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Recommended Restaurant Guide

Below is a list of restaurants we recommend, organized by Price, and further subdivided by neighborhood. Bon appétit!


Neighborhood: French Quarter

NOLA Poboys
Classic hole-in-the-wall joint featuring a huge menu of classic Louisiana dishes. Specializing in po-boy sandwiches. Open late! Featured on our Food History Tour. View menu here.
908 Bourbon St.
517 Frenchmen St.

Napoleon House
One of the most iconic restaurants in the city, owned and operated by legendary restauranteur Ralph Brennan. Incredibly budget-friendly menu for the amount of ambience, professional service and delicious food and drinks available. First venue in the Americas to serve the Pimm’s Cup cocktail. Arguably the best muffuletta in town! Featured on our Combo Cocktail & Food History Tour.
500 Chartres St.

Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Straightforward venue serving local seafood, gumbo, po-boys and more. If you’d like, “belly up” to the Oyster Bar, grab a cold beer and slurp down some fresh Gulf oysters!
739 Iberville St.

ACME Oyster House
Featured on countless travel and food reality shows, ACME is a time-honored venue serving delicious NOLA classics in a festive setting drenched in the glow of neon beer signs and the happy chatter of locals and tourists alike.
724 Iberville St.

New Orleans Creole Cookery
Housed in an 18th century building, the Creole Cookery serves ups wide range of traditional fare. Highlights include their Red Beans & Rice, Crawfish Étouffée, Chargrilled Oysters, and their heavenly Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. Featured on our Food History Tour.
508 Toulouse St.

Moderately Priced

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Red Fish Grill
Award-winning seafood restaurant with a large menu. Comfortable, air-conditioned space with great service. Home of the Original BBQ Oysters! Featured on our Combo Cocktail & Food History Tour.
115 Bourbon St.

Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House
If you’re looking for a massive selection of Bourbon whiskey, this is the place. But they also have a large menu of inventive New Orleans dishes, local draft beer and a great oyster bar.
144 Bourbon St.

Dickie Brennan’s Tableau
Classic French-Creole cooking served in an elegant 3-story townhouse with an open kitchen & balcony. Draft beer, craft cocktails and an amazing balcony overlooking Jackson Square. Featured on our Combo Cocktail & Food History Tour.
616 St. Peter St.

Saint John
Owned and operated by Executive Chef Eric Cook, a native of New Orleans and a combat veteran who served six years in the United States Marine Corps. Cook has most recently been featured on Gordon Ramsay’s: Uncharted on the Discovery Channel and Disney+. He has also worked on television shows such as Top Chef New Orleans and Off the Menu, After Hours with Daniel Boulud. He has been featured in magazines such as Saveur, Flavor & The Menu, St. Charles Avenue, Plate Magazine, Inkspired, Plate Magazine, Roux and Louisiana Cookin’.
1117 Decatur St