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Best American Restaurants in Lower Garden District

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A photo of The Bower restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(700)
Price: Moderate
• American • Lower Garden District
Booked 22 times today
The Bower is a restaurant acclaimed for its Contemporary American cuisine. Patrons repeatedly laud its "divine" food with "generous servings" and commend it for its consistently excellent service. Described as offering "fresh, delicious food", the Bower is also recognized for its unique combinations, like the ground shrimp spaghetti, which is called "one of the best dishes I have ever had." The restaurant's wine and cocktail selections cater to a variety of preferences, with cocktails cherished for their perfect balance. As one customer puts it, The Bower is a "True Foodie level restaurant," expertly pairing rich foods with crisp, refreshing wines for an unforgettable culinary experience.
A photo of Birdy's Behind The Bower restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(565)
Price: Moderate
• American • Garden District
Booked 29 times today
"Birdy's Behind The Bower" is a top-notch American cuisine restaurant, renowned for its incredible service and delectable food offerings. Situated in the heart of the vibrant New Orleans, this establishment has carved a niche for itself as a trendy and exceptional brunch spot. Patrons are particularly effusive about their unique dishes including the soft shell crab salad and the lavishly praised pimento cheese appetizer. As one reviewer puts it, "The food was very good, the cocktail menu was interesting and creative". Another patron ardently recommends the "crawfish cake, tots, french toast, fresh strawberry jam on toast, & the caramel latte". Beside the delightful food and creative cocktails, it is the cheerful ambiance and friendly service that give "Birdy's Behind The Bower" its distinctive charm.
A photo of Lula Restaurant Distillery restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1841)
Price: Moderate
• American • Lower Garden District
Booked 21 times today
In the heart of New Orleans, expertly crafted food, spirits and cocktails come together in a unique privately owned micro-distillery and restaurant.We are quintessentially southern with a distinct Louisiana influence. We are Lula Restaurant-Distillery.As the first and only restaurant-distillery in New Orleans, Louisiana and in the Southeast US, we promise to offer you an incredible experience in the shadows of our copper still and along the historic streetcar line of St. Charles Avenue.Join us Monday-Sunday for Happy Hour from 4-7, Saturday and Sunday 11-3 for Bottomless Vodka Bar
A photo of Cafe Normandie at The Higgins restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(54)
Price: Expensive
• American • Warehouse District
Booked 1 time today
Indulge in sophisticated French-influenced casual fare in the Higgins Hotel's full-service restaurant.
A photo of Brennan's restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(11204)
Price: Expensive
• American • French Quarter
Booked 131 times today
Finalist "Outstanding Restaurant" James Beard Foundation 2022. “Best Restaurants in the World” -Condé Nast Traveler. “Top 10 Best Restaurant in the South” -Southern Living. “Top 10 Restaurant in New Orleans” -NOLA.com. Welcome to Brennan's! Chef Ryan Hacker's menus marry classic Creole traditions with inspired, contemporary influences. Breakfast at Brennan’s is a spirited, indulgent way to begin your day! Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour features discounted bottles of premium Champagne. Flaming Bananas Foster, invented at Brennan's, is a timeless New Orleans tradition. Dine in one of 8 glamorous dining rooms, our famously lush courtyard, or our spectacular wine cellar. $8 parking available at the Omni Royal Orleans Parking Garage, Thursday - Monday (6 hours; based on availability).
A photo of Meril restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(6328)
Price: Moderate
• American • Warehouse District
Booked 44 times today
Meril, renowned for its excellent Contemporary American cuisine, has consistently impressed its patrons with its top-tier service, and exquisite food. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant's variety, which ranges from Asian to Mexican to American dishes. Unique offerings such as pineapple upside-down cornbread and the Korean Shortribs are noted highlights, while the tapas-like sharing options promote interactive dining experiences. Described as a great addition to the CBD/Warehouse district, Meril amplifies the renaissance of the area with its casual sophistication. The multiple positive reviews underscore the restaurant's commitment to quality and innovation, making it a must-visit eatery for all food enthusiasts.
A photo of Luke restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(9043)
Price: Moderate
• American • Central Business District
Booked 44 times today
Luke is an excellent choice for authentic French cuisine, located in the heart of New Orleans. From its enthralling "French style atmosphere" to its brilliant French wine selection, Luke is highly acclaimed for its culinary excellence. The reviews paint a vivid picture of mouthwatering menu choices like Pompano fish, Seafood Gumbo, and Fried Oyster Salad. Patrons rave about the "delectable raw oysters", "amazing French 75" and "creme brûlée", demonstrating the restaurant's commitment to delivering a quintessential French dining experience. The restaurant's service is also praised, with customers noting that the staff is "attentive", "courteous," and "thoughtful". Simply put, Luke is a culinary gem that brilliantly showcases the essence of French cuisine.
A photo of Antoine's restaurant
4.3
Awesome(10921)
Price: Expensive
• American • French Quarter
Booked 57 times today
Antoine's is excited to be celebrating 184 years in the French Quarter. We welcome you to enjoy our traditional French creole fare as well as updated classics. We are currently open Monday-Saturday for Dinner services and Brunch on Friday and Saturday. Join us on Sundays for a live Jazz Brunch. We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful and historic restaurant setting!Antoine's Dress CodeBusiness Casual: Jackets and collared shirts are strongly suggested for gentlemen. We kindly ask all guests not to wear athletic or beach clothing, baseball caps, or flip-flops. Antoine’s dress code will be enforced at the discretion of the manager.All private dining rooms are open and we are actively booking for future events. For private dining inquiries please call go to www.antoines.com and fill out private dining inquiry.
A photo of Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4979)
Price: Expensive
• American • Central Business District
Booked 50 times today
Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks, often referred to as the "Best Steakhouse in New Orleans," is widely recognized for its outstanding steakhouse cuisine. Many patrons credit the restaurant's remarkable dining ambiance, excellent service, and high food quality as the key elements of their superb dining experience. Adding to their culinary appeal, they offer a variety of other appetizing dishes such as seafood, guaranteeing a diverse menu that satisfies distinct palates. A notable mention from a reviewer is the meticulously prepared 40oz double porterhouse steak which was cooked to perfection and seasoned impeccably. The restaurant's detail-oriented approach is also evident in their expertly crafted cocktails and well-seasoned, flavorful steaks. As such, Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks is deemed a perfect destination for steak lovers seeking a phenomenal dining experience.
A photo of Copper Vine restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2139)
Price: Moderate
• American • Central Business District
Booked 40 times today
Copper Vine is renowned for its excellent contemporary American cuisine, nestled in the vibrant city of New Orleans. Patrons appreciate its great service, fantastic wine selection, and a diverse menu that offers a delicious variety of items such as tender short ribs, flavoursome pork belly, and notable seafood dishes. Though the menu offers contemporary American cooking, a key standout is their local Southern recipes, like corn pudding and crawfish beignets, which provide a truly authentic dining experience. Connoisseurs consistently commend Copper Vine for its sophisticated yet relaxed ambience, further enhancing their dining experience. With its impressive food and service, Copper Vine makes a must-visit culinary spot in NOLA.
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