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French Quarter Restaurants

GW FinsGW Fins
10980 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

As always, GW Fin was a fabulous experience! Our server Steve did an amazing job with recommendations. We’ve never been big sword fish fans but have had a change of heart after having GW’s! More

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EffervescenceEffervescence
85 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | French Quarter, New Orleans

Wonderful champagne bar for delicious small plates geared to pair well with champagne, proseccos and all bubbly beverages. Sommeliers and servers could be slightly more opinionated and/or knowledgeable about tasting or producer information, but everything is so amazing re:food and drink, I couldn’t complain. We will decently be going back! More

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Irene'sIrene's
1045 reviews
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans

My new fav in NOLA! Great place! Try the meatballs. Great server, drinks and the ambiance is great! I’m a big foodie and it was special. More

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Brennan'sBrennan's
5521 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Beautiful place, delicious food, terrific service...cannot beat it! More

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Meauxbar BistroMeauxbar Bistro
924 reviews
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Bistro | French Quarter, New Orleans

Had a bottle of white wine that was recommended by our server. It was delicious! The scallop crudo was spot on. All in all it was a great experience. More

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Mr. B's BistroMr. B's Bistro
1758 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Gumbo Yaya is a must! It’s amassing. The fresh fish and panned veal were excellent. The warm French bread was wonderful. The service is exceptional. This is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. More

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Café SbisaCafé Sbisa
513 reviews
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Cajun | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food, but the service was lacking. We were seated outside and given menus, but no cocktail or wine list, so had no idea what we would want to drink. We waited several minutes for wait staff to come over to us, and when they did they asked only if we wanted water. We asked if it was possible to be moved inside, as it was quite chilly, but they said they could not, despite many open tables inside the restaurant, both when we asked and as we left once we were finished. When they finally brought a drink menu, we had been at the restaurant for 10 minutes. We weren't able to place our orders until we had been at the restaurant for 30 minutes. Despite having at least three different waiters/waitresses servicing us, the service was painfully slow. That said, when the food arrived it was delicious. It's possible we just had bad servers, so I would still say it's a restaurant worth trying. I would particularly recommend ordering the Veal and Crab from their dinner menu. More

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Restaurant R'evolutionRestaurant R'evolution
4127 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

The lobster gnocchi was underwhelming as it was swimming in butter. They did take it off and service was good More

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SylvainSylvain
2083 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food! Great service! Reasonable prices! We had a table in the courtyard, that only made the experience nicer. Definitely worth the try! More

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Palace CaféPalace Café
3510 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Duck and scallops were to die for. Ask for a table with street view More

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Marche in New OrleansMarche in New Orleans
37 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

What a Christmas treat! Terrific food and service. The venue was beautiful with beautiful views of the city and river. More

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Cafe AmelieCafe Amelie
1740 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Wonderful first meal in New Orlean’s. Food was delicious and service was exceptional. We loved it!!! More

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Dickie Brennan's SteakhouseDickie Brennan's Steakhouse
3546 reviews
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Steakhouse | French Quarter, New Orleans

Awesome wine list and excellent service and atmosphere. A true New Orleans must see - get the Turtle Soup and the BBQ Shrimp! All the staff are amazing - especially Otis and his team. More

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Galatoire's 33 Bar and SteakGalatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
656 reviews
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Steakhouse | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great Valentines Day ambience and service. Recommend the New York Strip. Highly recommend. More

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K-Paul'sK-Paul's
1374 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great dinner & nice ambiance. Server was very helpful & the drum fish fish was excellent. More

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Arnaud'sArnaud's
4710 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great New Orleans experience! Food was outstanding and service was impeccable. More

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Muriel's Jackson SquareMuriel's Jackson Square
6266 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

The food was amazing. Our waiter, Phil was welcoming, attentive, and hilarious. We enjoyed the whole dining experience and will be visiting again when we return to New Orleans in the future More

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Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansFoundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
139 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

If you are looking for the best music, atmosphere, service, and dining experience, this place is hard to beat anywhere. Britney and Isaac made our Valentines night extra special. After great music and dining experience in the Foundation Room, we enjoyed the Whiskey Myers concert downstairs at the House of Blues. Thank you for being the best at what you do! More

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Red Fish GrillRed Fish Grill
5079 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

Ike is the best waiter ever!!!! Food was excellent. Oyster and shrimp app is fantastic. Double chocolate bread pudding is amazing. More

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The Pelican ClubThe Pelican Club
2098 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Best food I’ve had in New Orleans! 4 course meal definitely worth it More

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The Italian BarrelThe Italian Barrel
1671 reviews
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great dining experience. Leah was very attentive. More

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M bistroM bistro
458 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Ambiance is wonderful. The Jeremy Davenport lounge is next to restaurant, so when his band is playing , it might get loud. 3rd floor of the Ritz-Carlton is amazing! More

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TableauTableau
2534 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Absolutely love this gem of a restaurant!! Recommend a balcony view overlooking the quarter. Food is fabulous! More

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Arnaud's Jazz BistroArnaud's Jazz Bistro
584 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Arnaud's was not out of character. After having visited this establishment a number of times, I can truly state that this is one of the finest dining experiences in the United States. All dishes are well thought out and very tasty. They do not rely on their history as a fine restaurant as much as they make sure that every visit the food is spectacular. More

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Galatoire's RestaurantGalatoire's Restaurant
2225 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Not only very good food, but a great New Orleans experience! More

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JustineJustine
55 reviews
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French | French Quarter, New Orleans

Fantastic!! The staff was amazing and the food was outstanding. More

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The Davenport LoungeThe Davenport Lounge
30 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | French Quarter, New Orleans

Had my Son take his grandmothers to tea as their Christmas present from him. They had a fabulous time! More

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Salon by SucreSalon by Sucre
399 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Went for Afternoon Tea on a Sunday! Wish we would have known there was a party that day! It was extremely loud. The food and our waitress were fantastic! Downstairs is like a bakery where they sell pastries. The line was long and unorganized and the people working downstairs were extremely rude. I would return but make sure that on the day I want to relax with afternoon tea that there is not a party going on. More

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Louisiana Pizza Kitchen- French QuarterLouisiana Pizza Kitchen- French Quarter
171 reviews
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Pizzeria | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great pizza and key lime pie with very friendly service More

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - New OrleansGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - New Orleans
140 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Lots of variety— great food and great service More

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Criollo at Hotel MonteleoneCriollo at Hotel Monteleone
847 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Reservation at 7:15 and we were promptly seated. Great service! Steak was prepared exactly as ordered and very good. More

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B.B. King's Blues Club- New OrleansB.B. King's Blues Club- New Orleans
530 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Loved the live music and the staff was professional and friendly. Service was prompt, and food options are fantastic. More

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Broussard's RestaurantBroussard's Restaurant
1571 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

From the time we walked in to the time we left it was a great experience. Already made future reservations. Thanks to the entire staff. The band was so cool. More

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The Bombay Club Martini Bar & RestaurantThe Bombay Club Martini Bar & Restaurant
656 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Excellent food, value and service! One of the best French 75’s I’ve had! More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New OrleansHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
764 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

We went to the HOB for our anniversary. Great live music. Food was worth returning for and our server was spot on! Sam made sure we had our drinks refreshed and if we needed anything, she was prompt in returning with what we asked for. Worth a visit if you’re dining in NOLA. More

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The Rib Room at the Omni Royal OrleansThe Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans
942 reviews
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Steak | French Quarter, New Orleans

The food was really good. The service we received from Richenel was fantastic! My wife and I would go back just to see him. More

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Bourbon HouseBourbon House
1666 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

On time. Excellent service,food was superior. Wide selection of drinks. We we not rushed and truly enjoyed the dining experience. Will visit again when we are in New Orleans. More

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Kingfish - New OrleansKingfish - New Orleans
1178 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Valentines Day! Great service! More

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Little Gem SaloonLittle Gem Saloon
385 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

great music--good food--good service----------------------------------------------------- More

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Crescent City BrewhouseCrescent City Brewhouse
737 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Everything was delicious! We had the Fried Alligator, Boudin Balls, Seafood Cheesecake, Grilled Redfish Evangeline, Shrimp - Poboy, Fried Chicken sandwich, Bread Pudding and Crème Brulee! Every bite was scrumptious! Our server, Joyce, just knocked herself out by providing excellent service! She is a gem! More

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Antoine'sAntoine's
5365 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Exceptional food , fabulous service . Busy restaurant with lots of tables hence the ambience rating More

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NOLA RestaurantNOLA Restaurant
11474 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

The best Valentines Day dinner..hands down! Loved the options, ambience and service. This is a must stop for anyone visiting from out of town! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - New OrleansFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - New Orleans
974 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food and service!!! Love the Brazilian style drinks food and service More

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SoBouSoBou
1722 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

The food was well presented and delicious. The waiter was kind and patient with our questions. He even brought us a complimentary drink towards the end of our evening! Great atmosphere! More

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Tujague's - New OrleansTujague's - New Orleans
1369 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

They were able to take us an hour earlier than our reservation called for. The server was attentive & made recommendations. Food was delicious & fresh. The restaurant/bar had great character. More

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Saint Lawrence (St. Lawrence)Saint Lawrence (St. Lawrence)
208 reviews
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Gastro Pub | French Quarter, New Orleans

The food was amazing. We enjoyed the fried chicken, seafood linguine, steak sandwich and po-boy. The service was so-so. More

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Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)
150 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service! Our server was very attentive and made excellent drinks. He made sure my bottomless mimosas was bottomless More

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Hard Rock Cafe - New OrleansHard Rock Cafe - New Orleans
99 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food and service More

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Landry's Seafood House - New Orleans French QuarterLandry's Seafood House - New Orleans French Quarter
133 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

Originally i was going to choose a different Landry’s location for our anniversary but chose this one because it was closer to our hotel. Unfortunately the ambiance not what i expected since the restaurant photos i looked at were of the other location which showed a nice interior with table cloths etc. I was sure I had indicated on the reservation that this was a special occasion but they did not seem to know that and didn’t appear aware of our reservation. It was early and they were not busy so maybe the reservation didn’t matter (?). The food was great and so was the service, but it was a much more casual place than I intended for the occasion. we were seated at a high top table and bread is brought in a paper bag. The waitress did ask after dinner if it was a special occasion and we received a free dessert. I would say that this was a lesson to not assume all locations of a restaurant will look the same but that is my fault. That said, this location would be perfect if you are looking for a very casual place with great food! More

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Fiorella's CafeFiorella's Cafe
28 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

One of our favorites for fried chicken. We try to go every time we go to New Orleans. And the price is right. More

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CurioCurio
389 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great ambiance. Courteous staff. Outstanding food (especially the short rib dish). Reasonably priced. More

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New Orleans Creole CookeryNew Orleans Creole Cookery
653 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

A really beautiful and quiet courtyard area just off a busy street. The waiter was excellent, making wonderful recommendations. We had oysters raw and grilled. They were fabulous. The blackened redfish and Taste of New Orleans were delicious. But oh...Save room for dessert. The Bananas Foster cheesecake is devine. More

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TrinityTrinity
665 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Trinity was over the top accommodating. The upstairs dining room was perfectly private. And Steven, our server was beyond attentative. More

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Channing Tatum's Saints & SinnersChanning Tatum's Saints & Sinners
484 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Love the bartender David! Really great guy with good recommendations. More

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The Original French Market Restaurant and BarThe Original French Market Restaurant and Bar
15 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Very good local traditional food. Right for the price, Maybe some music would help them great a fine ambiance More

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Steamboat NATCHEZSteamboat NATCHEZ
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

The New Orleans Steamboat Company locally owns and operates the last authentic Steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi River: The Steamboat NATCHEZ Dinner Jazz and Daytime jazz cruises … run daily, year round, in the style of authentic steamboats in New Orleans for centuries! Steam Engine Room visitation, calliope, live jazz and optional Creole food and local beverages. Come aboard and enjoy New Orleans hospitality….. Steamboat Style!More

Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANSRiverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

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Swamp & Plantation Country BrunchSwamp & Plantation Country Brunch
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

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Bourbon Orleans HotelBourbon Orleans Hotel
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Historic charm meets modern luxury at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel’s meeting and event venues. Located adjacent to two great New Orleans landmarks, the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is in the center of it all. Step inside our grand lobby and you will be greeted by our friendly staff to make your experience with us memorable.More

Fruits de MerFruits de Mer
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

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French Quarter's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
GW FinsGW Fins
10980 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

As always, GW Fin was a fabulous experience! Our server Steve did an amazing job with recommendations. We’ve never been big sword fish fans but have had a change of heart after having GW’s! More

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Irene'sIrene's
1045 reviews
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans

My new fav in NOLA! Great place! Try the meatballs. Great server, drinks and the ambiance is great! I’m a big foodie and it was special. More

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EffervescenceEffervescence
85 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | French Quarter, New Orleans

Wonderful champagne bar for delicious small plates geared to pair well with champagne, proseccos and all bubbly beverages. Sommeliers and servers could be slightly more opinionated and/or knowledgeable about tasting or producer information, but everything is so amazing re:food and drink, I couldn’t complain. We will decently be going back! More

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Brennan'sBrennan's
5521 reviews
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Creole | French Quarter, New Orleans

Beautiful place, delicious food, terrific service...cannot beat it! More

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Meauxbar BistroMeauxbar Bistro
924 reviews
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Bistro | French Quarter, New Orleans

Had a bottle of white wine that was recommended by our server. It was delicious! The scallop crudo was spot on. All in all it was a great experience. More

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Restaurant R'evolutionRestaurant R'evolution
4127 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

The lobster gnocchi was underwhelming as it was swimming in butter. They did take it off and service was good More

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Mr. B's BistroMr. B's Bistro
1758 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

Gumbo Yaya is a must! It’s amassing. The fresh fish and panned veal were excellent. The warm French bread was wonderful. The service is exceptional. This is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. More

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Marche in New OrleansMarche in New Orleans
37 reviews
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

What a Christmas treat! Terrific food and service. The venue was beautiful with beautiful views of the city and river. More

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SylvainSylvain
2083 reviews
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Contemporary American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food! Great service! Reasonable prices! We had a table in the courtyard, that only made the experience nicer. Definitely worth the try! More

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Café SbisaCafé Sbisa
513 reviews
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Cajun | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food, but the service was lacking. We were seated outside and given menus, but no cocktail or wine list, so had no idea what we would want to drink. We waited several minutes for wait staff to come over to us, and when they did they asked only if we wanted water. We asked if it was possible to be moved inside, as it was quite chilly, but they said they could not, despite many open tables inside the restaurant, both when we asked and as we left once we were finished. When they finally brought a drink menu, we had been at the restaurant for 10 minutes. We weren't able to place our orders until we had been at the restaurant for 30 minutes. Despite having at least three different waiters/waitresses servicing us, the service was painfully slow. That said, when the food arrived it was delicious. It's possible we just had bad servers, so I would still say it's a restaurant worth trying. I would particularly recommend ordering the Veal and Crab from their dinner menu. More

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Discover French Quarter

The French Quarter of New Orleans is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the U.S., renowned for its party atmosphere and delectable food. Creole and Cajun menu staples, including jambalaya, crawfish etouffee and gumbo are on the menu, but there are so many more tastes to sample in the French Quarter. Nestled on The Quarter's many side streets, you'll find many oyster bars and quaint coffee houses. You can also visit one of the many corner grocery stores, most of which feature small kitchens in the back. These hidden gems typically serve up delicious cheeseburgers, homemade mac and cheese, and the two most famous sandwiches in the Big Easy: muffulettas and po boys. For dessert, you can grab a freshly made beignet or authentic praline and take a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River.