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Since its establishment in 1971, Starbucks has come to be one of the world's best recognized cafe chains. Located within the New Orleans Mariott Hotel at Canal Street, the cafe serves up a delightful selection of their signature coffee blends, frappacinos, iced teas and coffees, and other beverages alongside some light snacks, pastries, muffins, cakes and other goodies prepared by La Boulange bakery. Keep an eye out for seasonal specialities and new additions to their ever growing list of flavors and blends. You can also purchase some of their coffee, ready mixes, chocolates and other Starbucks merchandise at the cafe. With friendly and efficient service as an added bonus, Starbucks will soon become the go-to choice for your daily caffeine fix.
Named for its Canal Street address, 5 Fifty 5 brings fine food to downtown New Orleans diners. Executive Chef Mark Quitney creates dishes with flare in this trendy restaurant inside of the Marriot hotel. Menu highlights include dishes like the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Potato Gnocchi with sage and toasted pecans, and the Silverado Rack Lamb Chop and Grilled Boudin Sausage served with braised Abita greens. In addition to dinner, 5 Fifty 5 is open for breakfast and lunch. - Bethany Culp
There are few thing in this world that are as comforting as a hearty home-cooked meal. Since its establishment in the 1950s, Mena's Palace Restaurant has been serving diners a selection of soul-satisfying local delicacies that are prepared fresh, home-style. Apart from breakfast dishes and lunch specials, the restaurant also offers a selection of po-boys, salads, pastas, and seafood dishes. A simple and friendly place to go to for a taste of Cajun and Creole cuisine the way the locals enjoy it, Mena's Palace is slowly beginning to garner attention from tourists and visitors as well. You may even purchase their homemade seasonings, salads and Italian dressing. The restaurant opens its doors daily at 7a, however closing hours vary so be sure to call ahead if you plan to visit for an evening meal.
Brother's Food Mart invites you to savor zesty chicken wings and meat pies. Open all round the clock, the fast food outlet serves fresh and succulent chicken. What makes this place a local favorite is their commitment to using the freshest ingredients and prompt service. Pocket friendly meals make you keep coming back for more.
This Bourbon Street landmark is arguably the most famous restaurant in New Orleans. The grand dame of French/Creole dining, Galatoire's has packed them in since its doors opened in 1905. The French bistro setting is complete with wall-to-wall mirrors and ceiling fans that stir the rich aromas of fine French/Creole dining. Appetizer choices include shrimps, oysters, turtle soup and green salad with garlic.
The interiors at the Loa Bar appear dreamy and mysterious with the candlelight illuminating every corner of the space. The glittering chandeliers and sparkling mirrors add an extra alluring touch to the premises. Sink in the plush sofas while you browse through the extensive list of cocktails and numerous spirits. Frequented by the crème de la crème of society, this sophisticated place aims to please. Served by a knowledgeable and cordial staff, there will be no room for complaint at Loa, which prides itself for its distinguished ambiance.