Where to Eat in New Orleans

New Orleans has an unrivaled restaurant scene and is best known for Louisiana Creole cuisine which combines French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Native American, and Southern cooking methods with African influences. Whether you are looking for a restaurant in the French Quarter, the Garden District, or downtown, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Irene’s is a French Provincial and Creole-Italian restaurant in the French Quarter close to Woldenberg Park. Although it’s not a especially touristy you may have to wait for a table, but the fabulous food, friendly service, and cozy romantic atmosphere make it worthwhile.

Arnaud’s Creole restaurant which is located just steps from Bourbon Street is the ultimate New Orleans dining experience. Whether you choose a romantic dinner in the turn of the century dining room or one of their famous jazz brunches in the Jazz Bistro, the food is guaranteed to please.

Bayona is another celebrated restaurant in the French Quarter, and the menu spans a huge range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Far Eastern, North African, French, and Italian as well as drawing inspiration from all over the U.S. There are three beautiful dining rooms plus a tropical patio with its own fountain.

Muriel’s restaurant is located in the heart of Jackson Square and is a wonderful place to soak up the atmosphere of New Orleans as well as tasting the delicious contemporary Creole cuisine. Start with cocktails in the courtyard bar and book a table on the second floor wrought iron balcony overlooking Jackson Square.

Commander’s Palace is located in the Garden District and is a New Orleans attraction in its own right. The beautiful blue Victorian architecture houses a decadent restaurant where the food is an inventive combination of modern New Orleans cooking and Haute Creole and consistently gets rave reviews.

Restaurant August is located In the Lower Garden District and is one of celebrated Chef John Besh’s restaurants. The contemporary French menu is influenced by local ingredients and the chef’s southern roots.

Le Foret is a new restaurant with cuisine that combines Southern inspiration, French technique and seasonal flavors. Its convenient downtown location and luxurious interior make it an excellent choice for a post proposal dinner.