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Celebrate The “Big Eatsy” With Restaurant Week NOLA

June 14, 2021
By: Jordana Comiter

If there's one thing New Orleanians love, it's the eccentric, yet comforting cuisine that is found on every block of the city. Eating one's way through the city is a common occurrence and tourists may even leave their trip carrying 10 more pounds than they arrived with. The restaurant industry makes up a very special part of New Orleans. When the pandemic rolled around, this industry's limits were certainly tested as they were thrown unimaginable obstacles and had to rely on alternative methods to maintain support from customers through trying times. The 11th Annual Restaurant Week New Orleans is the perfect way for these businesses to say thank you to their supporters while simultaneously celebrating all things NOLA cuisine.

This week-long celebration, which is sponsored by TABASCO®, Louisiana Seafood, and the Louisiana Office of Tourism Community Coffee and Louisiana Lottery, will take place June 21-27, 2021 and is a partnership between The Louisiana Restaurant Association's Greater New Orleans Chapter and New Orleans & Company. Throughout the week, participating restaurants all around the city will offer special pre-fixe menus that include a two-course lunch for $25 or less and a three-course dinner or brunch for $45 or less.

Due to the pandemic, many people gave up their indoor dining experiences. But with vaccines widely accessible, the lift of the city-wide mask mandate for those who are vaccinated, and the easing up of many restrictions, perhaps many people will now return to their regular dining habits. "Some people haven't visited restaurants in over a year, and now, as more people are getting vaccinated, they'll hopefully feel a little more comfortable dining out in one of our world-famous establishments," LRA President and CEO Stan Harris said. But for those who aren't ready to return to indoor dining, or those who simply prefer a cuddled-up night on the couch, many of the restaurants will continue to provide a to-go option.

This year's lineup of participating restaurants is nothing short of excellence. After a year spent at home failing at Betty Crocker recipes or attempting the latest Tik-Tok food trend, this week is the perfect opportunity to return to letting the real chefs be in the kitchen. Whether you're looking for a familiar favorite or wanting to expand your taste buds, there are plenty of options to choose from. To date, there are nearly 70 registered restaurants preparing to serve you New Orleans's best:


Image Courtesy of Seaworthy

Annunciation Restaurant

Arnaud's Restaurant

Bayou Bar

Boucherie

Bourbon House

The Bower

Brennan's Restaurant

Briquette

Bywater Brew Pub

Café Degas

Café NOMA

Cavan

Charlie's Steak House

Cho Thai

Image Courtesy of Cho Thai

Clesi's Restaurant & Catering

Commander's Palace

The Commissary

Copeland's of New Orleans - Harvey

Copeland's of New Orleans - Kenner

Copper Vine

Costera

Court of Two Sisters

Criollo Restaurant

Deanie's Seafood Kitchen

Desire Oyster Bar

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

Domenica

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

"Bywater Brew Pub," Image by Burke Bischoff

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Galatoire's Restaurant

GW Fins

Homegrown Pizza

Josephine Estelle

Justine

Katie's Restaurant & Bar

La Petite Grocery

Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar

Luke

Mr. B's Bistro

Image Courtesy of Zea Rotisserie and Bar

Muriel's Jackson Square

Napoleon House

Oceana Grill

Olde Nola Cookery

Palace Café

Patois

The Pelican Club

Porter and Luke's Restaurant

Ralph's on the Park

Red Fish Grill

"Tito's Ceviche & Pisco," Image by Burke Bischoff

Red Gravy

Restaurant R'evolution

Rib Room

Sala

Seaworthy

Shaya

Sylvain

Tableau

Tito's Ceviche & Pisco

Tony Mandina's

Toups' Meatery

Tujague's Restaurant

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Covington

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Harvey

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Kenner

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Metairie

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - New Orleans

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Harahan


For more info or to browse menus, please visit restaurantweekneworleans.com.

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