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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in New Orleans

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 The Red Maple Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (32)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Gretna
About the restaurant
The Red Maple was originally owned and operated by the Trauth Family, a German-American family of restaurateurs spanning 100 years in Gretna. And what began in 1963 continues to this day, holding to its German roots through its rustic Alpine lodge decor, extensive beer selection and annual Oktoberfest celebration. In fact, it was a red maple tree in the side yard that inspired the name of the bar – The Red Maple – with the restaurant being added in 1965.

Now for over 50 years, The Red Maple has been the rendezvous spot for West Bank movers and shakers known for its Prime cut steaks, New Orleans favorites and fresh Louisiana seafood.

Today, under the passionate guidance of Proprietor Brent Trauth and his sister, Carroll Gales, The Red Maple continues to deliver on its reputation for delicious food, exceptional service and rich Louisiana history. A rich and storied past that is only upstaged by the dining experience itself.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Helen was wonderful to us and the food was absolutely delicious!! We even ordered an after dinner drink they had to look up how to make and it was great! Thank you for such a fun night!
A photo of Le Salon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1024)
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Themed Tea Dates: Mardi Gras Tea- January 27 & 28, The Windsor Court's Birthday Celebration Tea- February 17, *Irish Tea- March 17 (Adults Only- Price $80pp), Easter Tea-March 30 &31, Mothers Day Tea-May 11&12, Princess Tea-June 22 & 23 (Price-Adult $80pp & Kids $55pp) *Prohibition Tea-July 20 (Adults Only-Price $80pp), *LGBTEA August 31, (Adults Only-Price $80pp), Swift-Tea- October 12 & 13(Adults $80pp & Kids $55pp), *Halloween Tea-October 26 & 27 (Price-Adults $80pp & Kids $55pp) *Holiday Tea-November 29-Dec 31st (Adults $80pp & Kids 12 & under $55pp) (limited seating) - Please call for availability.



Experience the delightful tradition of afternoon tea at Le Salon. Sip from a selection of 30 of the finest loose-leaf variety brews while your ears enjoy soft melodies from a harpist or pianist from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches, scones and sweets as you engage in one of New Orleans locals most beloved and fashionable pastimes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We celebrate my birthday at Le Salon and I was blow away. It was an experience! The service by Paige was kind and attentive. The sandwiches were delicious and the tea was Devine! I don’t even drink tea! They played happy birthday and gave me a sweet treat. Top notch and I would definitely return!
A photo of Restaurant des Familles restaurant
4.8
4.8 (442)
$31 to $50
Cajun
West Bank
About the restaurant

Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant’s design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It’s in this unique setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It’s an experience not to be soon forgotten.

The 15-mile drive from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You’ll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century-old oak trees. The restaurant’s Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was.

Our menu features authentic representations of Cajun and Creole favorites such as Crawfish Etouffée, Seafood & Okra Gumbo, Seafood Platters and Turtle Soup. Our signature dish, Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant, will tempt even the most timid diner.

We look forward to your visit.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always great food and service. A gem on the Westbank.
A photo of Marcello's - Covington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (220)
$30 and under
Italian
Covington
About the restaurant


Please call for reservations. Due to Covid - 19 restrictions online reservation will be suspended until further notice. 985-400-5668
Our hours of operation will be:
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday - Thursday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday - 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Happy Hour - Tuesday - Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
1/2 price appetizers
1/2 price glasses of wine and specialty cocktails
Top review
Cosmopolitianvip
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience as usual…… great food, service, cocktails…… one of our favorites!
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A photo of Bistro Daisy restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1277)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Always a very nice experience at Bistro Daisy! Food and drinks are excellent.
A photo of Tony Mandina's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
$30 and under
Italian
Gretna
About the restaurant
A family owned and operated Italian Restaurant serving Southern Italian cuisine along with great seafood for over 41 years, just minutes from downtown New Orleans.
Top review
CindyL
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
The food and service were terrific. I will definitely dine there again.
A photo of Desi Vega Steakhouse Covington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (924)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Covington
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Desi Vega’s Steakhouse Northshore, located in the heart of Covington.

If your preferred reservation time is not available through Open Table, please call the restaurant directly to check availability at (985) 276-4994.

Our dining experience is also available at the Bar. Bar seats are on a first come first serve basis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable meal. The wait staff was very efficient and attentive. Our meal was cooked to perfection. It was awesome.
A photo of Morrow Steak restaurant
4.6
4.6 (33)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Morrow Steak by Larry Morrow redefines luxury dining with an emphasis on exceptional steakcraft and sophisticated flavors. This restaurant skillfully blends opulence with innovation, creating a distinctive dining experience that captures the vibrant essence of New Orleans.
Each carefully crafted dish invites diners to explore a fresh perspective on local cuisine, featuring a range of expertly selected steaks, exceptional sushi, fine fish options, and perfectly curated cocktails.
With its elegant ambiance and meticulous attention to detail, Morrow Steak not only celebrates, but also elevates the rich culinary traditions of the region, making each meal a memorable journey through flavor and culture.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Our server Chris was amazing. She immediately took our order and had the best recommendations on the different dishes we needed to try. She was very attentive and answered all of our questions. The wagyu tacos were amazing. The red snapper and the 8 oz steak was really good. The ambiance was very intimate which we loved. All the staff there were very lovely. Chris even managed to book us last minute reservation to accommodate my best friends graduation dinner. So we will be returning again tomorrow ! Can’t wait to try out their lamb chops
A photo of Desi Vega's Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2617)
$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
Rayne
Dined 6 days ago
An amazing experience! This is what a high-class dining experience should be like.
A photo of GW Fins restaurant
4.9
4.9 (19442)
$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 7 days ago
We arrived on-time, and we were seated promptly. From the start to finish, the service was outstanding! We started with two appetizers: the lobster dumplings and tempura snapper breast. The lobster dumplings were light and very good, but in our collective opinion they pale in comparison to the tempura snapper breast. The latter was extremely flavorful and satisfying. The Asian slaw upon which the three pieces were plated was equally outstanding. For entrees, we ordered Scalibut and the Duroc pork chop. Both were incredible. Obviously, the fish was lighter, but that is not to discount the presentation or flavor. The pork chop, which I noted one person on the Facebook page remarked no one goes to GW Fins for the pork chop, was amazing. Anyone who has experienced quality Duroc pork knows that it is extremely flavorable for lean pork. The recommended temperature (medium) was spot on for this lean piece of meat. The goat cheese polenta (grits) were also very good. It was delicate and understated, but it was a nice complement to the pork. For dessert, we shared the Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie. It was very good! If you like a dessert that features salt and sugar, then I cannot recommend it highly enough. Overall, the visit exceeded all expectations! By the way, the locals with whom we spoke say this is a seafood destination.
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