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Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Creole, Local/Regional Fare, Gluten-Free

Description: New Orleans Magazine 1996 Chef of the Year. New Orleans Magazine 1995 Favorite Overall Restaurant. GQ's Golden Dish Award for Eggs Sardou. Located in the historic Garden District. You can walk through the kitchen to the bar and patio. Rated five stars. Original Jazz brunch, patio dining - Commander's Palace - that's what living in New Orleans is all about!

*Commander's Palace has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards, including: Outstanding Service (1993), Outstanding Restaurant (1996), and Best Chef: South for Chef Tory McPhail (2013).

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-2021
www.galatoires.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Continental, Gluten-Free

Description: Located in the historic French Quarter, Galatoire's has the reputation of being the best of the old line establishments of New Orleans. Along with excellent French Creole cuisine, a festive and yet elegant atmosphere lure locals and visitors alike. Steeped in tradition and run by fourth generation proprietors, Galatoire's has delighted the many who have dined on renowned specialties such as shrimp remoulade, oysters en brochette and crabmeat Yvonne.

*Galatoire's is the James Beard Award-winning restaurant for Outstanding Restuarant (2005).

Antoine's
713 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4422
www.antoines.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Creole

Description: Since 1840, world-renowned Antoine's Restaurant has set the standard that made New Orleans one of the greatest dining centers of the world. Known for their Oysters Rockefeller.
Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-5433
www.arnaudsrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Creole, Gluten-Free

Description: Leader of the culinary old guard since 1918. Dinner & Dixieland at world-famous Arnaud's with legendary Creole cuisine and music in the Jazz Room every night from 6:30. Sunday Brunch & Jazz. Fine cigars, cognacs, ports in Arnaud's Bar. Mardi Gras museum. Lunch Sunday-Friday 504-523-5433 13 private dining rooms for special occasions.

*Arnaud's French 75 Bar won James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program (2017).

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 821-0535

Neighborhood: Treme
Attire: Business Casual
Cuisine Type/s: Soul Food, Creole

Description: Led by world famous chef, Leah Chase this family restaurant serves up an incredible array of creole and soul food in a restaurant atmosphere full of local art.

*This is the restaurant of James Beard Award Winner, Leah Chase, who won 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clancy's
6100 Annunciation St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 895-1111

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Seafood, Creole, Local/Regional Fare

Description: Clancy's is a popular Uptown spot for traditional New Orleans Creole dining.
Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 581-2914
www.cafedumonde.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Breakfast, Late Night (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Coffee Shops, Beignets

Description: Since 1862 this has been the original French Market coffee stand serving cafe au lait and beignets. A New Orleans landmark, located directly across from Jackson Square and the Pontalba apartments, Cafe du Monde offers the original beignet, the state doughnut of Louisiana. Coffee and chicory is a New Orleans favorite, served mixed half and half with hot milk as cafe au lait.
Pat O'Brien's
718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-4823, (800) 597-4823
www.patobriens.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Cajun, Seafood

Description: Pat O’s is a must do when visiting the Quarter. This home of the Hurricane is loaded with charm and lush gardens, lively piano lounge, courtyard restaurant and even private party rooms. As the motto goes, everyone is sure to “Have Fun.”
Shaya
4213 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-4213
www.shayarestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Middle Eastern

Description:

*James Beard Award Winner of Best New Restaurant 2016 and Rising Star Chef of 2017, Zachary Engel.

Upperline Restaurant
1413 Upperline St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-9822
www.upperline.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Continental

Description: This trendsetting Uptown bistro is one of the most influential restaurants ever to open in New Orleans. Upperline is also one of the friendliest fine dining spots in town, where Uptown Republicans and rakish bohemians pull up at adjoining tables. Offbeat Magazine has enthusiastically compared Upperline with Alice Water's legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse. Upperline's JoAnn Clevenger once said, "New Orleans is extraordinarily beautiful. Listen to the music, look at the architecture, the flowers. We're very lucky. And you know, it's not just where you're going, but the in between part -- how you get there -- that matters." That's the Upperline spirit.
Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-9752
www.napoleonhouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun

Description: Housed in a historic landmark dating from 1797 and family-owned since 1914, this European-style café serves local fare and generous drinks. While there are wine and beer lists, the house specialty is a cocktail. Sip on a Pimm's Cup as you soak in the French Quarter characters and old-world charm.
Brennan's
417 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-9711
www.brennansneworleans.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Seafood, Creole, Local/Regional Fare, Gluten-Free

Description: Brennan’s is a New Orleans tradition with a commitment to honoring the city’s history and ethnicity through its cuisine, architecture, and ambiance from proprietors Terry White and Ralph Brennan, the acclaimed restaurateur and namesake of the iconic dining establishment. The innovative Creole menu borrows its pedigree from French and Spanish ancestors and complements each dish with cultural influences molding the present-day fare of New Orleans. The old-world elegant inspired dining rooms, reminiscent of grand homes along St. Charles Avenue, and personable, attentive service underscores a unique and sophisticated dining experience that lives on in every visitor’s memory.
Compčre Lapin
535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 599-2107
www.comperelapin.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary

Description: Newly famous Chef Nina Compton's restaurant open at the Old No. 77 hotel.
La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-3377
www.lapetitegrocery.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, French, Gluten-Free

Description: A charming eatery in the heart of Uptown, La Petite Grocery caters to the palates of New Orleanians and leisure travelers with its delicious French cuisine. Daily happy hours with an intimate dining experience.

*This is the restaurant of James Beard Award Winner, Justin Devillier, who won Best Chef: South 2016.

Lüke
333 St. Charles Ave., Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 378-2840
www.lukeneworleans.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: French, Gluten-Free

Description: Lüke New Orleans is Besh’s homage to the grand old Franco-German brasseries that once reigned in New Orleans. Lüke offers an extensive French, German, and Belgian beer selection, including three exclusive house brews [custom-made in Louisiana]. The cuisine is unaffectedly Old World, using slow and traditional cooking techniques. The wine list features reds and whites from the Loire, Alsace, and Savoie regions, as well as Badischerwiens of Germany. Since opening in 2007, Lüke has been hailed by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and The Times-Picayune Lagniappe, which awarded Lüke an impressive three bean-ranking for its “disarmingly home-spun culinary touches and broad-shouldered dishes that satisfy something more than just an appétit.”
Ralph's on the Park
900 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 488-1000
www.ralphsonthepark.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Dinner, Sunday Brunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: Recognized by Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, New York Times and The Washington Post for fine cuisine and an innovative menu. Ralph's on the Park, owned and operated by Ralph Brennan, offers food fresh from the farms and waters of Louisiana and majestic views of City Park.
Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 299-9777
restaurantaugust.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Continental, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Description: Some of August's popular specialties include wild pheasant and rabbit with sage and morel mushrooms, seared bass and shrimp- and lobster-stuffed piquillo peppers. The foie gras appetizer is the rave of the town, while the reasonably sized entrees always leave room for dessert. The wine list includes an impressive 250 bottles, some of which can be quite expensive. Chef John Besh combines everything to make this restaurant a unique CBD stop!

*John Besh won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast (2006) for his cuisine at Restaurant August.

Gautreau's Restaurant
1728 Soniat St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-7397
www.gautreausrestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$$$
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun

Description: Gautreau's offers Modern French and contemporary Louisiana fare using only fresh ingredients. The menu changes about every six weeks. Gautreau's was just named one of "The Bon Appetit Hot 50 " in the magazine's "guide to what's hot now...the best flavors, most innovative menus, and latest scenes from coast to coast" March 2005 issue.

*Host restaurant to James Beard Award Winner, Sue Zemanick- Best Chef: South 2014.
Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-1744
www.pecherestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Seafood, Local/Regional Fare, Vegan

Description: Peche, the newest member of Chef Donald Link + Stephen Stryjewski's family of restaurants, celebrates local seafood, and features an open wood fire grill and a raw bar.

*Peche was the host restaurant to Chef Ryan Prewitt, when he won the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: South.

*James Beard Award Winner of Best New Restaurant (2014).

Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-4114
www.herbsaint.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attire: Dressy (Jacket May Be Required)
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Contemporary

Description: Popular dishes include the wild green salad spiced with gorgonzola and peppered pecans, eggplant Napoleon, shrimp bisque, gumbo, short ribs, pork loin, rib-eye, lamb and salmon with mustard-seed coating. For dessert try a twist on the classic beignet-chocolate beignet or the saffroned semolina cake with caramel.

*Herbsaint is the restaurant of James Beard Award Winner, Donald Link, who won Best Chef: South (2007) and Rebecca Wilcomb (2017).

Doris Metropolitan
620 Chartes St. , New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 267-3500
www.dorismetropolitan.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Steakhouses, Contemporary

Description: Doris Metropolitan is a contemporary steakhouse with an authentic mixture of international flare. The menu offers a variety of dry-aged meat options, as well as delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes and sides. Doris Metropolitan’s menu and design stray from the usual American-style steakhouse. The food is unique, the restaurant ambiance is modern and trendy, and your experience eating at Doris will surely be memorable.
Old Absinthe House
240 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-3181

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Bar/Pub Food

Description: For almost 200 years the Old Absinthe House bar has been a staple of life in the French Quarter. Located on the corner of Rue Bourbon and Rue Bienville, the cooper-topped wooden bar captivates patrons as they sip their favorite beverages and the sights and sounds of the French Quarter trickle into this comfy tavern.
Domenica
123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 648-6020, (800) 925-3673
www.domenicarestaurant.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Italian, Pizza

Description: Domenica is the creation of internationally acclaimed Chef John Besh and his executive chef and partner, Alon Shaya, who was awarded “Best Chef-South” by the James Beard Foundation in 2015. Domenica won “Best Pizza 2012” from New Orleans Magazine and was chosen as a top restaurant of 2012 by Food & Wine. Located in the storied Roosevelt New Orleans hotel, Domenica brings an elegant take on the unique cuisine of rural Italy prepared using only the best local ingredients. Homemade pastas, cured meats and wood-fired pizzas all paired with a stylish, vibrant atmosphere create a dining experience, that is sure to start a few traditions of its own.
Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St Ann St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 822-9503

Neighborhood: Treme
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $
Open For: Lunch (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: American, Soul Food

Description: Willie Mae's is a local and international favorite, known for its simple menu and famous fried chicken.

Willie Mae Seaton started serving her delicious chicken over 30 years ago. She continued to run her homie Treme restaurant as it grew in popularity and even made her way back to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to keep her secret recipe alive.

In 2005 Willie Mae won the "American Classics" James Beard Award for local restaurants that keep regional culinary traditions alive.

With international acclaim and the love of an entire city, Willie Mae Seaton passed away in the fall of 2015. Her great-granddaughter, Kerry Seaton, continues to run the restaurant and preserve this incredible local gem.

Pascal's Manale Restaurant
1838 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-4877

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attire: Business Casual
Price Range: $$
Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
Cuisine Type/s: Cajun, Italian

Description: Family owned and operated since 1913, Pascal's Manale specializes in Italian cuisine and seafood. It's the home of the original barbequed shrimp. Also recommended are the veal dishes and steaks.
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