[Courtesy of Brennan's, brennansneworleans.com]

10 Famous French Quarter Restaurants to Try

07:00 May 22, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

The heart of Creole cuisine lies in New Orleans, especially the French Quarter. The French Quarter is home to many things like Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, historic museums, and, of course, hundreds of restaurants.

With the overwhelming amount of restaurants in the Quarter, it can be hard to determine where to dine. Luckily, this list of 10 famous French Quarter restaurants will help you decide where to eat.

10 Famous French Quarter Restaurants

1. Galatoire's

209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021


[Galatoire's, galatoires.com]

Galatoire's Restaurant is an upscale fine dining, French-inspired restaurant that has been around since 1905. Their menu is a fusion of French and Cajun inspired foods.

A few menu items include Chicken Clemenceau, Crab Au Gratin, Shrimp Creole, and Crab Ravigote. Along with their main menu, they have mouthwatering sweet treats for dessert, like Bread Pudding, Sweet Potato Cheesecake, and Mocha Panna Cotta.

2. Brennan's

417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711


[Brennan's, brennansneworleans.com]

Open seven days a week, Brennan's serves brunch, lunch, and dinner with a Creole flare. Brennan's has won many awards, including the James Beard Foundation Award, Wine Spectator Award, and The New York Times Top 50 Restaurants in the United States.

Some notable menu items include Crawfish Risotto, Gulf Fish Amandine, and Satsuma Lacquered Duck. Make sure to try one of Brennan's many craft cocktails, including the famous Sazerac.

3. GW Fins

808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467


[GW Fins, gwfins.com]

GW Fins is a classic seafood restaurant in the French Quarter. They are open for dinner daily and always have new menu items.

Their fish comes in fresh daily, so their menu corresponds with the catch of the day. They're known for their complimentary warm biscuits and smooth butter, Lobster Dumplings, Tempura Fin Wings, and more.

4. Antoine's Restaurant

713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422


[Antoine's Restaurant, antoines.com]

Antoine's Restaurant is the oldest family-runned restaurant in New Orleans. Since 1840, Antoine's has been serving French-Creole style foods.

They serve brunch with bottomless beverage options, lunch specials, happy hour, and dinner. Check out their Oysters Rockefeller, Escargot Bourguignon, and Souffle Potatoes. Their menu features homemade cocktails like the Vieux Carre and the Sazerac.

5. Muriel's Jackson Square

801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885


[Muriel's Jackson Square, muriels.com]

Muriel's Jackson Square is a popular restaurant in the French Quarter with an unique history. The building of Muriel's has been around since the 1800s, but was restored in 2001, keeping the historic designs.

Muriel's serves classic New Orleans Creole cuisine. They also do Saturday Brunch and a Sunday Jazz Brunch, which is a traditional New Orleans-style brunch. If you're interested in a restaurant with history, Muriel's is the place for you.

6. The Court of Two Sisters

613 Royal St, (504) 522-7261


[The Court of Two Sisters, courtoftwosisters.com]

The Court of Two Sisters is a beautiful and historic restaurant located on Royal Street. With a stunning dining room filled with ornate chandeliers, it is a beautiful place to dine.

They host Jazz Brunches, a buffet seven days a week, and they are also open for dinner. Their brunch buffet features traditional brunch options like eggs, hash browns, and bacon, but also has Creole cuisine options. The Court of Two Sisters also has courtyard patio if you like to dine outside.

7. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866,


[Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard, broussards.com]

Broussard's has been around and serving Creole cuisine since 1920. They host Jazz Brunches on the weekends, dinners, happy hour options, and even private events.

This is another dining option for outdoor eating in their courtyard. Try their BBQ Gulf Shrimp & Grits, Oysters Broussard, or Bronzed Redfish. You can't go wrong with anything there.

8. Mr. B's Bistro

201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078


[Mr. B's Bistro, mrbsbistro.com]

Mr. B's Bistro is a cozy, dim-lit New Orleans restaurant. The serve a bunch of Creole favorites, like Pasta Jambalaya, Crawfish Fettuccine, BBQ Shrimp, and plenty more.

Mr. B's Bistro has an incredibly large menu, so there is definitely something for everyone. They are open for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

9. Arnaud's

813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433


[Arnaud's, arnaudsrestaurant.com]

Named after the original owner, Arnaud Cazenave, Arnaud's has been serving Creole cuisine since 1918. Arnaud's serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday with a special Jazz Brunch on Sundays.

Try their Shrimp Creole, Crab Cakes, or Souffle Potatoes. If you love desserts, make sure to check out their extensive dessert menu, featuring Bananas Foster and Cafe Brulot.

10. The Original Pierre Maspero's

440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990


[The Original Pierre Maspero's, originalpierremasperos.com]

The Original Pierre Maspero's holds so much history. Established in 1788, this restaurant still contains the original historic brick walls and floors.

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are known for their delicious po-boys on Leidenheimer French bread, including shrimp, fish, roast beef, cheeseburger, and muffaletta po-boys.

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