Best American Restaurants in New Orleans Central Business District

Compère LapinCompère Lapin
(1367)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
Public ServicePublic Service
(120)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
5 fifty 55 fifty 5
(352)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
Manning's Restaurant - Harrah's New OrleansManning's Restaurant - Harrah's New Orleans
(407)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
Bistro DaisyBistro Daisy
(342)
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American | Uptown, New Orleans
Oxlot 9Oxlot 9
(149)
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American | Covington, New Orleans
CoquetteCoquette
(2433)
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American | Garden District, New Orleans
Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & BarPat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar
(435)
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American | Mandeville, New Orleans
Pardo'sPardo's
(110)
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American | Covington, New Orleans
CavanCavan
(524)
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American | Uptown, New Orleans
Boulevard American BistroBoulevard American Bistro
(220)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Rue 127Rue 127
(838)
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American | Mid-City / City Park, New Orleans
MeMe's Bar & GrilleMeMe's Bar & Grille
(17)
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American | Chalmette, New Orleans
Legacy Kitchen - MetairieLegacy Kitchen - Metairie
(89)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Conola Grill & SushiConola Grill & Sushi
(31)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Zea Rotisserie & Bar - SlidellZea Rotisserie & Bar - Slidell
(28)
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American | Slidell, New Orleans
Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)
(85)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans
SemolinaSemolina
(37)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans

Best Italian Restaurants in New Orleans Central Business District

DomenicaDomenica
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans
Marcello's of New OrleansMarcello's of New Orleans
(909)
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Italian | Warehouse District, New Orleans
Tony Mandina's RestaurantTony Mandina's Restaurant
(48)
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Italian | Gretna, New Orleans
AvoAvo
(545)
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans
The Italian BarrelThe Italian Barrel
(1383)
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans
Irene'sIrene's
(538)
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans
Impastato CellarsImpastato Cellars
(101)
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Italian | Madisonville, New Orleans
Vincent's Italian Cuisine - MetairieVincent's Italian Cuisine - Metairie
(92)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
Ristorante FilippoRistorante Filippo
(127)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
Tommy's CuisineTommy's Cuisine
(581)
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Italian | Warehouse District, New Orleans
Pascal's ManalePascal's Manale
(1224)
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans
Riccobono's PeppermillRiccobono's Peppermill
(43)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
Nuvolari'sNuvolari's
(531)
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Italian | Mandeville, New Orleans

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New Orleans Central Business District Restaurants

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

Open for breakfast and lunch. Homemade pasta and meatballs are the real deal. Everything we had we loved. Highly recommended More

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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksChophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks
1703 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. Food was amazing. First time here but won’t be our last. Also was given a rose for Valentines Day. More

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Restaurant AugustRestaurant August
6132 reviews
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Contemporary French | Central Business District, New Orleans

this was one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had in all respects:food, service and setting. I highly recommend it. More

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

Delicious. Had the fried oyster, Bibb salad and chickpea pasta dish. Love this place More

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

I have always enjoyed tea parlors but this was my first time at Windsor Court. Not only was the food delicious, but the cozy yet regal atmosphere was worth every penny. I received so many wonderful comments on social media outlets when I shared my Le Salon experience. More

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Compère LapinCompère Lapin
1367 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Fantastic experience. Great food and cocktails with service and ambience to match. More

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

My husband and I had a wonderful evening on Valentine's Day. We enjoyed the food, ambience and service and will recommend the Grill Room to our friends. More

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LukeLuke
5041 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Our two waiters were especially friendly and fun. The oysters were excellent. More

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

Great food and experience!!!Worth the drive from Lakeview !!!! A real treat!!!Creativity in presentation and delicious fresh sushi !Love Love!! More

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

The tomato soup is a must try! Awesome food, awesome service, and beautiful restaurant! More

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BaliseBalise
360 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Our meal was very tasteful The brussels sprout salad , the octopus and the shrimp were really really good. I would recommend the sticky toffee pudding. The server was very friendly an accommodating. I would highly recommend it for the food. More

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SeaworthySeaworthy
336 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food was good had the whole fish and cold-raw seafood platter. Good service nice atmosphere More

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DomenicaDomenica
4297 reviews
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Top notch pasta and pizza. Although the crust was not as crisp as I like it. More

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

We went for our third meal in the last few weeks, and all three meals were simply outstanding. The menu is creative and each dish was perfectly executed. The service has been spot on each time. I think that Toups South has really hit its stride, just like its sister restaurant. More

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Johnny SanchezJohnny Sanchez
1036 reviews
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Mexican | Central Business District, New Orleans

Everything was great. Food was amazing, our server Laurin was friendly and have great service. Absolutely recommend this place! More

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

Excellent always, never disappoints sending some colleagues there this week Food is amazing, service great! More

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BorgneBorgne
1869 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Excellent food, service and value. Very tasty. Great menu selection. Get the toast! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New OrleansRuth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
1067 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Enjoyed a delicious dinner on the patio. The service was excellent; the steak cooked perfectly; & the creme brûlée was out of this world! More

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

Loved the Fountain Lounge. The service was spot on. Sunday brunch was exceptional. More

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TrenasseTrenasse
477 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Very good table. We are french and we appreciate this fine dining. One of the best restaurants we had in New Orleans. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - New OrleansMorton's The Steakhouse - New Orleans
1130 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

We went for our anniversary and it was so nice! We had personalized menus and got our picture taken and given it as a nice keepsake. I would definitely recommend Morton’s again. More

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CapdevilleCapdeville
259 reviews
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Comfort Food | Central Business District, New Orleans

Fun place. Casual bar/pub. Staff is extremely nice! More

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

Food and service was amazing. Amount of food is totally worth the price. Definitely a good idea to make reservations on big weekends like the sugar bowl. The line was out the door! Definitely going back! More

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CellarDoorCellarDoor
48 reviews
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International | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful ambiance and great food! The wait staff was great! More

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The SteakhouseThe Steakhouse
1072 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Mom’s birthday. The short rib appetizer melted in my mouth and was dinner sized. Everything was delicious! More

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

Awesome place to eat. It's my husband and I favorite place to eat int he city. Awesome Service, Great Food!!!!!! 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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Public ServicePublic Service
120 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Went there for Valentines Day. The meal was spectacular and the service impeccable. I would highly recommend dining there. More

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

As the name suggests, this is a place for pizza. I found the food to be remarkably good. You can get complex pizzas not just by the pie, but also by the slice. I had four very different and definitely yummy slices. They offer wine by the glass, and the wine was drinkable. The ambiance is very ordinary, but they are definitely aiming at the 20-something crowd. The staff were amazingly helpful, sweet, engaged, and rather efficient. It was a very enjoyable and tasty dinner. More

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

It was a busy Saturday night in NoLa. Had trouble finding reservations for our food needs. Hit upon this by chance while surfing Open Table. Didn't realize until arrival that it is the hotel restaurant at the Marriott. That meant the lobby bar was full and the noise level fairly high. The food was of the quality expected from a good hotel restaurant. While I wouldn't go out of my way for another experience, I would also not hesitate to eat there if I were in the area. More

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JayneJayne
1 review
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Comfort Food | Central Business District, New Orleans

Delicious food and friendly service. We even went back a second time before leaving. AMAZING goat cheese grits. 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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Legacy Kitchen's Oyster Counter + Tap RoomLegacy Kitchen's Oyster Counter + Tap Room
23 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

I went with a group of my friends for my birthday. The service and the food was great. Our waiter, Emmanuel was WONDERFUL. We were a group full of personality and he was able to attend to everyone's needs. He was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, met all of our needs. He definitely enhanced our experience. The food was great. I had never been to Legacy before and I ended up going to another location the same weekend. 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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New Orleans Central Business District Diners' Choice Winners

New Orleans Central Business District's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Red GravyRed Gravy
311 reviews
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Breakfast | Central Business District, New Orleans

Open for breakfast and lunch. Homemade pasta and meatballs are the real deal. Everything we had we loved. Highly recommended More

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

I have always enjoyed tea parlors but this was my first time at Windsor Court. Not only was the food delicious, but the cozy yet regal atmosphere was worth every penny. I received so many wonderful comments on social media outlets when I shared my Le Salon experience. More

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

My husband and I had a wonderful evening on Valentine's Day. We enjoyed the food, ambience and service and will recommend the Grill Room to our friends. More

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Restaurant AugustRestaurant August
6132 reviews
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Contemporary French | Central Business District, New Orleans

this was one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had in all respects:food, service and setting. I highly recommend it. More

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

Delicious. Had the fried oyster, Bibb salad and chickpea pasta dish. Love this place More

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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksChophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks
1703 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. Food was amazing. First time here but won’t be our last. Also was given a rose for Valentines Day. More

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Compère LapinCompère Lapin
1367 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Fantastic experience. Great food and cocktails with service and ambience to match. More

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

Great food and experience!!!Worth the drive from Lakeview !!!! A real treat!!!Creativity in presentation and delicious fresh sushi !Love Love!! More

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

The tomato soup is a must try! Awesome food, awesome service, and beautiful restaurant! More

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LukeLuke
5041 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Our two waiters were especially friendly and fun. The oysters were 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.