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Diners' Choice: Creole / Cajun / Southern restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Creole / Cajun / Southern cuisine in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Atchafalaya Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6311)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Garden District
About the restaurant
Atchafalaya is a true New Orleans neighborhood eatery where the eclectic yet elegant atmosphere is only outshone by the attentive service and delicious local fare. Nestled under the oaks on the edges of the Irish Channel, Magazine Street, and historic Garden districts, this hidden gem is one the best contemporary Creole dining experiences that one can find in the city. Neighbors, locals, and out of towners alike will become regulars after experiencing the brand of hospitality offered by New Orleans’ only five “A” restaurant. If having standards such as a gumbo du jour, blue crab raviolo, or shrimp & grits, a nightly seafood special, or a filet paired with a selection from the world class wine program you will not be disappointed. The introductions of brunch, live music, cocktails, and now an extensive happy hour continue the newest culinary chapter for a storied local haunt, embracing New Orleans’ culinary culture while placing contemporary spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Quant hidden gem, the food, drinks, and service were all amazing. From the time we walked in and were greeted by a welcoming conversation with the hostess to the suggestions made by our waitress, to the absolutely amazing dishes, this is definitely a place we’ll be back to visit.
A photo of Restaurant Rebirth restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1993)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Restaurant Rebirth; Where the Locals Eat! - is one of OpenTable’s 2018 "50 Best Southern Restaurants in America”, and features regional Louisiana cuisine perfectly balancing fresh local seafood and bold Cajun flavors. South Louisiana native Chef Ricky Cheramie honed his culinary skills in some of New Orleans' top restaurants including K-Paul's, Emeril’s, and Commander's Palace. He was also influenced by time spent cooking in Boston and Maine, including a stint at the renowned Grill 23. Chef Cheramie creates food for the soul such as Country Gumbo, Blackened Scallops with Maque Choux, and Mississippi-Style Barbeque Pork Belly. Located in the historic Warehouse District, Restaurant Rebirth's intimate dining room, with exposed wood beams and original brick, showcases local art and is the perfect destination to enjoy craft cocktails, as well as a variety of spirits, wines, and local beers.
Top review
JerseyGirls
Dined 7 days ago
This was a quaintly restaurant and the food was delicious!
A photo of Restaurant R'evolution restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7208)
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Serving dinner nightly Restaurant R’evolution offers modern, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Located inside The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, Restaurant R’evolution’s menu reflects a melding of our region’s distinct culinary styles. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only contemporary interpretations of New Orleans classics such as gumbo, but also new creations highlighting ingredients from the vast backyard pantry that is the wetlands of Louisiana. Tableside service components play an important role in the dining experience, promoting guest engagement about the history and evolution of the food they are enjoying.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
One of the best meals I’ve had in New Orleans. I only wish I could order everything on the menu. The staff were the best. Friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.
A photo of Muriel's Jackson Square restaurant
4.6
4.6 (10054)
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
The Bistro at Muriel’s Jackson Square offers contemporary Creole cuisine with New Orleans classics like Seafood Gumbo, Turtle soup, Shrimp & Grits and Wood Grilled Pork Chop while the Courtyard Bar is the perfect place to drop by for drinks and appetizers. The Séance Lounge is the place for a relaxed, comfortable meeting before or after dining. Comprised of two areas, The Outer Seance and The Inner Séance, the Séance also tells the story of a mystic checkered past. The Outer Séance addresses the New Orleans era of Storyville when Muriel's Jackson Square was one of the French Quarter's top bordellos! The Inner Séance is the preferred domain of the resident ghost, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan; it's the perfect spot for an intimate conversation or a drink among its plush surroundings. The 170 foot wrap-around balcony is a splendid spot for enjoying our specialty cocktails or our extensive wine list featuring over 300 selections from around the world.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Tasty! I’ll be back for brunch too! Can’t wait to return.
A photo of Miss River restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1242)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Acclaimed New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya writes his love letter to Louisiana at Miss River.
Top review
MarkA
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
We were greeted immediately by the host who took or names and seated us. A waiter brought us water and the waitress appeared directly after the water was served. She was very helpful with our questions about what were popular dishes. The food came out after a short wait and was excellent in every way. A Manager came by about half way through the meal checking on us and our waitress was available to our every whim. Really impressed with the quality of the staff as well as the food!! Would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal at an affordable price.
A photo of The Pelican Club restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4438)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
The Pelican Club is a contemporary New Orleans restaurant located on historic Exchange Place in the French Quarter. Since opening the doors to the renovated 19th century Creole townhouse in 1990, chef and owner, Richard Hughes has offered a diverse menu based in south Louisiana tradition with French, Italian, and Asian influences reflecting the rich culinary culture of the city.
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Honey
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be good. 👍
A photo of The Country Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1120)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Bywater
About the restaurant
Hidden away in the Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautiful restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. We offer chef-driven cuisine inspired by Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages. Our incredible menus by Chef Chris Barbato, formerly of Commander’s Palace, has all the foodies talking. Our award-winning wine program features more than 140 bottles from 13 countries and its very own private label wines. You MUST be 21 or over to dine with us. Some outdoor seating is available. If you would like to request outdoor seating, please do so when you arrive. We book up for Drag Brunch six months out, HOWEVER, as people cancel reservations they immediately become available online, so be sure to check back often. For Parties over 20 people please contact us directly.

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PeggyKvip
Dined 7 days ago
Our waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable the food was excellent. Everything we ordered was so different that we couldn’t name a favorite. It was a wonderful afternoon and I would definitely recommend your restaurant.
A photo of Tujague's - New Orleans restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3333)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Tujague's is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans. This French Quarter institution has been serving traditional New Orleans cuisine to locals and visitors alike for more than 160 years.

Lore states that brunch originated here, as did the Grasshopper cocktail. Homages to the restaurant's long and colorful history abound within the interior of the building from the classic 19th century architecture to memorabilia on the walls.

Menu items such as the seared gulf fish and the daily gumbo meld French traditions with New Orleans fare and flare. Our famous five course menu is still served nightly; but have no fear, the menu is no longer pre-fixe, so those less ravenous diners can join in too.

If you want a quintessential New Orleans experience filled with history and local fare, Tujague's is your place.

Top review
ANDRESMvip
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and service totally recommended Enjoyed a lot
A photo of Porter & Luke's restaurant
4.5
4.5 (460)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Metairie
About the restaurant
Porter & luke's opened in 2012 and was selected as one of the top ten new restaurants in New Orleans. We have also been Featured in the new Fox TV food show Flip MY Food w/ Chef Jeff. We are focused on fresh quality ingredients and great service. We pride ourselves in our guests having the premier dining experience. We offfer a great variety of selections from : Italian ,Creole, Cajun as well as traditional New Orleans Cuisine. Come by porter& luke's and try one of our fabulous dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Easy parking, delicious food and friendly wait staff.
A photo of Galliano restaurant
4.4
4.4 (918)
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Warehouse District
About the restaurant

Traditional southern Louisiana fare: these dishes are typically found in the homes of the Cajun people of the Bayou Lafourche region- real Cajun soul food.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Friendly and attentive wait staff. Great food with interesting menu options.
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