At last, the new terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is open! The $1 billion terminal offers many amenities, but the new restaurant row takes the cake. You can have anything from a healthy salad to your favorite soul food dish. Can't decide? Don't worry. According to Eater, here's where to eat at the MSY.
Have some time before your flight? Grab a bite to eat at these restaurants:
Emeril's Table - If you didn't get the chance to go to one of Emeril Lagasse's Big Easy eateries, get some grub at Emeril's Table. The Celebrity Chef's airport restaurant includes menu items such as wood-fired pizza, as well as health-conscious options. Emeril's Table also offers a full bar program, so you can sip on your sazerac under the breathtaking skylight. (Concourse B/Gate B10)
Ye Olde College Inn- This uptown staple has always had a spot at the airport. But now, Ye Olde College Inn has a fresh, new look and location in the terminal. This creole eatery offers everything from crawfish mac n' cheese, shrimp and grits, oyster po-boys, and much more. (Terminal at the entrance to Concourse C)
Leah's Kitchen - In memory of the legendary Leah Chase, Leah's Kitchen will offer some of the most delicious creole food New Orleans has to offer. The New Orleans chef put Dooky Chase's on the restaurant map with their world-famous fried chicken. The restaurant will also offer other traditional dishes like red beans and rice, gumbo, and much more. (Terminal between Concourses B and C on the C side)
MoPho- Award-winning Chef Michael Gulotta's Mid City Restaurant is hitting the new Restaurant Row! MoPho is a Vietnamese-creole fusion eatery with mouth-watering dishes. Their menu includes the delicious glazed pork belly bowl, Thai chili chicken wings, and more. Had too many hand grenades the night before? The Hangover Pho will cure you. (Concourse B/Gate B6)
If you're the "arrive at the airport 45 minutes before your flight" kind of person, here are some places that have delightful to-go meals.
City Greens- One of New Orleans's most notable fast-casual health-food restaurant, City Greens menu includes salads, wraps, soups, and more. Whether you're a carnivore or a vegan, you can always find something tasty here. (Concourse B/Gate B8)
Angelo Brocato- Operating since 1905, Angelo Brocato will satisfy your sweet tooth. This Crescent City bakery and gelateria is a cornerstone of the New Orleans restaurant scene. Everything on the menu is delicious. (Concourse B/Gate B2)
Terrified of flying? Have a cocktail (or some hair of the dog) and relax at these bars!
Cure - This popular Freret Street cocktail bar opened a second location in the new MSY terminal! Cure offers out-of-this-world cocktails like the easy-drinking Fall in Sardinia, the adventurous Room 237, and the full-bodied Roman Candle. (Concourse C/Gate C6, next to the Munch Factory)
Bar Sazerac - Bar Sazerac boasts traditional Big Easy drinks like daiquiris, brandy milk punch, and of course, Sazeracs. This bar sits right next to Dook's, in case you need a burger or some snacks. (Concourse B/Gate B4)
Heritage School of Music Stage - Arguably one of the most sensational bars in MSY, this unique wine bar showcases live music from musicians produced in a partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. (Concourse B/Gate B2)