Category: Restaurants

French Quarter Fine Dining & Top Restaurants

The citizens of the Big Easy are really intrigued by food. It is probably one of the most discussed topics all day. World-famous restaurants line the streets in one of America’s most historic locations, the French Quarter. Treat yourself with regional dishes, distinctive flavors and legendary New Orleans cocktails with every dish. Come to the city’s finest restaurants and enjoy culinary excitement in each of these wonderful places.

Here are some of the best restaurants in the French Quarter:

Antoine’s
713 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-581-4422
Dressy
Cuisine: French, Creole
Since 1840, world-famous Antoine’s Restaurant has raised the level of gastronomy so New Orleans could become one of the finest dining locations of the world. Famous for their Oysters Rockefeller.

Arnaud’s Restaurant
813 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-523-5433
Dressy
Cuisine: French, Creole
Arnoud’s has been the leader of the culinary old guard since 1918, and offers Dinner & Dixieland with it’s famous Creole cuisine in the Jazz Room every evening from 6:30. Sunday Brunch & Jazz.

Bayona
430 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-525-4455
Business casual
Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary
Bayona is recognized as one of the best places to dine in the US. Located in a romantic 150 year old creole cottage, you can dine in the lush tropical courtyard.

Bombay Club
830 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-586-0972
Dressy
Cuisine: Contemporary, Louisiana
The Bombay Club is an upscale restaurant located in the heart of the French Quarter. The restaurant’s Nouveau Creole cuisine is outstanding and is favored by renowned locals.

– Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar
144 Bourbon Street , New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-522-0111
Business casual
Cuisine: Seafood
The Bourbon House features New Orleans Seafood and classic Creole dishes in a lively atmosphere with huge picture windows overlooking Bourbon Street.

Broussard’s
819 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-581-3866
Business casual
Cuisine: Continental, Creole
This beautiful restaurant features three elegant dining rooms which overlook a lush, tropical courtyard, and the menu features classic creole cuisine prepared in the traditional manner.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
429 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-5800
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
This fun restaurant offers quality seafood in a casual family atmosphere. Shimp Cocktail, Shrimp & Pasta, Fried Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp plus Etouffee, Gumbo, Ribs, Steaks and fabulous kid’s menus.

bla4Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-529-2154
Business Casual
Cuisine: Italian
Award-winning Chef Duke LoCicero continuesly works hard to serve up his mouth-watering New World Italian cuisine at this elegant restaurant only a few blocks away from Canal Street.

Café Opéra (Four Points Sheraton Hotel)
541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-648-2331
Business casual
Cuisine: Continental, Creole
Open again after 100 years, Café Opéra offers a unique taste of New Orleans history and many delicious Continental and Creole creations with an elegant Old New Orleans flair.

Chartres House
601 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-586-8383
Casual
Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Po-Boys
Chartres House is a local favorite and is serving casual dishes in an intimate, historical environment. The restaurants offers outdoor dining on the balcony or in the intimate courtyard.

Court Of Two Sisters Restaurant
613 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-7261
Dressy
Cuisine: Continental, French, Creole
This restaurant boasts the largest historical dining courtyard in the French Quarter where you can enjoy a romantic five star creole dinner surrounded by softly shining lights.

Criollo Restaurant & Lounge (Hotel Monteleone)
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-681-4444
Business Casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana
Enjoy a wonderful dining experience at Criollo. The setting is stunning and upscale, and the open kitchen shows a hard working staff.

Deanie’s Seafood
841 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-581-1316
Casual
Cuisine: American, Seafood
New Orleans is famous for great seafood, but Deanie’s is something special. The giant seafood platter is filled with tasty fried oysters, shrimp, catfish, soft-shell crabs, and is New Orleans’ best.

Desire Oyster Bar and Bistro
300 Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-586-0300
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
This casual street front restaurant offers oysters on the half shell, seafood platters, roast beef po-boys, and special Creole dishes, served in a typical French Quarter setting.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse
716 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-2467
Business casual
Cuisine: American, Steakhouses
This restaurant has continuously been among the best steakhouses in the U.S., as reported by the world’s leading men’s lifestyle publication Maxim Magazine.

Embers Steak House
700 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-1485
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood, Steaks
Here you can still enjoy the charm of Old New Orleans, while dining on fresh Louisiana seafood, great steaks, and real Cajun and Creole cuisine served on the largest balcony on Bourbon Street.

Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar
739 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-4440
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a traditional New Orleans restaurant serving oysters on the half shell and a wide variety of Italian, Creole, and Cajun specialties.

Frank’s Restaurant
933 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-1602
Casual
Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches
This restaurant is well-known all over New Orleans for their seafood and steak menu. Offers the biggest steak in the French Quarter, a one pound ribeye.

French Market Restaurant & Bar
1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-7879
Casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Seafood
At the French Market Restaurant and Bar you can enjoy fresh seafood and the tunes that made this city famous. Po-boys come stuffed with shrimp, oysters or crabmeat and the muffaletta is perfect.

Galatoire’s Restaurant
209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-525-2021
Dressy
Cuisine: Cajun, Continental
Galatoire’s is one of the old school restaurants of New Orleans that attracks locals and visitors alike. The menu boasts specialties such as shrimp remoulade, oysters en brochette and crabmeat Yvonne.

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Galvez Restaurant
914 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-975-6622
Business casual
Cuisine: Continental, Spanish
Galvez Restaurant honors the role Spanish cuisine played in making New Orleans a popular destination for gourmets. The delicious dishes are prepared to the highest standards of authenticity.

Gulf Seafood & BBQ
808 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-565-5520
Casual
Cuisine: Barbecue, Seafood
This is not a “classy” restaurant, but you will not regret sitting down here and enjoy the best seafood, and there is something for everyone, kids will love it.

– The Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-1486
Business casual
Cuisine: Cajun
Enjoy traditional and contemporary Creole cuisine in the casual elegance of a garden patio. The menu includes daily specials and fresh local fish, and all wines are available by the glass.

GW Fins
808 Bienville Street , New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-581-3467
Business-casual
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary
GW Fins is one of the best fine dining seafood restaurants in the US and the menu changes daily, based on the freshest seafood available. The restaurant offer many great wines by the glass.

House Of Blues
225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70054, 504-529-2583
Casual
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
New Orleans’ leading restaurant and live music location where world class musicians as Fats Domino to Eric Clapton played. On sunday mornings the House rocks with an exciting Gospel Brunch.

Iris
321 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-299-3944
Business-casual
Cuisine: American, Contemporary
Chef Ian Schnoebelen and Maitre D’ Laurie Casebonne are promising you a romantic evening full of Chef Schnoebelen’s award winning contemporary American dishes at their top restaurant.

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-7394
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Contemporary
K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen has recently undergone an entire renovation and now features scenic balcony and romantic courtyard dining and spacious dining rooms and a bakery.

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails
337 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-598-5005
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana
Kingfish is an upscale casual restaurant that resembles the late 1920s/early 1930s and the restaurant creates a unique, Louisiana-centric dining experience.

La Bayou
208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-4755
Casual
Cuisine: Cajun
This Bourbon Street treasure offers something to fit every taste. You are sure to feel right at home, with balcony dining overlooking the excitement and the charm of the French Quarter.

Landry’s Seafood
400 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-558-0038
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
Enjoy the flavors of New Orleans and the wonderful seafood, juicy steaks and sweet desserts that have made Landry’s traditional Louisiana-style cooking famous.

Le Meritage (Maison Dupuy Hotel)
1001 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-522-8800
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Seafood
Seasonally changing menus concentrate on the regions finest available organic and locally farmed ingredients, and the southern coastal cuisine perfectly complements featured wine selections.

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-9500
Casual
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
This restaurant, famous for it’s wood-fired gourmet pizzas and pastas, has received several awards for Best Caesar Salad, Best Specialty Pizza, and Best Overall Pizza from local publications.

Maximo’s Italian Grill
1117 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-586-8883
Business-casual
Cuisine: Italian
In this restaurant you will find no microwaves and no frozen old meats. The chef gets all of his seafood and meat delivered every day.

Meauxbar Bistro
942 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70181, 504-569-9979
Business-casual
Cuisine: French, Bistro
Meauxbar Bistro is a sophisticated casual restaurant, and the menu features classic French, Louisiana regional and Colonial Indochine dishes based on the freshest available meat and seafood.

Mr. B’s Bistro
201 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-523-2078
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Contemporary
This comfortable bistro specializes in Contemporary Creole Cooking. Enjoy famous Pasta Jambalaya and Barbeque Shrimp, Carmelized Tuna and Pepper Crusted Duck.

Muriel’s
801 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-568-1885
Dressy
Cuisine: Cajun, Contemporary
This restaurant offers New Orleans classics such as Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Turtle soup, Fried Gulf Shrimp Po-boy, and contemporary creole cuisine like Pecan Crusted Drum and Wood Grilled Tuna.

NOLA
534 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-6652
Casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana
NOLA is a casual restaurant with a contemporary menu of New Orleans Creole, Acadian, Southern Cajun, Vietnamese and Southwestern influences applied in Louisiana products.

Oceana Grill
739 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-6002
Casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana, Po-Boys
Oceana Grill is a locals’ favorite. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner til late at night. Try the world famous crab cakes and the best char-grilled oysters in New Orleans.

Olivier’s Restaurant
204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-7734
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Seafood
Oliviers Restaurant uses old recipes that were passed down four generations, and boasts traditional and innovative Creole Cuisine, while you relax by the sweet sounds of jazz and light classical music.

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-0200
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun
This restaurant features a blend of British and Creole food, and the dinner club features the best in traditional jazz with many of the musicians also performing at Preservation Hall.

The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-523-1504
Dressy
Cuisine: Contemporary, Louisiana
The Pelican Club Restaurant offers an incomparable blend of contemporary Louisiana cuisine with Asian influences and presents Gulf Shrimp, Maine Lobster and Certified Black Angus Steaks.

Pere Antoine Restaurant
741 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-581-4478
Casual
Cuisines: Cajun
This restaurant specializes in cajun and creole cooking, and offers a relaxing, open-air atmosphere, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week

Pier 424 Seafood Market Restaurant
424 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-309-1574
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood, Louisiana
This restaurant is located on the heart of Bourbon Street. Balcony dining features a wide selection of fresh fish, oysters, lobsters, boiled seafood and juicy steaks.

Ralph & Kacoo’s
519 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-5226
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
This restaurant belongs to a chain that claims to offer the best Cajun seafood in Louisiana, and it must be said, the food is abslutely good, tastefull and original. Good dining.

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-598-1200
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood
Casual New Orleans seafood dominates the menu with Big Easy favorites like Hickory Grilled Redfish, BBQ Oysters, Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, and a variety of Gulf fish nightly specials.

Restaurant R’evolution (Royal Sonesta Hotel)
777 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-553-2277
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana
Classic Creole and Cajun cuisine, served in a breathtaking setting of five historically designed dining rooms that blend architectural details of French Quarter homes with contemporary accents.

The Rib Room (Omni Royal Orleans Hotel)
621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-529-7045
Dressy
Cuisine: Cajun, Contemporary
This popular spot is famous for its prime rib, wood grilled rotisseries, spit-roasted rack of lamb, grilled barrel-cut tenderloin, roasted shrimp, and juicy and pan-seared salmon.

Rita’s Tequila House
417 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-298-8227
Casual
Cuisine: Seafood, Southwestern/TexMex
Rita’s Tequila House presents award-winning fajitas, Yuca fries, and soutwestern dishes that are prepared daily from fresh ingredients and cooked to order over real mesquite wood.

Roux on Orleans (Bourbon Orleans Hotel)
717 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-2222
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
This restaurant offers the finest creole cuisine using only the freshest seasonal ingredients that can be found in Louisiana.

Royal House
441 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-931-5492
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole, Louisiana
This Seafood and Oyster Bar offers mouth-watering food in a casual romantic setting. This is one of the city’s largest oyster bars where you can enjoy the smell of fresh steamed seafood.

SoBou
310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-552-4095
Business-casual
Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Contemporary, Creole, Tapas
Experience the French Quarter like a local, and enjoy food that pays homage to New Orleans’ class by offering foie gras burgers and crispy oyster tacos.

Somethin’ Else Cafe
620 Conti Street , New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-373-6439
Casual
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Creole, Louisiana
Exceptional New Orleans treasure serving quality comfort food in the heart of the French Quarter. The restaurant serves food as Grandma did, with a a bit of culinary refinement.

St. Lawrence Restaurant & Bar
219 N Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-4111
Casual
Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food, Cajun, Contemporary, Louisiana
Here the chefs share their talent for creating simple, thoughtful dishes that emphasize the fresh local produce that forms the basis for the gorgeous heart of the restaurant’s ever changing menu.

Stanley
1031 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-593-0006
Casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Sandwiches
Stanley serves such blue collar specialties as hand-made hamburgers, fresh seafood po-boys and the best Reuben sandwich in town, and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stella!
1032 Chartres Street , New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-587-0091
Dressy
Cuisine: French, Contemporary
The restaurant offers an exciting, new American cuisine influenced jointly by world flavors and Louisiana style. The food is bold and intense in flavors, fresh and quality.

Sylvain
625 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-265-8123
Business-casual
Cuisine: American
The Sylvain concept came to one of the world’s most famous locations in 2010, and the restaurant features a menu that blends both the past and future in unmatched quality.

Tableau
616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-934-3463
Business-casual
Cuisine: French, Creole, Louisiana
This restaurant showcases regional ingredients and classic French Creole dishes with a unique twist. The cuisine is sophisticated, yet true to tradition, with great depth of flavor.

Tempt (The Saint Hotel)
931 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-875-2600
Business-casual
Cuisine: International
Tempt is located in the newly opened Saint Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans, offering quality bistro-type food in a decor that is unmatched.

Tony Moran’s Restaurant
240 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-523-4640
Casual
Cuisine: Cajun, Italian
This is a local’s favorite. Here you can experience New Orleans’ best Northern Italian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Enjoy fresh pasta made daily, veal, steaks, Shrimp Moran and more.

Tujague’s
823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-8676
Business-casual
Cuisine: Cajun, French
Tujagues has survived eras of war, depession, and the low-cal period to celebrate 140 years of superb creole cuisine. People keep coming back here for the food, service, and atmosphere.

Vacherie Restaurant
827 1/2 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-207-4532
Casual
Cuisine: American, Creole, Louisiana
This is a typical casual Louisiana, Cajun/Creole restaurant with a full-service bar, offering a coffee shop/cafe, full-service catering, cooking classes, courtyard, breakfast, lite lunch, dinner, weekend brunch.

 

Affordable French Quarter Restaurants

In New Orleans’ French Quarter you can find many world-famous restaurants, but there are also a huge number of quality restaurants that are offering good food at affordable prices. All the restaurants listed below offer full meals under $12. Enjoy good food in one of America’s most historical locations:

Acme Oyster And Seafood House
724 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-5973
Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Po-Boys
This restaurant has been around for almost a century and is renown for affordable seafood in a pleasant setting. Enjoy your oysters at the bar.

The Alibi Bar
811 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504– 522-9187
Casual, Cuisine: Bar/Pub Food
This restaurant is known for friendly bar staff, decent atmosphere, and good food.

Angeli
1141 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-566-0077
Cuisine: Greek/Mediterranean, Pizza
This French Quarter restaurant stays open late during the week and serves from hummus to pizza.

Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-2216
Cuisine: American, Bar/Pub Food
Backspace Bar is a pleasant place on Chartres Street and serves comfort foods. The restaurant offers a warm, welcoming feel that will keep you coming back.

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Affordable Garden District Restaurants

People in New Orleans are so fascinated with food that even while having lunch, they probably will be talking about dinner. Just ask locals where you might get the finest gumbo, and you probably will witness a quite dramatic debate among the city’s natives about the best place to order gumbo. Well, you might also say that food brings New Orleans together.

The various menus of New Orleans’s quality restaurants reveal the historical past and all the great cultures that have led to this fantastic culinary melting pot over the past three hundred years. You won’t have any trouble in discovering French, African, Spanish, German, Italian, and Caribbean influences in the city’s signature dishes, and the last few years we have seen an increased influence from Asia and Latin America. While walking through the Garden District these days may feel like wandering through times gone by, the neighborhood, and particularly Magazine Street, is also a thriving commercial community.

Here are the most affordable restaurants in the Garden District:

Milk Bar
1514 Delachaise Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-9361
Innovative and original offerings of super tasty sandwiches. Milkshakes are famous, and the place offers a decent environment, though nothing fancy.

Corner Muse
1381 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-528-1050
Great place for sandwiches, coffee, and snowballs. Good service.

The Grocery
2854 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-9524
Great sandwiches. Probably the best and tastiest Creole Corned Beef in town.

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Affordable & Mid-range Hotels in New Orleans

You might come to New Orleans for a holiday or just for a quick break, either way, you will need a hotel to stay in New Orleans.  Here is a list of affordable and mid-range hotels in the Crescent City:

 

Lafayette Hotel, Central Business District, Warehouse District
600 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-4441
Located next to Lafayette Square, good location, 8 blocks from the French Quarter and it sits on the border of the Central Business District and the Warehouse District (the up-and-coming area). Friendly staff, and reasonable prices. Large and impeccably clean rooms. Cons: fixtures and decor are dated.

Crescent Palms Motel, Central City
3923 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70125, 504-821-7773
The Crescent Palms Motel is a very clean place with a secure parking area. It looks like a new motel in a not so decent neighborhood, and you can be in the French Quarter in 15 minutes with no problems. The service is good and staff very helpful. Cons: they really should exchange the beds and offer free wifi.

905 Royal Hotel, French Quarter
905 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-0219
Clean, private, quiet. Beautiful location, right in the heart of the Frensch Quarter. Old-fashioned, old-school place, far enough removed from the Bourbon Street craze but close enough to walk there in 2 minutes Staff is friendly and prices are relatively reasonable. Cons: no front desk or reception area, and very outdated.

Biscuit Palace, French Quarter
730 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-525-9949
Great location, on Dumaine just south of Bourbon. It’s an old house converted to a hotel. Of course, it is not the Ramada or the Hilton. The price is reasonable for the location. Rooms have a kitchenette, coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, sink, and breakfast corner. Cons: maintenance.

Super 8 – New Orleans
6322 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA 70126, 800-536-9326
Good value, comfortable and clean, friendly staff. This hotel is not for you if you want an upscale neighborhood, but it’s fine if you just want a clean, basic place to stay. Free parking, free breakfast, free wifi. The hotel also features a small fitness room and a pool. Cons: not walking distance to city attractions, so you will need a rental car.

Hyatt Place New Orleans – Convention Center, Central Business District, Warehouse District
881 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-571-7720
This hotel is now called the Hyatt Place. Use the address to avoid your cab driver taking you to the Hyatt or telling you that there is no Hotel New Orleans. Nicely located directly opposite the convention center. Modern, clean and friendly place. Good bar food and drink 24×7. Breakfast included, free wifi. Bourbon street is 10-15 minute stroll. Cons: parking fee $20-$25, maintenance.

St. Vincent’s Guest House, Lower Garden District
1507 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-302-9606
This is a classic hostel with a beautiful central court yard that is walking distance from down town. There is a quaint coffee shop across the street, a bar a few blocks down and the hostel is set in a residential area. Good hostel but not a hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms, nice pool.

Bienville House Hotel, French Quarter
320 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-529-2345
Nice hotel. Pool with saltwater and heated so you can swim in the winter. The location is a few blocks from Bourbon Street if that’s what you want. Complementary continental breakfast. Good rooms. Cons: parking, noisy, maintenance.

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, Central Business District, Warehouse District
700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-613-2330
Comfortable hotel with outstanding staff. Close to the French Quarter but far enough away to get bothered by all the nightlife when you wanted to hit the bed. Great pool on top of the hotel. Close to Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant. Cons: maintenance, parking.

Drury Inn & Suites, Central Business District, Warehouse District
820 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-529-7800
Centrally located good hotel in the center of New Orleans. Walking distance of the French Quarter. The hotel offers free breakfast (eggs, sausage, bagels, waffles, yogurt, fruit ), free snacks from 5:30-7 pm every night (hot dogs, chicken tenders, nachos) and free wifi. Friendly staff and good room service. The most important plus: Comfortable Beds.

Hotel Le Marais, French Quarter
717 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-2300
The craziness of Bourbon street is well hidden in this modern, trendy small hotel just a few feet away from Bourbon. The place has a Jacuzzi sized swimming pool, and a small bar, and a workout room the size of a bedroom. But everything is renovated and the service is great. Good complimentary breakfast. Cons: no wifi, parking.

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, Central Business District
817 Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-525-1111
Convenient location close to the French Quarter without being in the thick of the noise. Clean and comfortable rooms with large bathroom. Beautiful lobby, and complimentary breakfast buffer includes scrambled eggs, cereals, orange juice, bacon, several pastries, coffee and water served on the top floor, nice view. Cons: parking ($30 a night for valet), no free wifi.

Hampton Inn Hotels & Suites, Central Business District
1201 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-566-9990
This Hampton Inn is a renovated warehouse, as is the trend in the Warehouse District/Convention Center area. Accommodating and attentive staff. Rooms are spacious and up-to-date. Relatively inexpensive, and the hotel provides valet for guests. The hotel has a small bar that overlooks the pool. Cons: no restaurant.

Royal Street Courtyard B&B, Marigny
2438 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, 504-943-6818
Charming house with cozy rooms with big bathrooms. Great personal attention. The property is well within walking distance of Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter. Cons: none.

Omni Royal Crescent Hotel, Central Business District
535 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-527-0006
Well designed, average size rooms in nice hotel located two blocks from the French Quarter in an area west of Canal street. Clean rooms include small fridge and coffee maker. Cons: maintenance, no free wifi.

New Orleans Marriott, French Quarter
555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-581-1000
This hotel is located on the edge of the French Quarter, a few blocks from Bourbon Street. Functional place with nice hotel lobby, very spacious and welcoming. Clean and comfortable rooms. Cons: needs updating.

 Loft 523, Central Business District
523 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-200-6523
Hotel is situated close to all touristic highlights. The French Quarters is just a few minutes walk away. Nice and comfortable rooms with huge bathrooms. Cons: parking, poor customer service.

B & W Courtyards Bed & Breakfast, Marigny
2425 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, 800-585-5731
B&W Courtyards is a great B&B. It’s not in the middle of the French District, yet close enough so you can walk to all the places you want to visit very easily, just a few blocks from Frenchmen Street. Cons: none

InterContinental Hotel New Orleans, Central Business District
444 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-5566
Conveniently located near the French Quarter, this hotel is a great pick for travelers visiting the city without a car, as they are close to all the attractions. Nice roof top pool and great lobby area. Cons: rooms are dated and in need of upgrades.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, French Quarter
717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-523-2222
Nice hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. Bourbon Street and the St. Louis Cathedral are literally just steps away. clean rooms, good beds reasonably priced. Cons: poor customer service, maintenance.

St. Marie Hotel, French Quarter
827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-561-8951
Great location, but like most of the French Quarter, this hotel is old. The rooms are clean but dated. Nice bedroom balconies with a great view of what’s happening below. Cons: beds are hard and old.

Quality Inn & Suites, Central Business District
210 Okeefe Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-412-8771
Great location and nicely priced. Friendly & accommodating staff. Good free breakfast and rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel is close to the Canal Streetcar and the St. Charles Streetcar.

Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, French Quarter
541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-761
Located right in the middle of the action on Bourbon street. Comfortable rooms and good beds, Very friendly staff. The hotel provides good security and good restaurant. Cons: parking ($30.00).

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center, Central Business District, Warehouse District
1001 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-0044
If you don’t want to be in the Quarter, this hotel might be good for you. Nice rooms that are being updated. Not the greatest location, but walkable to the Quarter and Convention Center. Cons: 28 dollar/night unavoidable “valet” parking.

Hotel Provincial, French Quarter
1024 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-581-4995
Conveniently located in the middle of the French Quarter. Friendly staff. The rooms are dated but are clean, and nicely decorated with antique furniture and the beds are comfortable. Cons: updates needed, maintenance.

Prince Conti Hotel, French Quarter
830 Conti Street,m New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-529-4172
This hotel offers not the newest or most updated decor, but rooms are spacious and clean. Nice hotel just off Bourbon street, so it can be noisy. Cons: poor beds.

The Frenchmen Hotel, Marigny
417 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-948-2166
Like so many here, this is an old hotel but kept up well, and the rooms are clean. Affordable prices and good location. Situated in the “heart of it all,” while not being on or too close to the mayhem that is Bourbon Street. Cons: noisy.

Avenue Plaza Resort, Lower Garden District
2111 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-566-1212
Nicely located between the garden district and the French quarter. Easy on and off the streetcar to all points of interest rooms are tastefully designed, well maintained, and clean. Cons: no internet, poor customer service.

Elysian Fields Inn, Marigny
930 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117, 504-948-9420
Nice old house in a hip and up-and-coming district of NOLA (Marigny). Nice rooms and good breakfast. Comfortable B&B, located just a few blocks from Frenchman street and all the music clubs.

Garden District Bed & Breakfast, Garden District
2418 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-895-4302
This B&B is beautiful old building in the heart of the Garden District. Some rooms have a mini kitchen. From here you can walk to many great places on Magazine Street. The streetcar is closeby.

Terrell House B&B, Lower Garden District
1441 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-237-2076
Beautiful place, clean comfortable rooms. Very friendly people who serve great food as well. Quality B&B.

Hotel Villa Convento, French Quarter
616 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-1793
Fair rates right in the heart of the French Quarter, though far enough away from Bourbon Street for the noise. Good old-fashioned rooms Cons: this hotel is quite run down.

Hilton, Central Business District
333 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-8890
This Hilton building was originally the Masonic Temple, in 1992 redeveloped as Hotel Monaco until Hurricane Katrina. Hotel Monaco did not reopen after Katrina in the hotel reopened in 2007 as a Hilton. Clean, inviting, and reasonably modern. Cons: parking $39 per night/valet parking.

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarters, Central Business District
821 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-324-6000
Good rooms, comfortable beds, clean, quiet, friendly staff. The hotel is in a location that’s convenient to the French Quarter. Pleasant lobby. Cons: charge of $28/night for parking (no self [parking).

Staybridge Suites Extended Stay Hotel, Central Business District, Warehouse District
501 Tchoupitoulas At Poydras, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-571-1818
Good hotel for the location and price. Newly remodeled, good breakfast and dinner. Very central to everything. Free breakfast, and excellent rooms with full kitchen. Free Wifi.

1896 O’Malley House, Mid-City
120 S Pierce Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-488-5896
This B&B is a beautiful and comfortable house, comfortable, quaint and affordable. The Canal Street Street car is a block away and takes you right to the French Quarter.

Lions Inn, Marigny
2517 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, 504-945-2339
B&B located in a quiet, safe residential street in Marigny, about a ten-minute walk to the excitement of the French Quarter but away from the noise. Cons: some rooms need updating.

Olivier House Hotel, French Quarter
828 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-525-8456
Nice hotel that is a bit worn and torn, but everything is clean and the service is good. It is quiet and peaceful even though it is so close to the Bourbon Street madness.

Hampton Inn Hotel, Central City, Touro
3626 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-9990
This Hampton is close to the Garden District, and therefore more expensive than the typical Hampton, but parking is free. Nice, quiet and comfortable rooms, free breakfast, snacks, and Wifi.

Canal Street Inn, Mid-City
3620 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-483-3033
Picturesque getaway, nice affordable B&B, well situated on Canal Street just north of the downtown area. The house and surrounding neighborhood are peaceful and quiet.

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Central Business District
226 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-529-9990
Hotel in great location, affordable rates, and spacious rooms. Not the most modern decor nor luxurious amenities but very good value nonetheless. Under renovation.

Best Western French Quarter Landmark Hotel, French Quarter
920 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-524-3333
Located conveniently in the French Quarter, and close to all attractions. Nice and quiet little hotel with a private courtyard and pool. Large and clean rooms.

The Melrose Mansion, Marigny
937 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-944-2255
Beautiful old style mansion. The location is awesome. Close to the French Quarter on one of the prettiest streets. Some rooms are very spacious with sitting rooms.

Rathbone Mansions, Seventh Ward
1227 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, 866-724-8140
B&B in a good location. The French Quarter is about 10 minutes walk. The property is beautiful with a nice pool and bar area, and the rooms are clean. Cons: needs some repair.

Fairchild House, Central City, Lower Garden District
1518 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-0154
Pretty nice and affordable B&Bs. Charming 1800’s home, so the floors and stairs are creaky. Rooms have 12-foot ceilings and air conditioners. Look for Groupon deals. Cons: no free wifi, needs some updating.

Pelham Hotel, Central Business District
444 Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-4444
This hotel is quietly located and affordable. It’s a great blend of historic charm with modern amenities. Clean rooms and the French Quarter is a short walk from the Pelham. Cons: noisy elevators.

Royal Barracks Guest House, French Quarter
717 Barracks Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-529-7269
If you are looking for a full-service place, this isn’t for you. If you want an inexpensive place to stay while avoiding the tourist traps and trying to feel like a local, look no further. Free Wifi.

New Orleans Guest House, Treme
1118 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-566-1177
Good location, just cross the street and you’re in the French Quarter, but it’s also the quieter side with a lot of restaurants locals go to. Cons: needs new beds

Sunburst Inn, Marigny
819 Mandeville, New Orleans, LA 70117, 504-947-1799
The Sunburst is in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, just a few blocks from the French Quarter. Great rooms furnished with antiques and oriental rugs.

Holiday Inn New Orleans Superdome, Central Business District
330 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-581-1600
Nicely renovated Holiday Inn. Very affordable rates. Clean, airy rooms with good carpeting and brand new good beds. This place is not so near the hot spots and no shuttle to the French Quarter.

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Central Business District
301 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-598-9977
Good Hotel with great service, Great value in the area by far for being right in downtown where all the nightlife action is. omfortable beds, huge area, access to pools, and clean.

Pontchartrain Hotel, Central City, Lower Garden District
2031 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70, 504-524-0581
Good and pretty big middle-class hotel. Classy place with very friendly service that goes above and beyond your expectations, Friendly rates.

Ambassador Hotel, Central Business District, Warehouse District
535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 888-455-3417
Repurposed warehouse hotel is a nice place to stay. Clean, quiet and tastefully decorated rooms. Helpful and friendly staff, good location at a very fair price.

New Orleans Marriott at Lakeway, Metairie
3838 N Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002, 504-836-5253
This property is pretty quiet, The beds are very comfortable, Nice rooms with flat screens. Rooms have a city view or lake view and corner rooms have plenty of windows. This location is about a 15 – 20-minute drive to downtown New Orleans.

Holiday Inn Hotel New Orleans Westbank SE Tower, Gretna
275 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, LA 70053, 504-366-8535
Spacious clean rooms. with perfect beds. The location is easy to get to from the downtown area. Rooms are a bit noisy at the highway side.

 

 

Best Restaurants in New Orleans

Check our list of the best restaurants in New Orleans. In Uptown there are quite a few very nice upscale restaurants to get discovered. Magazine Street, Prytania Street and Freret Street (the best NO symbol of the rebirth of the city after Katrina) are filled with many local shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Uptown was the place to be in the 19th century when New Orleans was booming.

Here are a few quality Uptown Restaurants:

Apolline
4729 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-894-8869
This restaurant offers a great experience, the atmosphere is lovely, and the staff is friendly. For dinner, it’s a quiet place, intimate and with soft lighting, and the crab taco appetizer is unique.

Bistro Daisy
5831 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504- 899-6987
Daisy is a small, intimate restaurant that serves both locals and visitors. Set in an old house, the rooms are small, which makes it a great place for date night

Clancy’s
6100 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-1111
A local’s favorite and most of the dishes are creative applications of New Orleans favorites. Famous for the seasonal smoked soft-shell crab.

Coquette
2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-265-0421
This amazing corner bistro features a menu of seasonal modern-American dishes. The place is renown for its seafood dishes, and the menu changes almost nightly.

Dante’s Kitchen
736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-861-3121
In this restaurant, there’s always something new on the menu. Everything they do, they do with perfection. The biscuits are heaven, and everything is truly fairly priced.

Gautreau’s
1728 Soniat Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-7397
At Gautreau’s, even simple roasted chicken is fine. In this dark and quiet restaurant that once was a pharmacy, usually, older guests occupy most of the tables.

Jacques-Imo’s Cafe
8324 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-861-0886
Every moment of the evening features the best of New Orleans from a pre-dinner beer and welcome in the funky front bar to a nice dinner.

Johnny V’s
6106 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70115, 504-899-4880
Familiar dishes like steamed mussels with frites, escargot, charcuterie plates and shrimp remoulade, and bistro classics like hanger steak with frites, and Creole flavored speckled trout meuniere.

Lilette
3637 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-1636
New Orleans and French culinary traditions are the basis for Lilette’s inspired dishes such as roasted muscovy duck breast with cauliflower, buttered bread crumbs, and sauteed spinach.

Patois
6078 Laurel Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-895-9441
This lively bistro might have been shipped in straight from France, and the menu is typically French, although with a Louisiana approach. Great Gulf fish.

Upperline
1413 Upperline Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-9822
This restaurant is well-known for traditional dark gumbo and etouffee and has many regulars who appreciate spicy local shrimp or duck with ginger-peach sauce.

Commander’s Palace
1403 Washington Avenue at the corner of Coliseum Street., 504-899-8221
Commander’s is open for lunch and dinner, with a Jazz Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Dress is upscale, jackets for men are preferred at dinner.

Affordable Uptown Restaurants

Uptown is a relatively high-end area and one of the safest in New Orleans. In Magazine Street you will find many local shops, restaurants, and art galleries, and this part of the city was developed when New Orleans was booming in the 19th century when New Orleans was one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Uptown’s most visited streets are St. Charles Avenue (famous for its historic streetcar line), Magazine Street, Prytania Street, Freret Street (a symbol of New Orleans’ rebirth after Katrina).

Here Are Some Affordable Uptown Eateries:

Ancora Pizzeria
4508 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-324-1636
This welcoming pizzeria, just like so many places on booming Freret Street, satisfies the desires of locals but serves food deserving visitors’ attention.

Babylon Cafe
7724 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-314-0010
A nice and traditional restaurant and the home made bread is absolutely wonderful. Gyro is great and the dishes here remind of the food the neighborhood families would prepare.

Blue Oak
530 Lyons Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-621-9837
This BBQ is famous for its burgers, wings, smoked specials, and their homemade sauces. A local’s favorite.

Cafe Nino
1510 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-9200
A typical old fashioned Italian & Pizza restaurant looking to recreate the Little Italy-flavor from cities like Boston or Chicago with amazing prices.

Casamento’s
4330 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-9761
Casamento’s really is the location for Uptown seafood fanatics, and specialties from the menu include oysters lightly poached in seasoned milk, fried shrimp, trout, and soft-shell-crab platters.

Company Burger
4600 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-267-0320
Signature burgers include fresh-ground patties, bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese, and red onions. You can load it up with homemade condiments.

Dat Dog
5030 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-6883
The menu is all about hot dogs, and options cover anything from traditional German wieners to Louisiana alligator sausages. Even fish eaters and vegetarians have options.

Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop
4701 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-872-9676
Their gumbo is high-quality standard with all the right flavors, ingredients, and textures. Great po’ boys.

Guy’s Po-Boys
5259 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70195, 504-891-5025
Guy’s is really what a neighborhood poor boy shop should be. Nothing fancy, but their sandwiches are first class with constant quality.

Joey K’s
3001 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-0997
This neighborhood place for locals and visitors, located in the heart of Magazine Street, has been serving local dishes like Red Beans & Rice, Jambalaya, Po’ Boys and Catfish for almost 20 years.

Juans Flying Burrito
4724 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-486-9950
Good and affordable food in a casual restaurant where you won’t get disappointed. Local’s favorite with dishes like Juan’s Flying Burrito.

Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy Restaurant
1535 Basin Street, Treme, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-309-5828
Recently opened great show and food place close to Uptown and the French Quarter. Go on and go crazy ’bout jumpin’ and havin’ fun.

La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-2670
French restaurant for the budget-minded. Offers standard dishes such as filet mignon, classic French sauces, pate maison, mussels and fries, and the lavish dessert crepes.

La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-3377
Intimate fine-dining establishment, where the menu includes items like blue crab beignets and pork shank osso buco. The restaurant serves signature burgers as well.

Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-899-3374
Delicious local shrimp, hand-cut french fries, and nontraditional menu items like chicken livers with coleslaw or fried oysters with remoulade sauce.

Martinique Bistro
5908 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-91-8495
French cooking, including a butternut squash bisque, escargots with exotic mushrooms, and oven-roasted, cane-syrup-infused duck breast. Dinner menus change every three months.

Parasol’s Bar
2533 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-897-5413
A local’s favorite that serves shrimp or roast beef po’ boy. The restaurant and bar are separated, and both places can get very crowded, especially during a Saints game.

Pascal’s Manale
1838 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-895-4877
Famous Barbecue Shrimp, regional seafood and Italian-style creations, turtle soup, and fried eggplant. The nice old bar might be the best place in the city to slurp raw oysters.

Pho Bistreaux
1200 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-304-8334
The pho is excellent and cooked with all fresh ingredients, a true Vietnamese home made pho. They also serve tender filet mignon that just melts in your mouth.

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA 70125, 504-861-9602
This restaurant offers so many delicious meals at reasonable prices that they must get many returning customers.

Sarita’s Grill
4520 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-324-3562
Discovered this great little Latin American restaurant and become one of the many big fans. This is a family run restaurant, and the food is very tasty and affordable.

Saucy’s BBQ
4200 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-301-2755
Probably the best BBQ in New Orleans, and their brisket rivals the old time places because it is juicy, tender, and most importantly delicious.

 

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