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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Bistro Daisy restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1272)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
A quaint eatery nestled in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, Bistro Daisy -named for the daughter of owners Anton & Diane Schulte-opened in the summer of 2007. The Restaurant features fresh, seasonal and often local ingredients prepared in the American bistro style. Daisy's award-winning dishes and charming atmosphere have established this Uptown bistro as one of the city's premier dining experiences.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Bistro Daisy is a wonderful restaurant. Very quaint and personal. The menu selection was varied enough to give a nice choice. The food was delicious and prices reasonable. One of my favorite go to restaurants.
A photo of Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1795)
$31 to $50
American
Mandeville
About the restaurant

Welcome to Pat Gallagher’s 527 – Your Local Steakhouse! Try our award winning entrees featuring sizzling steaks, ribeyes, pork chops, and the best seafood Louisiana has to offer. Whether you prefer a fine wine or a fresh new cocktail, our team is always ready to help you find your perfect pairing.

**Please note a 3.5% processing fee is applied to all card payments**
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The lunch special was delicious & very affordable. Our server, Brenda, was super sweet & friendly! The six of us had a great time.
A photo of Irene's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3988)
$31 to $50
Italian
French Quarter
About the restaurant
*Please note that if your desired reservation time is not available online, or your party is larger than those accepted through this service, please call the restaurant. We are happy and excited to make great effort in accommodating you. *

RESERVATION POLICY: Reservations requiring a credit card are subject to a $10/person fee as a result of no call-no show, or if not cancelled before 4:00pm central time on the reservation date.

Our cuisine is country French and Italian with a New Orleans influence. Although a majority of our seating is available for walk-in guests we do take reservations. While you wait we have a piano player and serve cocktails. We look forward to serving you.
"Love and Cuisine, Sempre con Passione"
Top review
MaryAnnVvip
Dined 2 days ago
My absolute favorite restaurant in Nola. Always top notch and excellent service.
A photo of Keith Young's Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1704)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Madisonville
About the restaurant
For over 25 years, we have devoted our culinary efforts to one basic principle:Serve the finest quality steak of a more than generous portion with consistency that never varies. This is what we strive to do and always with the warmest personal service.

We still hand-cut every steak when you place your order tableside. It’s not the easiest way, but quality never is. This allows us to make sure that every steak that leaves our kitchen is consistently succulent and flavorful.

This is our pledge to you. Join us!
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CherylS
Dined 6 days ago
The food is always excellent. Steaks are definitely among the best - if not the best - around. Fresh seafood options never disappoint and are well prepared. Service is superb. The restaurant deserves its reputation of great food and service in a welcoming atmosphere
A photo of Tony Mandina's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
$30 and under
Italian
Gretna
About the restaurant
A family owned and operated Italian Restaurant serving Southern Italian cuisine along with great seafood for over 41 years, just minutes from downtown New Orleans.
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CindyL
Dined 6 days ago
The food and service were terrific. I will definitely dine there again.
A photo of Desi Vega Steakhouse Covington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (923)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Covington
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Desi Vega’s Steakhouse Northshore, located in the heart of Covington.

If your preferred reservation time is not available through Open Table, please call the restaurant directly to check availability at (985) 276-4994.

Our dining experience is also available at the Bar. Bar seats are on a first come first serve basis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
The food for Italian night was delicious and full of unique flavors. The singer there on Wednesdays was wonderful and made our experience special.
A photo of Marcello's - Covington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (219)
$30 and under
Italian
Covington
About the restaurant


Please call for reservations. Due to Covid - 19 restrictions online reservation will be suspended until further notice. 985-400-5668
Our hours of operation will be:
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday - Thursday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday - 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Happy Hour - Tuesday - Friday 4 pm - 6 pm
1/2 price appetizers
1/2 price glasses of wine and specialty cocktails
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The ambiance was absolutely amazing. The service and food were also very great for the value. Will be back.
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A photo of MeMe's Bar & Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (211)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Chalmette
About the restaurant
Casual American spot with sandwiches & salads for lunch & heartier fare for dinner, plus a full bar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Much improvement under new management t Service was great and wedge salad was wonderful
A photo of Couvant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (309)
$31 to $50
French
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Take a seat at our signature French-inspired bistro, Couvant, housed in the former Peychaud Cocktail Bitters factory. Here, French techniques (think pain perdu for breakfast and cochon de lait for dinner) play on the roots of New Orleans cuisine using fresh, local ingredients.

New Orleans is renowned for its French cuisine, and you won’t have to leave the confines of The Eliza Jane to enjoy delicious fare within a French bistro.

Couvant specializes in classic French cooking serving entrees that pay homage to French history and regional specialties. Never pretentious, the dishes and service at Couvant are purposefully simple and social. Nestle into an intimate dining room banquette. Or dine at a bistro table in our historic courtyard for chef-driven entrées and a bottle of wine — or maybe two.
Top review
DowntonFan
Dined 1 day ago
Enjoyed - we were surprised at how quiet it was but the service and food did not disappoint - visiting from out of town and hoping to dine there again before we head home! The crème brûlée was AMAZING. Bartender made great drinks and…just wow. We loved our server. Entrees and salad hit the spot. Very pleased and highly recommend this gem!
A photo of Morrow Steak restaurant
4.6
4.6 (31)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Morrow Steak by Larry Morrow redefines luxury dining with an emphasis on exceptional steakcraft and sophisticated flavors. This restaurant skillfully blends opulence with innovation, creating a distinctive dining experience that captures the vibrant essence of New Orleans.
Each carefully crafted dish invites diners to explore a fresh perspective on local cuisine, featuring a range of expertly selected steaks, exceptional sushi, fine fish options, and perfectly curated cocktails.
With its elegant ambiance and meticulous attention to detail, Morrow Steak not only celebrates, but also elevates the rich culinary traditions of the region, making each meal a memorable journey through flavor and culture.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
The service was absolutely amazing! The food was some of the best tasting food that I have experienced here in the city of Nola for a while.
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