The Most Romantic Restaurants in New Orleans

New Orleans is easily one of the most romantic cities in the United States. No other American city has a neighborhood like the French Quarter, where couples can wander cobblestone streets under the light of gas lamps. The wonderfully eclectic restaurant scene that draws inspiration from France, Italy, and local cultures. It has such a strong reputation for its culinary delights that mediocre restaurants cannot survive. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out these romantic restaurants for your next date night in NOLA.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Pelican Club, GW Fins, Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:French Quarter, Central Business District
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Pelican Club

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
3,176 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

The Pelican Club’s location in the French Quarter automatically gives it a romantic charm. Inside, couples get to enjoy beautiful floors and columns made from Italian marble. The interior also benefit...

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GW Fins

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
15,110 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

New Orleans' location on Lake Pontchartrain and near the Gulf of Mexico means that restaurants have access to fresh seafood. AT GW Fins, Chef Tenney Flynn uses fresh ingredients to make entrees like B...

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Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
2,198 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays

In many cities, Ruth’s Chris dominates local steak houses with unforgettable steaks, seafood, and sides. At the location in New Orleans, Executive Chef Vernell Gibson has elevated steak and seafood to...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
8,053 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

New Orleans has a wealth of historic landmarks. Few play a more important role in the city’s cultural development than Jackson Square, where artists and musicians have worked for over a century. Murie...

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Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana

Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
3,868 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

Mr. B’s Bistro has been serving favorites like Wagyu Beef Short Ribs and Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp & Grits since 1979. Although it’s a neighborhood eatery, it maintains a romantic ambiance with cozy seatin...

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Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
5,537 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

At R’evolution, Chef Folse and Chef Tramonto have found adventurous ways to elevate Creole cooking to a level that would look at home in the kitchen of a top Parisian restaurant. Entrees like Red Fish...

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Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Meril

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
4,578 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

Meril is owned by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. Emeril may have grown up in New England, but he’s become famous for his command of Creole and Cajun cuisines. At Meril, couples find a gorgeous dining ...

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Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Mr. John's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Garden District
2,451 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Couples that love steak need to reserve two spots at Mr. John’s Steakhouse on Charles Ave. In addition to some of the best steaks in town, Mr. John’s Steakhouse serves Turtle Soup, Who Dat Shrimp, Shi...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Ye Olde College Inn

$$$$·Creole·
Carrollton
1,278 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual

A lot of restaurants claim that they support the farm-to-table movement. After a little research, though, guests learn that they only buy a percentage of their ingredients from local farms. At Ye Olde...

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Neighborhood Gem in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Superior Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
3,125 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour

Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar sits at the intersection of Napoleon and Charles avenues. Grab a window seat to watch all of the neighborhood locals and tourists as they move down the street, cups in ...

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Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana

Desi Vega's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,905 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Desi Vega developed the concept and recipes for this steakhouse by teaming up with Chef Merlin Beals, a New Orleans native who had been working in Vega family restaurants since he was 18. Together, th...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Apolline

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,426 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Apolline has a small kitchen garden full of herbs that the staff uses to make meals taste as fresh as possible. The dinner menu includes favorites like Cold Smoked Beelers Pork Chop, Seared Diver Scal...

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Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Bistro Daisy

$$$$·American·
Uptown
885 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Bistro Daisy serves American food in the Uptown neighborhood. The charming atmosphere and reliable food make this one of the best romantic restaurants in New Orleans and Louisiana. Bistro Daisy’s menu...

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Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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