PATOIS – 6078 LAUREL (worth the cab ride!)My favorite NO neighborhood restaurant. I just love everything about it. IRENES – 529 BIENVILLE ST.In the Quarter- French Italian Cuisine (it seems to be everyone’s favorite. Plan way ahead to get in. COQUETTE- 2800 MAGAZINE Chef Michael Stolzfus never disappoints. This is always considered in the top ten in NO. Contemporary preparations of the best local ingredients.
PETITE GROCERY / Chef Justin Devillier4238 Magazine My favorite weekend brunch if I’m not at Angeline – great to walk down Magazine and shop after LILETTE / Chef John Harris3637 magazine street, between Louisiana and Napoleon 504.895.1636The sexiest restaurant in NO love the room and the French and Italian inspired cuisine AUGUST / Chef John Besh creation - Chef Todd Pulsinelli 301 Tchoupitoulas Street This high style, high end restaurant is beautiful with gorgeous food.SHAYA (Israeli Cuisine- created by Alan Shaya)4213 Magazine Street Phone: 504.891.4213 (I have not found the time to get here- but have known Alon long enough to know the good press is real!
NEW ORLEANS CLASSICSPASCAL’S MANALE – 1838 NAPOLEAN AVE.504 895-4877Famous for their BBQ shrimp, and it has gotten even better now that it has been adopted by the Brennan family.COMANDERS 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 when in NOGALATOIRES – 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 BRENANS STEAK HOUSE – best martini and burger at the bar or excellent steak house with the best service I have ever had in NOLAANTOINES 713 St. Louis StreetIt all started here in 1840. Antoine’s for over 175 years is still owned and operated by fifth generation relatives of the original founder, Antoine Alciatore. They have added a casual piano bar concept as well. It is like a museum- so much to see inside the restaurant. OTHER NEW ORLEANS FOOD CLASSICS NOT TO BE MISSED
BEST OYSTERS- CASAMENTO’S 4330 MAGAZINETry the oysters any way they offer them!Also great Oysters at The Bourbon House in the Quarter. BEST PO BOYS -AVERYS ON TULANE 2510 Tulane Ave BEST MUFFALETTA -CENTRAL MARKET 923 Decatur StreetThe original – you can’t leave New Orleans without one – get one for the plane! BEST BEIGNETS -CAFÉ DU MONDE – 800 Decatur StreetOpen 24 hours a day closed 6pm December 24opens 6am December 26 BEST BAKERY – SUCRE location in the French Quarter and on Magazine- if you see one- go in!!!