Common cocktails and draft beer can’t be found behind the bar at Cure. Instead, Cure’s menu features carefully crafted cocktails made only from premium ingredients, as well as a selection of the best in bottled brews. This elegant bar, housed in a carefully restored fire station with towering ceilings and picturesque arches, features a cozy courtyard for mild evenings. Hungry patrons can satisfy their cravings with one of the small plate offerings. Cure is a smoke-free bar.
Inspired after the age-old Cajun tradition of sharing the food among the participants of the feast, Bourrée at Boucherie translates to butcher shop. It is the most popular place that locals flock to, when in need for a dose of rich Southern-style dishes. The menu is influenced by Chef Zimet's personal experiences as he explored the many food options in North Carolina before beginning this venture. The prices are affordable and adds to the happy smiles that can be seen on the faces of diners relishing their meals here.
In the mood for sipping on a few cocktails and listening to heart-warming music? Then Kajun's Pub is your destination! Unwind yourself after a busy week and tune up the jukebox to catch up on old melodies. You could also catch a glimpse of the local bands such as The Zydepunks, My Graveyard Jaw and The Soul Project. The bartenders are on top of their game, so order up your favorite libation and dance the night away.
The graffiti-covered exterior of this quaint restaurant is sure to catch your attention while strolling on the Jackson Avenue. As you step inside, you are welcomed into a disarmingly simple setting where pleasingly compensates for the lack of frills. At Jackson Turkey and the Wolf, sandwiches take center stage with options like the lemony yogurt infused lamb neck roti and the smoked ham laden Virginia french roll waiting to delight your palate. Cocktails such as the interesting blue curaçao and coconut milk concoction and the Julie And Candy quench your thirst and complement every item on the menu. If you have arrived with kids, the cute animal-shaped table numbers are sure to fancy them along with the limited but delicious selection of desserts served here.
Velvet Cactus offers Lakeview diners traditional Mexican fare alongside Mexican dishes with New Orleans flare. Traditional dishes include a variety of enchiladas, quesadillas and burritos. For something out of the ordinary, try one of Velvet Cactus's specialty dishes, like the Cochinita Pibil or Pinchos De Camarones. In addition to a spacious bar and dining room at this family-friendly restaurant, Velvet Cactus offers outdoor seating with full menu service on their large brick patio. While the menu offerings revolve mainly around meat, Velvet Cactus offers several vegetarian and vegan options. Velvet Cactus does not accept reservations or take out orders. - Bethany Culp
This lively rooftop bar regales patrons with not only ingeniously crafted cocktails but also savory Italian bites to accompany their choice of drink. Located within the Ace Hotel in New Orleans, the bar features a minimalist décor where vines drape shaded areas of the outdoor garden and where a gleaming swimming pool accentuates the refreshing qualities of its surrounds. Alto serves as the perfect vantage point from where you can admire the vistas unfolding in the vicinity while indulging in tasteful food and drink.
Having thrived within the historic French Quarter of New Orleans for close to 200 years, the Old Absinthe House is enriched with its own vibrant history. Boasting visits by renown personalities like Enrico Caruso, Mark Twain, Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra, the walls of the bar are a kind of historic record, adorned by the visiting cards of the many millions who have quenched their thirst at this famous watering hole. The bar offers a full range of alcohol, including some fantastic single malt scotches, alongside quirky cocktails like the Absinthe House Frappe and Ramos Gin Fizz. The Absinthe cocktails are usually prepared using substitutes like Herbsaint, leaving patrons free to enjoy their drinks without any of the ill effects associated with the consumption of absinthe. With antique chandeliers, a copper-topped bar and football memorabilia scattered about, the charm of the Old Absinthe House lies as much in its decor as it does in its exceptional drinks menu.
Named after Jeremy Davenport, the famed entertainer who still plays here, The Davenport Lounge is an elegant lounge located inside the Ritz Carlton. The venue features classy jazz events to regale the audience. Choose from the range of beverages and bites on the menu and sit back and enjoy the music.
The original Antoine's restaurant, established in 1840, resided only a block from its present location. This family-owned establishment, now in its fifth generation of management, bears the namesake of its creator, Antoine Alciatore. The French Quarter restaurant has multiple dining rooms, each with its own old-world, New Orleans-inspired décor. The service is known to be prompt and courteous, and the food is exceptional. The seafood entrees are among the best items on the menu, especially the iconic Oysters Rockefeller with its rich sauce, which was the brainchild of Antoine himself. Apart from signature delicacies like Antoine's Salad, Soufflé Potatoes and Bread Pudding, it also features an impressive list of wines to be paired with the plates.
Tropical Isle Original is famous spot among the tourists. A fun bar that inaugurates you to the Grenade Club. Known for their hand grenade, which basically is a green plastic souvenir cup consisting of a sweet drink that promises a punch. This place has an awesome vibe with some great live band playing in the background along with some pool tables in the corner area. They also have a tubing system for those wanting the band to play their requests. This spot is a must visit if you're in the quarter. Sip on some frozen citrus adult beverage while strolling on the streets.
Over the years, the French Quarter of New Orleans has seen numerous changes and is today a remarkable blend of the past and present. Set within one of the historic buildings of this area, Chartres House is a charming and casual restaurant that serves up some truly delicious cajun and creole dishes. Apart from a selection of po-boys and local delicacies like gumbo, fried alligator and blackened chicken, the restaurant also offers up some juicy burgers and classic cocktails. The courtyard offers diners a tranquil and relaxed setting for a meal with loved ones while the balcony bar offers an opportunity to observe the people walking across Chartres Street below. Friendly, warm and welcoming, you will soon feel right at home at this neighborhood restaurant.
Hoping to catch a good game with generous pours of beers and delicious snacks to chew on? Walk On's Bistreaux & Bar is the place to be. The sports bar is always bustling with after-work crowd and youngsters but during an important game the atmosphere here is euphoric. The interiors are surrounded with HD televisions and inventive cocktails make for a great company. The must-try dishes here are the Louisiana Combo Platter, Bacon Double Cheeseburger, Duck & Andouille Gumbo, Spicy BBQ Chicken Salad and many, many more. Do not leave without trying their Cookie Skillet Sundae for dessert.