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Seafood | French Quarter
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American | Mid-City / City Park
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Restaurant AugustRestaurant August
6859 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful spot for a nice birthday lunch with friends on a Friday! More

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

Food was great! Service was excellent! We ordered 3 appetizers & two rolls and everything came out real quick. Definitely one of the better sushi restaurants in New Orleans. We will be back real soon. And they even gave us some free dessert because it was our anniversary. More

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

Excellent venue , prix fix menu was delicious and a value at $20, top notch place highly recommended . More

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

Girls birthday lunch. It was perfect. More

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Willa JeanWilla Jean
1256 reviews
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Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food was fantastic! The Boudin biscuit was great! More

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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksChophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks
2264 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

My husband and I went here for our 10 year anniversary. The atmosphere was very pleasant and nice. My steak, which was ordered medium well, was cooked well-done. The waiter and the manager were so kind and immediately cooked and sent another steak. The manager offered me a free dessert for the inconvenience, which was very nice. The food was wonderful. More

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

We were at Red Gravy for breakfast and it was delicious. Be prepared and bring your appetite as the portions are past generous. Was a little disappointed that the adds-on, like grits for me and the red sauce for my husband's meatball (which was awesome!), were extra charges on the bill. But - the food was good and we will go back next time we are in New Orleans. More

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Compère LapinCompère Lapin
2272 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great food and service! Perfect New Orleans dinner More

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DomenicaDomenica
5091 reviews
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

The server was awesome! The food was awesome as well. More

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Couvant at The Eliza Jane HotelCouvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel
210 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

This was a hidden gem. I went for birthday brunch and was treated like a queen, champagne and all. I had food allergies and they honored each one (which can be hard in the city) they even asked what dessert profile I liked and the dessert chef created a gluten free and allergen free delight for me that was perfect with candle and all. The rest of the group really enjoyed their French pastries as appetizers and everyone’s main breakfast was done perfectly. I had the smoked salmon with dill eggs and salad. The service was really an honorable mention. Our waitress and the house managers went above and beyond from start to finish. We will be back... can’t wait to try cocktails and dinner. This is a no brained stop for any meal, or any special occasion or for no occasion at all, just to have a perfect experience. The ambiance is Devine and picture perfect as well. This is a hidden gem and we will be back! More

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LukeLuke
6060 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Very good food. A fun place for lunch. Very fresh. More

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Copper VineCopper Vine
138 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Beginner pains...We were greeted at 8p about 15 mins before reservation, were asked politely to wait until closer to reservation time. I was a bit annoyed as the bar area is narrow and you feel like you’re in the way as agitated servers and busters push past. There were open tables the whole time so I just walked over and asked to be seated and they did. I don’t believe they planned on coming over to bar. Excellent value awesome outdoor area, solid food and drinks...the new fashioned with rum was excellently made, very nice value wines from 2oz pours to carafes. Would like two or three more premium wines included. Beet salad was delicious, and creative. Duck confit flatbread was very good, satisfying. Short rib a little tough, not quite melt in your mouth like others. Server was coughing/no voice , seemed to be getting over a cold, might want to keep an eye on letting servers work when they sound like that. She was a little wacky, but fun and attentive. Overall a great shot at trying to keep night diners in this part of CBD. The al fresco dining area is pretty special as well. Just need to tighten up the greeting process and maybe put a few shelves or a drink rail up for people to place their drink and congregate before their table is ready. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New OrleansRuth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
1458 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

Fabulous service, food, drinks, and ambiance! The classic dinner is very reasonably priced as well! More

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

Very quiet in the salon this day. Several empty table that were set up for tea. Service was fast and everything was delicious. Even though service was fast we enjoyed it at the pace we wanted. We were even brought extras of several of the courses. Always first class. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - New OrleansMorton's The Steakhouse - New Orleans
1274 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

As nice of a place as you can find More

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Josephine EstelleJosephine Estelle
1239 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Incredible food and ambiance! More

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

Waitress was fantastic More

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

The ambiance and service are excellent but the food takes first place by far. One of the best meals I have ever had. More

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TrenasseTrenasse
871 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

They set aside a separate room for my wife’s birthday party and really made her and her group feel special. Awesome experience and food. We will definitely return More

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Johnny SanchezJohnny Sanchez
1500 reviews
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Mexican | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food was wonderful! Would come back when in New Orleans again! More

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

What a fabulous way to celebrate any occasion with chef Carl’s outstanding fried chicken, biscuits, Cole slaw, red beans and rice, served family style in the ambiance of the fountain lounge in the fashionable and elegant Roosevelt hotel. Great service! More

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SeaworthySeaworthy
722 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Local place, small, superb food! High energy! More

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

This place is situated in the Hyatt on the 3rd level, we met some friends who were staying there for brunch and I have to say it was very good. Lots of things to select from at the buffet from fresh fruit to charcuterie and all the regular items you’d see on a breakfast buffet all very tasty. It was surprisingly reasonable as well as far as the price More

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BaliseBalise
516 reviews
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French | Central Business District, New Orleans

Good ambience. Good service. Great food! Would certainly recommend and go back myself. More

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TackleBoxTackleBox
67 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

The best fried chicken and waffles I have ever had!! Highly recommended! More

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The SteakhouseThe Steakhouse
1252 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

The brussel sprouts are to die for!! The corn and crab risotto are very good as well! More

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

Best charbroiled oysters & service is always great. More

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

Wonderful dining experience. Upscale modern casual ambience coupled with friendly service and delicious dishes. The live jazz band was above and beyond. A rating. More

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CellarDoorCellarDoor
93 reviews
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International | Central Business District, New Orleans

At first we seemed like we were being set up for disappointment since the menu on their website is quite different than what they have right now. It is more limited and the website also said they had a tasting menu which is what we really wanted to try. Our waitress who said she only worked there for a week said the website is "way off" from their menu. We had cocktails and they were delicious! We had the Caesar Salad with crawfish and it was fantastic! Our waitress sort of disappeared after we ordered our entrees and when we finally flagged her down to get water refills she said she forgot to put in our order. From that point forward she was very attentive and she expedited our order and we both had the seared scallops and pork belly. They were cooked to perfection and the smokiness of the bacon paired extremely well. It also went perfectly with the California Chardonnay we ordered. The food more than made up for a bit of a hiccup with service. They do need to update their web menu as that is pretty misleading when you view that menu to decide if you want to eat there or not. More

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BorgneBorgne
2187 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great for a large group. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. More

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Madam’s Modern Kitchen + BarMadam’s Modern Kitchen + Bar
26 reviews
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans

The hostess on Sunday morning and our server, Keymiah, were both very nice and professional. We also enjoyed the food and thought it was very reasonably priced. More

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

Great place. Loved the white wine sangria 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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5 fifty 55 fifty 5
355 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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Slice on Saint CharlesSlice on Saint Charles
12 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Business District, New Orleans

Only concern was the music. Not appropriate with my grandkids. Pizza was great. Waitress nice More

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Vitascope HallVitascope Hall
Reviews Coming Soon
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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
Restaurant AugustRestaurant August
6859 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Wonderful spot for a nice birthday lunch with friends on a Friday! More

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

Excellent venue , prix fix menu was delicious and a value at $20, top notch place highly recommended . More

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

We were at Red Gravy for breakfast and it was delicious. Be prepared and bring your appetite as the portions are past generous. Was a little disappointed that the adds-on, like grits for me and the red sauce for my husband's meatball (which was awesome!), were extra charges on the bill. But - the food was good and we will go back next time we are in New Orleans. More

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MaypopMaypop
550 reviews
$$$$
Southeast Asian | Central Business District, New Orleans

Girls birthday lunch. It was perfect. More

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

Food was great! Service was excellent! We ordered 3 appetizers & two rolls and everything came out real quick. Definitely one of the better sushi restaurants in New Orleans. We will be back real soon. And they even gave us some free dessert because it was our anniversary. More

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Willa JeanWilla Jean
1256 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

Food was fantastic! The Boudin biscuit was great! More

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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime SteaksChophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks
2264 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

My husband and I went here for our 10 year anniversary. The atmosphere was very pleasant and nice. My steak, which was ordered medium well, was cooked well-done. The waiter and the manager were so kind and immediately cooked and sent another steak. The manager offered me a free dessert for the inconvenience, which was very nice. The food was wonderful. More

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Compère LapinCompère Lapin
2272 reviews
$$$$
American | Central Business District, New Orleans

Great food and service! Perfect New Orleans dinner More

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DomenicaDomenica
5091 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

The server was awesome! The food was awesome as well. More

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Couvant at The Eliza Jane HotelCouvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel
210 reviews
$$$$
French | Central Business District, New Orleans

This was a hidden gem. I went for birthday brunch and was treated like a queen, champagne and all. I had food allergies and they honored each one (which can be hard in the city) they even asked what dessert profile I liked and the dessert chef created a gluten free and allergen free delight for me that was perfect with candle and all. The rest of the group really enjoyed their French pastries as appetizers and everyone’s main breakfast was done perfectly. I had the smoked salmon with dill eggs and salad. The service was really an honorable mention. Our waitress and the house managers went above and beyond from start to finish. We will be back... can’t wait to try cocktails and dinner. This is a no brained stop for any meal, or any special occasion or for no occasion at all, just to have a perfect experience. The ambiance is Devine and picture perfect as well. This is a hidden gem and we will be back! 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.

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.