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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana? 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 Cristiano Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (653)
$31 to $50
Italian
Houma
About the restaurant
We allow online reservations only for parties up to 4 people. If you have a party of 5 or more, please call the restaurant to make your reservation, otherwise we may not be able to seat your party. We are allowing 2 hours dining time per table, so we cannot hold tables for parties that are late. There will be a 15 minute grace period allowed and then the table will be released. Please keep in mind that lounge and patio seating is also by reservation only.


Top review
LyleB
Dined 4 days ago
Always great! Food, ambience, menu, staff, service, presentation. All great.
A photo of Vacca Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (25)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Metairie
About the restaurant
VACCA STEAKHOUSE

Indulge in the ultimate steak experience.

Top review
Dianne
Dined 3 days ago
It was our first time here to eat. We enjoyed every minute of our dining experience; our only complaint was the noise level. Other than that, everything was perfect. Our waitress, Julieanna, was on top of everything. great service. All staff and manager were very attentive to us.
A photo of Atchafalaya Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6314)
$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
LauraAvip
Dined 2 days ago
My friends and I came in for brunch. The service, food, and drinks were impeccable! Great interior and exterior decor.
A photo of Bistro Daisy restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1289)
$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
chilidog1
Dined 3 days ago
Give it a try and you will be back. Bistro Daisy is rarely talked about and many locals have never heard of it but this place is one of the best restaurants uptown.
A photo of Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1823)
$31 to $50
American
Mandeville
About the restaurant

Welcome to Pat Gallagher’s 527 – Your Local Steakhouse! Try our award winning entrees featuring sizzling steaks, ribeyes, pork chops, and the best seafood Louisiana has to offer. Whether you prefer a fine wine or a fresh new cocktail, our team is always ready to help you find your perfect pairing.

**Please note a 3.5% processing fee is applied to all card payments**

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food is always predictably delicious. Service is outstanding and we always regret going elsewhere when we do.
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4.9
4.9 (212)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Chalmette
About the restaurant
Casual American spot with sandwiches & salads for lunch & heartier fare for dinner, plus a full bar.
Top review
FunDougvip
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
outstanding suburban restaurant serving succulent grilled oysters, perfectly cooked steaks and on the night we went, an outstanding lobster surf and turf option. the wine list is carefully curated and very reasonable.
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4.9
4.9 (19574)
$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
Breackfastclues
Dined 6 days ago
The Restaurant is excellent, the service was superb, I was served a plate that I was allergic to, and they brought me a brand new grill to perfection.. never seen in a long time a 5 starts restaurant with class and more, you will feel value and well-taken care off.. The quality of their meals is very very superior... I will be back
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4.9
4.9 (4034)
$31 to $50
Italian
French Quarter
About the restaurant
*Please note that if your desired reservation time is not available online, or your party is larger than those accepted through this service, please call the restaurant. We are happy and excited to make great effort in accommodating you. *

RESERVATION POLICY: Reservations requiring a credit card are subject to a $10/person fee as a result of no call-no show, or if not cancelled before 4:00pm central time on the reservation date.

Our cuisine is country French and Italian with a New Orleans influence. Although a majority of our seating is available for walk-in guests we do take reservations. While you wait we have a piano player and serve cocktails. We look forward to serving you.
"Love and Cuisine, Sempre con Passione"

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Everything was fantastic! Service from Johnathon was phenomenal! I couldnt have asked for a better birthday dinner!
A photo of Marcello's - Covington restaurant
4.9
4.9 (224)
$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
BretP
Dined 5 days ago
Food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent. We will definitely be back.
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