All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!
Nov 30 2018

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

By: Staff

African

Bennachin
1212 Royal St. | 522-1230 | bennachinrestaurant.com 

  1. The West African eatery has been serving amazing food since 1992.
  2. The menu features three languages: the language of the Bassa people of Cameroon, that of the Mandinka people of Gambia, and American English. 
  3. Filled with lively African-inspired artwork, Bennachin has an intimate, comfortable atmosphere.
  4. Various entrees can be served meatless for vegetarian or vegan patrons. Try the Bennachin Special, which is African jambalaya—a jollof rice-based dish served with sautéed spinach.
  5. It’s BYOB! Guests are welcome to bring a bottle of their own wine to pair with their meal.

American

Apolline
4729 Magazine St. | 894-8881 | apollinerestaurant.com

  1. Herbs and peppers decorating the cocktails and cuisine of Apolline are grown on-site in the kitchen garden.
  2. Apolline’s Wine Down Wednesdays boast $5 glasses of world-class wine and $20 bottles, providing the perfect mid-week celebration or romantic date night. 
  3. Cocktail-fittings are available; get a cocktail custom-fitted to your taste buds.
  4. You can give your custom drink a name, and it will be added to the drinks list.
  5. Featured recipes from the kitchen are listed on their website, so you can enjoy them at home.

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Ave. | 662-9933 | bayouhotwings.com 

  1. Sides and dipping sauces are made fresh with local ingredients to accompany wings that are lovingly marinated and brined for 24 hours to reach flavor perfection. 
  2. This hometown wingery offers 14 sauces, ranging from sweet to scorching.  
  3. Try the famous fries or another unique side, like gator bites.
  4. The Bayou Beast Challenge is available for those who dare, and winners get a free t-shirt and their likeness on the Wall of Fame! 
  5. Chefs Nguyen and Makepeace are both Louisiana-born and -raised.

The Country Club
634 Louisa St. | 945-0742 | thecountryclubneworleans.com

  1. The renovated Creole cottage offers a sophisticated take on classic Creole dishes, such as Crab Beignets or Louisiana Oyster Tacos.
  2. They have a pool, so patrons can take a dip as they enjoy some delicious food and drinks.
  3. The Country Club offers an all-day Happy Hour if it’s raining, making this spot the perfect escape. 
  4. Saturday Drag Brunch is a must for both the food and entertainment.  
  5. For over 40 years now, this lush, local oasis has been providing refreshing cocktails and tasty food in the Marigny.

Daisy Dukes  
Multiple Locations | daisydukesrestaurant.com 

  1. Two of their five locations are 24/7, making Daisy Dukes the perfect place for a late-night snack after a trip to the Quarter.
  2. Try one of their award-winning Cajun Bloody Marys—if you get an entrée with it, your Bloody Marys are bottomless! 
  3. With seemingly endless specials, Daisy Dukes offers real Southern eats. 
  4. Huge portions and quick food service make it a great space to dine with friends after a long day.
  5. Don’t feel up to cooking? Daisy Dukes delivers.

Fullblast Brunch  
139 S. Cortez. | 302-2800 | fullblastbrunch.com 

  1. Start any day off right with their delicious mimosas and Chicken & Waffles. 
  2. Their Chicken Milanesa is the locals' favorite new dish.  
  3. It's located in the heart of Mid-City, only two blocks from the Canal St. Streetcar.
  4. Come for the brunch, stay for the lunch—Full Blast has a great lunch and kids' menu.
  5. Chef and owner Chris Belou has included his passion for both South Louisiana cooking and world travels into each dish.

Gattuso’s Neighborhood Restaurant  
435 Huey P. Long Ave. | Gretna | 368-1114 | gattusos.net

  1. Their Dirty Bird Po-Boy, stuffed with turkey, roast beef, Swiss, and gravy, can’t be beat.
  2. Every Tuesday, Gattuso's offers trivia that covers a diverse range of topics.
  3. With Ladies Night on Wednesday and Pint Night Thursdays, Gattuso’s proves that they are the place to go for every occasion.
  4. Along with amazing menu options, their live music on Fridays and Saturdays is a great way to enjoy the weekend. 
  5. Good food in a quaint neighborhood setting allows patrons to feel right at home at this family- and dog-friendly establishment. 

Goldbergs Fine Foods 
925 Common St. | 267-3564 | goldbergbagel.com

  1. Grab a cocktail from their cozy bar for Happy Hour or before the big game.
  2. With over 32 bagel options, from cranberry to asiago cheese, there’s no other place like Goldbergs in New Orleans.
  3. This restaurant flawlessly brings together the best taste of the Big Apple and the Big Easy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  4. Goldbergs’s po-boys are prepared fresh with French bread baked in-house. 
  5. Offering oven-ready casseroles and perfect bagels, Goldbergs goes the extra mile with their free club membership for true foodies. 

Gordon Biersch
200 Poydras St. | 522-2739 | gordonbiersch.com 

  1. A plethora of beers on tap, new beers being added constantly, and on-site brewing make Gordon Biersch the go-to spot for any beer connoisseur.
  2. The food complements the beer, not the other way around, and the pub-style restaurant offers expertly picked pairings.
  3. Local ingredients and fresh-brewed beer are incorporated into the dishes to give diners unique and nuanced flavors. 
  4. Don’t miss out on classic German dishes, like schnitzel and crimini mushroom spätzle.
  5. The outdoor patio at Gordon Biersch is a great place to catch the holiday action on Fulton Street.

Lakeview Harbor 
8550 Pontchartrain Blvd. | 486-4887 | lakeviewharbor.us 

  1. Home of the Typhoon specialty cocktail, Lakeview Harbor offers a variety of nautical-themed drinks. 
  2. The seaside establishment offers new food and drink specials every week.
  3. Lakeview Harbor has a banquet room that provides a big screen for a business meeting or spacious floors for the family reunion. 
  4. Their menu has American classics, like burgers and steak, as well as a bounty of delicious seafood options.  
  5. Serving U.S.D.A choice-cut meat, Lakeview Harbor puts quality on the table.

Liberty Cheesesteaks
5041 Freret St. | 875-4447 | libertycheesesteaks.com

  1. Liberty Cheesesteaks only uses fresh, whole-muscle sirloin and perfectly seasoned ribeye in their sandwiches. 
  2. This sandwich shop caters to foodies by offering rich signature sauces, including spicy (JJ), garlic (Alisha), or hot-pepper (Moike).
  3. Liberty Cheesesteaks is especially popular with Tulane and Loyola students.
  4. This restaurant is successfully invading the home of the po-boy, one Philly cheesesteak at a time. 
  5. The sandwich shop serves traditional cheesesteaks any Philadelphia native would approve of. 

Spudly's Super Spuds 
2609 Harvard Ave. | Metairie | 455-3250 | spudlys.com

  1. Spudly’s has been giving New Orleanians a full meal in a baked potato for over 35 years.
  2. Offering 20 unique potato combinations, Spudly’s loads their spuds with everything from steak to crab, crawfish to chili. 
  3. Try one of their Super Spuds, like the Reuben Spud, Pizza Spud, or the Shrimply Put.
  4. Spudly’s Super Spuds only uses the freshest and best-quality meats, seasoned in-house and cooked with love.
  5. The quaint spud spot also offers other delicious staples, like burgers, po-boys, and soups.

We Dat’s Chicken and Shrimp
Multiple Locations | wedatschickenandshrimp.com 

  1. With simple yet delicious comfort food, We Dat’s offers specials for military personnel, police, first-responders, and students with proper identification. 
  2. We Dat’s is open late at their Canal Street location, making it a super spot to visit after a night Downtown.
  3. We Dat’s 75-Cent Wing Tuesday is a perfect way to brighten up the work week.
  4. They have their own blend of seasoning, which tastes AMAZING on anything and everything.
  5. Like selfies? Whether you’re dining in or just picking up take-out to cater your next football party, the muraled walls of the restaurant make for great photo ops.

Willie Mae’s Scotch House 
2401 St. Ann St. | 822-9503 | williemaesnola.com

  1. They have the best fried chicken in America, according to the Food Network and Travel Channel.
  2. Willie Mae’s is a piece of New Orleans culinary art, just outside the historic Treme neighborhood, that’s been family-owned and -operated for over 50 years.
  3. The menu is humbly small, but that doesn’t matter when every item packs a big punch in the flavor department.
  4. The menu also has vegan options that still hold true to that New Orleans taste.
  5. They won the James Beard Award: America’s Classic Restaurant for the Southern Region in 2005.

WOW Café Doubletree
300 Canal St. | 212-3250 | wowcafe.com/stores/double-tree-new-orleans

  1. This “American Grill and Wingery” creates its signature sauces fresh in the store.
  2. The café is a step up from your average wing joint with its brunch and coffee options.
  3. Wow Café offers local favorites, such as shrimp and grits, as well as more unique options, like La Louisiane Benedict.
  4. If you’re wondering what’s a must-try, the Shanghai Shrimp Po’Boy has won the New Orleans Po-Boy Festival. 
  5. With a plethora of sauces, ranging from maple cinnamon Canadian to spicy Acadian, you’re sure to find one that you’ll love. 

Asian

Bao & Noodle 
2700 Chartres St. | 272-0004 | baoandnoodle.com

  1. Bao and Noodle is the perfect place to slurp down a bowl of authentic Chinese soup or tear into a fresh steamed bun.
  2. The cozy and chic noodle house offers an adventurous and exotic take on traditional Asian cuisine while showcasing local art on its walls.
  3. The mom-approved noodles are handpulled daily, in-house.
  4. With a location in the Marigny, Bao & Noodle is a great spot to hit before a night on Frenchmen Street.
  5. The plating and presentation of the food is gorgeous and adds to the soulful experience of a good meal.

Five Happiness
3605 S. Carrollton Ave. | 482-3935 | fivehappiness.com 

  1. The portions are beyond generous at a great price.
  2. With such an extensive menu, Five Happiness seems like it has every Chinese food imaginable.
  3. Five Happiness offers fantastic delivery options to Uptown and Mid-City.
  4. They have consistently been selected as the best Chinese restaurant in New Orleans.
  5. Five Happiness has the perfect combo of cuisine and ambiance, making it a great place for a quick business meeting or even an impromptu date night. 

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Green Tea 
3001 Napoleon Ave. | 899-8005 | greenteanola.com 

  1. With fresh, quality dishes at a reasonable price, Green Tea has perfected the formula of healthy and delicious food.
  2. Green Tea allows patrons to customize their food any way they like by picking from a selection of meats, veggies, and sauces.
  3. In 2008, Green Tea moved to NOLA from its original location in New York City.
  4. Customer favorites include the lo mein and General Tso’s Chicken.
  5. For late-night dining, it’s open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Kyoto 2
5608 Citrus Blvd. | Harahan | 818-0228 | facebook.com/Kyoto2Nola

  1. Some say the best things are hidden in plain sight. This rings true with Kyoto 2’s strip-mall location that serves the best sushi around.
  2. Endless selections of fresh sushi are fully customizable and always beautifully plated.
  3. Check out their specials board to see the latest sushi offerings.
  4. The lunch specials are a delicious must-try for those wanting something other than sushi and the Fried Banana Tempura with Ice Cream for dessert.  
  5. Kyoto 2 is located right by the Elmwood Palace movie theater, making it a great spot before or after seeing a film.

Mikimoto 
3301 S. Carrollton Ave. | 488-1881 | mikimotosushi.com

  1. Deliciously unique sushi options, like the Po-Boy Roll and South Carrollton Roll, offer a side of New Orleans flavor.
  2. With local seafood and plenty of fresh land-based fare (both meat and veggies), they offer everything from tempura dishes to sushi, fried rice, udon, and teriyaki.
  3. Mikimoto doesn’t even ask patrons to get out of the car for a quick, satisfying bite, since they can order ahead and grab their food at the convenient pick-up window.
  4. Their delicious sake-inspired cocktails present an interesting twist on margaritas and cosmos.
  5. Don’t miss out on their hearty daily lunch specials, sure to leave most people with enough food for both lunch and dinner.

Miyako Hibachi & Sushi Bar 
1403 St. Charles Ave. | 410-9997 | miyakonola.com 

  1. Miyako provides one of the best hibachi experiences around for groups of any size.
  2. Try one of their specialty cocktails to go with your meal. You won’t regret it!
  3. If it’s your birthday, the hibachi chefs may ask you to help them entertain the whole table or even cook some of the meal.
  4. The onion volcano really starts off dinner with a delightful bang and offers a delicious pre-game to the Who Dat Roll or Miyako’s Lobster Dynamite. 
  5. Miyako’s “Roll of the Week” is always worth trying.

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Origami 
5130 Freret St. | 899-6532 | sushinola.com

  1. Origami touts their culinary philosophy as “combining local seasonal ingredients with an infinite spectrum of fresh seafood” and “pairing traditional Japanese offerings with new and refreshing flavors and textures.”
  2. This spot is especially popular with Tulane and Loyola students looking for great sushi.
  3. Save room for dessert: The tempura and mochi ice cream flavors are both worth waiting for.
  4. The sushi roll names are fun and will have you reminiscing about the past—until the food comes, when your only focus will be the flavor.
  5. Three renowned sushi masters have come together to create a sushi-crafting trifecta whose prowess and expertise can’t be matched. 

Viet Orleans Bistro
300 Baronne St. | 333-6917

  1. Viet Orleans Bistro is a Vietnamese and sushi restaurant popular for lunch.
  2. They offer tofu phở and vegetable sushi as options for vegetarians. 
  3. Customers recommend their wonderful roll creations, like the Streetcar Roll.
  4. Viet Orleans is the perfect spot for those on a budget, with affordable options for all.
  5. Don’t leave without having a glass of their amazing Vietnamese iced coffee!

Bars With Great Food

Backspace Bar & Kitchen 
139 Chartres St. | 322-2245 | backspacenola.com

  1. Backspace is the perfect French Quarter place for foodies and bookworms alike.
  2. Like a good book, the drinks and food will transport you to another time and fuel your next adventure.
  3. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience your favorite authors in food form with the Hemingway Cuban or the Whitman Roast beef.
  4. The menu is elegant, but with a certain whimsical, almost childlike flair that is highly evident in their Grown-Up Grilled Cheese and homemade chips.
  5. Drinking several of the libations off Backspace’s extensive cocktail list might be just the inspiration you need to write your next novel.

Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant 
1001 Esplanade Ave. | 949-0038 | buffasbar.com 

  1. Buffa’s Back Room is the perfect spot to catch great live music after a meal.
  2. You can stop in anytime for some delicious food or one of their cocktails to quench your thirst, as Buffa’s is open 24/7.
  3. Seasonal brunch specials and a few holiday-themed ones overflow the menu. 
  4. You’ll find one of the city’s best Ruebens here.
  5. Buffa’s is regularly voted as one of the best bars in America. 

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Copper Vine Wine Pub
1001 Poydras St. | 208-9535 | coppervinewinepub.com

  1. Copper Vine is the Central Business District’s newest wine bar and gastropub.
  2. Where Copper Vine calls home isn’t just any old building, as the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  3. Copper Vine offers 30 aromatic and flavorful wines on tap (and many more by the bottle) for guests to taste and discover.
  4. Be sure to pair your glass of vino with one of their delicious appetizers, like their Crab Deviled Eggs.
  5. Whether for a Christmas party, family gathering, or festive get-together, Copper Vine has the space for your next catered event.

Flamingo A-Go-Go 
869 Magazine St. | 577-2202 | flamingonola.com 

  1. This hot spot that everyone is flocking to is a great place to flamingle.
  2. Flamingo A-Go-Go has a beautiful dog-friendly courtyard.
  3. Their flocktails, such as the Feather Plucker and the Flamingo on a Wire, are amazing.
  4. There’s a host of things to do: trivia on Tuesday, movie night on Wednesday, and much more.
  5. Get bottomless mimosas or sparkling rosé every Saturday and Sunday at their Boozy Brunch.

The Jimani
141 Chartres St. | 524-0493 | thejimani.com 

  1. Bacon Bloody Marys are among their staples.
  2. The Jimani has an endless supply of TVs with virtually any game on imaginable. 
  3. It’s a great place for all the UFC fights and other pay-per-view events.
  4. The mixologists consider themselves chefs behind the bar and can make both creative and conventional cocktails.
  5. This is a great local bar with all the New Orleans lore and tradition that we all love.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St. | 523-8995 | lucysretiredsurfers.com

  1. You’d have to go surfin’ the entire USA to find a bar better than Lucy’s.
  2. The famous Shark Attack cocktail will have you wanting another, but with the strength of it, you should probably stop at one. 
  3. Lucy’s is dog-friendly, so bring Rover out for some nachos. 
  4. They offer global surf cuisine with local ingredients and flavor.
  5. The Scorpion or Worm Shot challenges are available for the more daring patrons.

Mimi’s in the Marigny 
2601 Royal St. | 872-9868 | mimismarigny.com 

  1. At Mimi’s, don’t expect just traditional bar food and cocktails.
  2. Don’t know what to order? Mimi’s has “Trust Me” cocktails that leave your drink choices in the bartender’s hands.
  3. Kahlua Glazed Salmon, paella, and escargot are just a few of the menu items offered at this great place.
  4. Handpicked cheese boards are available for those looking for the ultimate shareable dish.
  5. The menu is filled equally with both meaty and vegetarian treats. 

Deuce McAllister’s Ole Saint: Kitchen and Tap 
132 Royal St. | 309-4797 | olesaint.com

  1. Ole Saint is owned by New Orleans Saints legend Deuce McAllister.
  2. Ole Saint specializes in Southern coastal cuisine, including oysters, BBQ shrimp, and their amazing Shrimp Remoulade Tower.
  3. The beer selection is huge, with over 50 brews on tap, many from local and small craft breweries.
  4. The memorabilia and decor provide the perfect setting to relax and reminisce about Saints seasons past or to watch the game.
  5. Try their delicious pork chop or one of their other signature dishes.

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Orleans Grapevine
720 Orleans Ave. | 523-1930 | orleansgrapvine.com 

  1. They feature over 65 wines by the glass, as well as over 375 wines by the bottle on their extensive menu.
  2. The courtyard is a great spot to enjoy the cooler weather and to people-watch.
  3. The wine flights allow you to sample three glasses at once.
  4. You can’t go wrong with their double-cut pork chops with crawfish sausage.
  5. Orleans Grapevine has a BACON HAPPY HOUR (free bacon with your drinks). Enough said.

Oscar’s
2027 Metairie Rd. | Metairie | 831-9540 | oscarsoldmetairie.com

  1. A neighborhood lounge and restaurant nestled in Old Metairie, Oscar’s has been open since 1983.
  2. The place is decorated entirely with Marilyn Monroe photos and decor from around the country.
  3. Oscar's is perfect for enjoying late-night entertainment, whether it's watching the latest sports game or playing pool.
  4. Their menu includes everything from apps and snacks to burgers, sandwiches, and sliders.
  5. Oscar’s is named after everyone’s favorite Oscar—the little golden one of the Academy Awards.

Parasol’s
2533 Constance St. | 302-1543 | facebook.com/ParasolsNOLA

  1. Parasol’s Irish Bar and Restaurant has been slinging po-boys and drinks since 1952.
  2. Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has featured their po-boys on the show.
  3. Be sure to try their loaded roast beef po-boy with gravy on garlic butter French bread.
  4. Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, Parasol’s throws a huge block party.
  5. If you’re a fan of Jameson whiskey, be sure to try one of their delicious car bombs!

Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar
500 Port of New Orleans Pl. | 247-9265 | poppystimeoutsportsbar.com

  1. Poppy’s is a fantastic sports bar and grill located on the waterfront on Spanish Plaza.
  2. Try one of their famous Hurricane cocktails, which range from Category 1 thru 5, each with a different premium rum.
  3. Their bar also offers a selection of 20 beers on tap, including plenty of craft beers.
  4. Their Voodoo Juice cocktail is best enjoyed sitting on the patio while watching the Mississippi River.
  5. They have 21 big-screen TVs, so this is the perfect spot for watching Saints or other NFL games.

Shamrock Bar and Grill
4133 S. Carrollton Ave. | 301-0938 | shamrockparty.com

  1. Challenge your friends to some mini-bowling, foosball, or darts at the city’s largest neighborhood bar.
  2. Be sure to savor their delicious ribeye steak with mashed potatoes.
  3. The 16,000 square-foot space includes 23 pool tables and four ping-pong cages.
  4. The Shamrock can accommodate parties of up to 600 people—great for holiday gatherings.
  5. Their menu also features an amazing half-pound burger and breaded buffalo wings.

Tracey’s Irish Bar and Restaurant
2604 Magazine St. | 897-5413 | traceysnola.com
 

  1. Established in 1949, Tracey’s Irish Bar and Restaurant is the original Irish Channel bar.
  2. Tracey’s is known for its wild St. Patty’s Day block party in the Irish Channel.
  3. You can get their shucked-to-order oysters for $1 on Mondays.
  4. Be sure to try the Irish Sundae, which features their homemade potato salad topped with fresh roast beef debris.
  5. They also have a pool table and over 20 TVs offering non-stop sports broadcasting.

World of Beer 
300 Julia St. | 299-3599 | worldofbeer.com 

  1. World of Beer offers patrons over 500 global beers and local craft drafts to quench your thirst.
  2. On Sundays, they offer “Beerunch” from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., featuring dishes like beer-batter pancakes.
  3. Take advantage of their Monday specials: $5 burgers and fries or Guiness bratwursts with fries.
  4. Located in the Warehouse District, World of Beer offers a respite from the 24/7 party vibe of the French Quarter.
  5. Not a beer fan? They’ve got a variety of wines, cocktails, and other booze to pair with your meal.

Café

Another Broken Egg Café
Multiple locations | 301-2771 | anotherbrokeneggcafe.com 

  1. This cafe was voted “Best Breakfast 2018” by the readers of Where Y’at.
  2. It was also named as one of the “Top 500 Businesses in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2013. 
  3. Their New Orleans locations are in the Garden District and Lakeview. 
  4. Try their Crawfish Skillet, Lobster & Brie Omelette, or Cinnamon Roll French Toast.
  5. The many Another Broken Egg Cafés collectively serve about 750,000 eggs to 600,000 guests a year. 

Café 615 Home of Dawabbit 
615 Kepler St. | Gretna | 365-1225 | dawabbit.net 

  1. Café 615 prides itself on being the most affordable restaurant in Gretna while still serving up high-quality meals.
  2. Check out their daily lunch specials, ranging from red beans and rice on Mondays to fried catfish on Fridays. 
  3. Where else are you going to get a delicious seared duck breast for only $18?
  4. Their extensive menu features everything, including salads, seafood platters, sandwiches, and exotic appetizers.
  5. Their namesake dish, the Dawabbit Burger, is eight ounces of ground chuck, specially seasoned and pan-fried.

Café Amelie
912 Royal St. | 412-8965 | cafeamelie.com

  1. The café is named after Amelie Miltonberger, mother of the first American Princess of Monaco. 
  2. The café is located in the townhouse where the princess was raised in the 1860s. 
  3. Their courtyard is reputed to be the most beautiful and romantic in the French Quarter. 
  4. Enjoy brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with their “Courtyard Cocktail,” which changes seasonally.
  5. Save room for dessert and try their famous doberge cake!

Café Beignet
Multiple locations | cafebeignet.com

  1. Café Beignet is a cup full of New Orleans’s best European traditions, especially coffee and beignets.
  2. You can enjoy live music from various local artists here.
  3. Café Beignet provides a grand café setting, both inside and out, at all of their locations in the Crescent City.
  4. Breakfast is served all day, and New Orleans Cajun specialties and fried seafood are also available.
  5. Bring a piece of New Orleans home with you with any one of their items in the gift shop.

Café Carmo
527 Julia St. | 875-4132 | cafecarmo.com 

  1. Café Carmo is devoted to sustainability and uses many biodegradable and compostable products.
  2. Carmo features a new bar with drinks made from fresh juices and unique mixers.
  3. They are committed to providing dishes for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. 
  4. Their Japanese shima sashimi and Peruvian tiradito are made from the freshest seafood.
  5. Café Carmo holds the only three-star rating by the Green Restaurant Association in Louisiana. 

Caffe! Caffe! 
Two Metairie Locations | caffecaffe.com

  1. Caffe! Caffe! has two gourmet coffee shops and cafés operating in Metairie. 
  2. They are known for serving some of the area’s freshest gourmet coffee and espresso drinks. 
  3. They also serve soups, sandwiches, salads, and pastries made in-house. 
  4. Both locations now offer hot breakfast, so you can get eggs and grits made fresh daily.
  5. It was voted “Best Café 2018” by the readers of Where Y’at.

City Donuts & Café 
Multiple locations | facebook.com/pages/City-Donuts-Cafe-247/103527297118666

  1. City Donuts serves up fresh donuts and other delicious food 24/7.
  2. Their newest location just opened up in the Marigny at 3125 St. Claude Ave.
  3. Not only do they make the city’s best donuts, but they also offer New Orleans cuisine as well.
  4. For a sweet and delicious breakfast (or dessert) fix, be sure to try their buttermilk drops.
  5. City Donuts & Café is available anytime via UberEats and can be delivered right to your doorstep.

Compère Lapin
535 Tchoupitoulas St. | 599-2119 | comperelapin.com

  1. Compère Lapin features some of the best cocktails in town, thanks to their great bartenders.
  2. This Caribbean-inspired eatery is located just off Poydras Street in the Warehouse District’s Old No. 77 Hotel. 
  3. In 2016, critic Brett Anderson named Compère Lapin “New Orleans Restaurant of the Year.” 
  4. Chef Nina Compton is a recent winner of the James Beard Best Chef: South award. 
  5. Standout dishes include the conch croquettes, crudo special, and curried goat.  

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Green Goddess 
307 Exchange Pl. | 301-3347 | greengoddessrestaurant.com 

  1. Green Goddess prides itself on fusing traditional Thai flavors and Cajun cuisine together.
  2. Their inventive vegan and vegetarian offerings, like their tofu po-boy, truly set them apart.
  3. Try their Vegi Cuban Luau with sauteed kale, fresh arugula, manchego cheese, and roasted pineapple.
  4. Green Goddess even has gluten-free options, making the experience and menu truly something for everyone.
  5. Nestled in a romantic alleyway in the French Quarter, Green Goddess is the perfect date-night spot.

Jimmy J’s Café
115 Chartres St. | 309-9360 | jimmyjscafe.com

  1. This colorful French Quarter café is a popular breakfast destination.
  2. Jimmy J’s Café offers a selection of weekly specials and deals, like their pancakes of the day.
  3. They make everything from scratch, using fresh ingredients. 
  4. Are you Downtown right now? Call ahead and wait in bed. They deliver!
  5. Their big flavors can create lines, but they’re worth the wait.  

Morning Call Coffee Stand
56 Dreyfous Dr. | morningcallcoffeestand.com

  1. Morning Call has been serving café au lait and beignets to generations of locals and visitors since 1870.
  2. Their rich chicory coffee is brewed using the time-tested “french drip method,” which allows the coffee to build intensity and body.
  3. Morning Call is open 24/7 (closed only on Christmas Day), so you can have beignets anytime you want!
  4. Their beignets, also referred to as “French Market donuts,” are hand-rolled and cut before being cooked in hot oil.
  5. If you’re not in the mood for something sweet, Morning Call also has a menu featuring many local New Orleans dishes.

Petite Amelie 
900 Royal St. | 412-8065 | petiteamelienola.wordpress.com 

  1. Petite Amelie is an extension of Café Amelie, located right down the street.
  2. The café specializes in “cuisine rapide,” with dine-in and grab-and-go options. 
  3. The cases of prepared foods, ranging from salads to entrees, rotate daily.
  4. Their chocolate croissants and eclairs are some of the city’s best traditional French pastries.  
  5. They have farm-to-pantry items to purchase, such as candies, locally sourced jams, sauces, and more. 

Surrey's Café and Juice Bar
Two Uptown locations | surreysnola.com

  1. Surrey's is an eclectic and funky café and juice bar with two convenient locations on historic Magazine Street.
  2. Surrey's is opening a new location on Freret Street near Tulane University.
  3. Their sweet and savory menu specializes in local food items with a hint of Latin flavor. 
  4. Get there early! Both of their locations are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to just 3 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-served.
  5. Try some of their local favorites, like the Crab Meat Omelette or the Bananas Foster French Toast.

French

Café Degas 
3127 Esplanade Ave. | 945-5635 | cafedegas.com

  1. Café Degas is an intimate French bistro that offers $5 mimosas at their Saturday brunch.
  2. The café’s namesake is the 19th-century French Impressionist Edgar Degas.  
  3. Degas stayed down the street at 2306 Esplanade Ave. during an 1872 visit to the city.
  4. The restaurant was built by French artist Jacques Soulas, who sought to bring authentic French food to New Orleans. 
  5. You can feast in their elegant enclosed patio, with a tree growing through the middle of the dining room. 

Italian

Homegrown Pizza
6325 Elysian Fields Ave. | 644-4762 | homegrown.pizza

  1. Homegrown Pizza lives up to the name by only using dough from Gentilly’s own John Gendusa's Bakery. 
  2. This hip pizzeria keeps six drafts in rotation, and they’re all brewed right in or around New Orleans.
  3. They don’t stop at just pizza either: Homegrown serves up sandwiches and salads, too.
  4. Ever had a pizza with honey, bacon, chicken thighs, and seven different cheeses? Well, now you can.
  5. With such a variety of menu options, it’s the perfect place to take the family.

Josephine Estelle
600 Carondelet St. | 930-3070 | josephineestelle.com

  1. Josephine Estelle is an Italian restaurant adjacent to the amazing Ace Hotel. 
  2. The restaurant is named after the daughters of chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman.
  3. Their menu features a unique combination of Italian recipes and Southern flavor. 
  4. The restaurant includes homemade pastas made from family recipes.
  5. The first Monday of the month, they feature a chef’s selection served family-style for $35.

Mosca’s Restaurant
4137 US Highway 90 West | Westwego | 436-8950 | moscasrestaurant.com

  1. Since 1946, New Orleanians have enjoyed specialty Italian cuisine at Mosca's Restaurant.
  2. Their specialties include spaghetti and meatballs and Oysters Mosca.
  3. Every dish is prepared to order and served on family-style platters.
  4. Their website even features some of Mosca’s most popular dish recipes.
  5. Mosca’s also features a full bar and wine list to help pair a drink with all of their dishes.

Pascal's Manale
1838 Napoleon Ave. | 895-4877 | pascalsmanale.com 

  1. Pascal Manale’s has been a New Orleans institution for over 100 years. 
  2. In December, get $20 back when you buy $100 worth of gift cards!
  3. Grab a dozen raw from their stand-up oyster bar before your meal.
  4. Their BBQ shrimp has achieved national fame as one of New Orleans’s classic dishes.
  5. They also specialize in seafood, traditional Italian dishes, and succulent steaks. 

Red Gravy
125 Camp St. | 561-8844 | redgravycafe.com

  1. Red Gravy is a CBD bistro that offers rustic Italian cuisine using fresh and local ingredients. 
  2. Several menu items are named after the friends and family of chef-owner Roseann Melisi Rostoker.  
  3. Red Gravy is known as having some of the best pasta in town.
  4. They have been rated #1 for Brunch, Italian, Casual Dining, and Neighborhood Restaurant.
  5. Enjoy the cannoli pancakes or pecan waffles in the “colourful and kitchsy” dining area.

Venezia 
134 N. Carrollton Ave. | 488-7991 | venezianeworleans.net 

  1. Venezia has been serving the New Orleans area for 60 years so far. 
  2. They offer authentic Italian dishes, fresh seafood, and steaks.  
  3. Their famous thin-crust pizza is cooked in an original stone oven. 
  4. Their wait staff all have an average of 15 years of experience. 
  5. Venezia’s recently redecorated dining room is the perfect spot for date night.

Tavolino 
141 Delaronde St. | Algiers | 605- 3365 | facebook.com/TavolinoLounge

  1. Tavolino’s offers upscale pizza toppings, such as arugula, prosciutto, and truffle oil.
  2. Need an easygoing date-night idea? The Italian eatery is the perfect place to stop before catching the Algiers ferry into the sunset. 
  3. The restaurant welcomes patrons of any age, but the lounge is a hideaway for those 21 and older. 
  4. Their cans of rosé pair perfectly with any pizza, even on Taco Pizza Tuesday. 
  5. Their Ferry Companion is a Daquiri of the Day option that comes in unique flavors like Strawberry Rosé and Jalapeño Piña Colada.

Tommy’s Cuisine
746 Tchoupitoulas St. | 581-1103 | tommyscuisine.com

  1. Tommy’s Cuisine beautifully brings together Creole-Italian fare while staying true to New Orleans’s culinary spirit.
  2. With dishes like the delicious Roast Duck Tchoupitoulas, Tommy’s offers unique and unexpected flavors.
  3. Their wine list is one of the most extensive in the city.
  4. The classy vintage restaurant has seven beautiful rooms to choose from for those looking to host a private function.
  5. Their gift card makes a great present and can be used at many other Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concept locations.

Mexican

Carreta’s Grill
Multiple locations | carrettasgrillrestaurant.com

  1. Carreta’s serves authentic Mexican food with the goal of making you feel like a part of their family. 
  2. They operate four locations in Metairie, Covington, Harahan, and Slidell. 
  3. They are known for their burritos, taco salads, and jumbo margaritas. 
  4. Though many Mexican places no longer do, they still serve complimentary chips and salsa upon seating. 
  5. This family-oriented establishment also features live music nights.

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito
Multiple locations | izzos.com

  1. Izzo’s Illegal Burrito has been rolling a better burrito since their very first location opened in Baton Rouge in 2001.
  2. All Izzo’s locations serve only the highest quality food with generous portions.
  3. You are truly the maestro of your burrito masterpiece with their endless collection of meats and toppings.
  4. With burrito sizes ranging from Regular to Super and “Illegal,” you can satisfy your cravings no matter how hungry you are.
  5. Be sure to have Izzo’s cater your next family or work event with plenty of catering options available. 

Juan’s Flying Burrito
Multiple locations | juansflyingburrito.com

  1. Their Green Goat Quesadilla is not only amazingly flavorful, but filling.
  2. Probably the world’s first Creole Taqueria, Juan’s mission is to bring crafted food infused with local flavors to patrons at a reasonable price.  
  3. Wrapped in love and a delicious flour, wheat, or spinach tortilla, Juan’s Flying Burritos are large enough to easily pass as a small baby.
  4. Juan’s Eye Opener drinks prove that they understand it’s 5:00 somewhere.
  5. The margarita selection is top-notch and offers flavors like the fruity Corazon and pucker-worthy lime-infused Vida.

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!
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NOLA Cantina
437 Esplanade Ave. | 266-2848 | nolacantina.com

  1. Be sure to check out New Orleans’s newest Mexican joint on the corner of Frenchmen and Esplanade.
  2. Nola Cantina is equal parts indoor and outdoor, with two large bars, plenty of craft cocktails, sangria, wine, and local beers.
  3. Vegetarians are welcome at NOLA Cantina, and the kitchen is free of wheat flour, too.
  4. There are currently plans in development for Burlesque Brunch every first Sunday, so stay tuned!
  5. NOLA Cantina prides itself on a modern take on tacos and Mexican food.

Middle Eastern

Lebanon’s Café
1500 S. Carrollton Ave. | 862-6200 | lebanonscafe.com

  1. All of the kabobs at Lebanon’s are cooked on skewers above a charcoal grill. 
  2. They serve a spectrum of Middle Eastern cuisine, from hummus to kabobs. 
  3. Fan favorites are the creamy hummus, chicken shawarma, and rosemary lamb chops.  
  4. Their extensive menu is complemented by reasonable prices. 
  5. Lebanon’s is BYOB, so bring in your favorite bottle to complement their excellent food.

Pyramids Cafe 
3149 Calhoun St. | 861-9602 | pyramidscafeonline.com 

  1. Pyramids Cafe is an Uptown spot serving healthy and authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.  
  2. Located just across from Tulane University, Pyramids is a popular spot with students.
  3. Vegetarians swear that their eggplant sandwich is one of the best in town.
  4. Their delivery is highly recommended for both speed and quality.
  5. For dine-in customers, they offer free cable TV and Wi-Fi. 

New Orleans Cuisine

Antoine’s Restaurant 
713 St. Louis Ave. | 581-4422 | antoines.com

  1. Established in 1840, Antoine’s is the oldest restaurant in New Orleans. 
  2. Among the country’s most famous restaurants, Antoine's is known as the birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller. 
  3. Their wine cellar is 165 feet long, seven feet wide, and can hold 25,000 bottles. 
  4. They have three private dining rooms named after carnival krewes. 
  5. Bon Appétit has named Antoine’s one of the “Top 10 Must-Visit Classic Restaurants.”

Broussard’s 
819 Conti St. | 581-3866 | broussards.com

  1. Broussard’s has been an iconic, high-end spot serving rich, classic Creole dishes since 1920.
  2. The New Orleans dining treasure has been inducted into the Nation’s Restaurant News’s Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
  3. Within the current building are masterful recreations of various other buildings, such as the Borrello mansion and the historic Hermann-Grima house, built in 1834.
  4. The restaurant is also recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
  5. Their menu includes decadent classics, like truffled crab claws.

Chef Ron‘s Gumbo Stop
2309 N Causeway Blvd. | Metairie | 835-2022 | gumbostop.com

  1. Don’t let this humble spot fool you—owner and head chef, Ron Iafrate, was named Chef of the Year in 2010 by the American Culinary Federation.
  2. Just when you thought there was nothing better than good gumbo, Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop offers stuffed gumbo.
  3. This Cajun-Creole bistro makes sure patrons feel right at home.
  4. With Chef Ron in the establishment’s kitchen, quality is guaranteed.
  5. For those not looking for gumbo at the Gumbo Spot, fret not: There are also specialties, like Bronzed Drum Fish.

The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Ave. | 899-9308 | thecolums.com

  1. Built in 1883, The Columns is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. The hotel was designed by New Orleans architect Thomas Sully. 
  3. The Columns has Happy Hour every day, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as Sunday jazz brunch.
  4. The Victorian Lounge is a bar with outdoor patio seating and a small plates menu. 
  5. It has been listed on Esquire’s guide to “100 Best Bars in America.” 

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Coterie NOLA Restaurant & Oyster Bar
135 Decatur St. | 529-8600 | coterienola.com 

  1. Coterie’s Happy Hour not only features the expected drink special, but 75-cent fresh oysters.
  2. For any patron looking for a way to really bring in the weekend, Coterie offers a Gator Bite cocktail.  
  3. Their signature whiskey cream sauce brings to life their classic bread pudding dessert. 
  4. If you’re looking for a big breakfast with big flavor, then Coterie’s Beaucoup Breakfast is the perfect geaux-to.
  5. Coterie’s brick walls and abundance of natural lighting give it a feel as rich as the food.  

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St. | 522-0571 | crescentictybrewhouse.com 

  1. Crescent City Brewhouse became New Orleans’s first brewpub in 1991.
  2. The brewery’s building dates to the 1700s; it used to be a two-story, 14-room house. 
  3. The property served as a private residence until 1916, when it became used for fur processing. 
  4. Their 17-barrel brewery combines Old World values and modern technology. 
  5. They are a past recipient of the Vieux Carré City Council Award. 

Crossroads at House of Blues 
225 Decatur St. | 310-0499 | houseofblues.com/neworleans/menu

  1. Besides being an established music venue, House of Blues is also home to the restaurant Crossroads. 
  2. The menu is a mix of regional and international cuisine created by chefs across America. 
  3. Grab dinner before a concert and receive early entry into the show.
  4. Their Happy Hour includes offerings such as $6 Voodoo Eggrolls and $4 Bayou Fritters.  
  5. They also have daily drink specials, like $3 craft beers on Tuesdays.

Dick and Jenny’s
4501 Tchoupitoulas St. | 894-9880 | dickandjennys.com 

  1. Dick and Jenny’s is a neighborhood bistro that serves local Creole cuisine. 
  2. It features a fantastic wine list as well as wonderful cocktails.
  3. The restaurant is set in a mid-19th-century cottage in Uptown, on Tchoupitoulas Street.
  4. The inside is lined with colorful plates bearing the names of the restaurant's first patrons.
  5. Be sure to try Chef Merlin’s Crab Cake, which is topped with fresh Louisiana jumbo lump crab meat.

The Governor 
301 Chartres St. | 291-1860 | governorrestaurant.com 

  1. The Governor Restaurant salutes the city’s historical influencers and age-old recipes.
  2. Be sure to try their “Taste of New Orleans” featuring gumbo, crawfish étouffée, red beans and rice, and jambalaya.
  3. Brunch is served every day until 4 p.m., with dishes like “The Party Line” omelette.
  4. Their specialty raw oysters are not to be missed, with flavors like Cucumber Ponzu.
  5. They serve up some delicious cocktails, like the El Jefe with Absolut Vanilla, dark crème de cacao, and an ancho chili twist.

Neyow’s Creole Café
3332 Bienville St. | 827-5474 | neyows.com

  1. Neyow’s serves up authentic Creole cuisine, “straight from their grandmother’s recipes.”
  2. Neyow’s has a large selection of weekly specials, ranging from red beans and rice to eight-ounce ribeyes.
  3. Be sure to order a dozen of their delectable charbroiled oysters as an appetizer.
  4. Let Neyow’s host and cater your next party, reunion, wedding reception, bridal shower, or baby shower.
  5. Can't dine in? Order your lunch to go between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day.

New Orleans Cajun Cookery 
701 S. Peters St. | 985-778-2529 | facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/New-Orleans-Cajun-Cookery-659728691032348

  1. New Orleans Cajun Cookery is new to the scene, but offers that classic New Orleans experience when it comes to good food and flavor. 
  2. Make Monday wing day with New Orleans Cajun Cookery’s 10 wings for $10 special.
  3. Their larger-than-life South Peter Burger is a mixture of ground brisket, chuck, and short ribs, which is then is topped with thick-cut bacon.
  4. The Cajun Cookery offers revamped New Orleanian fare, such as their Gulf Fish Tacos and District Catfish 18.
  5. The modernized atmosphere is a great place to escape the industrialized surroundings of the Warehouse District.

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St. | 524-9632 | neworleanscreolecookery.com 

  1. They offer traditional Creole cooking in a beautiful atmosphere, including outdoor courtyard seating.
  2. They feature seafood—both fresh boiled and fried—an oyster bar, and strong drinks.
  3. Their Happy Hour features 50-cent raw and $1 chargrilled oysters. 
  4. Their menu features classics, such as Shrimp Creole and Gumbo Served Three Ways.
  5. The space is rumored to be haunted by a merchant named Joseph Bapentier, who died in 1806.

The Original Fiorella’s Cafe 
5325 Franklin Ave. | 309-0352 | originalfiorellas.com

  1. The first Fiorella’s Café was open in the French Market from 1985 until 1999. 
  2. In 2016, they reopened on Franklin Avenue under the name “The Original Fiorella’s Cafe.”
  3. The new location was opened by brothers Kelly and Calcie Fiorella, in honor of their father CJ.  
  4. Check out their daily specials, especially the red beans and rice. 
  5. Their fried chicken won “Best Fried Chicken” at the National Fried Chicken Festival two years in a row!

Parran's Po-Boys and Restaurant 
Multiple locations | parranspoboys.com

  1. Parran’s Po-Boys and Restaurant serves up a variety of po-boys stuffed with fried or grilled seafood.
  2. Their fresh French bread is trucked in daily, giving you the freshest bread possible.
  3. Parran’s also serves up gigantic muffalettas and mouthwatering Italian dishes, like Eggplant Parmesan.
  4. With locations in Metairie, Kenner, and Uptown, Parran's can easily satisfy your po-boy hankering.
  5. Want a Parran’s po-boy delivered right to you? Order delivery via the Waitr app.

The Praline Connection 
542 Frenchmen St. | 943-3934 | pralineconnection.com

  1. The Praline Connection serves some of the best homestyle Cajun-Creole soul food in New Orleans. 
  2. They began as a home delivery service for working women and their families. 
  3. Choosing between their red beans or their white beans and rice is a nearly impossible decision.
  4. Their pralines are made fresh daily using the old-school spoon-drip method. 
  5. They are serving their last plate at this location at the end of November before moving to a new spot in town.

Public Service 
311 Baronne St. | 962-6527 | publicservicenola.com 

  1. Public Service is a “New Southern” restaurant that honors the civic spirit of NOPSI.
  2. NOPSI is the New Orleans Public Service Inc., which used to be the local utility and transportation company.
  3. The elevated comfort food on the menu is inspired by the Gulf Coast’s fishermen and farmers. 
  4. Their open kitchen is accentuated with a modern raw bar and open-flame rotisserie. 
  5. The restaurant is located in the “Gold Building” adjacent to the NOPSI Hotel. 

Short Stop Poboys
119 Transcontinental Dr. | Metairie | 885-4572 | shortstoppoboysno.com

  1. Short Stop Poboys has a huge selection of po-boys, with over 30 varieties! 
  2. Their po-boys come in three sizes: small (6”), regular (9”), and king-size (14”). 
  3. Their counter service system moves quickly, but you can order online to beat the wait.
  4. Short Stop consistently delivers giant po-boys for reasonable prices.
  5. Don’t forget to grab one of their sides, like the chicken fries, cole slaw, or stuffed crab. 

Seafood

Acme Oyster House 
Multiple Locations | acmeoyster.com

  1. Acme Oyster House is an institution that we’re proud to claim here in New Orleans.
  2. With locations spread across the Gulf South, Acme is sharing their delightful NOLA fare far and wide.
  3. Their Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy, with fried oysters, fried shrimp, and spicy mayo, is an absolute must-try.
  4. Oysters on the half shell are served up fresh by either the dozen or half-dozen. 
  5. Think you can eat 15 dozen oysters? Complete the challenge and join their prestigious “15 Dozen Club.”

Briquette
701 S. Peters St. | 302-7496 | briquette-nola.com

  1. Briquette is a large, upscale seafood restaurant in the Warehouse District. 
  2. Valet parking at Briquette means no worries about finding a parking spot. 
  3. The Briquette menu features wonderful local favorites, like Redfish on the Half Shell and Snapper Pontchartrain. 
  4. Grab a cocktail at their bar before or after your meal. 
  5. The kitchen is open to dining-room viewing, behind glass.

All the Hottest New Orleans Restaurants to Dine At This Winter!

Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Multiple locations | felixs.com

  1. Felix’s newest location is on the Lakefront with beautiful views overlooking Lake Pontchartrain.
  2. Felix’s offers a ton of oyster options by the dozen or half-dozen.
  3. Felix's has been locally owned since its inception in the 1940s.
  4. Their oysters are harvested from the best Louisiana oyster beds, put on a refrigerated truck, and zipped right to their oyster bar.
  5. Their menu also features plenty of fried or grilled seafood options if you’re not into mollusks.

Landry’s Seafood 
Multiple Locations | landrysseafood.com 

  1. Landry’s Seafood is all about family, warmth, and exceptional seafood at every location.
  2. Every location has a taste of New Orleans cuisine, with dishes like BBQ Shrimp.
  3. Landry’s also offers exotic options, like smoked bacon-crusted scallops with cheese grits.
  4. This holiday season, if you purchase a $50 Landry’s gift card, you’ll also receive a free $10 reward card.
  5. Be sure to pair one of your seafood dishes with a mouthwatering cocktail from their extensive cocktail list.

Poseidon 
2100 St. Charles Ave. | 509-6675 | poseidonnola.com

  1. Poseidon offers a variety of seafood, but their specialities are oysters and sushi. 
  2. Open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, they are one of the few late-night sit-down restaurants.
  3. Their take-out is served just as fresh as their dine-in cuisine. 
  4. Their menu features nearly 30 signature sushi rolls, including the Hurricane and Black and Gold. 
  5. After dinner, check out one of their private karaoke rooms.

Seaworthy
630 Carondelet St. | 930-3071 | seaworthynola.com 

  1. Seaworthy can be found in an 1832 Creole cottage next to Ace Hotel.
  2. Their oysters are wild-caught and sustainably harvested.
  3. Their menu also features locally sourced fish and game. 
  4. Their prix-fixe “Crew Mess” ($29.90) is priced according to their coordinates. 
  5. They offer artisanal, proprietary, and classic cocktails.

The Catch Seafood Restaurant
3010 Cleary Ave. | Metairie | 407-3316 | facebook.com/thecatchseafoodrestaurantLA/timeline

  1. The Catch Seafood Restaurant is one of Metairie’s best seafood restaurants.
  2. The Catch has a new daily food special every Tuesday thru Saturday.
  3. They also offer fried seafood platters, blackened dishes, boiled shrimp, and more.
  4. Be sure to grab a cup or quart of their fresh corn and crab bisque.
  5. They also offer a great kids' menu, so be sure to bring the kiddos!

Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco
5015 Magazine St. | 267-7612 | titoscevichepisco.com 

  1. Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco is a new Peruvian restaurant located Uptown.  
  2. The restaurant’s owner, John Lock, is originally from Lima, Peru. 
  3. Their menu is built on traditional dishes, such as ceviche criollo. 
  4. Be sure to try their “Lomo Saltado,” stir-fried beef tenderloin with sauteed onions, served with crispy potatoes. 
  5. The bar features nearly 50 varieties of Peruvian pisco. 

Vegan

Max Well New Orleans
6101 Magazine Street | 301-0510 | maxwellneworleans.com

  1. Max Well is the Crescent City’s newest plant-based eatery, located Uptown, just off Magazine Street.
  2. Max Well wants to prove that veggies can taste as good or better than your favorite piece of meat.
  3. Their delicious salad and protein bowls, stuffed with greens, rice, and delicious toppings, are super-filling.
  4. Try their Sparta Power Bowl, featuring red pepper hummus, quinoa tabouli, dill-seasoned chickpeas, and tons of other toppings.
  5. If you’re in the mood for a quick juice pick-me-up, they offer a variety of freshly squeezed juices daily.

Seed
Multiple locations | 302-2599 | seedyourhealth.com

  1. Seed offers vegan versions of classic comfort food, ranging from nachos to gumbo.
  2. They encourage sustainable dining through recycled menus, available compost, and solar-powered energy.
  3. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds are donated to Project Orangutan and the Humane Society of Louisiana.
  4. Be sure to check out their newest location at 2372 St. Claude Ave. in the Bywater.
  5. House specialties include the eggplant po-boy and Southern fried tofu. 

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