Where Chefs Eat in New Orleans

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Restaurants:Restaurant August, Emeril's Delmonico, La Petite Grocery
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary French / American, Creole, French
Neighborhoods:Central Business District, Garden District
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Restaurant August

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Central Business District
7,329 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

“A John Besh restaurant that really put him on the map in New Orleans.” – Tory McPhail

Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Emeril's Delmonico

$$$$·Creole·
Garden District
5,549 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

“Emeril's is quintessential New Orleans. The service is top notch and Chef David Slater is so talented. I love the barbecue shrimp there.” – Nina Compton

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La Petite Grocery

$$$$·French·
Garden District
4,458 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

“Really great food and excellent service.” – Chris Lusk

Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
5,471 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

“They really think about every single detail in a fine dining experience. It's not for every day but a really nice treat occasionally.” – Isaac Toups

Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Upperline

$$$$·American·
Garden District
2 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals

Recommended by Chef Jeremy Lee from Quo Vadis

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Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
7,993 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Recommended by Chef Chris Lusk from The Caribbean Room

Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Domenica

$$$$·Italian·
Central Business District
6,016 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Recommended by Chef Martha Wiggins from Sylvain

Italian in New Orleans / Louisiana

MoPho

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Mid-City / City Park
302 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

Recommended by Chef Alex Harrell from Angeline

Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Shaya

$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
3,515 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

“Alon Shaya is an incredibly talented chef doing a modern take on Israeli cuisine. I love everything there but the cauliflower hummus is my favorite.” – Nina Compton

Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,686 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

“One of John Besh's restaurants and they have amazing baked goods and delicious breakfast. I love the chicken and biscuits there.” – Nina Compton

Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
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