Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New Orleans / Louisiana

Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in New Orleans

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in New Orleans? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Bon Sake Sushi & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (46)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Covington
About the restaurant
BON SAKE sushi & bar
Sushi Restaurant
Hours: LUNCH Wed-Fri 11:30-2:30 DINNER Mon-Thurs 4:30-9•Fri & Sat 4:30-11

We look forward to serving you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The sushi far surpasses any others in the area and is worth every moment
A photo of Bistro Daisy restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1280)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
A quaint eatery nestled in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, Bistro Daisy -named for the daughter of owners Anton & Diane Schulte-opened in the summer of 2007. The Restaurant features fresh, seasonal and often local ingredients prepared in the American bistro style. Daisy's award-winning dishes and charming atmosphere have established this Uptown bistro as one of the city's premier dining experiences.
Top review
Tonight121
Dined 2 days ago
Place was full but we were not in the larger dining room. Noise level could have been higher if we had been , but only guessing . Menu items and specials were awesome, great service especially considering there was not an open table . Great price points on wine and food
A photo of Shaya restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4957)
$31 to $50
Israeli
Uptown
About the restaurant
Shaya restaurant marries Israeli staples with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. Shaya approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana. Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.

The wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees. Many of the dishes on the diverse menu are meant to be shared and enjoyed throughout many courses.
Top review
chrisk
Dined 7 days ago
Had the restaurant week special. Great choices. Ate too much, but everything was good.
A photo of Saj restaurant
4.8
4.8 (309)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Uptown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Saj. We are a modern, BYOB middle eastern cuisine, offering an authentic family/sharing style concept that revolves around our freshly-baked in house Saj bread in a fun atmosphere. Please feel free to bring your own drink and we will take it from there.
Top review
Frenchie
Dined 2 days ago
WOW. This was a last minute reservation made but what an experience. The restaurant is cute, clean and the wait staff are attentive. The food is the real story. The stuffed grape leaves are to die for, the paella, the chicken skewers, the grilled olives, smoky hummus, all of it was phenomenal. The Mediterranean salad and dressing were so fresh. This is a hidden gem.
A photo of Atchafalaya Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6293)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Garden District
About the restaurant
Atchafalaya is a true New Orleans neighborhood eatery where the eclectic yet elegant atmosphere is only outshone by the attentive service and delicious local fare. Nestled under the oaks on the edges of the Irish Channel, Magazine Street, and historic Garden districts, this hidden gem is one the best contemporary Creole dining experiences that one can find in the city. Neighbors, locals, and out of towners alike will become regulars after experiencing the brand of hospitality offered by New Orleans’ only five “A” restaurant. If having standards such as a gumbo du jour, blue crab raviolo, or shrimp & grits, a nightly seafood special, or a filet paired with a selection from the world class wine program you will not be disappointed. The introductions of brunch, live music, cocktails, and now an extensive happy hour continue the newest culinary chapter for a storied local haunt, embracing New Orleans’ culinary culture while placing contemporary spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Found this restaurant online and it did not disappoint one bit. Our waiter was knowledgeable and the food was amazing. We had the shrimp and grits and the pork chop. For dessert don’t pass up the tres leches bread pudding…one of the best desserts I’ve had. The whole meal was amazing.
A photo of GW Fins restaurant
4.9
4.9 (19484)
$50 and over
Seafood
French Quarter
About the restaurant
We hope our dress policy is comfortable for all. Coats & ties are not required. Slacks, dress jeans, & dress shorts are great. We require that gentlemen wear a collared shirt. T-shirts, cut off shorts, & athletic wear are not permitted. We ask Gentlemen to remove their hats in the Dining Room.

Experience the cuisine that has created raving fans of local diners & national & local food critics alike. Executive Chef Mike Nelson ensures the highest quality seafood by flying in products from around the globe & featuring only the best from local waters - both at their seasonal peak. This commitment to freshness & quality are some of the many reasons GW Fins prints its menu daily. GW Fins has received numerous glowing reviews in The Times-Picayune, Food & Wine, Southern Living, & Esquire magazines. We look forward to serving you soon so we may learn what you think.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Nice ambiance, excellent food. Pork belly appetizer was highlight-perfectly cooked.
A photo of Desi Vega's Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2621)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Voted Best New Restaurants "Class of 13" by New Orleans Magazine. Desi Vega is the restaurateur of Desi Vega's Steakhouse and Mr. John's Steakhouse. Both restaurants are consistently outstanding and locals' favorite place to "see and be seen." Desi grew up in the restaurant business and was groomed by Ella Brennan at Commander's Palace, Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Emeril Lagasse. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence makes for a truly memorable dining experience. Our USDA Prime steaks are carefully selected, hand-cut and aged for tenderness, then seared to perfection and served on a sizzling plate. We hope you'll visit to see for yourself!

Dress code is Proper Business. Please kindly remove all baseball caps when entering our Dining Room.
Prohibited: Gym Wear, Sweat Pants, Tank Tops, Clothing with Offensive Language, Exposed Undergarments, Cut-off-Shorts, Flip Flops, or Open-Toe shoes for Men.
Top review
EAMATvip
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome experience! Chris was really nice to us.
A photo of Alma Café restaurant
4.8
4.8 (33)
$30 and under
Spanish
Bywater
About the restaurant
Owner and Executive Chef Melissa Araujo is a 2024 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast Semifinalist. Alma is an award winning Honduran restaurant located in the historic New Orleans Bywater, just outside the French Quarter.

Alma means soul in Spanish. The menu showcases Chef Melissa Araujo's Honduran heritage and takes each guest on a journey through food and culture. The Soul has many stories to tell; Alma's tale is shared through it's dining experience. From Pollo Chuco, to Bloody Mary's and avocado toast, Alma offers an extensive array of dishes focusing on Honduran Food.

Chef Araujo’s Father was Born in La Ceiba, Honduras and her memories of her childhood are centered around this particular view of the city. The mountains in the back, the ocean, the cool air in my face, my best memories were made in this city. Alma has given me the opportunity to recreate these memories and share them with our guests.

Reservations available Monday- Thursday, Waitlist only on Weekends.
Top review
AprilL
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was excellent ! Food! Service! Atmosphere!
A photo of Yo Nashi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (442)
$50 and over
Japanese
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Yō Nashi is a New Orleans omakase restaurant. Utilizing local ingredients and flavor with Japanese technique and presentation, Chef Mack creates a dining experience that invokes a sense of transportation while simultaneously being rooted in the city where he presides.

Our daily omakase menu is created around the best seasonal ingredients available. Please provide any allergies or dietary restrictions with your reservation so that we may be able to ensure your best possible experience.
Top review
Tkjacobsonvip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
One of the best meals I have ever had! Truly exceptional!
A photo of Restaurant Rebirth restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1988)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Restaurant Rebirth; Where the Locals Eat! - is one of OpenTable’s 2018 "50 Best Southern Restaurants in America”, and features regional Louisiana cuisine perfectly balancing fresh local seafood and bold Cajun flavors. South Louisiana native Chef Ricky Cheramie honed his culinary skills in some of New Orleans' top restaurants including K-Paul's, Emeril’s, and Commander's Palace. He was also influenced by time spent cooking in Boston and Maine, including a stint at the renowned Grill 23. Chef Cheramie creates food for the soul such as Country Gumbo, Blackened Scallops with Maque Choux, and Mississippi-Style Barbeque Pork Belly. Located in the historic Warehouse District, Restaurant Rebirth's intimate dining room, with exposed wood beams and original brick, showcases local art and is the perfect destination to enjoy craft cocktails, as well as a variety of spirits, wines, and local beers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food. They truly have the best streaks in the city.
Explore Diners' Choice best of New Orleans
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo