Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in New Orleans for 2019

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we created a list featuring some of the most exceptional women in New Orleans’ culinary scene. This colorful, flavorful city—alive with costume parades, French vibes, and creole food—is musically big and easy to love. Next time you’re in town, we invite you to celebrate women (and eat something delicious) at one of these top spots.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Zasu, Mr. B's Bistro, Red Fish Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Creole, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Mid-City / City Park, French Quarter
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Zasu

$$$$·American·
Mid-City / City Park
449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

"Zasu, which opened in Mid-City on New Year's Eve 2018, is the first solo venture of chef/owner Sue Zemanick, who won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South in 2013. She also served as a judge on ...

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Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
3,809 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Mr. B's Bistro, one of the most celebrated restaurants in New Orleans, owes its continuing success to two women: owner Cindy Brennan and chef Michelle McRaney. Cindy Brennan, of the venerable, multi-g...

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Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Red Fish Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
6,526 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

The owner and namesake of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group joined the famous family business over 30 years ago, and his own venture continues its legacy of celebrating the culinary heritage and cont...

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Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Vessel NOLA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-City / City Park
1,398 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion

Chef Amandalynn Picolo and pastry chef Amelia Watts drive the menus at Vessel, a Mid-City restaurant famously housed in a former church. Diners are drawn to the circa-1914 building, which retains its ...

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Arnaud's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
5,805 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Arnaud's is a true New Orleans institution, founded in 1918 by Arnaud Cazenave and spanning almost a full city block in the French Quarter. This formal fine-dining institution, whose famous French 75 ...

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Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
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