This refurbished and expanded historic house, originally built in 1834, offers Cajun cuisine by Chef Paul Prudhomme. The main floor remains the first choice for the casual diner. The second floor is formal and requires reservations. You can also dine on the balcony or in an intimate al fresco courtyard. Chef Paul's cuisine combines Creole and Cajun into what he describes as "Louisiana cooking." Not only is his food authentic, but you would also be hard pressed to find anything fresher; K-Paul's “no freezers” rule applies to everything on the menu, so even the daily specials adhere to this high standard of culinary excellence. Fried catfish fingers and bronzed salmon are just two of the many tantalizing items on the menu.
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.
Located in the heart of the business district, August is a major New Orleans culinary delight. This historic venue offers French dishes with a distinctive Louisiana flair. Chef John Besh has helped to create an elaborate menu including dishes such as "Salade August" (salad with candied pumpkin seeds and Point Reyes blue cheese), Parmesan-crusted blackfish with lobster, whipped potatoes and bouillabaisse jus, and pork belly and lobster "en barigoule." A wine room and private dining options are also available.
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.
Since the early 1980s, Dong Phoung Oriental Bakery and Restaurant has been providing New Orleans East with fresh breads, pastries and Vietnamese cuisine. Stop in the bakery portion of the building to pick up freshly baked Dong Phoung bread, a Banh Mi sandwich wrapped to go, a savory Pate Chaud or sweet Almond Buns. For a sit-down meal, head to the restaurant for hot Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine. Dong Phoung's restaurant menu features dishes like Pho and rice plates.
Rich flavors and traditions from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast meld on the menu at Carmo Café. This lunchtime destination draws diners from the Warehouse District and CBD with tropical dishes made with fresh ingredients. While the menu doesn't shy away from meaty dishes, vegetarians and vegans can rejoice in the constant availability of meat-free and vegan-friendly options. The short menu at Carmo Café features soups, sandwiches, salads and always changing specials like Summer Seafood Gazpacho, Beef or Tofu Brochettes in Coconut Cashew Sauce, and Savory Bread Pudding.
Located at the Royal Street, Ole Saint is a haunt for the young and young at heart. The pub and restaurant has an impressive selection of craft as well as bottled beers and is equipped with HD television sets, which makes it a perfect spot if you wish to catch a game. Classic pub fare like burgers, steaks, fries, wedges, sandwiches, salads and more are also served here in massive portions. They have great happy hours which see college students and young professionals. The place has WiFi service too.
If you're looking for a place that serves an excellent Muffaletta that is true to its roots, then Serio's Po-Boy & Deli is just right for you. Apart from this New Orleans' signature sandwich, the deli also offers a variety of other sandwiches and po-boys that are generously stuffed with delicious ingredients like roast beef, Italian salami, grilled chicken, oyster and catfish without being overwhelming. Most of the sandwiches are available in small or large servings so as to satisfy appetites of all sizes. There are a few vegetarian options as well, alongside signature salads, small plates and sides.
Hobnobber’s may not cater to the health-food fanatic, but this downtown diner is sure to please anyone looking for a hearty home-style meal. Since 1987, Hobnobber’s has been serving traditional New Orleans and soul food meals. Each day features a different menu of budget-friendly meals like red beans and rice served with a breaded pork chop, a fried catfish platter, and mirliton and shrimp casserole alongside an ample portion of baked macaroni.
Olde N'awlins Cookery is a casual, local restaurant that prides itself is offering its guests a dining experience that is authentic. With specialities like BBQ shrimp, blackened Redfish, crawfish etoufee, Alligator bites and seafood gumbo alongside cajun pastas, steaks, salads and much more, the restaurant serves up a delicious selection of local dishes, prepared using authentic recipes and all the spices that distinguished this cuisine from all others. To keep you cool as you savour your delicious meal, the bar offers a variety of beers, wines and colorful cocktails. Located in the heart of the city's French Quarter, the restaurant has come to be popular amongst locals and tourists alike.
Located in the heard of the Central Business District, The Store strives to offer bring patrons a place for delicious dishes and colorful conversation. The Store is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Early morning patrons can choose from breakfast specialties like Shrimp and Grits, breakfast sandwiches on croissants or bagels, or a variety of pastries. For lunch, The Store offers a menu of sandwiches, po-boys, salads, and daily specials including dishes like Red Beans and Rice and Crawfish Risotto. - Bethany Culp