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A photo of Luke restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(8958)
Price: Moderate
• French • Central Business District
Booked 93 times today
Luke is a Creole-inspired Brasserie located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District on world-famous St. Charles Avenue, steps from the French Quarter neighborhood. A lively atmosphere surrounds the raw bar offering the freshest seafood and oysters procured daily from the Gulf of Mexico. Chef Erick Loos is at the helm of the kitchen featuring dishes that highlight local purveyors and farmers’ market ingredients. Behind the bar, a selection of bartender-created specialty cocktails are offered among a carefully-curated list of wines from throughout the world and locally crafted brews.
A photo of Sofia New Orleans restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1726)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Warehouse District
Booked 41 times today
Sofia is an Italian-inspired kitchen that has an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a fun and funky setting in the warehouse district. Acclaimed chef Talia Diele's menu of inventive small plates, traditionally prepared meats and fish, handmade pasta, and wood fired pizza has drawn rave reviews locally and nationally. Our Italian inspired cocktails, craft beers and Italian wine list have been carefully curated and will appeal to the most discerning palates.
A photo of Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4873)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Central Business District
Booked 46 times today
Named the highest rated steakhouse in New Orleans, this old-school steak restaurant is a powerhouse. The focus at Chophouse New Orleans is on its top-quality, USDA prime-only meat, from barrel cut filets to top-of-the-line cooking techniques, every detail counts. The easygoing atmosphere complements the great food and bustling, live entertainment nightly.
A photo of Seaworthy restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1658)
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Central Business District
Booked 28 times today
Seaworthy showcases wild-caught and sustainably harvested oysters from American waters — Gulf Coast, East Coast, and West Coast alike — as well as locally sourced fish and game. The celebrated beverage program offers both classic and proprietary cocktails, with a smart selection of beer and wine.Set in a classic Creole cottage built in 1832, Seaworthy was opened by Ace Hotel with support from the team at Grand Banks. Please note that we only have stair access to our second and third floor. Seaworthy culls inspiration from Gulf Coast waterways, the time-worn traditions of Southern hospitality and the legendary exuberance of the city of New Orleans.Our popular dishes include fish & chips, seaworthy roll and our seafood tower!
A photo of Meril restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(6223)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • Warehouse District
Booked 59 times today
Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s lively restaurant in New Orleans. Meril’s casual restaurant interior is marked by a signature open style kitchen and a large bar area, featuring a varied wine selection and craft cocktails. Named after his daughter, the restaurant showcases some of Chef Emeril’s favorite dishes that he loves to eat, featuring everything from Wood Fired Flatbreads to Korean Chicken Wings. Lagasse brings his expertise and distinguished hospitality to Meril, creating a deliciously spirited dining experience.
A photo of Peacock Room at The Hotel Fontenot restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(668)
Price: Moderate
• Cocktail Bar • Warehouse District
Booked 25 times today
Effortlessly blending the eccentric personality of New Orleans’ bar culture with the old-world charm and sophistication of a classic social club, Peacock Room delivers a bright and vibrant feel during the day and a sexy, moody atmosphere come sundown, perfect for an afternoon aperitif, social dinner or an end-of-evening nightcap. The bar is stocked with everything from the classics to hard-to-find spirits, with an impressive collection of rum and madeira and an emphasis on drinks that are light and floral. The sipping is complemented by an elevated selection of small plates from Chef Samuel Peery that feature refined shareable interpretations of regional and international classics.
A photo of Josephine Estelle restaurant
4.1
Excellent(2490)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Italian • Central Business District
Booked 26 times today
Opened in 2016 by Ace Hotel with support from Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman – the James Beard Award-nominated chefs – Josephine Estelle was named in honor of their daughters. This idea of family continues to be rooted in everything we do, and over the years we’ve cherished every opportunity to serve our local New Orleans community along with visitors from all over the world. Josephine Estelle is located in New Orleans’ bustling Central Business District, just a short walk from Bourbon Street and the Superdome. We’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. We look forward to seeing you soon.We serve a menu emphasizing seasonal local ingredients, delectable wines and handmade pastas prepared daily.
A photo of Desi Vega's Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2586)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Warehouse District
Booked 10 times today
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.
A photo of Couvant restaurant
4.5
Awesome(290)
Price: Expensive
• French • Central Business District
Booked 13 times today
Take a seat at our signature French-inspired bistro, Couvant, housed in the former Peychaud Cocktail Bitters factory. Here, French techniques (think pain perdu for breakfast and cochon de lait for dinner) play on the roots of New Orleans cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. New Orleans is renowned for its French cuisine, and you won’t have to leave the confines of The Eliza Jane to enjoy delicious fare within a French bistro. Couvant specializes in classic French cooking serving entrees that pay homage to French history and regional specialties. Never pretentious, the dishes and service at Couvant are purposefully simple and social. Nestle into an intimate dining room banquette. Or dine at a bistro table in our historic courtyard for chef-driven entrées and a bottle of wine — or maybe two.
A photo of Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans restaurant
4.5
Awesome(440)
Price: Expensive
• American • Central Business District
Booked 9 times today
The Kitchen at Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary Southern dishes. Our menu offers a relaxed, yet elegant experience in The Big Easy. Prepare to go on a journey where “Everyone Leaves Feeling Better”.The Bar at Commons Club serves creative cocktails in a beautifully designed setting. Thoughtfully crafted drinks, wine and beer are enjoyed alongside tempting bar bites and a rotating lineup of live entertainment. The Shag Room is an intimate space for small groups to meet, connect, share stories and let their hair down. Decked in plush, luxurious fabrics, the lounge area is aptly suited for both a solo working session during the day or an evening night cap. For an even more exclusive feel, The Shag Room is also bookable for private gatherings or activations.

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  • Angelavip
    New Orleans / Louisiana •6 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    My family had a wonderful brunch experience at Meril. The burgers were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. The chicken and buttermilk biscuits were also a table favorite. Justin, was exceptionally attentive and offered suggestions to help with our meal selection. The only thing better than our entrees was the dessert! Say YES to the banana cream pie! It’s creamy, banana filled and delicious! From start to finish, this meal was exceptional!
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    MerilPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Warehouse District
    4.6
  • RobertWvip
    New Orleans / Louisiana •244 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    The gorgonzola pizza is amazing, a great blend of cheese sweetened by blackberries,so good
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    Sofia New OrleansPrice: Expensive• Italian• Warehouse District
    4.8
  • FrancieB
    Denver / Colorado •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    What a fantastic place. We were there for Saturday brunch. Alex, our server, was excellent. We had the escargot to start followed by an omelet with a side of brussel sprouts. The atmosphere was elegant but casual. Highly recommend this place!
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    LukePrice: Moderate• French• Central Business District
    4.6
  • SocialButterflyNola
    New Orleans / Louisiana •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Our waitress, Chyna, was great! She provided excellent service and made detailed suggestions about what to order. She had the perfect balance of making sure we had everything we needed without hovering too much. The Rigatoni Bolognese and the meatball sandwich were fantastic, and the chocolate pistachio dessert was the perfect ending. Great job! 
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    Josephine EstellePrice: Moderate• Contemporary Italian• Central Business District
    4.1
  • OpenTable Diner
    Dallas - Fort Worth •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    All of the many years we have been coming to our favorite town New Orleans for grazing through this cities wonderful cuisine. We found The Chop House. This is effective tonight our favorite place to eat in NOLA. Our waiter Jared was outstanding. The food oh my. I had Red Fish my husband had stone crab and shrimp. Both were phenomenal. Their old fashion was incredible and my husband’s dirty martini he loved. Great ambience, with impeccable service.
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    Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Central Business District
    4.7
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