Fall Restaurant Guide 2017
Sep 20 2017

Fall Restaurant Guide 2017

By: Staff

African

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Bennachin offers unique cuisine from the West African region. This BYOB restaurant has options for both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. The Sisay Singho—baked chicken leg and thigh served with fried plantains, coconut rice, and sauteed spinach—is a standout. 1212 Royal St., 522-1230, bennachinrestaurant.com 

American

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Bayou Hot Wings uses a unique blend of Creole-seasoned flour to bring you signature wings guaranteed to be finger lickin’. Customize your order with a choice of 10 sauces and flavors, ranging from mild to crazy hot. Not feeling wings? Try the Southern fried tenders, shrimp, alligator bites, or frog legs instead. 6221 S. Claiborne Ave., 865-9464, bayouhotwings.com

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Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon combines Louisiana’s favorite sports with Louisiana cuisine and has become an Eastbank hotspot. Cajun Hebert Fries or Fried Alligator Bites are delicious starters, then try the Cajun Cannon Redfish topped with crawfish and mushroom sauce. 4101 Veterans Blvd., 324-6841, bobbyheberts.com 

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City Diner is a 24-hour establishment great for any time—morning, noon, or night. It’s consistently voted the top diner in New Orleans, and their Bottom of the Bowl, filled with seafood and topped with a Cajun cream sauce, is a tasty crowd favorite. 3116 S. I-10 Service Rd. E., 831-1030, citydiner.biz

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Daisy Dukes emphasizes a fun atmosphere and is open 24 hours a day. Some of the best Cajun food, like their Shrimp Sandwich (regular or popcorn), can be found at their locations in the French Quarter, CBD, and Metairie. Multiple locations, daisydukesrestaurant.com

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Gattuso’s Neighborhood Restaurant is a Gretna favorite, locally owned and in the beautiful historic district. Their po-boys and club sandwiches, like the Oyster Club, have won multiple awards, and their live music on Thursdays and Fridays will have you dancing non-stop. 435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114, gattusos.net

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Gordon Biersch is a beloved craft brewery-restaurant. They have a large menu including gourmet pub food and a splendor of hamburgers made to perfection with your choice of side. Enjoy their patio dining on Fulton Street while watching the big game. 200 Poydras St., 522-2739, gordonbiersch.com

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Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles serves New Orleans soul food less than 15 minutes from Downtown. The classic staple of Chicken and Waffles made this restaurant well-known. A perfect place to dine for breakfast or brunch. 5741 Crowder Blvd., 244-0021, mamommashouse.com

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Opal Basil is a Southwestern restaurant where you can grab a meal or just a glass of wine. This new incarnation of the North Shore restaurant features the same South meets Southwest flavors. Their Pulled Pork Sandwich with Machengo cheese and a poblano salad is a must. 719 S. Peters St., 985-257-0707, opalbasil.com 

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Sala is your Lakefront destination with fantastic drink pairings in an open communal setting. Try their Broiled Gulf Fish Beurre Blanc with grilled asparagus and potatoes. Don’t miss their weekend brunch Happy Hour featuring bottomless mimosas for $5. Lunch service will be available soon. 124 Lake Marina Ave., 513-2670, salanola.com 

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Spudly’s Super Spuds is the veteran potato destination for all things potato. Get your spud fix with potato combinations like the Crawfish Spud, which includes crawfish tails topped with their original cheese sauce, cheddar, and chives. 2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 455-3250, spudlys.com

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Willie Mae’s Scotch House is one of the most beloved fried chicken joints in the country. Their three-piece fried chicken meal comes out crispier than you could ever hope for, served with a side dish. It is truly a jaw-dropping, stomach-pleasing experience. Multiple locations, williemaesnola.com

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WOW Café Doubletree is a family-owned and -operated franchise inspired by the sounds and flavors of Southern Louisiana. Their award-winning signature sauces are made from scratch and come in four tantalizing categories: spicy, sweet and tangy, zesty, and BBQ. And if wings aren’t your thing, try the Memphis Wrap or Crescent City Burger. 300 Canal St., 212-3250, wowcafe.com

Asian

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Bao & Noodle is a Marigny restaurant that serves up authentic Chinese fare and traditional takeout. All house-made noodle dishes are particularly tasty. The Slow Cooked Pork Shank, slow-cooked in dark soy sauce and rice wine and served with greens and rice, is an excellent choice. 2700 Chartres St., 272-0004, baoandnoodle.com 

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Five Happiness has over 30 years of experience serving authentic Chinese cuisine. Lunch specials come with a choice of daily soup, choice of rice (shrimp fried rice included!), and fried wonton. The General’s Chicken here is a winner. Check out the Chef’s Specials for something beyond the conventional fare. 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935, fivehappiness.com

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Green Tea is a local favorite for Chinese takeout, offering some of the best combinations of Chinese and Southern dishes. Try their classic, mouthwatering options, such as Shrimp and Lobster with mushrooms and broccoli. Green tea has a wide variety of choices and even offers a “Lite and Healthy” menu. 3001 Napoleon Ave., 899-8005, greenteanola.com

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Ikura is the new sushi and hibachi restaurant located in the former Little Tokyo location. While continuing the tradition of Japanese classics, they have also created contemporary dishes like the Ikura Roll, served with fried shrimp, crawfish, and cream cheese. 310 N. Carrollton Ave., 485-5658, facebook.com/ikuranola

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Jazmine Cafe is a Vietnamese cuisine destination with a calm and welcoming space. The Spicy Mango Salad is fresh and healthy, served with fresh mango, jicama, cucumber, and pickled carrots. Add fresh salmon or tuna to it to make it a full meal. Jazmine Cafe also has a full bar serving all your favorite drinks. 614 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9301, jazminecafe.com

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Kyoto 2 features all your sushi favorites, fresh seafood, and plenty of sake. Their Tuna Tataki is a favorite, made with fresh seared tuna and served with a spicy avocado sesame sauce. Go by to enjoy one of their amazing value meals, noodle dishes or sushi rolls. 5608 Citrus Blvd., 818-0228, Harahan

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Mikimoto is great for sushi foodies, with Louisiana-accented sushi rolls at very reasonable prices. Their fun and unique specialty roll options include the Geaux Saints Maki Roll with crawfish, spicy tuna, snow crab, and avocado, and the South Carrollton Roll with tuna tataki, avocado, and green onion. 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881, mikimotosushi.com

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Miyako is a hibachi restaurant and sushi bar right on St. Charles Avenue. They feature amazing cocktails and provide freshness and expertise for their pan-Asian dishes. The Steak and Shrimp Hibachi Fried Rice with a Sexy Alligator Martini is great choice for a night out. 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997, japanesebistro.com

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Origami is a beloved Japanese fusion restaurant that offers Japanese specialties, creative sushi rolls, and excellent service. Located on busy Freret Street, Origami offers a famous Poke Salad and Big Easy Roll that are not to be missed. All of their lunch specials come with miso soup, a small house salad, and rice. 5130 Freret St., 899-6532, sushinola.com

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Tsunami is a Japanese-American restaurant that serves some of the freshest fish this side of the Mississippi. Try their signature rolls with Louisiana-centric names like Ragin Cajun and Black & Gold. The Torched Salmon Belly with blackberry jalapeno jam and crispy salmon skin is the perfect way to start off your meal.  601 Poydras St., 608-3474, servingsushi.com

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Viet Orleans Bistro is conveniently located Downtown near Canal Street, serving Vietnamese food, sushi, and other Asian fare. They have great pho in several different varieties, and their Combination Vermicelli combines chicken, pork, shrimp, and an egg roll in one delicious noodle dish. Check out their great Happy Hour. 300 Baronne St., 333-6917

Bars With Great Food

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Backspace Bar & Kitchen is a fun and trendy drinking-meets-literary spot for midday and late-night cocktails, or anytime in between. They have delicious food options like the Whitman, a giant classic roast beef sandwich accompanied by kettle chips and fried oysters. 139 Chartres St., 322-2245, backspacenola.com

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Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant is a bar, restaurant, and club with a lively atmosphere. It’s located right near the French Quarter and has been named one of the best bars in America. They are open 24 hours a day, and their Reuben Sandwich is known to be among the best in the nation. 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038, buffasbar.com

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Compère Lapin is led by Chef Nina Compton, a talented chef and fan favorite on Top Chef. This sophisticated eatery with Caribbean and European accents takes on New Orleans flavors. Dishes like their Curried Goat, served with sweet potato gnocchi, and their Jerk Black Drum never disappoint. 535 Tchoupitoulas St., 599-2119, comperelapin.com

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Effervescence is a champagne bar that is the city’s perfect date spot. They have over 90 different bottles of sparkling wine and prosecco available. Effervescence serves an exquisite menu that includes Cajun Caviar with crème fraîche and pepper mash potato chips. Try it paired with a Krug Grand Cuvee. 1036 N. Rampart St., 509-7644, nolabubbles.com

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The Jimani is good for watching any sports game and for a great time with a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant serves up a variety of options like the “Hang Ova” Burger, topped with bacon, a hot sausage patty, cheese, grilled onions, and a fried egg. They even serve Jell-O shots. 141 Chartres St., 524-0493, thejimani.com

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Mimi’s in the Marigny is a popular spot in the Marigny, boasting fresh, farm-to-table ingredients, that offers the best late-night dining in town. The dishes are elegant yet affordable and perfect to share with friends. Mimi’s offers an extensive tapas menu with fan favorites like the Mushroom Manchego Toast and Lamb Chops. 2601 Royal St., 872-9868, mimismarigny.com

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Ole Saint, backed by former legendary Saints running back Deuce McAllister, offers Southern coastal cuisine in a New Orleans-inspired ambiance. Their 12-ounce Prime Pork Chop comes with molasses glazed sweet potatoes and mustard greens and pairs well with one of their many beers on tap. 132 Royal St., 309-4797, olesaint.com

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Parasol’s is the place to be in the Irish Channel. This long-time casual hangout is great, especially for football season and around St. Patrick’s Day. The Roast Beef Po-Boy is served with a bag of Zapp’s chips and some say it’s the best one in the city. 2533 Constance St., 302-1543, facebook.com/ParasolsNOLA 

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Picayune Social House is one of New Orleans’s newest gastropubs located in the CBD. Their tandoor oven makes the perfect specialties, like the Rosemary & Thyme Chicken. All the tandoor dishes come with tahini sauce, basmati rice, tabbouleh, grilled tomato, and toasted naan bread, and all are highly recommended by our food critics. 326 Camp St., 308-3583, picayunesocialhouse.com 

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Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar is especially convenient for a drink or a bite when you are going to the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Start your meal off with Rambo’d Hot Wings and then go for a cheeseburger. Poppy’s is also one of the ultimate places for watching sports in the area. Port of New Orleans Pl., 247-9265, poppystimeoutsportsbar.com

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Rick’s Sporting Saloon is an adult sports bar on Bourbon Street that has a welcoming and warm atmosphere with a great, sexy wait staff. Swing by for the Saints or Pelicans games, and check out the hearty Saloon Burger with your choice of a side and a drink. 522 Bourbon St., 552-2510, ricks-saloon.com

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Rivershack Tavern is just yards from the Mississippi Riverfront. It is one of New Orleans’s most unique bars, known for its funky bar stools, live club music, and great bar food. Their Stuffed Crab entree with a house salad is the way to go. Don’t miss T-Bone Tuesdays and Dixie & Ribs Night every Wednesday! 3449 River Rd., 834-4938, therivershacktavern.com

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Shamrock Bar and Grill features some of the best bar games accompanied by live music on Saturday nights with a variety of musical talent. It’s the perfect spot for a group of friends to let loose! If you don’t want to drink on an empty stomach, they also serve an amazing 12-ounce Choice Ribeye. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938, shamrockparty.com

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The Tahyo Tavern is a dog-centric lower Decatur Street restaurant with food that will blow you away, and the amazingly cool wait staff will impress you with their knowledge and friendliness. Their Nueske’s Bacon and Triple Cream Brie Cheese Melt is to die for. Tahyo Tavern will keep your wallet fat and your belly full. 1140 Decatur St., 301-1991, thetahyotavern.com

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Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar is in the heart of the Irish Channel and is home to the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day party. They have 20 TVs always playing your favorite sports, and a great selection of food and libations. The Fried Oyster Po-Boy is amazing, as are the Boudin Balls and Fried Pickles. 2604 Magazine St., 897-5413, traceysnola.com

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Wit’s Inn is a must when you are in Mid-City. They have a bar that is open late-night for great food and specialty drinks, and you can enjoy it all with 15 flatscreen TVs. The Mediterranean Pizza is the perfect bar food. 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600, witsinn.com

Café

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Another Broken Egg Café offers a huge menu of breakfast and brunch items on both Magazine Street and Harrison Avenue. Start off your day with a Crab Cake Benedict, or go lighter with their Granola, Fruit, and Quinoa option. And they're all even better with a Bloody Mary.  Multiple locations, 301-2771, anotherbrokenegg.com

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Biscuits and Buns On Banks is a comfy café in the heart of Mid-City that has become a hotspot for early risers and brunch lovers. USA Today voted their biscuits among the top 10 best. Be sure to try their Pot Roast, served over house potatoes with a fried egg. 4337 Banks St., 504-273-4600, biscuitsandbunsonbanks.com

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Café Amelie boasts some of the city’s best cuisine with a lush atmosphere. People flock here from the all around the area for the delicious food and courtyard setting. Make sure to try their Oven Roasted Salmon, served with asparagus and horseradish cream. 912 Royal St., 412-8965, cafeamelie.com

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Café Carmo is a tropically influenced restaurant and bar with flavors from all around the world. They have a variety of dishes like the Tiradito Sashimi—a Peruvian-style sashimi of thinly-sliced daily catch, topped with aji amarillo (yellow chili peppers), yuzu sauce, and canchita. 527 Julia St., 875-4132, cafecarmo.com

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Café Degas is the oldest Gallic restaurant in New Orleans, with authentic French cuisine that is perfect for impressing that special someone or for a “treat yo self” night. Everything on their menu will blow your taste buds away. 3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635, cafedegas.com

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Café Navarre is open daily and is conveniently located near Delgado College and City Park. Featuring a friendly staff, this relaxed American eatery in Mid-City serves a delicious Cuban Sandwich. Also, enjoy $5 mimosas with the Navarre special. 800 Navarre St., 483-8828, cafenavarre.com

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Caffé! Caffé! is a locals’ go-to coffee shop. They have an extensive menu ranging from salads and wraps to grits, eggs, and biscuit sandwiches. Their single espresso shots are actually doubles. Everything is made fresh daily and is good, consistent, and consistently good. Sit down for a meal or take it to go; you’ll love it either way! Two Metairie locations, caffecaffe.com 

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Flying Pig Café is a new hotspot in the former Kyoto Restaurant location on Prytania Street. Their Caribbean Fried Chicken, served with collard greens, cornbread, and mac and cheese, is outstanding. Stop by this newly opened restaurant for brunch, lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour. 4920 Prytania St., 644-2982, theflyingpigcafe.com

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Jimmy J’s Café has been a popular breakfast and brunch joint since its inception in 2011. This funky and delightful restaurant has all your classic breakfast favorites, as well as unusual and delicious dishes like Breakfast Pork Chops, Eggs Creole, and Cinnamon Spiced French Toast. 115 Chartres St., 309-9360, jimmyjscafe.com

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Morning Call Coffee Stand is a key player in the bustling coffee culture of New Orleans. Known as “New Orleans’s most famous coffee-drinking place,” it’s a great place to eat and enjoy the scenery. They are famous for their beignets, but also make classic dishes like Crawfish Etouffee. City Park and Metairie locations. morningcallcoffeestand.com

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Petite Amelie is the extension of Café Amelie, offering a smaller, more on-the-go take on fresh salads, juices, coffee, light breakfast, assorted pastries, and sandwiches. It is a perfect spot, whether you’re in a hurry and need something to grab and go or want to relax and eat in. 900 Royal St., 412-8065, cafeamelie.com/petite-amelie

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Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe is a lovely little daytime spot that serves delicious and fresh breakfast and lunch, and is conveniently in the heart of Uptown. They have three-egg omelettes, “Hand Pattied Burgers,” Eggs Benedict, and much more. And you can never go wrong with their Crab Cakes. 7801 Panola St., 314-1810, panolastreetcafe.com

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The Ruby Slipper now has five different locations in the city, as well as others around the Gulf South. They are a favorite with locals and visitors, and their diner-style atmosphere and excellent food explain their popularity. Try the Peacemaker, which is your choice of any two Eggs Benedict varieties. Multiple locations, 525-9355, therubyslippercafe.com

Italian

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Josephine Estelle is an Italian restaurant in Ace Hotel New Orleans. It’s a Southern-inspired eatery that serves homemade pastas, Italian wines, and more. For a special night out, try their Pork Tenderloin dish, served with leek ash yogurt, fennel, figs, and salsa verde. Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet Street, 504-930-3070, josephineestelle.com

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Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown serves delicious Italian cuisine like their Three-Meat Pizza with Italian and andouille sausage and pepperoni. For over 25 years, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen has blessed the community with Italian comfort food and wine. They also deliver, so you can enjoy their pizzas in the comfort of your own home. 615 S. Carrollton Ave, 866-5900, louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com

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Mardi Gras Zone will certainly take you by surprise. It looks like a regular corner store on the outside, but step inside and be greeted by a huge selection of ethnic groceries, po-boys, and hot and cold meals. They serve wood-fired brick oven pizza, and the real winner here is their Veggie Pizza. 2706 Royal St., 947-8787, mardigraszone.com

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Pascal’s Manale has been credited with creating BBQ shrimp, and their world-famous version of the dish is made up of shrimp simmered in-shell with butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and spices. They also have an extensive menu with some unforgettable oyster options. 1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877, pascalsmanale.com

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Red Gravy serves excellent Italian food and is also one of the top brunch spots in the city, even making OpenTable’s list of Top 100 Brunches in America. They offer wonderful delicacies like Cannoli Pancakes and Skillet Cakes in their homey CBD location, while also perfecting handmade pasta dishes. 125 Camp St., 561-8844, redgravycafe.com

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Reginelli’s Pizzeria has multiple locations with salads, sandwiches, pastas, and pizza that can satisfy any craving. They have a new seafood menu, including a Gumbo Pizza, which is a delicious blend of andouille sausage, shrimp marinated in hot sauce, and pickled okra. Multiple locations, reginellis.com

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Venezia is an indispensable Italian restaurant located on North Carrollton Avenue near Canal Street. Heavily praised pizza is just one option among their amazing Italian food selections. Their Veal Pontchartrain is particularly delicious and is topped with crabmeat, artichokes, mushrooms, green onions, and lemon butter. 134 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7991, venezianeworleans.com

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Vincent’s Italian Cuisine has multiple locations in Metairie and Uptown, and is the perfect place to go for any occasion. Their classic Italian menu is packed with so many mouthwatering options, you might have trouble deciding what to get! if you can’t pick one, we recommend the Soft-Shell Crab Duel. Multiple locations, vincentsitaliancuisine.com

Mexican

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Carreta’s Grill provides a welcoming environment for families, groups, and date nights, with great service and live music. Their steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas are the best and are great accompanied by their freshly made guacamole or Mariachi Fries. If you are searching for Mexican food, try Carreta’s! Multiple locations, carrettasgrillrestaurant.com

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Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria brings you Mexican favorites made from scratch. Everything from the traditional guacamole to the al pastor is made in small batches with fresh ingredients. Check out the tostada, pork tamales, or flautas for authentic Mexican fare. And their tacos with a refreshing margarita can’t be beat. Multiple locations, felipestaqueria.com

Middle Eastern

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Halal Guys is a fast casual restaurant that serves up sandwiches or platters made-to-order, including gyros, chicken, falafel, or the Combo Platter that comes with both gyros and chicken. Whether you choose the sandwich or platter, get it with white sauce and a dash of the spicy sauce. Make sure to check out their new location on Manhattan Boulevard on the Westbank.  Multiple locations, thehalalguys.com

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Lebanon’s Café has vibrant Middle Eastern dishes like hummus, kebabs, or Rosemary Lamb Chops, which are 16-ounce chops marinated in rosemary, spices, and olive oil. Their lunch menu includes daily specials at lower prices. Their no-charge BYOB policy ensures a fabulous time! 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-6200, lebanonscafe.com

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Pyramids Café, located within walking distance from Tulane University, features fresh, authentic, and healthy Middle Eastern specialties. They serve some of the best hummus in the city and have numerous dishes under $10, great for eating on a budget. Try their tasty Gyro Plate. 3149 Calhoun St., 861-9602, pyramidscafeneworleans.com

New Orleans Cuisine

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Antoine’s has been giving New Orleans some of its finest Creole cuisine for 176 years. It's a great spot to take out-of-towners and you can grab a drink before your meal in their Hermes Bar. For an exquisite dish, try the Filet de Gulf Poisson Amandine: fried filet of Gulf fish du jour, topped with toasted sliced almonds and a hot butter meuniere sauce. 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422, antoines.com

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The Columns Hotel is a perfect blend of modern and classic. The renovated mansion offers a one-of-a-kind drinking and dining experience in the heart of the Garden District. Enjoy cocktails in the breathtaking Victorian Lounge, or grab a snack from the bistro, like the tasty Grilled Chicken Club. Brunch is available Sundays. 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308, thecolumns.com/dining

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Crescent City Brewhouse is the only microbrewery in the French Quarter, serving up delicious modern Louisiana cuisine in a sleek space. Request a table on their balcony for a view of all the action. Make sure to try their Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp or Oysters Rockefeller Pasta, accompanied by one of their many great beers. 527 Decatur St., 522-0571, crescentcitybrewhouse.com 

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Crossroads at House of Blues is the perfect spot for dinner before a show or a night out on the town. With a blend of American and Creole-Cajun cuisine, this eatery is also known for their daily lunch specials, Happy Hour, and Taco Thursdays. Enjoy the music while eating their Voodoo Oysters.  225 Decatur St., 310-4999, houseofblues.com/neworleans

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Joey K’s will have you coming back again for delicious comfort food “like mama used to make.” Come down to the heart of the Garden District to try a plate of Fried Chicken along with a choice of sides to complete your dish. Enjoy the local artwork decorating the walls while you’re at it. 3001 Magazine St., 891-0997, joeyksrestaurant.com 

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Mandina’s, which started out as a local Italian grocery in the early 20th century, has been serving up Italian and New Orleans specialties for more than 80 years. Mandina’s has all your favorites like Muffalettas and Fresh Gulf Fish Almandines with French fries. They also have a great bar. 3800 Canal St., 482-9179, mandinasrestaurant.com 

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Melba’s Old School Po-Boys offers some of the best po-boys in the city. A renowned landmark, Melba’s has a wide selection of authentic New Orleans cuisine, such as hot plate meals, sandwiches, and even breakfast. Try a daiquiri, and while you’re there, you can even do your laundry in the back. 1525 Elysian Fields Ave. 504-267-7765, eatatmelbas.com

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New Orleans Creole Cookery is a great spot to visit when in the French Quarter. Try the Snapper “Ponchatrain”—pan-seared and topped with sautéed jumbo lump crab meat with a delicate herb hollandaise—and accompanied with Creole green beans and heirloom potatoes. 508 Toulouse St., 524-9632, neworleanscreolecookery.com 

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The Original Fiorella’s Cafe is always satisfying and worth a drive for lunch or dinner. They are famous for their award-winning soft-shell crab and fried chicken, and even took part in last year’s Fried Chicken Fest. Fiorella’s has an old family charm that makes you feel right at home. This Gentilly eatery will leave both you and your wallet happily stuffed. 5325 Franklin Ave., 309-0352, facebook.com/theoriginalfiorellas

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Orleans Grapevine is a French Quarter wine bar and bistro with over 300 wines by the bottle and 65 wines by the glass. Don’t miss their amazing Bacon Happy Hour for free bacon! Enjoy their delicious Lamb Chops while dining out on their tropical courtyard … perfect for a date night. 720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930, orleansgrapevine.com?

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Poppa’s Poor Boys is the perfect option for anyone hungry, whether you are in the mood for seafood or feeling a bit more carnivorous. All the food is cooked to order and the service is fast. Try their amazing po-boys stuffed with everything from fried shrimp and oysters to chicken fried steak. They also serve spaghetti and meatballs, pork chops, and more. 720 Claiborne Dr., 832-8114

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The Praline Connection, located on Frenchmen Street in the Marigny, offers a full menu of soul food and local specialties, from Jambalaya and Meat Loaf to their tasty BBQ Ribs. They’re also famous for their delicious spoon-dripped pralines, made daily. 542 Frenchmen St., 943-3934, pralineconnection.com 

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Public Service in the NOPSI Hotel is a dynamic community-gathering place that respects the civic spirit of New Orleans. They create a vibrant dining experience with live entertainment and an impressive menu that includes Steak Frites—a ribeye steak with a kick of flavor, served with fries. 311 Baronne Street, 962-6527, publicservicenola.com

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Short Stop Poboys offers one of the largest selections of po-boys in the city. This is your one-stop shop for po-boys, gumbo, and other satisfying staples. Try the Soft Shell Crab sandwich—either small or king-size—which is a local favorite. Order ahead for pick-up in their drive-thru window! 119 Transcontinental Dr., 885-4572, shortstoppoboysno.com  

Seafood

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Baru Bistro & Tapas is a small, funky bistro with modern Latin-Caribbean small plates, a relaxed vibe, and sidewalk seating. Some of their best dishes include beef empanadas and a pressed Cubano Sandwich, made with pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles. The Leche de Tigre drink is also highly recommended. 3700 Magazine Street, 895-2225

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Briquette puts seafood and coastal cuisine at the center of the dining experience. The restaurant is slated to open by the end of September and will feature a large charcoal grill to highlight the fresh Gulf flavors of Louisiana. A preliminary menu includes a Beer-Battered Pompano, served with cauliflower, lobster butter, and a fennel tartar sauce. 701 South Peters St., facebook.com/briquetteNOLA

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Crazy Lobster Bar and Grill is the perfect spot for seafood overlooking the Mississippi River and a great place for family and friends after a day out. Check them out near the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, enjoy their live music, and try their Boiled Seafood Bucket, served with lobster, snow crabs, shrimp, clams, and mussels. 500 Port of New Orleans #83, 569-3380, thecrazylobster.com 

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Don’s Seafood has two locations in Greater New Orleans, serving up delicious Cajun and Creole dishes. A few menu highlights include Boudin Balls, Crawfish Bisque, and the Zydeco Shrimp, which is shrimp in a pepper jelly sauce. Be sure to order a chilled Blood Orange Margarita on the side. Multiple locations, donsseafoodonline.com

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Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant doesn’t mess around when it comes to serving fresh seafood like the Soft-Shell Crab Platter. Stop by in the evening and enjoy one of the few true surf-and-turf dinners in the city. The Bananas Foster Ice Cream Cake is the ideal ending to any meal. 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914, jackdempseys.net

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Oceana Grill is the go-to place for hungry customers anytime of day and is located just off Bourbon Street. They are open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For dinner, try their Mardi Gras Pasta if you’re missing the party flavor of Carnival season. 739 Conti Street, 525-6002, oceanagrill.com

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Poseidon is a great seafood restaurant and sushi bar that offers a wide array of sushi, hibachi, and even karaoke! Open six days a week and serving until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Poseidon pleases the community with their specialties like the house-specialty Poseidon Roll. 2100 St. Charles Ave., 509-6675, poseidonnola.com

Fall Restaurant Guide

Seaworthy showcases wild-caught and sustainably harvested oysters from American waters—both West Coast and East Coast, if you have a geographical preference. Their celebrated beverage list offers classic and proprietary cocktails, along with a smart selection of house beers and wines. 630 Carondelet Street, 504-930-3071, seaworthynola.com

Fall Restaurant Guide

Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco combines Latin American and Asian flavors from around the world. Ceviche is Tito's signature dish, and The Ceviche Nikkei—with yellowfin tuna, aji limo, avocado, nori, and sesame—is one of their best. Enjoy your meal with a Latin American cocktail and savor the flavor. 5015 Magazine St, 504-267-7612 titoscevichepisco.com

Vegetarian/Vegan

Fall Restaurant Guide

Seed takes your New Orleans comfort food favorites and gives them a delicious, healthy, and creative vegan spin. Their Eggplant Sandwich has pan-fried cornmeal batter and is served with roasted red peppers. There are also raw options and cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices. 1330 Prytania St., 302-2599, seedyourhealth.com

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