, home of the original BBQ Shrimp, has created a name for itself in the city of New Orleans. With a raw oyster bar, traditional Italian and Creole cuisines, and many editions of their famous shrimp, there's something new to try each time you return. Pascal's also features one of the city's best happy hours. 1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895 4877, pascalsmanale.com


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Red Gravy is a rustic Italian bistro serving weekend brunch, dinner, and, of course, favorite classic Italian desserts. With passed down homemade recipes and dishes named after influential people in the founder's life, you're sure to feel the comfort and love in every dish. Don't miss out on the mouthwatering Pasta Bolognese. 4206 Magazine St., 504-561-8844, redgravycafe.com



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Tavolino Pizza & Lounge is a neighborhood pizza joint worth crossing the river for. Located steps away from the Algiers ferry terminal, you can start a romantic date night off with a ferry ride and end with delicious thin-crust pizza and cocktails at Tavolino's! While there, don't miss out on their Behrman Hwy Pizza! 141 Delaronde St., Algiers, 504-605-3365, instagram.com/tavolinonola


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Venezia has been emptying plates and filling bellies since 1957. In addition to their long list of homestyle Italian dishes that make you feel like you're on a trip to Italy or right at home, they also serve a mind-blowing muffuletta. Venezia is a great spot for date night or dinner with friends. Don't forget to try the veal! 134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7991, venezianeworleans.net




Mexican

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Carreta's Grill has been serving affordable, authentic Mexican cuisine across the city for over 20 years. With burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, salads, margaritas, and more, it's the perfect spot for your next fiesta! Enjoy their signature Grilled, Steak, or Shrimp Fajitas, and be sure to save room for their churros and fried ice cream for dessert. Multiple Locations, carretasgrillrestaurant.com


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Juan's Flying Burrito first opened up in 1997 and is loosely based on the Mission-style burrito joints of San Francisco. All of Juan's burritos are top notch. Their tacos, like the Bahn Mi Tacos with pickled daikon, carrots, and jalapenos, sriracha sour cream, cucumbers, and cilantro, are also extra special. Make sure to grab a margarita with your meal. Multiple Locations, juansflyingburrito.com



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Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill, owned and operated by three brothers originally from Mexico, serves authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as Tex-Mex. From salads and nachos to enchiladas and tacos, Mr. Tequila's food is so good, your taste buds will be having a fiesta. Their flan and churros are also perfect. 5018 Freret St., 504-766-9660, mrtequilanola.com



Middle Eastern

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Lebanon's Café has large platters, specialty hummuses, and a variety of kabobs to fill your plate. Lebanon's Rosemary Lamb Chops with grilled vegetables are a particular favorite. As a BYOB restaurant, it serves as a casual and affordable option for dining with friends and has become an Uptown neighborhood favorite. 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-862-6200, lebanonscafe.com


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Saj, located in the middle of Magazine Street, offers a cozy spot for enjoying fresh Mediterranean cuisine. You can also bring your own bottles of wine with no corkage fee. With endless dips to choose from, as well as a very delicious baked feta dish, you'll want to keep the saj bread coming! 4126 Magazine St., 504-766-0049, sajnola.com





New Orleans Cuisine

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Akasia's Café redefines customer satisfaction. Want something special for your next party? They will help plan a custom-tailored menu that reflects the desires of the client. Or you can choose one of the mouthwatering dishes from their premade cafe menu like the Q-Fit Platter with grilled lobster, shrimp, salmon, and vegetables. 5600 Westbank Expy., Marrero, 504-345-2563, letuscaterforyou.org



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Annunciation offers specialty Creole dishes that are great for adventurous eaters, but also has options for those looking for a relaxing feeling to their dishes. The ambiance is perfect for special occasions. While the grilled lamb chops are certainly spectacular, there's sure to be something on the menu to impress everyone in your party. 1016 Annunciation St., 504-568-0245, annunciationrestaurant.com


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Cafe 615 (Home of Da Wabbit) started out as a Westbank drive-in and has transformed into a beloved café, known for their affordability, large portions, and authentic Creole cooking. The fresh seafood platter, pasta dishes, and the famous Da Wabbit Burger will leave you stuffed and appreciative of NOLA cuisine. 615 Kepler St., Gretna, 504-365-1225, cafe615.com



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Chef Ron's Gumbo Shop takes New Orleans classic gumbo to a whole new level. Their menu offers a ton of different gumbo options, containing anything from traditional ingredients to unique items like poached egg. The loaded po-boys are the perfect NOLA comfort dishes and have led the restaurant to receive many awards. 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., 504-835-2022, gumbostop.com


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Evangeline has that charming French Quarter atmosphere that is perfect for special occasions and large gatherings. With golden fried okra, tomatoes, and alligator for appetizers, as well as entrees straight from the bayou like the mouthwatering Crawfish and Grits dish, you're sure to taste the authenticity of the City of New Orleans. 329 Decatur St., 504-373-4852, evangelineneworleans.com


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House of Blues New Orleans provides the best live music and great food for anyone looking for a fun night on the town. Their menu is Southern-inspired and is filled with many scrumptious treats. Make sure to order the Yardbird, which is a bourbon fried chicken sandwich with slaw, buffalo aioli, and pickle chips. 225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999, houseofblues.com/neworleans



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Mandina's Restaurant offers some of the best Italian and Creole dishes in the city. With Italian specials and a long list of fried and fresh seafood options, it'll be hard to pick your favorite. Gulf Fish Almandine? Catfish? Oysters? Shrimp? Whatever you're craving, Mandina's will fry it to be golden and delicious. 3800 Canal St., 504-482-9179, mandinasrestaurant.com



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Melba's Poboys was established after Hurricane Katrina and is now a New Orleans staple. Their po-boys, like roast beef, French fry, and hot sausage, are second to none. You can also get different entree plates of New Orleans and Southern classics. They're also right next door to Wash World, so you can get your laundry done while you eat! 1525 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-267-7765, melbas.com



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Mother's Restaurant is a must-go for those wanting to experience NOLA cuisine and home-style cooking. If you're looking for the city's staple meals including po-boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and fried seafood, this is the place for you! The long line is just proof that Mother's good food is worth the wait. 401 Poydras St., 504-523-9656, mothersrestaurant.net



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MRB Bar & Kitchen has all your favorite NOLA classics, plus specialty drinks including Hurricanes and King Cake Martinis! If you're really hungry, get the chicken fried alligator sandwich on a Hawaiian sour dough bun. With live music and art to accompany your meal, each dining experience will be different from the last. 515 St. Philip St., 504-524-2558, mrbnola.com



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New Orleans Creole Cookery has a good kind of Category 5 Hurricane, but can you handle the storm? Get a taste of the city here with signature cocktails and authentic Creole cuisine that celebrates NOLA's spirit. Get their signature pecan crusted redfish, fried and topped with a Creole mineure sauce, while sitting in their charming courtyard. 510 Toulouse St., 504-524-9632, neworleanscreolecookery.com



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Neyow's Creole Café is home to some of the best gumbo and red beans around. Their large servings are perfect for sharing meals with friends, or you may find it so good you want it all to yourself. Neyow's chargrilled oysters, crawfish balls, and crab claws are always top notch. 3332 Bienville St., 504-827-5474, neyows.com


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Orleans Grapevine, housed in what was the first Creole restaurant in New Orleans, allows you to experience fine Southern dining while maintaining the casual spirit of the French Quarter. Pair your wine with any of the delicious dishes listed on the menu. If you're looking to trade in Bourbon Street booze for a glass of wine, this place is for you! 720 Orleans Ave., 504-523-1930, orleansgrapevine.com



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Please U Restaurant serves breakfast all day long, as well as traditional New Orleans hot plates like red beans and rice. Not only that, Please U serves a seemingly never-ending list of po-boys. Its cozy, quirky, and fun atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a casual lunch right off the St. Charles streetcar line. 1751 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-9131, pleaseunola.com



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Roux Bistro, located inside the Sheraton Hotel, specializes in contemporary Creole and Cajun classics. Come in for breakfast and enjoy items such as a breakfast po-boy or the Gulf shrimp with grits and a poached egg. Grab a café au lait for a true New Orleans after meal treat. 500 Canal St., 504-525-2500 ext. 5795, marriott.com





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Short Stop Po-boys can make just about anything into a po-boy. Choose your bread, toppings, condiments, and add-ons to create one just to your liking, or try one of the many signature options from their assortment of meat and seafood po-boys! Their gumbo is a perfect side dish (or second entree) to your delicious po-boy. 119 Transcontinental Dr., 504-885-4572, shortstoppoboysno.com



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Trenasse, located in the heart of the CBD, serves Gulf Coast cuisine with Southern Louisiana style and flare. Whether you're there for brunch, Taco Tuesday, dinner, happy hour, or simply to devour some oysters, each dish is sure to go above and beyond. The smoky braised short ribs with cheese grits and green beans are highly recommended. 444 St. Charles Ave., 504-680-7000, trenasse.com



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Willie Mae's Scotch House has what you need for a good meal. Fried chicken? Mac and cheese? Butter beans? Chicken sandwich? However you want it, Willie Mae's got it! Customers have been loving their authentic chicken since 1957, and they have many awards—including Travel Channel's Best Fried Chicken in America—to attest to their service and cuisine. Multiple Locations, williemaesnola.com



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Seafood

Briquette combines fine dining with New Orleans funk by serving contemporary coastal cuisine in a converted warehouse. Their award-winning caramelized sea scallops appetizer will have you blown away before your main course, such as the Snapper Pontchartrain, arrives. Relish in all of this while enjoying a wine from their extensive and stellar drink list. 701 S. Peters St.,
504-302-7496,
briquette-nola.com


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Casamento's Restaurant has been serving some of the finest Louisiana seafood since 1919. Located in the middle of Magazine Street, Casamento's makes for a perfect casual night out in the neighborhood, but is also a must-go spot for tourists exploring the most classic joints in the city. Casamento's will not disappoint you with any of its great seafood. 4330 Magazine St., 504-895-9761, casamentosrestaurant.com


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Charlie's Restaurant & Catering, located in Violet, has one of the largest menus around! There's no doubt that you'll find something to love at Charlie's. With breakfast sandwiches, omelets, salads, po-boys, clubs, seafood platters, pastas, potatoes, desserts, and more, Charlie's will leave you truly stuffed. 6129 E. St. Bernard Hwy., Violet, 504-682-9057, facebook.com/Charlies-Restaurant-Catering



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Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar has a long list of Cajun and seafood classics for tourists exploring NOLA cuisine or locals craving authenticity. Felix's oysters are world famous, whether they be raw or chargrilled. Each location has live music, but at the Lakefront location, you can get the true seafood experience by dining right along the water. Multiple Locations, felixs.com



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Legacy Kitchen's Tacklebox takes New Orleans style breakfast to a whole new level. Whether it's the Crawfish and Eggs Beignets or the Bananas Foster Waffles, each dish is as exciting as the next. Located within the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, you can also check out their variety of oysters for lunch or dinner from their famous oyster bar. 817 Common St., 504-827-1651, legacykitchen.com


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Seaworthy is the perfect spot for seafood lovers. With an entire menu section just for oysters, you can explore seafood from all of the best fishing locations around the country. Try something from their long list of exciting cocktails to accompany your full plate of fresh and delicious seafood, which includes mussels, grouper, scallops, and more! 630 Carondelet St., 504-930-3071, seaworthynola.com



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Spahr's Seafood is committed to serving their customers an authentic Cajun experience. As home to "The Original" Catfish Chips, world famous gumbo, Bloody Mary's made from scratch, and much more, Spahr's is an essential visit if you're looking for a classic Louisiana meal. Check them out in Des Allemands, Thibodaux, or Galliano. Multiple Locations, spahrsseafood.com



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Tito's Ceviche & Pisco allows you to take a trip abroad while staying right here in NOLA. At Tito's, their mouthwatering, authentic Peruvian cuisine is equally delicious and beautiful. Whether you're there for the classic ceviche and pisco combo, or one of their specialty entrees and traditional plates, each dish is better than the next. 5015 Magazine St., 504-267-7612, titoscevichepisco.com


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