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The Best Burgers in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

New Orleans cuisine is as vibrant and colorful as the city itself, offering local dishes and flavor combinations that can’t be found anywhere else. Once a major shipping port, this area developed a diverse population of Creole, African, and French people, which continues to influence New Orleans cuisine and the unique local burgers available today. From the chef-driven burger joints to the steakhouses serving gourmet burgers with a New Orleans twist, The Big Easy is known for their fresh-ground, well-seasoned patties, served with sides diners can’t resist. But where should you go to find the best burgers? We looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going when it comes to burgers in NOLA—here’s where they’re dining now.

Restaurants:The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans, Desi Vega's, Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steak, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:French Quarter, Warehouse District, Central Business District
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The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans

$$$$·Steak·
French Quarter
1,044 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
While Rib Room may be known as a fine dining establishment, that doesn't mean that diners cannot order a quality burger. Located in the Omni Royal Hotel, this French Quarter restauRead more
82% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in New Orleans / Louisiana

Desi Vega's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
When diners want to eat a quality burger, served in an elegant space with high ceilings, Desi Vega's is the place-to-be. This steakhouse is known to draw a crowd and, during lunch Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana

Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,594 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Elegant yet relaxed, Ruth's Chris Steak House in New Orleans features high ceilings and a large outdoor seating area. Known for their signature 500-degree sizzling plates and awardRead more
99% recommended
Special Occasion in New Orleans / Louisiana

Gallagher's Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Covington
725 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
There’s a reason Gallagher’s Grill attracts diners from near and far. While guests can certainly enjoy seafood, steaks, and decadent sides in this upscale-casual eatery, their burgRead more
98% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Mid-City / City Park
576 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
Rustic and charming, Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar is a vibrant, creative eatery that specializes in Southern culture and tradition. Sourcing the best local ingredients, dineRead more
94% recommended

Luke

$$$$·French·
Central Business District
6,264 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
With a combination of French and German cuisine, Luke is an elegant Creole brasserie that serves house brews and a wide selection of memorable dishes. The wood exterior hints at itRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana

Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
146 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • People Watching
  • Good for Birthdays
Diners are always guaranteed a great time at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans. This rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant and bar is known for their American classics, quality burgers, Read more
91% recommended
Hot Spot in New Orleans / Louisiana

Legacy Kitchen - Metairie

$$$$·American·
Metairie
157 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
This bright and airy restaurant features beautiful wood tables, exposed white beams, and unique lighting decor. Proud to serve refined American fare and crafted cocktails, this is Read more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in New Orleans / Louisiana

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
996 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
At Toups Meatery, meat lovers are spoiled for choice. Steeped in tradition, the menu at Toups Meatery celebrates over 300 years of Louisiana culture, as well as the unique relationRead more
86% recommended

Revel Cafe and Bar

$$$$·American·
Mid-City / City Park
62 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
This craft cocktail and wine bar is a chic yet funky establishment, known for their gourmet sandwiches served on housemade bread. Their bar snacks and small plates are too good to Read more

Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
2,537 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This wood-paneled bistro is the perfect place to meet for special occasions, but is also a great spot to unwind, have a drink, and enjoy a delicious burger. First opening its doorsRead more
95% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Red Fish Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
5,679 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
This buzzing and lively restaurant is the perfect spot to bring the whole family. Casual, yet award-winning, this seafood joint is located one block off Canal Street, providing an Read more
91% recommended
Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana

Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,372 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
Many diners flock to Willa Jean for their baked goods, as well as their specialty coffees and teas. However, this retro-chic establishment also offers a selection of cocktails and Read more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,582 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This swanky, high-end restaurant is known for their Creole menu and 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Building an experience based on the history and traditions of New Orleans, RestaurantRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Cavan

$$$$·American·
Uptown
1,014 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Cavan is located in a stunning two-story Victorian house that was originally built in 1883. Offering Southern small plates and coastal delights, it is a must-go spot for those who Read more
83% recommended

Boulevard American Bistro

$$$$·American·
Metairie
480 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Known for their wood-fired American bistro cuisine, this upscale restaurant provides friendly service and, most importantly, a menu that will awaken the taste buds. Each dish is beRead more
98% recommended
American in New Orleans

Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
3,911 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
Located at the foot of the French Quarter, Palace Café is a classic New Orleans restaurant. Dishing up contemporary Creole food, this upbeat cafe has won several local and nationalRead more
90% recommended

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Metairie

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Less than 8 miles from downtown New Orleans, Metairie is home to another beloved Ruth's Chris Steak House location. The menu at this location is similar and the service offered is Read more
89% recommended
Special Occasion in New Orleans / Louisiana

Port Of Call

$$$$·Burgers·
French Quarter
When it comes to the best burger in New Orleans, Port of Call is where it’s at. A local hangout that goes back more than 50 years, Port of Call is known for their hefty burgers andRead more
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Camellia Grill Incorporated

$$$$·American·
Carrollton
The best burger in New Orleans can be found at this local institution, known for their bow-tied servers, late-night eats, and rich history. First opening its doors in 1946, it has Read more
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