Upperline is a modern American restaurant that serves a wide variety of classic New Orleans-style dishes and contemporary Creole cuisine. The restaurant's goal is to create a haven for its diners where they can do more than just eat. It strives to create a place where weary souls are soothed with comfort and indulgence through great food, wine and hospitality. The ambiance at Upperline is intimate and romantic and guests are expected to wear dressy attire.
Begin the meal with an appetizer like turtle soup, gumbo, duck etouffee, spicy shrimp with jalapeno cornbread, fried green tomato with shrimp remoulade or spicy P&J oysters. For the main course at Upperline, guests can choose from a variety of signature dishes including sautéed gulf fish meunière, rack of lamb with mint Madeira sauce and filet mignon with garlic port or Béarnaise.
The Upperline is my favorite New Orleans and I have eaten my way through the city over the years, so that is very high praise indeed. The last time we were in New Orleans for 6 nights we ate there 4 times with the other 2 nights having been devoted to another Garden district classic which we did not at all like and the Commander's Palace which does not compare to the Upperline. The waiters have been there for years and service is superb. The owner is on site and usually can be found near the bar and the front entrance. But, the food is to die for, and after 4 nights of it I must have gained 10 pounds. If you are in New Orleans, do not miss this treat. I have dined in almost every New Orleans restaurant that one could name and none hold a candle to the Upperline.