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Acme Oyster House has been a mainstay in the NoLa dining scene since its inception in 1910. This iconic restaurant, with its vintage neon signboard, serves up a unique take on local flavors. Their signature raw oysters are a must have, followed by coastal specialties like Poopa, French bread canopy stuffed with sausage and shrimp gumbo.
A part of the Brennan family, Mr. B's Bistro features Creole cuisine served in an upscale ambiance. It has earned many accolades for its authentic menu and tantalizing flavors. Try the panko crusted jumbo shrimp or the Gumbo Ya Ya, both of which are traditional favorites. The heartwarming score on the live piano provides a pleasant backdrop to the meal.
Situated in the French Quarter and a stone's throw from Bourbon Street is Arnaud's Restaurant, a classic Creole establishment boasting some of New Orleans' most famous dishes. Here, an elegant decor and classy setting add that extra ambiance that makes meals here something special. The menu is comprised of numerous Creole favorites, with an emphasis on seafood. There are live jazz performances, a separate bar and a romantic main dining room to ensure you can have whatever kind of evening you're looking for.
Built in 1834, Broussard's was once known as the Borello Mansion. In 1920, Joseph Broussard and his wife Rosalie Borello opened the lower level of this mansion to the public as a small restaurant. The subtle elegance and the imperial decor are reminiscent of Napoleonic days gone by. Broussard's Parisian culinary training, coupled with his demand for perfection, made this a five-star restaurant. Choose from such Creole classics as Pompano Evelyn or baked filet of redfish.
This building, which dates back to 1798, was acquired by the Brennan family in 1943, and transformed into a stunning restaurant with 12 elegantly decorated dining rooms called Brennan's. A beautiful courtyard of magnolia trees and picturesque fountains create the perfect dining atmosphere. Begin breakfast with a brandy milk punch, followed by any one of the exquisite entrees, such as Eggs Hussarde, a Brennan's original. Dinner also offers a delightful assortment of delectable options. For dessert, try the famous Bananas Foster, another creation of Brennan's epicureans. Jackets are required for dinner, and reservations are recommended.
Situated in a quaint cottage, Bayona charms diners with its picturesque decor consisting of flower arrangements, murals and photographs. Serving Louisiana cuisine with a bit of a twist, Chef Susan Spicer puts together an inviting meal. Sit in the courtyard amid the plants or enjoy the ambiance of the romantic indoor dining hall. The desserts are a must try to finish off your meal.
At NOLA, owned by famed chef Emeril Lagasse is all about creating the best patron experience possible. This means that the service, decor and most importantly, the food, most all work off of each other. NOLA accomplishes this and more, with a beautifully decorated dining area complemented by impeccable service and a diverse offering of seafood dishes. NOLA is short for New Orleans, and is an appropriate moniker as this restaurant nicely captures the essence of the Big Easy.
From the heart of the French Quarter, Vacherie serves up Creole and Cajun flavors usually reserved for those who make their way to much more rural parts of Louisiana. This cozy and colorful restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks from its location in the Hotel Suite Marie. Vacherie's main dining room also serves hearty portions of dishes, while the cafe serves lighter fare like salads and sandwiches.
Step into Muriel's for a taste of New Orleans. Barbecued shrimp, gumbo, grilled drums, oysters and a list of appetizers keep you company as the entrees are prepared. In addition to the delectable dinners, Muriel's also hosts a Sunday jazz brunch. Spaced out tables keep the conversations private. Events like dinner theaters happen seasonally.
With the growth of New Orleans, Mississippi River Bottom has become a cool spot and is frequented by people belonging to all walks of life. As with other bars in the neighborhood, friendliness and a simple decor set the scene. Head here for drinks and bar snacks, and to pass your time, you can try your hand at a game of pool. An outdoor patio overlooking the river is a good setting to end your day with cool glass of beer, while the locals cheer on their victory shuffling weights over the board.
Homemade ice cream and wonderfully hand-crafted sodas lure folks into The Soda Shop. This casual John Besh café in the World War II Museum takes visitors back to the days of the counter-service soda shop. Besh uses artisan ingredients to create sweet treats, like the Steen's Cane Syrup cupcake, house-made marshmallow cream pie and Very Very Local Berry Shakes. Need something with a little more substance? Order one of The Soda Shop's sandwiches, like the grilled pimento with roasted jalapeno country ham, or the Bad Mamma Jamma with pork gravy. Moreover, breakfast is served daily.
Headed by none other than the Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase herself, Dooky Chase's Restaurant is somewhat of a landmark in Mid-City. The rumor mill has it that the charming restaurant is more or less unchanged since its inception in 1941. Given the old-world charm and feel-good nostalgia that the restaurant exudes, the rumor doesn’t feel difficult to believe. Complementing the homely ambiance of the restaurant is the delectable range of Creole preparations, along with a selection of soul food. In addition to serving some of Louisiana's most-loved dishes like fried chicken, Veal Parmesan and Mac 'N' Cheese, Dooky Chase's is also famous for its incredible lunch buffets. For connoisseurs of Creole cuisine, Dooky Chase's Restaurant is almost like a pilgrimage, simply unmissable.