New Orleans – 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 the 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 in 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 its 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.

Cafe 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 restaurant 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.

 

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.