Chef Regina Charboneau’s New Orleans Restaurant List.If you love food:Visit-The Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Haley Blvdis a must do tour!!! Hours Monday thru Saturday 11am to 6:pm, Sunday Noon to 5. Phone to confirm they are open 504-569-0405I love a progressive dinner – especially in New Orleans where there are so many choices and never enough time.Remember that all of these are great stand-alone restaurants and in my favorite list!)*These 3 stops are all in one block in the Central Business DistrictMaison de la Luz (the bar) -546 CarondeletA drink and appetizer at this charming speakeasy- definitely the sexiest bar in New Orleans.Sea-Worthy 620 Carondelet StreetSet in a classic Creole cottage built in 1832, Raw Bar and Oysters, Ceviche and more. Oyster / Raw bar menu served every day 4pm - 1am.Josephine-Estelle’s (Ace Hotel) 600 CarondeletMemphis Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, have their own signature style of combining Italian cooking with flavors of the American South. If you get to Memphis- they rule there as well just Google them!*These next 3 make for a great walking tour-burning off calories walking between stopsRum Bar at Palace Cafe 605 Canal Street Dickie Brennan never misses! Begin with a cocktail and appetizer- the best selection of rum! Again, if you decide to stay at any of these for the entire evening, you won’t be disappointed.Peche 800 Magazine –Chef Ryan Pruitt (part of the Donald Link group) Love this restaurant- you might not want to go further but if you do stick with small plates and oysters at the barHerbSaint 701 St. Charles small plates at the bar, just trust the bar tender’s recommendations, everything I have ever tried was perfection!MORE FAVORITESCochon / Chef Donald Link & Stephen Stryjewski&Butcher Shop next door- amazing sandwiches! 930 Tchoupitoulas (Warehouse District) Traditional Cajun dishes with a flair, using the best regional ingredients!Gianna – 700 Magazine St., 504-399-0816Chef Rebecca Wilcomb who was part of Donald Links restaurant group departed but she left a solid foundation and great Italian Food.The Commons Club at the Virgin Hotel 2021 at 550 Baronne StChef Alex Harrell does a great job here, he has the touch, I love his food!
Dian Xin 1218 Decatur St · Near the French Market. 504 588 2123 Best Dim Sum, Soup Dumplings and the best Eggplant-Shrimp dish!More NeighborhoodyThe Chloe - 4125 St Charles Ave Chef Todd Pulsinelli has created a winner! Casual with great food.Petite Grocery 4238 Magazine My favorite weekend brunch great to walk down Magazine and shop after you experience Chef Justin Devillier’s foodLillete 3637 Magazine between Louisiana and Napoleon 504.895.1636 Love the room and the French and Italian inspired cuisine Chef John HarrisSaba 5757 Magazine Street Suite A Chef Alon Shaya’s Israeli Cuisine 504-324-7770 Patois 6078 Laurel St Airy, upscale spot serving locally sourced French & NewAmerican fare by chef Aaron Burgau. (504) 895-9441Reservations in most New Orleans restaurants can be made by open table.com or resy.comNEW ORLEANS CLASSICSCommanders Palace – 1403 Washington Ave. 504-899-8221Since 1890 it remains like its longtime owner the grand dame of New Orleans, Ella Brennan’s legacy is carried on by her family. Plan to make this your entire experience for the day in NO. A long lunch or dinner is essential.Galatoire’s – 209 Bourbon Street 504.525.2021.Remains my favorite “classic” that never disappoints – just make sure you have anything with the béarnaise sauce and lump crab meat! So old school New Orleans- it is a must do!Dickie Brennan’s Steak House or the Bourbon House – best martini and burger at the bar or excellent steak house with the best service I have ever had in NOLAAntoine’s 713 St. Louis StreetIt all started here in 1840. Antoine’s for over 175 years. They have added a casual piano bar concept as well. It is like a museum- so much to see inside the restaurant.Other classic New Orleans not to missBest Oysters- Casamento’s 4330 MagazineBest Poboys -Averys on Tulane 2510 Tulane AveBest Muffaletta -Central Market 923 Decatur StreetThe original – you can’t leave New Orleans without one – get one for the plane! The only place for Beignets! Café duMonde– 800 Decatur StreetOpen 24 hours a day closed 6pm December 24opens 6am December 26Best Bakery Sucre on 3025 Magazine