Spending some time in New Orleans is definitely a breeze since there are many interesting options available. This does include the restaurant scene. If you want to enjoy some really great food, you will surely love what the city has to offer.
It is incredibly difficult to highlight the very best of the New Orleans restaurants. That is obviously a little subjective but we did take a lot of time to look at the options that are appreciated by most people out there. We can safely say that the restaurants mentioned below are among the very best that are present in the city for many tastes and you will enjoy the food there if you decide to give the locations a shot.
We should say that the restaurants are definitely not in a top list order. They are just many recommendations that you can use. The first on our list is the lovely Compere Lapin. That is mainly because of the work of Chef Nina Compton. She has influences from Caribbean, Italian and Creole cuisines, offering a menu that is complete, with some snacks that are also available if you just want to stay at the bar. Make sure that you enjoy the stay with a glass of Abigail Gullo.
The dining here is described as primitive and seasonal, with a decoration that features a really large fire pit right in the middle. The dishes present here are the work of chef Nick Martin. They range from roasted chicken to smoked mullet dip. Cocktails will be available on tap and you should take your time to carefully analyze the menu as some of the gems included are easy to miss. You will keep coming back after the first experience.
McClure’s – NOLA Brewing
Neil McClure is the person responsible for this New Orleans restaurant and the menu is full barbecue. The actual restaurant is 2 stories and close to the NOLA Brewing, thus the connection. You can thus experience 2 great floors of brisket, rooftop deck entertainment, ribs and great beer. Every single person that visits and that really loves barbecue needs to have this restaurant on the list when they visit New Orleans.
The chefs that built this location are specialized in pastry. They are Lisa White and Kelly Fields. We have the name coming from the grandmother of Fields’ and you will receive so much more than coffee and pastries. The service experience is full and you can enjoy soups, hot plates, a complete bar and sandwiches. We particularly recommend the tea and coffee based cocktails since they are delicious but you also want to try the plated desserts during happy hour.
This eatery is relatively new in New Orleans, located in the Uptown area. However, it has to be included in the list of the best restaurants in the city. The same team that is behind Maysville in NYC is bringing the best here, offering a menu that has over 150 opportunities. There are various southern inspired pairings of grilled, smoked and charred dishes offered by Chef Kyle Knall. If you visit during summer, make sure that you do not neglect the outdoor seating part of the restaurant.