Every summer, restaurants old and new take place in a celebration of food known as COOLinary New Orleans. This extravaganza of creative cuisine is a fun opportunity to try new flavors. Some of the finest restaurants in New Orleans offer multiple course specials as low as $25! Clearly, this is important business. Here is a guide of all the must try spots from July 14 to September 5.
This cozy spot offers delectable Italian bites. At a Tavola, the deals don't end at happy hour! Check out the weekly specials, like $6-dollar premium cocktails on Wednesday. The Italian Margarita is not to missed. In the mood for wine? Enjoy half off bottles of select wine on Thursdays. But the specials don't end there! Until September 5, the restaurant is offering a two-course lunch for $25 and a three-course dinner for $33, both of which include eggplant caponata and shrimp scampi linguine. What's the hold up? Make a reservation today! 3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-577-2235, atavo.la.
Shaya combines classic Israeli food with modern techniques. Through highlighting seasonal and locally sourced food, and the use of a wood-fire oven, Shaya has become a New Orleans favorite. Many menu items are intended to be shared, so head out with a few friends and experience new flavors! Ask your waiter about COOLinary courses, which include hummus, salad, entrée, and sorbet. Wash it all down with their signature cocktail "Sababa" with honey suckle vodka and Lillet Blanc. 4213 Magazine St., 504-891-4213, shayarestaurant.com.
Charlie's Steak House
A New Orleans tradition since 1932! Charlie's Steak House is offering a can't miss deal to celebrate COOLinary specials! For the occasion, a $45 special featuring a bleu cheese wedge salad, 10-ounce filet, and dessert is being offered. Enough said. Make a reservation at the oldest steakhouse in New Orleans! 4510 Dryades St., 504-895-9323, charliessteakhousenola.com.
Crescent City Brewhouse
This French Quarter microbrewery is known for its warm, cozy, jazzy environment. There's no better place to enjoy a local craft beer, or, even better, an inventive brewtail! Make a tip to the Brewhouse this summer and ask about the COOLinary dinner, which includes boudin eggrolls, entrée, and bread pudding for $29. 527 Decatur St., 504-522-0571, crescentcitybrewhouse.com.
This legendary restaurant has been providing culinary delicacies since 1905. When a place like this has deals, it's required to partake. Until September 5, enjoy a 2-course lunch with a choice of salad and entrée for $25, and a 3-course dinner menu featuring a salad, entrée, and dessert for $45. 209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021, galatoires.com.