- OTOpenTable DinervipNew Orleans / Louisiana •2 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoVery friendly and professional staff, from the initial greeting to being escorted out and having the door held open. The craft cocktail I started with, the Cucumber Vodka Collins, was bright and refreshing, and my favorite appetizer, the lump crabmeat and avocado dip, is back on the menu. Enjoyed it but noted very little lump crabmeat, which had not been the case previously. My friend and I both chose chicken and biscuits. The portions were generous, especially considering we ordered off the brunch menu. We enjoyed a leisurely meal and appreciated the attentive service, without feeling hurried to leave. I always enjoy visiting Lula and will be back!More infoLula Restaurant DistilleryPrice: Moderate• Contemporary Southern• Lower Garden District•4.6
- CSCarolynSPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •20 reviews5.0Dined on Sep 24, 2023The food was very good. The ambience was very pleasant and the wait staff was very helpful. My brother had a great birthday.More infoThe BowerPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Lower Garden District•4.7
- MGMichelleGMemphis / West Tennessee •3 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Service was exceptional! Food was delicious. Try the pork belly; it is fantastic. The scallops are delicious, and the vanilla ice cream is so good.More infoGW FinsPrice: Very Expensive• Seafood• French Quarter•4.9
- OTOpenTable DinerNew Orleans / Louisiana •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023We went to Brennans for a New Years dinner as well as a late celebratory dinner for my 2 year olds birthday dinner. I had a 2 year old, a 6 year old and my spouse present. My children were fairly noisy, and playful and the wait staff were very friendly and helpful as well as brought them cotton candy and treats to the table. I never felt uncomfortable having children present for fine dining, and had a great dinner experience. The traditional cabbage and black eyed pea single bite appetizer spoons were delicious, even my 6 year old loved it. My waitress was a sweet younger woman originally from New England, She wore glasses and I hate that I can’t remember her name, but she was very soft spoken and sweet and made the experience much more enjoyable. We will be back to try the 2nd quarter menu but this time as an adults only New Orleans vacation.More infoBrennan'sPrice: Expensive• Creole• French Quarter•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerNorthwest Florida •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023New Years Day Brunch. Great atmosphere, great service, great food. Second time going here. I will go everytime I come to New Orleans.More infoBirdy's Behind The BowerPrice: Moderate• American• Garden District•4.6
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Frequently asked questions
The best reviewed restaurant in Lower Garden District is Emeril's Restaurant