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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lafayette1009 reviews4.8Steakhouse$$$$LafayetteBooked 36 times today
Vestal Restaurant505 reviews4.6Contemporary American$$$$LafayetteBooked 13 times today
Marcello's of Lafayette857 reviews4.9Italian$$$$LafayetteBooked 27 times today
Social Southern Table and Bar687 reviews4.8Regional American (Southern)$$$$LafayetteBooked 17 times today
Ruffino’s on the River1627 reviews4.7Steak$$$$LafayetteBooked 28 times today
Park Bistro24 reviews4.9American$$$$LafayetteBooked 20 times today
Cafe' Vermilionville423 reviews4.7Creole / Cajun / Southern$$$$LafayetteBooked 16 times today
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn266 reviews4.8Cajun$$$$BroussardBooked 1 time today
Cafe Sydnie Mae445 reviews4.9Cajun$$$$Breaux BridgeBooked 14 times today
Big Sky Steakhouse7 reviews4.7Steakhouse$$$$Lake CharlesBooked 5 times today
Buffalo Wild Wings - North Lafayette11 reviews3.8American$$$$Lafayette
The Spotted Horse Tavern & Dining Parlor27 reviews4.7American$$$$OpelousasBooked 6 times today
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14 restaurants vital to New Orleans
New Orleans is a city revered for its food scene, from the humblest mom-and-pop cafes to the hautest of white tablecloth restaurants. Its best restaurants are woven into the fabric of daily life in the Crescent City, beloved as traditional places to mark family milestones and come together to celebrate everything from Valentine’s Day to Mardi Gras. Because of the centuries-old cultural gumbo that is New Orleans, the city’s gastronomy is an inimitable mix of Creole, French, Spanish, Italian, and African influences that combine in a distinctive way. It’s hard to imagine New Orleans without its iconic po-boys or muffuletta sandwiches—or the hallowed halls where oysters Rockefeller were first created in 1889. Whether you live in New Orleans or get there as often as you can, a meal at these restaurants offers a taste of what it means to call it yours. Read on for a guide to the city’s 14 best spots to book now.
Where to Drink in New Orleans Right Now
A cold, dark bar is practically a birthright for New Orleanians—especially in the summer. As a respite from the swampy heat, a stellar watering hole is a soothing cave of possibility. Here, amidst old and new friends, is a place for conversation and tall tales, all fueled by a favorite elixir. Whether it features craft cocktails, whiskey neat or a frosty glass of beer, the experience at each of these Crescent City bars is superb.
New Orleans’s Best Outdoor Dining Spots
Outdoor dining spaces have become increasingly popular over the past few years, but New Orleans’s restaurant scene already boasted plenty of al fresco options—in courtyards, patios, and sidewalk spaces. Some restaurants took the opportunity to expand or add to their space, adapting it for a longer season with shade coverings, misters, and heaters. Thankfully, there are more options than ever to enjoy a meal under New Orleans’s sunny or moonlit skies. Here are 12 possibilities, some casual, a few fancy, but each one offering the chance to take a delicious break from the ordinary.
Celebrate your special occasions at these top 13 New Orleans restaurants
New Orleanians tend to mark time by food seasons rather than the standard calendar flip. The hottest months belong to frozen daiquiris and technicolor snoballs. Spring brings families and friends together over spicy spreads of boiled crawfish. In a city that puts food and drink at the center of its life and not just the center of the table, eating and drinking is always a special occasion. When it comes to celebrating a birthday, graduation, or just feeling alive in the Big Easy, the stage is set with buckets of seafood, cocktails shaken and stirred in James Beard Award-winning bars, and grand dining rooms that have hosted generations of milestone events and special occasions. These are the 15 best restaurants to book across the Crescent City for many different celebrations.
4 Must-Book Restaurants in New Orleans
New Orleans’s restaurants are the beating heart of this festive city, and to say they’ve had a tough few years would be putting it mildly. The good news is that hospitality is calling again, and nobody does it better than the restaurateurs, chefs, servers, and bartenders that call the Big Easy home. Superior service continues to set New Orleans’s restaurant scene apart. Among the standouts, there’s a brand-new izakaya helmed by a meticulous executive chef who spent time in Japan and a Mid-City tapas bar that churns out a one-of-its-kind, afterhours brunch for the midnight munchies. Book one, book all, and be warmly welcomed at these four new restaurants, representing the best of New Orleans right now.
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New Orleans’s restaurants have hosted lovers and trysts for more than 300 years. Couples looking for romance are sure to find it in the Big Easy, whether it’s in the embrace of a velvet-clad hotel lounge or an intimate, family-owned neighborhood joint. Butter up your beau with a steak and martini at an iconic Mid-City steakhouse. Tuck into a tasting menu fit for royalty at a Japanese jewel box in the Central Business District. There’s a table for every kind of date across this festive city. Read on for a guide to 9 New Orleans restaurants ready to host your next romantic occasion.
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Lacombe Diners' Choice Winners
Lacombe is an area of Louisiana that has a lot of festivals, making it a great place to share good food and good times. The festivals let you get a taste of some of the local cuisine, but if you really want a taste of New Orleans, then seafood is a perfect choice. There is plenty of crab, shrimp, and crawfish to go around in this neighborhood. One of the most well-known sandwiches that you can find at a festival in this area is a crab po'boy. Cajun and Creole food are common in this area, but if you prefer something with a little less heat, there are also French and Italian options in the neighborhood.