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The Best Wings in New Orleans

Beloved American author, Mark Twain, wrote about the New Orleans culinary scene more than a century ago, and this mastery has only improved since then. Although known for its gumbo, po' boys, turtle soup, jambalaya, and bananas foster, the best wings in New Orleans pack a punch of bold flavor. When seeking out the best wings in New Orleans, foodies will find a mix of West African, Native American, French, and Spanish spices. But where do the connoisseurs of the best fare in the city keep revisiting? Welcome to TasteMaker20. We’ve gathered reviews from thousands of eateries across the globe to pinpoint the places that OpenTable’s most knowledgeable diners can’t get enough of. Check out what these great establishments have to offer and book a table before time runs out!

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The OpenTable Team
14 Restaurants
Updated December 17, 2019
Restaurants:Maypop, Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans, Channing Tatum's Saints & Sinners
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Southeast Asian, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Neighborhoods:Central Business District, Mid-City / City Park, French Quarter
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Maypop

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Central Business District
4.7
1170 reviews
Located just a couple blocks from the Super Dome, Maypop Restaurant offers Southern cuisine with an obvious Southeast Asian influence in addition to some of the best wings in New Orleans. While the Vindaloo curry hot wings are their only option, the flavorful taste is well worth a trip. If these are just serving as an appetizer, there are plenty of other great options like crispy fried oysters, smoked Florida mullet tartine, braised lamb and more. Unique folding partitions feature massive maps, and this combines with floral art and contemporary seating for a modern appeal.

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Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Mid-City / City Park
4.8
457 reviews
When Hurricane Katrina closed the doors of Gabrielle Restaurant for over a decade, the city lost a mecca of Cajun cuisine. Anyone who walks past the deep blue and yellow building now, though, immediately recognizes they’re back in business. Although they don’t have the typical selection of best wings in New Orleans, the wings on their slow-roasted duck will give any eatery a run for its money. The high-end art, linen tablecloths and luxury lighting all point towards a fine dining experience, and additional menu options like paneed rabbit, veal chops and Crème Brûlée live up to this atmosphere.

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Channing Tatum's Saints & Sinners

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
3.8
540 reviews
Located in a historic building and modeled after the famous red-light district bordellos of old, Saints and Sinners provides patrons with an experience of a time long ago. Extravagant lighting, risqué keyhole art, a view of Bourbon Street from the balcony and a constant party vibe help the eatery live up to its slogan – ‘Fun… Not Fine… Dining.’ The Hot Head Wings come in four different flavors – including Thai Chili – and are arguably the best wings in New Orleans. Popular NOLA offerings such as crawfish, oysters, jambalaya and alligator tail are also available.

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MoPho

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Mid-City / City Park
4.6
385 reviews
A combination of Southeast Asia and Southeast Louisiana create the delicious offerings at MoPho. They offer some of the best wings in New Orleans - flavored with lemongrass, Thai chili and ginger - and offer numerous pho bowls along with blackeyed pea curry, NOLA hot sausage sandwiches and glazed pork shoulder. Visible overhead ducts, incandescent lighting and vintage light covers create an industrial atmosphere that contrasts perfectly with the upscale cuisine offerings. Show up during Happy Hour for half-priced wings!

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Meril

$$$$
Contemporary American
Warehouse District
4.6
5274 reviews
Large murals of land and marine life, Avant Garde chandeliers, distressed brick and unique square overhead lighting fixtures combine to give Meril a unique ambiance. The fourth restaurant opened in NOLA by famous chef Emeril Lagasse, this eatery offers contemporary American cuisine such as lobster cannelloni, Wagyu Coulotte steak, house-made meatballs and the popular Meril Burger. Their offering of the best wings in New Orleans is a Korean flavor complete with gochujang sauce. Although these typically result in a full belly, patrons would do themselves a disservice by not trying the blueberry cheesecake or banana pudding ice cream cake.

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Jack Rose - New Orleans

$$$$
Creole
Uptown
4.8
1733 reviews
Located in New Orleans' historic Pontchartrain Hotel, Jack Rose offers one of the most high-end and memorable dining experiences in NOLA. Whether in the Mile High Pie Club, Jack room or Rose room, patrons are surrounded by beautiful décor. This includes intricate portraits, luxury lighting, whimsical works of art and seating that looks like it was saved from the first class section of the Titanic. Their duck wings maintain the high-end appeal of the entire restaurant. In addition to some of the best wings in New Orleans, they have other delicious options like veal chops, short rib daube, fettuccine Nero and smoked salmon salad.

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Irene's

$$$$
Italian
French Quarter
4.9
3059 reviews
Serving both country Italian and French cuisine with a unique New Orleans twist, Irene's Restaurant offers some of the tastiest culinary options in the city. These include crabmeat gratin, San Francisco style Cioppino, lasagna Bolognese and meatballs marinara. The Duck St. Philip is as close as a patron will come to the best wings in New Orleans here, and while guests get more than just wings, every bite is delicious thanks to the pecan, raspberry pancetta demi glaze. The exterior striped awnings make the building easy to identify, but it’s the romantic lighting, droves of wine bottles lining the walls and beautiful vintage art inside that most people remember.

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Josephine Estelle

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Central Business District
4.2
2118 reviews
Passersby may only notice the huge hotel sign out front, but once they’re inside Josephine Estelle, they’ll wonder how they ever missed it. Italian columns and wall art match perfectly with the menu, and this combines with unique lighting and plenty of natural light to make a relaxing ambiance. The rooftop area has a pool and a bar, but it’s typically the pork tenderloin, kabocha squash, meatball antipasti and chestnut tagliatelle that guests are excited about. This is another eatery with a nontraditional take on the best wings in New Orleans, but their duck with fennel and autumn greens cannot be missed.

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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Mid-City / City Park
4.5
884 reviews
Reclaimed antique windows, country décor, paintings from a variety of styles and simple seating combine to create a rural vibe at Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar. Their cuisine is contemporary Southern American and includes fried chicken sandwiches, baby back ribs, braised beef and three flavors of the best wings in New Orleans. The Seoul wings offer an international taste while the hot honey wings provide the spicy and sweet kick many patrons love. For a real taste of the South, though, the Carolina Wings need to be experienced.

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GW Fins

$$$$
Seafood
French Quarter
4.9
16753 reviews
One wouldn't expect to see athletic wear, cut off shorts or t-shirts in one of the premier fine dining establishments in New Orleans, and the GW Fins dress policy makes sure patrons get what they expect. The dining room maintains a classy vibe with impressive sculptures, gorgeous paintings throughout, vintage décor and beautiful flora. Their attempt at the best wings in New Orleans is the Tempura Fin Wings, and they honestly might have accomplished the goal. Other offerings include American red snapper, New Bedford sea scallops, Gulf Yellowedge grouper and #1 Louisiana yellowfin tuna.

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3rd Block Depot Kitchen + Bar

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
4.5
2552 reviews
Tequila & Taco Tuesday, Barpreneur Power Lunches and Burlesque Brunches on the weekends certainly make SoBou stand out among its contemporaries. Their cocktail list is also one of the best in the city, and although this Creole saloon focuses heavily on beverages, they also offer delicious street foods. These include shrimp & Tasso corndogs, rustic Cajun gumbo and chargrilled Berkshire porkchops. Their crawfish boil fried chicken sticks are a strange but welcome addition to the best wings in New Orleans. The hundreds of back-lit bottles, funnel ceiling fixtures, colorful globe lighting and elegant entryway create a truly unique and chic ambiance.

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NOLA Restaurant

$$$$
Creole
French Quarter
4.3
11036 reviews
Named after the city it serves, NOLA Restaurant is another Emeril Lagasse property offering unique fare for the masses. The eatery fuses Southern flavors with traditional Creole, Acadian and other global cuisine. This creates a menu with diverse offerings such as crawfish rigatoni, frog legs, boudin buns and even a few pizza options. The Mama Hay's stuffed chicken wings come with peanut sauce and chili, and they could well be the best wings in New Orleans. This is one of Emeril’s casual spots, and this is showcased in the overhead neon lights, distinctive artwork, unique hanging lighting and industrial décor.

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Crescent City Brewhouse

$$$$
Pub
French Quarter
4.3
1155 reviews
Serving as the French Quarter's only microbrewery, Crescent City Brewhouse combines modern technology with Old World values – espoused by the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 – in creating its beer. Its brews aren’t the only appeal, though, since the menu features fried alligator, roast pork po' boys, crawfish etouffee and cane glazed ribs. The Brewhouse hot wings also serve as an excellent candidate for the best wings in New Orleans. The eatery is inside a historic home and maintains an old-school vibe – thanks to distressed brick and industrial ducts – but cute neon jellyfish and other vibrant décor also add a modern appeal.

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

$$$$
American
French Quarter
4.1
1100 reviews
Those who enjoy live music with their meal should experience the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar. This iconic chain of eateries personalized its local menu for those seeking a truly New Orleans experience. Offerings include seafood gumbo, voodoo shrimp, pulled pork barbecue and Cajun pasta. All this is enjoyed with frequent live entertainment and surrounded by unique artwork featuring the history of the area. The décor and architecture also give off a vibe reminiscent of the bayou. Combine this with wing flavors such as Buffalo, Texas BBQ and Nashville Style, and this is certainly an ideal place to find the best wings in New Orleans.

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