[Courtesy of Restaurant R'evolution, revolutionnola.com]

10 Dinner Restaurants to Visit While in NOLA

08:00 May 22, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

New Orleans has endless dining options that it can be hard to decide where to eat. From seafood restaurants with fresh, daily catches to steakhouses with exquisite meats, New Orleans has it all.

If you are looking for restaurants that serves dinner only, this list of 10 dinner spots is for you.

Top 10 Dinner-Only Restaurants in NOLA

1. GW Fins

808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467


[GW Fins, Facebook]

GW Fins is the definition of fresh food, specifically fresh fish. GW Fins is known for their delicious and daily fresh seafood creations for dinner. Some menu items vary depending on the catch of the day.

Check out some of their signature entrees like the GW Fins original Scalibut, Parmesan Crusted Halibut, Swordfish Bolognese, and more. You can't go there and not get the Salty Malty Ice Cream Pie for dessert.

2. Restaurant Rebirth

857 Fulton St., (504) 522-6863


[Restaurant Rebirth, restaurantrebirth.com]

Known as the only place in the Warehouse District for farm-to-table fresh Cajun cuisine, Restaurant Rebirth serves traditional New Orleans cuisine.

Their menu features Blackened Scallops, Chicken & Mirliton Rochambeau, Fish of the Day, and other traditional foods. Not to mention, their sides are the definition of Creole, including Bacon Smothered Green Beans, Fried Okra, and more.

3. The Pelican Club

312 Exchange Pl., (504) 523-1504


[The Pelican Club, Facebook]

The Hughes family opened The Pelican Club in 1990 and has been running it since. Being born in Louisiana, owner and chef Richard Hughes knows the significance of Creole cuisine in New Orleans, and more importantly, how to cook it.

They have a bountiful menu featuring Crab & Shrimp Ravigote, New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp, and Whole Crispy Fish.

4. Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277


[Restaurant R'evolution, revolutionnola.com]

Opened by Chef John Folse in 2012, Restaurant R'evolution is nestled inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bienville Street. Chef John Folse has opened numerous Cajun restaurants around Louisiana.

Restaurant R'evolution's menu features homemade pasta dishes, fish and seafood, meats, and extras. Check out their special Blue Crab Beignets, a savory version of the classic, sweet beignet.

5. Gaia Steakhouse

1820 St. Charles Ave., (337) 443-7967


[Gaia Steakhouse, gaiasteakhouse.com]

Gaia Steakhouse is a steak lovers dream restaurant come true. Their steaks aren't just grilled in any basic way, but instead cooked over charcoal embers, then topped off by putting them inside a wood fired oven to get that smokey flavor.

They have all kinds of steaks and meats, including the Filet Mignon, NY Strip, Lamb Chops, Tomahawk, and more. They also serve Authentic Japanese A5+ Wagyu, which is hard to come by.

6. Galliano Restaurant

200 Julia St., (504) 218-5753


[Galliano Restaurant, gallianorestaurant.com]

Restaurant Rebirth's sister restaurant, Galliano Restaurant, combines traditional Louisiana cuisines with a contemporary flare.

Chef Ricky Cheramie serves Cajun classics like Alligator Creole, Galliano Baked Oysters, Seafood Gumbo, steaks, seafood, and more. They also have many speciality cocktails that are unique to the restaurant.

7. Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610


[Brigtsen's, brigtsens.com]

Brigsten's menu is mouthwatering. With tons of salads, soups, entrees, and more, there are lots to enjoy at Brigsten's.

Some menu items they serve include Fried Des Allemands Catfish, Pan-Fried Speckled Trout, Blackened Tuna, and Roast Duck. They also have many dessert options if you are a big dessert person. Check out their Tres Leches Cake that is topped with Pontchatoula strawberries.

8. August

301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777


[August, restaurantaugust.com]

If you are looking for a restaurant with absolutely stunning architecture both inside and outside, August is the best dinner spot for you. Inside of a beautiful French-Creole building, August is known for their contemporary Louisiana cuisine.

Their menu features Pan-Seared Striped Bass, Dry-Aged Duck Breast, Red Snapper Pontchartrain, and much more. They are also a part of the NOWFE Wine Dinner this June, 2024.

9. Maypop

611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 518-6345


[Maypop, maypoprestaurant.com]

Maypop successfully and deliciously combines traditional Creole cuisine with an Asian twist.

Their menu includes Satsuma Glazed Octopus, Crawfish Tom Kha with Scallion Malfatti Dumplings, Cambodian Marinated Ribeye, and a few sides like Jasmine Rice, Warm Roti Bread, and Aloo Chaat. They also have tasting menus that include five or eight courses.

10. Coquette

2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421


[Coquette New Orleans, Facebook]

Located in a historic Garden District building from the 1880s, Coquette serves delicious food and drinks with a Creole flare. The restaurant has a warm and cozy environment and is the perfect place to grab a drink as well.

They serve small and large plates, with menu items like Shrimp Ceviche, Smothered Flounder, and Carrot Bolognese. Top your dinner off with a handcrafted cocktail like their Japanese whiskey cocktail.

More NOLA Dining

There are so many more incredible restaurants that this list could quite literally go on forever. If you are looking for more restaurants, maybe for lunch or breakfast; there are plenty more options here in New Orleans. There are also many restaurants if you are looking for a specific cuisine like Vietnamese, Thai, Italian, Indian, and more.

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