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Best American Restaurants in New Orleans Central Business District

Compère LapinCompère Lapin
(1632)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
Public ServicePublic Service
(169)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
Manning's Restaurant - Harrah's New OrleansManning's Restaurant - Harrah's New Orleans
(411)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
5 fifty 55 fifty 5
(353)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
Bistro DaisyBistro Daisy
(405)
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American | Uptown, New Orleans
Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & BarPat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar
(527)
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American | Mandeville, Northshore
Oxlot 9Oxlot 9
(212)
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American | Covington, New Orleans
CoquetteCoquette
(2596)
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American | Garden District, New Orleans
Pardo'sPardo's
(133)
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American | Covington, New Orleans
Marche in New OrleansMarche in New Orleans
(23)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans
CavanCavan
(639)
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American | Uptown, New Orleans
Cafe AmelieCafe Amelie
(1521)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans
Boulevard American BistroBoulevard American Bistro
(260)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
SemolinaSemolina
(52)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Legacy Kitchen - MetairieLegacy Kitchen - Metairie
(119)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)
(114)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans
Conola Grill & SushiConola Grill & Sushi
(33)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans

Best Italian Restaurants in New Orleans Central Business District

DomenicaDomenica
(4529)
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans
Tony Mandina's RestaurantTony Mandina's Restaurant
(60)
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Italian | Gretna, New Orleans
Marcello's of New OrleansMarcello's of New Orleans
(1049)
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Italian | Warehouse District, New Orleans
Irene'sIrene's
(717)
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans
AvoAvo
(629)
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans
Impastato CellarsImpastato Cellars
(146)
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Italian | Madisonville, Northshore
The Italian BarrelThe Italian Barrel
(1500)
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans
Vincent's Italian Cuisine - MetairieVincent's Italian Cuisine - Metairie
(123)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
Tommy's CuisineTommy's Cuisine
(674)
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Italian | Warehouse District, New Orleans
Pascal's ManalePascal's Manale
(1337)
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans
Ristorante FilippoRistorante Filippo
(149)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
Riccobono's PeppermillRiccobono's Peppermill
(64)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - MetairieBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Metairie
(224)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans

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New Orleans Central Business District Restaurants

Restaurant AugustRestaurant August
6354 reviews
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Contemporary French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful dinner. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Only gripe was the big party in the middle of the restaurant who were too loud. They should of been put in the back of the restaurant so the rest of us could hear. More

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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksChophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks
1847 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

This was my second visit to Chop House. The food and service is outstanding. The steaks rival any others. I only wish they had a restaurant in every city I visited. More

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MaypopMaypop
216 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Kitchen got overwhelmed and our entrees were very late. Staff was apologetic and gave us complimentary appetizers to compensate because we were late for our Eagles concert. More

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Willa JeanWilla Jean
818 reviews
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Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Delicious food. Great time. More

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The Grill Room at the Windsor Court HotelThe Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel
831 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Thank you so much for making my friend’s birthday so special. Everyone who attended us was friendly and made our celebration so special. Thank you!! More

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Compère LapinCompère Lapin
1632 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food & service as always outstanding. Hopefully I will be able to come back soon More

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Le Salon at the Windsor Court HotelLe Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel
658 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Central Business District, New Orleans

Lisa provides a rare blend of hospitality and knowledge. More

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Red GravyRed Gravy
328 reviews
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Breakfast | Central Business District, New Orleans

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New OrleansRuth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
1151 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great steak and seafood cook to perfection. It was quite an enjoyable dining experience! More

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DomenicaDomenica
4529 reviews
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Nice and interesting food with good service. More

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Toups SouthToups South
250 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful dinner with out of town guests. Everything was delicious, good value, creative choices. Definitely order the biscuits with crab butter. Carrot cake with cinnamon ice cream was divine. More

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SeaworthySeaworthy
456 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

If you love oysters, then you must go here. Variety from all around the country. Happy hour 4-6pm is a good deal as they are half off. More

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Tsunami - New OrleansTsunami - New Orleans
217 reviews
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Asian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Tsunami features unique species of fish you won’t find at your typical sushi restaurant. Very nicely done! We enjoyed our meal very much. More

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Johnny SanchezJohnny Sanchez
1171 reviews
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Mexican | Central Business District, New Orleans

I made reservation for 530 since we were attending a play and needed to eat early. No where in app or website did it say we would not be able to order from the Dinner menu until 6. We had to order from happy hour menu. Also I indicated it was our anniversary on the reservation, no one said anything to us, no dessert no drink not even a happy anniversary ..., With all of that I will say the food we did get to order was excellent More

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CellarDoorCellarDoor
61 reviews
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International | Central Business District, New Orleans

We were in NO for work and wanted to eat somewhere closer to the hotel. This place was amazing. It felt hip, cozy and welcoming. The staff were friendly and personable. Tommy the chef came out to our table, shared a little of how he became a chef as well as insight to the dishes he has created. He uses his global experience and sources out great local foods to really make delightful culinary treats. If you are in NO make time to eat here. More

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LukeLuke
5292 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Delious food, caring and professional waitstaff. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits. Best in NOLA More

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BaliseBalise
398 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Had a great time eating some really tasty and unique food. Service from John was excellent and the manager made sure everything was just right. This was our second time dining here and we are looking forward to the third. More

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Josephine EstelleJosephine Estelle
826 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

It was festive as early as 6:15pm on a Summer evening...we enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere More

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The SteakhouseThe Steakhouse
1108 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Staff was great! Food was great! Highly recommend!! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - New OrleansMorton's The Steakhouse - New Orleans
1162 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

My wife and I love the ambiance. The food is always great and the wine list is awesome. I always tell people that if you want to impress someone for any occasion, take them to Morton's Steakhouse. More

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TrenasseTrenasse
588 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Our Waiter was awesome. He had personality, made great recommendations and was truly excited to share what he has tried on the menu. We loved everything we ordered. We will be back. More

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Public ServicePublic Service
169 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Awesome service from our greeter, wait staff, and bartender. Love the atmosphere and the bourbon honey wings are a must! More

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BorgneBorgne
1965 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food was good, but not really special compared to other much better restaurants in New Orleans. It was very convenient, got seated quickly, and the service was good. More

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The Fountain LoungeThe Fountain Lounge
233 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great food and service!!’ More

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Manning's Restaurant - Harrah's New OrleansManning's Restaurant - Harrah's New Orleans
411 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Just what you would expect. Good food in a sports bar environment. Clean, great service. Go. It’s worth it. More

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Drago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans RiversideDrago's Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside
577 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

We are from out of town and came to Drago’s for good seafood. We had the charbroiled oysters, the seafood sampler and bread pudding. The oysters were the shining star of our meal everything else was just okay. Service was quick but the server seemed pretty annoyed the whole time. Would go back for those oysters though! Kept the bread until the end to soak up that garlicky goodness! More

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5 fifty 55 fifty 5
353 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Meal was fine, but restaurant was not open. We had to eat at the bar area in the lobby. Not sure why we were able to book a reservation when restaurant was closed. More

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TackleBoxTackleBox
30 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

This is a great place with a great bar It has a fun vibe and is worth a nice evening out. Oysters are fantastic and desserts are great. The one problem we had was they seated a party of 20 instead of keeping our reservation for a table of six. We had to wait for over an hour to get a table. However, the manager was great and comped is a bottle of wine and dessert. So, overall it was a great experience. More

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8 Block Kitchen & Bar8 Block Kitchen & Bar
69 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Outstanding! Great food selection and very gourmet! Excellent service Loved the personalized chefs special! More

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Slice on Saint CharlesSlice on Saint Charles
11 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Business District, New Orleans

We came for the gluten free options, and the pizza was delicious! We enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the attentiveness of the servers. More

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JayneJayne
3 reviews
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Comfort Food | Central Business District, New Orleans

Went here for a Mother's Day Brunch. The place wasn't very buys, but the staff were very attentive and helpful. The chef himself was out and about, greeting customers, and he described each of the dishes of the buffet himself. There was a great selection of food items laid out and they were delicious. We especially enjoyed the crab finger salad! More

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Rebellion Bar & Urban KitchenRebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen
3 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great ambiance and amazing staff. The manager and staff was so accommodating and friendly. I would definitely hang at this bar regularly if I lived in the area. More

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LMNO - Le Meridien New Orleans HotelLMNO - Le Meridien New Orleans Hotel
35 reviews
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International | Central Business District, New Orleans

The service and all of the staff were outstanding!! Thanks again for the great experience. More

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Juan's Flying BurritoJuan's Flying Burrito
20 reviews
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Mexican | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food was outstanding. Best Fish Tacos I've ever had. More

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Allegro BistroAllegro Bistro
6 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

This is a great place to eat before an event at the Superdome as it is an easy walk from the restaurant to the dome. The food is excellent. Two people In my party had fish - Salmon was excellent and the other fish dish had brown butter sauce which was crazy good. They had wonderful crawfish etouffee which has a bit of something in it that was just different enough to place their own signature on it. Really excellent! Another person had the panned veal with fettuccine alfredo which was very good, too. Highly recommend the deviled eggs with crab for an appetizer. Gumbo also wonderful! The service was ok, but they were very busy due to a dome event. I would definitely eat here again. More

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Vitascope HallVitascope Hall
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

In town for an event at Champions Square or the Smoothie King? Get 15% off when you bring in your ticket stub for select events. When you need to unwind and take a well-deserved break, Vitascope Hall provides the perfect New Orleans entertainment experience for our hotel guests. When you’re ready for a bite, Vitascope Hall offers the freshest Louisiana seafood, an exceptional raw bar and stunning sushi creations. 15% for Central Business District employees Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 4pm - 6pm Free valet parking for the first 2 hours 42” flat-screen TVs for sports gamesMore

New Orleans Central Business District Diners' Choice Winners

New Orleans Central Business District's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksChophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks
1847 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

This was my second visit to Chop House. The food and service is outstanding. The steaks rival any others. I only wish they had a restaurant in every city I visited. More

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Restaurant AugustRestaurant August
6354 reviews
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Contemporary French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful dinner. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Only gripe was the big party in the middle of the restaurant who were too loud. They should of been put in the back of the restaurant so the rest of us could hear. More

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MaypopMaypop
216 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Kitchen got overwhelmed and our entrees were very late. Staff was apologetic and gave us complimentary appetizers to compensate because we were late for our Eagles concert. More

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Le Salon at the Windsor Court HotelLe Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel
658 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Central Business District, New Orleans

Lisa provides a rare blend of hospitality and knowledge. More

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Compère LapinCompère Lapin
1632 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food & service as always outstanding. Hopefully I will be able to come back soon More

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The Grill Room at the Windsor Court HotelThe Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel
831 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Thank you so much for making my friend’s birthday so special. Everyone who attended us was friendly and made our celebration so special. Thank you!! More

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Toups SouthToups South
250 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful dinner with out of town guests. Everything was delicious, good value, creative choices. Definitely order the biscuits with crab butter. Carrot cake with cinnamon ice cream was divine. More

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DomenicaDomenica
4529 reviews
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Nice and interesting food with good service. More

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BaliseBalise
398 reviews
$$$$
French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Had a great time eating some really tasty and unique food. Service from John was excellent and the manager made sure everything was just right. This was our second time dining here and we are looking forward to the third. More

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Johnny SanchezJohnny Sanchez
1171 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Central Business District, New Orleans

I made reservation for 530 since we were attending a play and needed to eat early. No where in app or website did it say we would not be able to order from the Dinner menu until 6. We had to order from happy hour menu. Also I indicated it was our anniversary on the reservation, no one said anything to us, no dessert no drink not even a happy anniversary ..., With all of that I will say the food we did get to order was excellent More

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Discover New Orleans

French, Spanish and Creole influences evolved New Orleans cuisine into a genre all its own. Combine Gulf coast seafood, a butter-based sauce and Cajun spices, and you’re looking at a classic Nola dish. Take the famed crawfish boil, for instance, which locals advise is best eaten as a family. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the restaurant industry banded together to support their city in the wake of serious devastation. New restaurants began opening their doors, and today you’ll find a wealth of cuisines that span the classics to modern reinventions to everything in between.