601 Tchoupitoulas St. | 335-1740 | barcadianeworleans.com
- Barcadia is a great late-night spot open daily until 2 a.m.
- Their Happy Hour provides $5 doubles and half-priced apps.
- Barcadia features patio seating with a life-sized Connect Four game.
- Classic arcade games include pinball, Pac-Man and air hockey.
- They serve award-winning Curbside gourmet burgers.
527 Julia St. | 875-4132 | cafecarmo.com
- A charming little place on Julia, Café Carmo has a unique atmosphere.
- The café takes culinary influences from Asia, the Caribbean and Africa.
- One of the city's healthiest restaurants, Carmo has plenty of vegan dishes.
- The beach theme includes dishes like the Rico sandwich and ceviche.
- They have a full bar with tropical drinks and ambiance.
535 Tchoupitoulas St. | 599-2119 | comperelapin.com
- Compère Lapin was developed by Top Chef: New Orleans contestant Nina Compton.
- The name derives from traditional St. Lucia folklore about a mischievous rabbit.
- They serve original recipes like Curried Goat and Conch Croquettes.
- Valet parking is available at this popular site.
- Their bar was named among the best in the U.S. by Playboy.
Crazy Lobster Bar and Grill
500 Port of New Orleans Pl. #83 | 569-3380 | thecrazylobster.com
- It's a great place to stop by after shopping at The Riverwalk.
- They feature live music until closing at 10 p.m.
- Known for great steamed seafood, don't miss their fantastic lobster.
- They have great views of the Mississippi River while you dine.
- Their Hurricanes range from Cat One up to a powerful Cat Five.
200 Poydras St. | 522-2739 | gordonbiersch.com
- Gordon Biersch won the gold medal in the World Beer Cup.
- They feature multiple TVs that make it a great place to watch the big game.
- Seating is also available outside on their cozy Fulton Street patio.
- Their bar includes hand-crafted beers such as the Golden Export.
- There are plenty of delicious entrees to choose from including Housemade Tacos.
The Halal Guys
301 Saint Charles Ave. | 302-2918 | stcharlesneworleansla.thehalalguys.com
- The Halal Guys began in New York before expanding into New Orleans.
- They broke into the New Orleans market on St. Charles last June.
- They stay open until at least 12 a.m. for late-night eaters.
- This is a Middle Eastern spot at an affordable price.
- One of the fan favorites is their combo platter.
Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St. | 523-8995 | lucysretiredsurfers.com
- Bar favorites include the memorable Shark Attack drink.
- Their food is inspired by surf-themed locales around the world.
- Lucy's offers outdoor seating on their patio along Tchoupitoulas Street.
- Every day serves up a new Happy Hour special like Loyal to Locals Thursday.
- Stay up late for late-night menu specials.
Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar
500 Port of New Orleans Pl. | 247-9265 | poppystimeoutsportsbar.com
- Poppy's has 21 televisions to watch all your favorite teams.
- The bar includes frozen daiquiris and 20 different beers on tap.
- Poppy's is located next to the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.
- This casual spot also has outdoor seating overlooking the Mississippi River.
- For something different, try the Alligator Sausage Po-Boy.
125 Camp St. | 561-8844 | redgravycafe.com
- Red Gravy is consistently rated as one of the city's top spots for brunch.
- Red Gravy is recognized as one of New Orleans's notable Italian restaurants.
- The house-made meatballs are legendary.
- As the name implies, they have a selection of great handmade pastas.
- Founded by an Italian from New Jersey, come hungry because portions are huge!
746 Tchoupitoulas St. | 581-1103 | tommysneworleans.com
- They're known for their Creole Italian dishes like the Roasted Duck Tchoupitoulas.
- The subtle but elegant decor evokes European fine dining.
- Tommy's Cuisine is the perfect spot for a romantic date night.
- They host private events with spaces for catered banquets.
- Besides great food, Tommy's Wine Bar next door has 150 bottles to choose from.
Viet Orleans Bistro
300 Baronne St. | 333-6917
- The restaurant is located just off Canal Street steps from the French Quarter.
- Viet Orleans Bistro features fantastic sushi as well as Vietnamese classics like pho.
- Arrive early during lunch as they are packed with local businessmen from the CBD.
- A Tofu Pho is one of the options for vegetarian customers.
- Viet Orleans Bistro's fantastic cuisine will have you coming back again and again.
World Of Beer
300 N Julia St. | 299-3599 | worldofbeer.com
- This tavern runs great specials, some as low as $1 a beer.
- Their Warehouse District location is a short walk from many Downtown hotels.
- They serve brunch every Sunday with bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Beer lovers can try over 500 brews from around the globe.
- Their entrees are quite affordable, many running under $10.
713 Saint Louis St. | 581-4422 | antoines.com
- Antoine's has operated in New Orleans for 176 years now.
- Antoine's has 14 dining rooms and can host up to 700+ customers.
- The restaurant's operated by the fifth-generation descendants of the original founder.
- A great date spot, they are open Monday through Saturday with brunch on Sunday.
- Their Hermes Bar also serves Happy Hour regularly from 4 to 7.
Backspace Bar & Kitchen
139 Chartres St. | 322-2245 | backspacenola.com
- The bar/restaurant flaunts a gorgeous 1920s decor.
- Perfect for late-night, they're open until 5 a.m.
- Backspace has a literary theme inspired by New Orleans's famous writers.
- The menu features local favorites like red beans and rice and gumbo.
- They also serve literary-themed cocktails such as the Gin Ricky.
1212 Royal St. | 522-1230 | facebook.com/Bennachin-Restaurant
- Bennachin is the place for African food in New Orleans.
- The restaurant has been open since 1992 and features great prices.
- The menu has tasty vegetarian and vegan selections.
- Classic dishes include Jama-Jama, Fried Plantains and Poulet Fricasse.
- You can also find them every year at Jazz Fest's Congo Square.
830 Conti St. | 577-2237 | bombayclubneworleans.com
- Opening at 4 p.m., the Bombay Club is perfect for dinner or Happy Hour.
- Every night features a scheduled live musical performance.
- The Bombay Club promotes a classy environment for intimate meals.
- The dinner specials include the Charred Hanger Steak.
- The Bombay Club is the perfect romantic setting and martini bar.
912 Royal St. | 412-8965 | cafeamelie.com
- Café Amelie is among the French Quarter's classiest places to eat.
- The restaurant features an elegant courtyard for outdoor dining.
- The cafe's named for Amelie Miltonberger, mother of Princess Alice of Monaco.
- Lunch here is particularly good, with seared salmon and caprese salad.
- The gorgeous outdoor patio looks like a scene from a movie.
700 Bourbon St. | 523-1485 | cornetnola.com
- Cornet has a convenient, central location in the French Quarter.
- They offer balcony seating overlooking Bourbon Street.
- This is a classic New Orleans spot with many traditional cuisines.
- You can't go wrong with their Shrimp Creole.
- The owners gave Louis Armstrong his first start with his first ... Cornet!
Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St. | 522-0571 | crescentcitybrewhouse.com
- The Crescent City Brewhouse recently celebrated 25 years of service.
- The restaurant features live jazz music nightly.
- The building dates back to 1722 and features a beautiful balcony.
- The Crescent City Brewhouse is a 17-barrel active brewery.
- They also have a lovely courtyard for outdoor dining.
141 Chartres St. | 524-0493 |thejimani.com
- A perfect late-night venue open until 8 a.m.
- The sports bar includes 10 large screens for viewing.
- The full bar offers more than 100 beers to choose from.
- The Jimani also supports The Barman's Fund program.
- The menu includes casual favorites like seafood, burgers and po-boys.
Jimmy J's Café
115 Chartres St. | 309-9360 | jimmyjscafe.com
- Jimmy J's is proud to be the "funkiest lil' café in N'awlins."
- They're open 24 hours a day on Fridays and Saturdays.
- This all-day restaurant also features a full bar.
- Jimmy J's has some of the best weekly specials in the French Quarter.
- You must try the Blueberry Brandy Glazed French Toast!
337 Chartres St. | 598-5005 | kingfishneworleans.com
- The decor is a shout-out to the 1920s.
- The restaurant's named after Huey P. Long, who was nicknamed "The Kingfish."
- The menu includes gluten-free options as well as fantastic seafood creations.
- Chef Nathan Richard offers a multitude of flavor in each recipe.
- The restaurant is a great date spot that takes reservations and walk-ins.
New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St. | 524-9632 | neworleanscreolecookery.com
- Grab a table in their courtyard, which is a highlight in good weather.
- Al and Anna Tusa of the famous Tusa restaurant family opened the restaurant.
- Some report a ghost often haunts the premises ... go see for yourself!
- They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and feature a fantastic Happy Hour.
- For a New Orleans classic, try the Crawfish Étouffée with a half dozen raw oysters.
739 Conti St. | 525-6002 | oceanagrill.com
- They have several dining rooms and also host private parties.
- Oceana Grill delivers with fast service in the French Quarter.
- Only one of the few restaurants in the FQ that serves dinner until 1 a.m.
- TV screens televise Saints and other games.
- This is a hot spot during Mardi Gras.
720 Orleans Ave. | 523-1930 | orleansgrapevine.com
- The building was originally built in 1809 by Antoine Angue.
- The bar boasts more than 300 wines by the bottle.
- Every night, the restaurant hosts Bacon Happy Hour with free bacon.
- Orleans Grapevine features one of the city's friendliest wait staffs.
- Outdoor seating is available in the courtyard for romantic dates.
900 Royal St. | 412-8065 | petiteamelie.net
- They specialize in "cuisine rapide": quick and delicious fare and light snacks.
- An extension of Cafe Amelie, Petite Amelie is the more casual locale.
- Their selections change daily, so you'll always find something new and exciting.
- Petite Amelie provides indoor seating or you can "grab and go."
- They offer farm-to-pantry items like locally-sourced jams and sauces.
Q&C Hotel Restaurant
344 Camp St. | 587-9700 | qandc.com
- Named among the Top 10 Happy Hours in St. Charles Avenue Magazine.
- They are located within walking distance to the French Quarter.
- Q&C serves very tasty beignets.
- The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- You can sip $3 beers and $5 house wines during Happy Hour.
301 Dauphine St. | 586-0972 | rfsnola.com
- Richard Fiske's opens daily as early as 6:30 a.m.
- The restaurant offers great live local music.
- One of their specialties is the BBQ Shrimp and Grits.
- They're proclaimed to be New Orleans #1 Happy Hour with $3 Martinis.
- They offer one of the most impressive martini lists in town.
Rick's Sporting Saloon
522 Bourbon St. | 522-2510 | ricks-saloon.com
- This adult sports bar features live lounge entertainment.
- The bar has 11 TV screens including a 92-inch television.
- The "man cave" decor includes deer heads and plush, zebra-striped chairs.
- A DJ is present for music throughout the night.
- Rick's is a top bachelor party destination in the Quarter!
Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St. | 528-2601 | royalhouserestaurant.com
- Royal House is the fourth longest-running restaurant in the French Quarter.
- Royal House features a great bar with hand-crafted cocktails.
- The restaurant also offers balcony seating that's perfect on a fall day.
- They're known for their oysters, and chargrilled oysters are a specialty.
- There are plenty of private rooms for larger parties or special events.
Wow Cafe DoubleTree Hotel New Orleans
300 Canal St. | 212-3250 | wowcafe.com/stores/double-tree-new-orleans
- Wow Cafe DoubleTree is right next to Canal and Decatur Streets.
- The Whistle Monsta and others get ready at this location at noon on home game days.
- The Sonoma Wrap with Ranch dressing could be the best wrap in the city.
- Choose between 20 different signature sauces for your wings and food!
- The Black Bean Burger is a perfect veggie option.
5608 Citrus Blvd. | 818-0228 | facebook.com/Kyoto2Nola
- Kyoto II is located near the Elmwood Palace Theaters.
- Ask for Yoshi at the sushi bar to learn the daily specials.
- The Unforgettable roll is a favorite, as is their Funky Margarita roll.
- Kyoto II features a large selection of sakes that are great for sharing.
- Try their udon soup or tempura if raw fish is not your thing!
3449 River Rd. | 834-4938 | therivershacktavern.com
- The Rivershack Tavern features great live music on the weekends.
- Their massive collection of "tacky ashtrays" is worth checking out.
- Order the Softshell Crab Po-Boy for a true New Orleans treat.
- Rivershack Tavern also prides itself on unusual barstools.
- Feel free to sample the more than a dozen appetizers.
762 Harrison Ave. | 267-0783 | nolabeans.com
- The Lakeview spot opens at 7 a.m. with a breakfast deal.
- The café delivers an inexpensive menu with entrees under 10 bucks.
- Nola Beans has a full bar. Yep, that's right!
- You can people-watch on Harrison at their front door patio tables.
- Nola Beans has a retail section for shopping for fun trinkets.
The Blue Crab
7900 Lakeshore Dr. | 284-2898 | thebluecrabnola.com
- The Blue Crab has the best views overlooking Lake Pontchartrain.
- They feature live music on weekends.
- The perfect place to cure a Sunday hangover in their outdoor bar and patio.
- Arguably, the best seafood Happy Hour in New Orleans.
- You can park your boat at the dock and enjoy an outstanding meal with friends.
Bao & Noodle
2700 Chartres St. | 272-0004 | baoandnoodle.com
- The restaurant serves delicious house-made noodles for lunch and dinner.
- They offer free delivery to the Marigny/Bywater area.
- They're known for "spicy, numbing" foods like the Ma Po Tofu.
- The restaurant was founded by Doug Crowell after his Chinese in-laws.
- Bao & Noodle's Beef Soup with rice noodles and greens is the perfect cold weather meal.
Buffa's Bar and Restaurant
1001 Esplanade Ave. | 949-0038 | buffasbar.com
- Buffa's was named among the best bars in America by Esquire Magazine.
- Their Reuben Sandwich is also recognized as one of the best in town.
- Every night there's live entertainment for customers in their Back Room.
- Buffa's Bar has been serving food since 1939.
- Brunch is available on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live jazz music.
Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St. | 947-8787 | mardigraszone.com
- Mardi Gras Zone is open 24 hours a day.
- Many items on their menu are vegan- and vegetarian-friendly.
- Try a slice of their famous and delicious pizza.
- Their store offers drinks and food that you can't find anywhere else.
- They also sell groceries so you can make their recipes at home.
1525 Elysian Fields Ave. | 267-7765 | eatatmelbas.com
- Melba's serves some of the city's best po-boys.
- Melba's is close to the French Quarter and Lower Ninth Ward.
- Stop by the day after a Saints game for free chicken wings!
- Melba's features plenty of washing machines for all your laundry needs
- Grab a daiquiri from their side bar to enjoy with your meal.
Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St. | 872-9868 | mimismarigny.com
- Mimi's was voted Best Bar in the Marigny by Where Y'at readers.
- Mimi's serves food until 4 a.m. on the weekends, making it the perfect late-night stop.
- Their menu includes vegetarian and vegan options.
- Mimi's is a great spot to go with a large group to share many different tapas.
- The cheese plate features fantastic cheeses from Spain and other countries.
The Praline Connection
542 Frenchmen St. | 943-3934 | pralineconnection.com
- The Praline Connection first opened in 1990.
- Their New Orleans pralines are handmade using their old-fashioned methods.
- They're known as the ideal place for soul food.
- Taste all their masterpieces with their "A Taste of Soul" Platter.
- There are additional locations in Mandeville and Kenner.
Bagels and Bytes
1001 Metairie Rd. | 831-7968 | baglesandbytes.com
- Bagels and Bytes offers high-speed Internet for webheads.
- They pride themselves on being NOLA's best place for New York bagels.
- Their Bagel Chips should be illegal due to their addictive qualities.
- They offer bundles of bagels with cream cheese for $18.
- Classic breakfast sandwiches are made to order at affordable prices.
Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon Restaurant & Bar
4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd. | 324-6841 | bobbyheberts.com
- The place is named after the sportscaster and former Saints player.
- The bar includes 30 televisions including a 90-inch screen center.
- The restaurant is also packed with sports memorabilia such as signed jerseys.
- A banquet room is available for private parties.
- For an appetizer, the popular Cajun Hebert Fries can't be beat.
4301 Clearview Pwky. & 3547 N Hullen | 885-4845 | caffecaffe.com
- Their salads and wraps are second to none in Metairie.
- Winner of Best Cafe 2016 by Where Y'at Magazine Readers' Picks.
- The café has a full menu of espresso and coffee drinks.
- They'll whip you up a great breakfast on a croissant or bagel.
- Coffee is available for purchase by the pound.
3116 S I-10 Service Rd. E | 831-1030 | citydiner.biz
- The place is open 24 hours a day all week.
- City Diner even serves booze 24/7!
- For breakfast, their giant hubcap-sized pancakes are a must.
- For other options, try their Bottom of the Bowl mix.
- Winner of Best Diner 2016 by Where Y'at Magazine Readers' Picks
Nola Boils Café
601 Metairie Rd. | 295-7121 | nolaboils.com
- This is one of the most notable crawfish stops in Metairie.
- Nola Boils also offers the best boiled crawfish catering during the season.
- Nola Boils provides free Wi-Fi and TV.
- Their Shrimp Gumbo is perfect, by Cajun standards.
- Nola Boils is closed on Sundays.
Poppa's Poor Boys
720 Claiborne Dr. | 832-8114
- A local spot, Poppa's Poor Boys is an inexpensive choice.
- Their specialties include, of course, their various po-boys.
- Poppa's Poor Boys is a notable stop for lunch.
- The restaurant is great for groups to come and eat.
- Poppa's Poor Boys is located near the airport at the corner of Causeway and Jefferson Highway.
Short Stop Poboys
119 Transcontinental Dr. | 885-4572 | shortstoppoboys.com
- They offer an impressive selection of po-boys including the fantastic French Fry Po-boy.
- They're committed to satisfying guests with their great food and service.
- Po-boys come in 6-inch, 9-inch and 14-inch varieties.
- Short Stop Poboys features a drive-up window that's perfect for calling ahead.
- You can get their famous seafood gumbo by the gallon from their catering menu.
Spudly's Super Spuds
2609 Harvard Ave. | 455-3250 | spudlys.com
- The restaurant's staples are meals cooked in huge baked potatoes.
- A brother and sister team opened Spudly's back in 1980.
- Specialty sandwiches and gourmet burgers are also available.
- Try the Super Duper. It's a seafood explosion, with shrimp, crab and crawfish in a spud.
- Their bottomless iced tea is the perfect choice to accompany their spuds.
3127 Esplanade Ave. | 945-5635 | cafedegras.com
- Voted one of the best 15 restaurants by the Travel Channel.
- They're the self-proclaimed "longest running, most Gallic French Bistro" in town.
- The restaurant serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- An outstanding recipe is the Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb.
- Happy Hour is every Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.
3605 S Carrollton Ave. | 482-3935 | fivehappiness.com
- They were selected "Best Chinese Restaurant" by Where Y'at Magazine readers.
- They have served New Orleans for more than 30 years.
- Five Happiness features fantastic seafood dishes that are great for sharing.
- Among the specials is a unique version of General's Chicken.
- Call Five Happiness for delivery Uptown or in Mid-City as late as 10 p.m.
4400 Banks St. | 483-8609 | midcitypizza.com
- Mid-City Pizza features a full bar and is open every day until midnight.
- Call Mid-City Pizza for delivery throughout Mid-City.
- Their Uptown location off Claiborne near Tulane University is opening soon.
- Every Monday has a special of Red Beans and Rice Pizza.
- Among their appetizers, they have a delicious plate of waffle fries.
3301 S Carrollton Ave. | 488-1881 | mikimotosushi.com
- They have been serving Japanese food since 1999.
- Mikimoto offers free delivery within the city.
- Their full bar offers wine, cocktails and sake.
- A majority of lunch specials cost under 10 dollars.
- Along with catering, Mikimoto also includes a drive-thru.
Shamrock Bar and Grill
4133 S Carrollton Ave. | 301-0938 | shamrockparty.com
- The bar has live music on Saturday nights.
- Most items on the menu cost under 10 dollars.
- Shamrock is a great spot to visit with friends to play all of their amazing bar games.
- Shamrock's Bar serves a delicious Ribeye Steak that will fill you up!
- Shamrock has a DJ spinning plenty of music for your listening pleasure.
134 N Carrollton Ave. | 488-7991 | venezianeworleans.net
- Venezia has been serving fantastic Italian food since 1957.
- They offer take-out of some of the city's best pizza and Italian dishes.
- Venezia features a full bar that's a great spot to watch the big game.
- Daily specials include a Frutti De Mare Marinara.
- Venezia is a fantastic place for a large group of people to enjoy Italian food family-style.
141 N Carrollton Ave. | 486-1600 | witsinn.com
- Wit's Inn is a Mid-City favorite, located near the corner of Canal and Carrollton.
- They have a pizza kitchen churning out fresh and amazing pizzas.
- The bar has 15 flat screen TVs for sports.
- They support teachers. 25 percent off teachers and musicians every Monday night.
- Thursday Night is the popular $5 Pizza Night. Starts at 6 p.m. and you'll have to dine in.
Another Broken Egg Café
2917 Magazine St. | 301-2771 | anotherbrokenegg.com
- This café boasts a whopping 114 menu items.
- A great brunch option, they're open 7 a.m. til 3 p.m. daily.
- One-of-a-kind breakfast apps include Biscuit Beignets and City Grits.
- Another Broken Egg Café is health-conscious with several gluten-free options.
- Although focused on breakfast, they also offer great burgers and fresh salads.
Multiple locations | daisydukesrestaurant.com
- They've often won "Best of the Big Easy" in the Bloody Mary category.
- Some of the Daisy Duke's restaurants are open 24 hours a day.
- You can enjoy pancakes and raw oysters at the same time.
- They feature the Alligator Omelette. Mmmm, gator!
- Their wings are to die for, especially during the game.
Multiple locations |dotsdiner.com
- Patrons love the classic 50s style of this spot.
- Some locations are open 24 hours.
- Every weekend, the restaurant hosts a pancake breakfast.
- Enjoy a massive breakfast with the Big Dot Platter.
- The menu includes Country Fried Steak and Grilled Catfish.
Maple Street Patisserie
Multiple Locations | cargocollective.com/maplestreetpatisserie
- The pastry chef's homeland is Poland.
- Call ahead to order one of their amazing pies for the upcoming holiday season.
- The delicacies are based on the chef's studies throughout Europe.
- They offer their own version of the New Orleans specialty, the praline.
- They also have a great selection of sandwiches at the Magazine Street location.
Multiple locations |mcalistersdeli.com
- There are multiple McAlister's Delis within the New Orleans area.
- The McAlister's Club Sandwich includes up to 13 layers.
- They sell their McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea by the gallon, as they should.
- The French Dip with provolone and Au Jus is outstanding.
- For health freaks, the menu offers a number of salad options.
Multiple locations | mellowmushroom.com
- Since the 1970s, the Mellow Mushroom has been keeping it mellow.
- They have two locations in New Orleans and one on the Northshore.
- The Mellow Mushroom on Oak Street has some really cool decor on display.
- Catch a show at the Maple Leaf after eating at the Oak Street location.
- The Mellow Mushroom Uptown features delivery via bicycle.
Morning Call Coffee Stand
Multiple locations | morningcallcoffeestand.com
- They're formally known as the "most famous coffee drinking place."
- Founded by Joseph Jurisich, they've been open since 1870.
- They're one of the best spots for coffee and beignets.
- They've got a location in City Park for beignets with a view.
- Morning Call also serves breakfast options in addition to beignets.
Multiple locations |phils-grill.com
- Phil's Grill serves some of the best burgers in town, including their bison burger.
- The restaurant has a special burger and milkshake of the month.
- Visit Phil's Grill for their Burger Bowl special that will have you cheering for the Saints.
- Try over one million possible combinations as you build your own burger.
- Phil's Grill features a full bar that includes adult milkshakes that will put a smile on your face!
Multiple locations | reginellis.com
- Reginelli's was voted "Best Pizza" in New Orleans by Where Y'at Magazine readers.
- There are numerous locations around the city, making good pizza easy to find!
- Try one of Reginelli's fantastic salads for a healthy meal.
- Reginelli's Pizzeria is celebrating 20 years with a chance to win a trip to Italy.
- Reginelli's provides other non-pizza Italian dishes like Pesto Tortellini.
The Ruby Slipper
Multiple locations | therubyslippercafe.net
- The Ruby Slipper has four spots within the city.
- They're only open until 3 p.m., so get there early.
- They have a full bar and some of the city's best Bloody Mary's.
- They boast service 363 days a year (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas).
- Their Bananas Foster Pain Perdu is to die for!
Willie Mae's Scotch House
Multiple locations | williemaesnola.com
- The restaurant was established in 1957 in New Orleans's historic Treme neighborhood.
- The Food Network credited them as having "America's Best Fried Chicken."
- Originally a bar, this spot no longer serves alcohol.
- Willie Mae's Scotch House features delicious pork chops if chicken is not your thing.
- Their St. Charles Avenue location is known as Willie Mae's Grocery & Deli.
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Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles
5741 Crowder Blvd. | 244-0021 | mamommashouse.com
- They serve breakfast ... anytime!
- Momma Mack's Red Beans & Rice on Mondays are absolutely delicious.
- Their "secret weapon" is in their delicious cornbread recipe.
- Do not leave there without trying their signature Chicken and Waffles.
- Ma Momma's is open 7 days a week.
4279 Magazine St. | 894-8881 | apollinerestaurant.com
- Apolline offers brunch Tuesday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m.
- This was OpenTable's 2014 Winner for Diners' Choice.
- Every Wednesday, they offer select bottles of wine for $5.
- The Grouper is AMAZING ... period.
- They offer bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S Claiborne Ave. | 865-9464 | bayouhotwings.com
- They are a local favorite when it comes to wings.
- The menu includes 10 homemade sauces to with your wings.
- It's an inexpensive spot with most items costing under 10 dollars.
- Their burgers are also a worthy treat.
- With no alcohol, Bayou Hot Wings is great for families.
614 S Carrollton Ave. | 866-9301 | jazminecafe.com
- This spot is best known for fresh and affordable Vietnamese cuisine.
- It also offers full catering and delivery in the area.
- Their spring rolls are some of the best in Nola.
- The Vietnamese cafe also includes a full bar.
- Grabbing lunch for less than $10 here is actually possible!
3001 Magazine St. | 891-0997 | joeyksrestaurant.com
- This restaurant serves any party, from buffet-style to sit-down dinners.
- Their Shrimp Po-Boy is a must-have with their shrimp salad.
- The restaurant features an outdoor patio on the second floor.
- Joey K's massive seafood platter for dinner is quite a delicious undertaking.
- They just finished their new gorgeous bar inside the restaurant.
4938 Prytania St. | 899-8886 | lathaiuptown.com
- La Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine in a fun and inviting atmosphere.
- They've often been honored as the best Thai restaurant in New Orleans.
- Chef Diana Chauvin founded La Thai to reflect her Thai-Louisiana roots.
- Every Tuesday offers a "Social Night" with special deals.
- 10 percent of the proceeds from certain items help fight heart disease.
1500 S Carrollton Ave. | 862-6200 | lebanonscafe.com
- They're the self-proclaimed #1 Middle Eastern dining destination in New Orleans.
- The restaurant features colorful hand-painted murals under their trees.
- Many guests credit them with having "the most beautiful dining room" as well as great food.
- Their menu includes classics such as hummus and their famous kabobs.
- Their Lebanese tea can't be missed.
1403 St. Charles Ave. | 410-9997 | japanesebistro.com
- Their St. Charles Avenue location accommodates parties of up to 70 people.
- Miyako delivers a fun hibachi show for your meal including the "volcano."
- Their various options include steak, lobster, scallops and more.
- The restaurant is a fun place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
- Miyako features wonderful sushi with a special roll of the week that's always great.
5130 Freret St. | 899-6532 | sushinola.com
- Origami combines Japanese traditions with New Orleans spices in their recipes.
- Origami also offers a great menu for vegetarians.
- Located on Freret Street, there are lots of great bars to hit after your meal.
- Origami features a wide selection of sakes that are great for sharing.
- One of their popular specials is the Freret Roll.
1838 Napoleon Ave. | 895-4877 | pascalsmanale.com
- Pascal's Manale has been serving Creole-Italian cuisine for more than 100 years.
- They are best-known as the creators of BBQ Shrimp.
- Pascal's Manale is an ideal spot for a night out with friends.
- The bread pudding at Pascal's Manale is worth the trip alone!
- Grab some oysters at their stand-up bar before your table is ready.
2100 St. Charles Ave. | 509-6675 | poseidonnola.com
- Poseidon is known for their fresh seafood dishes and great sushi.
- Located just across the street from Igor's, Poseidon is open daily.
- They're oyster experts and offer them charbroiled, fried and raw.
- Poseidon also offers state-of-the-art karaoke rooms.
- Grab a cocktail at their sleek bar overlooking St. Charles Avenue.
3151 Calhoun St. | 861-9602 | pyramidscafeneworleans.com
- They're known for their healthy choices in Mediterranean cuisine.
- A menu highlight is their combination plate with shawarma and gyro.
- They have three TVs and Wi-Fi access.
- They offer free delivery for orders over $10.
- Pyramids Café is located near Tulane University and is a favorite with the students.
1330 Prytania St. | 302-2599 | seedyourhealth.com
- Seed is a self-sufficient restaurant with recycled menus and solar energy.
- The restaurant also supports multiple organizations such as the Humane Society.
- Their menu offers a selection of different juices.
- The entire menu caters to vegetarian diets.
- Seed also serves a great brunch.
3100 Calhoun St. | 861-3615 | tedsfrostop.com
- This 50s spot offers classic comfort food in a diner atmosphere.
- Get a taste of their all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5.99.
- Try their famous Lot-O burger or any of their "all-day" breakfast options.
- Their famous Root Beer Float is the perfect accompaniment for any meal.
- A cozy and comfortable place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner with the family.
The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Ave. | 899-9308 | thecolumns.com
- Although a hotel, The Columns serves delicious food with a full bar.
- They feature live music five days a week.
- Their Victorian Lounge bar offers Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
- The Columns Hotel is a historic location built in 1883.
- Their outdoor seating provides a beautiful view overlooking St. Charles Avenue.
Three Muses Maple Street
7537 Maple St. | 510-2749 | threemusesmaple.com
- Almost a quarter of the menu is vegetarian.
- Three Muses on Maple Street has a sleek bar that's great for grabbing a cocktail.
- They offer brunch Saturday and Sunday with live music from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- The meat and cheese plate is perfect for sharing with a group of friends.
- If you love Three Muses on Frenchmen Street, then don't miss their new Uptown location.
Charlie's Restaurant & Catering
6129 E Saint Bernard Hwy. | 682-9057 | charliesrestaurantla.com
- Charlie's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Call ahead to order their holiday meal that includes a turkey with all the sides.
- They provide catering for events ranging from baby showers to weddings.
- Just a short drive from the French Quarter, Charlie's is a perfect spot to take visitors.
- Charlie's always features the freshest seafood caught in the waters of St. Bernard Parish.
Café 615 Home of Da Wabbit
615 Kepler St. | 365-1225 | dawabbit.net
- The restaurant is a New Orleans classic that was founded in 1949.
- Café 615 features amazing daily specials that will have you coming back for more.
- Head to Cafe 615 with a group of friends for a meal to remember.
- Their signature item is the "Da Wabbit Hamburger Steak."
- Café 615 offers fantastic catering as well as boiled crawfish for your next event.
Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant
435 Huey P. Long Ave. | 368-1114 | gattusos.net
- This spot is located in the Gretna Historical District.
- Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
- The bar boasts more than 14 beers on tap.
- Winner of Best Bar Westbank 5 Years in a row from Where Y'at readers.
- They host live music every weekend.
Lafitte's Landing Seafood House
1700 Lapalco Blvd. | 252-9613 | lafitteslandingseafoodhouse.com
- Lafitte's offers traditional New Orleans flavors and fresh seafood.
- Order the lobster for a special occasion while at Lafitte's Landing.
- It's a casual spot good for groups of all sizes.
- Lafitte's Landing serves delicious raw and chargrilled oysters.
- Reservations are recommended on busy nights.
Rivershack Tavern Gretna
714 1st St. | 325-5530 | therivershacktavern.com
- This is the sister location to the Rivershack Tavern on River Road.
- Free live music can be found on Fridays and Saturdays.
- The tavern has an awesome rooftop patio with beautiful views of the river.
- Like the original, this bar also provides many beer and cocktail selections.
- They originally opened in celebration of the original Rivershack Tavern's 25th anniversary.