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50 New Orleans Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

The OpenTable Team

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Restaurants:Shaya, Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar, Gallagher's Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Israeli, American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Uptown, Mandeville, Covington
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Date
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7:00 PM

Shaya

$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
2,547 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Enjoyed the night with friends and an outstanding meal all around. I particularly liked the cauliflower hummus, the fish and shrimp entree and the chicken dish. A decent selectioRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
287 people mentioned the Pita

Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Mandeville
793 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great table in the bar. Love the bar atmosphere! Clay was an awesome server - very attentive and made great recommendations. Meal was awesome, as always!!
99% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
16 people mentioned the Redfish

Gallagher's Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Covington
685 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great service & food!
96% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
20 people mentioned the White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Oxlot 9

$$$$·American·
Covington
388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is my favorite restaurant - my entire meal did not disappoint! I will be back!
93% recommended
American in New Orleans / Louisiana
13 people mentioned the Frog Legs

Bywater American Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
Bywater
504 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Sat at bar, outstanding service, loved interacting with staff and getting great recommendations on the drinks, wine and food. Had pickled shrimp app - delicious! Then fried oystersRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana
13 people mentioned the Boudin

GW Fins

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
11,744 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
First visit here tonight was wonderful! We are from out of town and heard this was a good place! We asked our server for suggestions and Nick’s picks were on point! Tempura Fin WiRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
769 people mentioned the Lobster Dumpling
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Cristiano Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Houma
395 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food, atmosphere and the service is always fantastic!
98% recommended
Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
5 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Brennan's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
6,180 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Wonderful place to go for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent, as were the drinks, and we were completely surprised by the fabulous birthday treatment. Can’t wait to go Read more
93% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
502 people mentioned the Banana Foster
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Restaurant August

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Central Business District
6,909 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The food, wine, service and atmosphere were top notch.
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
227 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,374 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Great Service and food!!
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in New Orleans / Louisiana
260 people mentioned the Beignets

Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent. Food, service all great. Gumbo, redfish special, and profiteroles. All my faves and beyond expectations.
95% recommended
Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
79 people mentioned the Barbecue Shrimp

Compère Lapin

$$$$·American·
Central Business District
2,315 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
One of the best meals I’ve had in the USA! Great service. Food is innovative, fresh and has amazing flavor profiles. Delightful experience!!
93% recommended
American in New Orleans / Louisiana
113 people mentioned the Curried Goat

Meril

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
3,114 reviews
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful casual setting. Delicious food in portions sized to share and sample. Recommended that most people take ordering three items to feel full. Service was incredible and extrRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana
116 people mentioned the Cotton Candy

D.T.B.

$$$$·Cajun·
Uptown
574 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
It was an interview dinner ~~ Enjoyed by all, every morsel!
99% recommended
20 people mentioned the Short Rib

Atchafalaya Restaurant

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Garden District
3,486 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
We will be back to this establishment every time we visit New Orleans! From the outside, to the staff, to the food, to the bathrooms, this restaurant was EVERYTHING!!!
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana
463 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Meauxbar Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
French Quarter
998 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Everything was fantastic! The food, the place, the staff and the wine. It is one of my go-to spots to take visitors. Never disappoints.
94% recommended
26 people mentioned the Grilled Cheese

La Petite Grocery

$$$$·French·
Garden District
3,557 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Waitress unfriendly.
95% recommended
532 people mentioned the Beignets

Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel

$$$$·Afternoon Tea·
Central Business District
744 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Such a delightful afternoon tea experience! We will return and we will recommend tea to others.
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
65 people mentioned the High Tea
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Forks & Corks

$$$$·Southern·
Covington
104 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
There is a disconnect between opentable and Forks and Corks. I scheduled a reservation, Six days later I received an email from opentable that Forks and Corks does not participatRead more
95% recommended
4 people mentioned the Redfish
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Coquette

$$$$·American·
Garden District
3,030 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
An absolutely amazingly delicious dining experience!!! My wife and I did the blind tasting, and it was phenomenal. The dishes were highly creative, as well as beyond delicious. My Read more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in New Orleans / Louisiana
45 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Cafe Degas

$$$$·French·
Mid-City / City Park
1,142 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The prixe fixe lunch menu was simply elegant and delicious. Our waitress was attentive and never rushed us. The dessert selection was amazing and the cafe au lait made a great endiRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
36 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Cavan

$$$$·American·
Uptown
935 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. There isn’t a single thing in this menu that isn’t appealing. Loved the staff and our waitress recommendations were spot on! My favorite cocRead more
88% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in New Orleans / Louisiana
25 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Café Sbisa

$$$$·Cajun·
French Quarter
600 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
  • Authentic
This was our first day in NOLA. It was the exact experience we were looking for. The music was was at an enjoyable level. The ambiance was friendly and classy. The turtle soup was Read more
97% recommended
Hot Spot in New Orleans / Louisiana
27 people mentioned the Turtle Soup

Marche in New Orleans

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
41 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Scenic View
  • Sunday Lunch
The place is beautiful and the staff was very attentive. You couldn’t beat the price for a French Quarter venue and the location is overlooking the Mississippi River. There is parRead more
1 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Italian Barrel

$$$$·Italian·
French Quarter
1,782 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely amazing from start to finish! Always have the most memorable meals here. The Chef Samantha makes everything from scratch daily- except for the Tiramisu which her motheRead more
83% recommended
Italian in New Orleans / Louisiana
42 people mentioned the Truffle Ravioli

Restaurant Patois

$$$$·French·
Uptown
1,498 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Everything was fantastic, though a limited menu. Will definitely go back.
95% recommended
39 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Annadele's Plantation

$$$$·Creole·
Covington
487 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
  • Romantic
Our favorite...always. It cannot be beat for atmosphere, food and service.
83% recommended
18 people mentioned the Turtle Soup

Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,488 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Dominic was an incredible server! He made our experience very special!
95% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana
13 people mentioned the Chop Salad

Emeril's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole·
Warehouse District
10,130 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great meal, excellent service and very nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend Emeril’s fordinner.
87% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
541 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie
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Duman Artisan Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Mandeville
26 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Gluten Free Options
I cannot get over how amazing our experience was! The service was great and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. I was extremely happy with the garlic knots (will beRead more
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Cheese Pizza

Cafe Amelie

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
1,947 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
We enjoyed a truly delicious meal in a wonderful outdoor setting. Could not have been nicer for our first night in New Orleans. If weather permits, the outside courtyard is the wRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
142 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Andy's Bistro

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
607 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Persephone was an awesome server and food was delish !!! Great 3 course value for $29 !!!
90% recommended
18 people mentioned the Crab Meat

Seaworthy

$$$$·Seafood·
Central Business District
736 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
Not sure whether this is a hidden gem or just away from the "main drag", but this was the best dinner of our entire trip. Every bite, from apps to dessert, was amazing! Fantastic rRead more
82% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in New Orleans / Louisiana
27 people mentioned the Blue Crab

The Bombay Club Martini Bar & Restaurant

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
737 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
The menu was small, however the food was amazing!
84% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in New Orleans / Louisiana
13 people mentioned the Boudin

Ralph's on the Park

$$$$·Creole·
Mid-City / City Park
2,287 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Service and food was excellent. We celebrated a birthday and her name was printed on the menu- a very nice extra touch!
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana
89 people mentioned the Turtle Soup

Riccobono's Peppermill

$$$$·Italian·
Metairie
133 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Had a great time at the peppermill! We celebrated father's day my Dad throughly enjoyed!
88% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana
3 people mentioned the Crab Meat

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Mid-City / City Park
526 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Great food!! Will Go again
98% recommended
Kid Friendly in New Orleans / Louisiana
67 people mentioned the Brown Butter

Arnaud's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
4,993 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Classic Cajun done in a decadent way. Great date night spot!
87% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
146 people mentioned the Banana Foster

Galatoire's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,485 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely the BEST Turtle soup in New Orleans. Shrimp Creole was very filling and tasty. NOTE - they do not seat gentlemen wearing shorts in the main dining room - so if you want Read more
82% recommended
79 people mentioned the Crab Meat

Johnny Sanchez

$$$$·Mexican·
Central Business District
1,535 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was very good as was the mood within the restaurant.
89% recommended
45 people mentioned the Arroz Con Pollo

Cafe B

$$$$·Cajun·
Metairie
919 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Love, love, love the fresh drum fish, the roasted butternut squash and the sauteed kale. I love that Cafe B will make substitutions on the menu so that I can eat gluten free and pRead more
95% recommended
21 people mentioned the Crayfish
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Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
3,814 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Our waiter's were great, food was fantastic. Very nice atmosphere. Will be back. Bananas foster excellent. Also, try the turtle soup.
88% recommended
203 people mentioned the Banana Foster

Sala

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lakeview/Gentilly
231 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Came with a group of 8 colleagues. Very good food, and even though there was a large party in the restaurant, service was also great.
96% recommended
5 people mentioned the Eggs Benedict

Lula Restaurant Distillery

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Lower Garden District
612 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
This was my third time to eat at Lula's and it's been delicious every time. Brunch and dinner were fantastic!! We also had our float brunch here and they were super accommodatingRead more
86% recommended
Good for Groups in New Orleans / Louisiana
32 people mentioned the Crayfish

Broussard's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
1,736 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
The service was phenomenal - from the time you are greeted at the door until you leave. The breakfast bread basket will make your mouth water, Loved the Jazz band. This was my fRead more
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana
93 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas

Tableau

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,823 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food and amazing service!
92% recommended
Scenic View in New Orleans / Louisiana
92 people mentioned the Turtle Soup

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Slidell

$$$$·American·
Slidell
39 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Liked that I could put a few sides together to make a meal
88% recommended
3 people mentioned the Rotisserie Chicken
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - New Orleans

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,076 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
I enjoyed it very much. Brought someone there who is a finiky eater. That person raved about the food and is adamant about returning.
82% recommended
88 people mentioned the Chao

The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans

$$$$·Steak·
French Quarter
995 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Hanger Steak and Fillet were both excellent. Exceptional service and atmosphere as well.
88% recommended
261 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Antoine's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
5,977 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great lunch deal and learning experience!
Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana
242 people mentioned the Baked Alaska
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