Come for some of the greatest French and Creole cuisine in the city!
New Orleans has lots of lively and quaint neighborhoods to make a meal out special, but nothing is quite like the French Quarter. Right on the Mississippi River, restaurants in the French Quarter have an amazing view and a refreshing ambiance. In addition to the vibrant environment, restaurants in this neighborhood serve some of the best cuisine in the city, all of it fresh and dangerously addictive! If you’re looking for a place to eat out with some friends and family, these are only the first few reasons why you should choose a restaurant in the French Quarter.
Once you and a friend have an unforgettable meal out at one of these French Quarter restaurants, give your friend the best gift of all: a reason to return! A gift card to the restaurant is not only a great reason to return, but will also make coming back even more enjoyable with no worries of cost. Give the gift of a fun dining experience and delicious food by going onto GiftYa’s website and searching your city and restaurant. You’ll be able to purchase and send the recipient their gift card instantly and all online.
777 Bienville St.
Restaurant R’evolution is bringing their new approach of Cajun and Creole cuisine to you. Don’t you want to get a taste of their Death by Gumbo that includes roasted quail and andouille? Or how about the Truffle Carbonara with 64 degree egg and bourbon cream? Everything on the menu is something you’ve never tasted the likes of! Come by for brunch, lunch, dinner, or maybe even just for dessert for the best meal you’ve had in awhile.
“Best Restaurant I visited in New Orleans. Wow… I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion, look for a unique foodie restaurant, or impress someone special. The customer service was impeccable…” - Yelp Review
801 Chartres St.
This restaurant is at the heart of the French Quarter’s history and is the perfect place to go for ambiance and a tasty meal. Muriel’s Jackson Square is especially great for the tourist who may be looking for a side of history to go with a good meal, as this building has a long history dating back to the 1700s and even has a resident ghost! Come by for mouthwatering appetizers and expertly prepared seafood. They even have a kids menu and wine and cocktail menu so everyone in the family can have a good time.
“It's so charming. The staff are friendly. I love the decor and the lavish lounge upstairs. If you're lucky you may even get to sit at the private table that is reserved for the ghost of the original owner. The food here is very good… They have a nice cocktail menu…” - Yelp Review
808 Bienville St.
GW Fins is in the cozy part of the neighborhood and has a dining experience that is like no other. What GW Fins is more well known for however, is the amazing food they put in front of you. Try a variety of seafoods, all available during their seasonal peaks to ensure your dish is fresh and tasty. To start off, order for the table a plate of the legendary lobster dumplings. Choosing your entree can be a challenge, as everything looks so good! You can also try the Fins Feast Menu that includes three delicious courses.
“Amazing. That is all I can say about this restaurant… Every dish was a culinary masterpiece. The skill it takes to execute each dish that we had the pleasure of tasting was outstanding! I can't say enough good things to say about GW Finns!…” - Yelp Review
1100 N Peters St.
Exploring a new part of town is hard work, and you should find a place to take a break and try amazing Mediterranean European cuisine. Alberto’s Cheese and Wine Bistro is right by the water so you can sit outside and catch your breath with a great view and an even better spread of food. It’s also nearby the French Market, so it’s not out of the way of your tour of the French Quarter. Try their muffuletta, a must-try for anyone in New Orleans! For a casual and relaxing dining experience, this restaurant is what you’ve been looking for.
“I ordered the goat chz/beet grilled cheese, the hummus feta dip, and the philly sandwich and everything was so delicious and fresh! Great customer service as well. A good spot to pick up lunch and take to eat by the river!…” - Yelp Review
417 Royal St.
For a night of sophistication and amazing service, make a reservation for Brennan’s. New Orleans has a big influence on this restaurant’s menu, meaning you’re getting a true cultural experience by dining here. You can stop by for breakfast to start the day right with eggs hussarde. For dinner, you can get some of the best Creole cuisine in the city with dishes such as ricotta gnudi and blackened redfish. If you really want to treat yourself and your party, head upstairs to The Roost Bar where they serve tasty cocktails and stunning views.
“I am partial to Brennan's as I'm sure many are. I never had an experience less than exceptional… Left full, both with food and with joy. The other dishes were also amazing but there isn't a single thing from Brennan's that isn't!…” - Yelp Review
720 Orleans Ave.
Don’t miss out on getting your meal at this casual fine dining establishment. The building has some impressive history of being the first location for Creole cuisine to be served in New Orleans back in 1808. Enjoy their large menu of wines by the bottle that go excellently with their menu. You can get full on warm goat cheese salad, saffron mussels, and stuffed flounder. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, with menu items such as sugar free orange panna cotta and traditional Florida key lime pie.
“Total hidden gem! The food was delicious. The ambiance was calm and tranquil. Far from the Bourbon st noise and rowdy vibe. Very classy joint and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quality food experience in New Orleans.” - Yelp Review
512 Bienville St.
All of the family will love the meal they get out of Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar! All of the freshest and tastiest seafood is prepared here. You’ll fall in love with the taste of the charbroiled oysters, as well as the seafood gumbo and fried alligator. You should also get a taste of their famous Po Boys and Louisiana seafood platters. Round out the meal with some New Orleans bread pudding or chocolate mousse cake. These classic favorites will make your day!
“This place, hands down, was the best restaurant we attended throughout our time in NOLA (5 days). The biggest surprise was the charbroiled oysters. Never have I ever tasted oysters prepared this way, and I am scared I will never be able to find anything that tastes any similar…” - Yelp Review
French Quarter has a lot of amazing cuisine to offer the locals and tourists that come by. Most are heavily inspired by the French and Creole to create incredibly authentic flavors. You won’t taste anything like it anywhere else! Beyond the amazing food and drinks are the relaxing and historic town that make it a whole experience. You’ll get to be close up to historic sites and a beautiful river that make French Quarter restaurants a truly unique and superior experience.