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The Most Romantic Restaurants in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

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.

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
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The Pelican Club

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,374 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 iRead more
89% recommended

GW Fins

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
12,382 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 toRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,594 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
99% recommended
Special Occasion in New Orleans / Louisiana

Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
6,900 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 oRead more
97% recommended
Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana

Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
2,537 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 ambiaRead more
95% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Galatoire's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,621 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Jean Galatoire started Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street in 1905. The restaurant quickly gained approval from locals who craved French cuisine in a family dining style. As GRead more
89% recommended
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Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,582 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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. ERead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Meril

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
3,407 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 finRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana

Mr. John's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Garden District
2,002 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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,Read more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Ye Olde College Inn

$$$$·Creole·
Carrollton
899 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • 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 locRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in New Orleans / Louisiana

Superior Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Garden District
2,128 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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 Read more
91% recommended
Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana

Desi Vega's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana

Lilette

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Garden District
1,980 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Lilette’s dining room has soft lighting and plenty of tables for two. Fresh cut flowers complete the mod, turning the restaurant into the perfect destination for any romantic eveniRead more
98% recommended
Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana

La Boca Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,921 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
It’s easy to find good Creole, French, and Italian food in New Orleans. It gets a little more difficult, though, when couples crave food from Argentina. La Boca solves this problemRead more
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in New Orleans / Louisiana

Coquette

$$$$·American·
Garden District
3,111 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Coquette got nominated for an award from the James Beard Foundation in 1991. Since then, the restaurant has only improved their menu by focusing on Southern cuisine made from localRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Sylvain

$$$$·Contemporary American·
French Quarter
2,299 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Sylvain aims to make each date a fun evening full of conversation and laughter. The restaurant has a rustic look thanks to the carefully chosen furniture and their location in a 17Read more
89% recommended
Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana

Apolline

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,117 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 ChoRead more
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana

Bistro Daisy

$$$$·American·
Uptown
658 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 LouisianaRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Restaurant Patois

$$$$·French·
Uptown
1,500 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Long before Louisiana became part of the United States, it belonged to the French. The influence of French cuisine is still obvious at some of the best romantic restaurants in New Read more
95% recommended
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