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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar
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Contemporary Southern | Mid-City / City Park
Vessel NOLA
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Contemporary American | Mid-City / City Park
Cafe Minh
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Vietnamese | Mid-City / City Park
Revel Cafe and Bar
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American | Mid-City / City Park
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CavanCavan
747 reviews
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American | Uptown, New Orleans

Great ambiance and food. Excellent cocktails. Nice outdoor seating. More

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Meauxbar BistroMeauxbar Bistro
840 reviews
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Bistro | French Quarter, New Orleans

We had a great time and enjoyed the excellent service along with the sumptuous food. Thank you for a wonderful time. More

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The SteakhouseThe Steakhouse
1141 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

We had a great dinner. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent. I had the sea bass which was delicious as was his ribeye. The crab and corn risotto is always a hit. Definitely get the creme brulee for dessert! More

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SeaworthySeaworthy
535 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

The food was fantastic! Ambiance was lovely and I walked out feeling amazing after such refined dishes. The cocktails were great too! More

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Josephine EstelleJosephine Estelle
923 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

This restaurant is smart and classy. The service was impeccable and everyone greeted our crew of 6 adults and 4 children all under 4 years old with “how many booster seats and a smile!” This is not their typically guest but we dined and enjoyed a 2 hour dinner! The food was amazing! I would definitely return when in NOLA. More

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AvoAvo
692 reviews
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans

What an experience. Literally didn’t try a single thing that didn’t wow us. From the amazing short rib lasagna to the hearty lamb shank.. everything was amazing! More

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BrasaBrasa
288 reviews
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Steakhouse | Metairie, New Orleans

Absolutely love it...from service to food to ambiance....perfect. And my companion was the cherry on top. More

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Shrimp Boil at Mr. Gregory'sShrimp Boil at Mr. Gregory's
154 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

This is by far the best kept hidden jewel in NOLA. The educational cooking lesson, the variety of ingredients, tasty food and atmosphere make this a truly enjoyable experience. Mr Gregory was so entertaining and the singer provided a great dining atmosphere. More

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MeMe's Bar & Grille1. MeMe's Bar & Grille
29 reviews
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American | Chalmette, New Orleans

Love th food n the employee are very polite I love going 2 meme on my date night with the hubby More

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Bistro Daisy2. Bistro Daisy
461 reviews
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American | Uptown, New Orleans

Awesome restaurant! Food was amazing. The goat cheese grits were mind numbing! More

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GW Fins3. GW Fins
10245 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

Make a reservation. I had the best softshell crab appetizer in my life and the blackened swordfish was heavenly. I just left New Orleans and already want to go back so I can visit GW Fins again. More

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Effervescence4. Effervescence
63 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | French Quarter, New Orleans

This is a food experience not to he missed. Don't think that this is merely someplace to drink champagne, neither of us drink. The flavors of the food were sublime and unlike anything we have tasted. Order everything and two of the avocado/pistachio cups. More

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Gallagher's Grill5. Gallagher's Grill
565 reviews
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Steakhouse | Covington, New Orleans

Took my husband here for his birthday. The food was great and the atmosphere was great. We plan to go back soon. More

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Agave HouseAgave House
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Mexican | Mid-City / City Park, New Orleans

A modern, upscale Mexican restaurant with an outside patio and a rooftop area in New Orleans right by the University Medical Center New Orleans.More

Copper Vine Wine PubCopper Vine Wine Pub
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Contemporary American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Copper Vine is a wine gastropub… a winepub. Our mission is to make wine accessible to everyone, to democratize wine. Wine should be easy and fun, not intimidating. Housed in a historic, Victorian building originally constructed in 1894, our aim is to be the neighborhood gathering place for downtown New Orleans with a simple, approachable menu that you can eat every day. With 30 different wines on tap, each pour the perfect temperature, we can ensure every glass tastes like the first sip. Sourced from the best local breweries, we promise that our eight beers on tap will go down just as smoothly. More

Discover New Orleans

French, Spanish and Creole influences evolved New Orleans cuisine into a genre all its own. Combine Gulf coast seafood, a butter-based sauce and Cajun spices, and you’re looking at a classic Nola dish. Take the famed crawfish boil, for instance, which locals advise is best eaten as a family. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the restaurant industry banded together to support their city in the wake of serious devastation. New restaurants began opening their doors, and today you’ll find a wealth of cuisines that span the classics to modern reinventions to everything in between.