In a city full of pride and exuberance, New Orleans’ zest is not only with in its people, but within its food. From savory seafood dishes to southern-style comfort food, New Orleans restaurants offer limitless options and unique dining experiences for every bon vivant. Explore your palate, at these quintessential New Orleans Restaurants.

A red-seasoned grilled snapper topped with lump of white, skinned crab meat next to grilled, gulf. shrimp and a green, leafy salad of lettuce and tomatoes, a dining dish at Briquette in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Briquette | | 701 South Peters St, New Orleans | 504-302-7496

Briquette is proud to showcase contemporary and coastal dishes like Snapper Pontchartrain, Louisiana Redfish on the Half Shell, and Prime 14oz. Ribeye. Happy Hour daily from 5-6pm.

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The Commissary | 634 Orange Street, New Orleans | 504-274-1850

Join us at The Commissary for Two Burger Tuesdays! Buy one Smash Patty Burger and get your second one half off. The Commissary is a market, kitchen, and bar that features the best house-made and local ingredients. Dine with us or shop our market for family meals, sides, butcher meats, and desserts. 

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The Country Club | | 634 Louisa St, New Orleans | 504-945-0742

A little finery, a little funk and a lot of love. Chef Chris Barbato and his culinary team use Old & New World techniques to expertly execute dishes composed of local ingredients mindful to seasonality that speak to Italian French and Creole-Southern heritages. Join us for brunch, lunch or dinner. Reservations recommended.

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Mother’s Restaurant | | 401 Poydras St, New Orleans | 504-523-9656

Jerry’s Jambalaya is an award-winning dish created by Chef Jerry Amato. True to his Creole-Italian roots, it features fresh herbs and tomatoes in the style prevalent in New Orleans. Seasoned rice is chock full of smoked sausage and chicken breast tossed in a light tomato sauce. Chef said he was inspired by the fresh produce in his wife’s garden when creating this dish, now one of the most popular on Mother’s menu.

Chargrilled oysters topped with green parsley, white garlic, and yellow, melted butter with small slices of brown, flakey french brad on a white restaurant table at New Orleans Creole Cookery.

New Orleans Creole Cookery | | 508 Toulouse St, New Orleans | 504-524-9632

Enjoy Oyster Happy Hour daily from 3-6pm in our beautiful French Quarter courtyard. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm offering Bloody Mary’s and Shrimp and Grits.

A Parkway Tavern restaurant sandwich made with green lettuce, red tomato slices, and roast beef slices oozing, a brown, creamy sauce, onto two white french bread buns.

Parkway | | 538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans | 504-482-3047                             

Parkway can now take your orders over the phone or through the official Parkway Bakery App. Order online for a seamless poorboy pick up. Parkway is open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday for dine in and parking lot pick up.

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Desire Oyster Bar & Restaurant, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel | | 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans | 504-533-2281

The design of this upbeat and casual dining venue tastefully blends traditional with contemporary.  At Desire Oyster Bar, you can enjoy classic Southern favorites like our fried seafood po-boys, award-winning gumbo and fresh Gulf oysters shucked right before your eyes.