The Best Wings in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:Maypop, Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans, Saint Lawrence (St. Lawrence)
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Southeast Asian, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Gastro Pub
Neighborhoods:Central Business District, Mid-City / City Park, French Quarter

Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
764 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 ORead more
89% recommended
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Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Mid-City / City Park
130 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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 nRead more
90% recommended
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Saint Lawrence (St. Lawrence)

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
French Quarter
253 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Named after the Patron Saint of Chefs, Saint Lawrence offers traditional New Orleans dishes along with newer locally inspired options. If their 70 beers on tap aren't enough to attRead more
100% recommended
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Channing Tatum's Saints & Sinners

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
573 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot
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. ExtravagRead more
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MoPho

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Mid-City / City Park
229 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
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 cRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Meril

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
3,918 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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 resRead more
92% recommended
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Jack Rose - New Orleans

$$$$·Creole·
Uptown
833 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 roRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Irene's

$$$$·Italian·
French Quarter
1,894 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 crabmeatRead more
94% recommended
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Josephine Estelle

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Central Business District
1,599 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 perfeRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Mid-City / City Park
624 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 cuisineRead more
91% recommended
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GW Fins

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
13,645 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 patronRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana

Emeril's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole·
Warehouse District
10,925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Only one eatery can hold the namesake of arguably the most famous chef in America, and that distinction belongs to Emeril’s Restaurant. The flagship restaurant offers some of his mRead more
91% recommended
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Emeril's Delmonico

$$$$·Creole·
Garden District
5,786 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
First opened in 1895 and later acquired by one of the world's most renowned chefs, Emeril's Delmonico offers some of the best wings in New Orleans in a historic setting. Like many Read more
88% recommended
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SoBou

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,094 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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 Read more
83% recommended
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NOLA Restaurant

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
12,591 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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, ARead more
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Crescent City Brewhouse

$$$$·Pub·
French Quarter
886 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Live Music
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 creatRead more
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B.B. King's Blues Club- New Orleans

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
812 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Casual
Located across from the French Market and bearing the name of arguably the world's best blues player, B.B. King’s Blues Club has become a must visit landmark. Frequent musical guesRead more
90% recommended
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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
1,044 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
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 trulRead more
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Willie's Chicken Shack

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
Located at Bourbon and St. Peter, Willie’s Chicken Shack has become a New Orleans staple. It’s open even after the clubs close, so revelers can grab a late-night snack or nightcap Read more
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Namese - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Mid-City / City Park
46 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the streets of New Orleans and markets of Vietnam, Namese offers authentic Vietnamese food with a local twist. Their Phú Quõc wings are undeRead more
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