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Diners' Choice: Creole restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Creole cuisine in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Jack Rose - New Orleans restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2242)
$30 and under
Creole
Uptown
About the restaurant
Jack Rose embodies the spirit of New Orleans, celebrating its rich culinary and cultural heritage through every dish and drink served. Nestled in the historic Garden District, the restaurant offers an eclectic and engaging dining experience, where guests can savor classic Creole and New Orleans-style dishes reimagined with a modern twist. At Jack Rose, the vibrant joie de vivre of New Orleans is not just an atmosphere, but an immersive experience enhanced by skillfully executed cuisine and an array of vibrant cocktails. This dynamic setting is designed to dazzle and delight, blending the familiar with the extraordinary, ensuring that every visit is a captivating encounter.
Top review
KarenBvip
Dined 4 days ago
This is one of our favorite restaurants when we come to Nola. The decor is beautiful and the food unique, creative, and delicious. Not to mention that the service is outstanding.
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4.8
4.8 (1658)
$30 and under
Creole
Carrollton
About the restaurant
Since 1933 Ye Olde College Inn has served generations of New Orleanians. Come join us at a true New Orleans farm to table landmark. Our menu features our latest Creole specials and plenty of twists on traditional New Orleans standards. We have a farm located adjacent to the restaurant where we get a variety of fresh produce. Next door is another New Orleans landmark, the Rock’n'Bowl. Ask for a $5 off voucher when you dine from the entree section of our menu.
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ColleenC
Dined 6 days ago
We love the food & the staff is so friendly. We frequent quite a bit.
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4.7
4.7 (5959)
$31 to $50
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Mr. B's Bistro, a New Orleans restaurant famous for its Creole cuisine with a focus on fresh regional products, is located in the heart of the French Quarter at the intersection of Royal Street and Iberville. This corner is a New Orleans landmark and celebrated food corner. Considered the original New Orleans gourmet bistro, Mr. B's Bistro is owned and managed by Cindy Brennan, a member of the legendary New Orleans' Brennan Family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Quintessential New Orleans! Go for the gumbo - none better. Also try a wood grilled fish dish. The wine list is also spectacular.
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4.6
4.6 (7150)
$50 and over
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Often said the most beautiful dining room in New Orleans, Arnaud's offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.
Remaining true to its traditions and courtesies, Arnaud's has served exceptional Creole cuisine for nearly 100 years. Our award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes.

Serving dinner nightly and Brunch with Live Dixieland Jazz on Sundays.

Arnaud's Main Dining Room is one of four dining options in the Arnaud's Family.
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro, Arnaud's Main Dining Room and the Arnaud's French 75 Bar are all located within one complex (entrances on Bienville Street).
Remoulade, the casual side of Arnaud's (does not accept reservations), is located around the corner on Bourbon Street.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Exceptional service. Staff very knowledgeable and polite. Makes the banana foster at your table.
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4.6
4.6 (11086)
$31 to $50
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Finalist "Outstanding Restaurant" James Beard Foundation 2022. “Best Restaurants in the World” -Condé Nast Traveler. “Top 10 Best Restaurant in the South” -Southern Living. “Top 10 Restaurant in New Orleans” -NOLA.com.

Welcome to Brennan's! Chef Ryan Hacker's menus marry classic Creole traditions with inspired, contemporary influences. Breakfast at Brennan’s is a spirited, indulgent way to begin your day! Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour features discounted bottles of premium Champagne. Flaming Bananas Foster, invented at Brennan's, is a timeless New Orleans tradition. Dine in one of 8 glamorous dining rooms, our famously lush courtyard, or our spectacular wine cellar. $8 parking available at the Omni Royal Orleans Parking Garage, Thursday - Monday (6 hours; based on availability).

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Best brunch we’ve ever had! My husband had the Lobster Omelette and I got the Eggs Hussarde. Both were above expectations! The “Derby Day” mint juleps were delicious and the Bayou Boogaloo was a nice refreshing cocktail. Service was excellent! I highly recommend!
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4.6
4.6 (4263)
$31 to $50
Creole
Mid-City / City Park
About the restaurant
Voted a "Top 10" Restaurant by NOLA.com readers and offering the city's best view of the majestic oak trees of City Park, Ralph's on the Park dishes up award-winning contemporary Creole cuisine amidst relaxed, casual elegance. Chef Knut Mjelde's fresh takes on New Orleans favorites showcase the finest seasonal Gulf seafood, premium meats, and locally sourced produce.

Ralph's on the Park's Friday Lunch is a freewheeling New Orleans tradition. Weekend Brunch is a festive occasion featuring inspired egg entrées paired with perennial favorites Turtle Soup and City Park Salad. Dinner draws locals longing to celebrate - something, anything! with good company, creative cooking, and well-crafted cocktails.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We loved Ralph’s. We ate here after our wedding ceremony and the staff made us feel so special. The food, service and atmosphere is great.
A photo of Arnaud's Jazz Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1140)
$50 and over
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro is the relaxed dining option of the venerable Arnaud's Restaurant. Located next door to Arnaud's Main Dining Room, guests enjoy classic Creole cuisine in this lively setting, overlooking Bourbon Street, featuring a three-piece jazz band for an additional $6.00 per person. Named a top New Orleans restaurant by Southern Living magazine, Arnaud’s offers the quintessential New Orleans dining experience. A Sunday Jazz Brunch is served weekly in Arnaud's Main Dining Room (Reservations Recommended).
Top review
Romantic
Dined 2 days ago
Arnaud’s Jazz Bistro offers an exceptional dining experience with its delightful Creole cuisine and vibrant live jazz. The elegant ambiance, attentive service, and expertly crafted cocktails make it a standout in New Orleans. It's the perfect spot for a memorable evening, blending tradition and modernity seamlessly. Highly recommended!
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4.5
4.5 (3895)
$31 to $50
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
One of the four Culinary Grande Dames of New Orleans' Historic Vieux Carre, Broussard's is set apart by its elegant French Quarter Courtyard and Chef James Setchim's Contemporary interpretations of Classic Creole Cuisine. Broussard's boasts a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winning Wine List and the beautifully appointed Empire Bar, voted one of the Best Bars in America by Esquire Magazine 2014.
Top review
TLRR
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent jazz brunch! Loved the deviled eggs, chicken and waffles, Josephine Benedict, and the bottomless mimosas. Excellent service from Lydia and James. I loved the decor and ambiance of the back room. We look forward to another great brunch.
A photo of Antoine's restaurant
4.3
4.3 (10827)
$31 to $50
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Antoine's is excited to be celebrating 184 years in the French Quarter. We welcome you to enjoy our traditional French creole fare as well as updated classics. We are currently open Monday-Saturday for Dinner services and Brunch on Friday and Saturday. Join us on Sundays for a live Jazz Brunch. We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful and historic restaurant setting!

Antoine's Dress Code

Business Casual: Jackets and collared shirts are strongly suggested for gentlemen. We kindly ask all guests not to wear athletic or beach clothing, baseball caps, or flip-flops. Antoine’s dress code will be enforced at the discretion of the manager.

All private dining rooms are open and we are actively booking for future events. For private dining inquiries please call go to www.antoines.com and fill out private dining inquiry.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
During our recent trip to New Orleans, we had the pleasure of dining at Antoine's, where Meaghan and Murphy provided beyond superior service. I’ve never encountered such exceptional wait staff before. Besides the outstanding service, the food was amazing, making our dining experience truly memorable. Meaghan and Murphy turned our NOLA trip into an enjoyable experience, and we will absolutely be back. Highly recommend!
A photo of Nice Guys Nola restaurant
4.1
4.1 (217)
$31 to $50
Creole
Crown Point
About the restaurant
Quality you can taste! Nice Guys family offers many different cuisines and traditions. Most importantly to us, we are obsessed with excellent food and superior customer service. In New Orleans we realize people come from all across the globe for some amazing New Orleans food. At Nice Guys, we are happy to serve you that amazing food. Located in New Orleans at 7910 Earhart Blvd, five minuets from downtown, Nice Guys Nola is a new restaurant adventure with all the vibes. The concept and creativity in every dish was created by owners Glenn and Allison Charles. We always have something crazy and over the top to look forward to every weekend. Join us for our fall off the plate specials, amazing brunch and craft cocktails. We look forward to serving you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Morrow's was very good. The food was excellent. For a large group, they were accommodating, and the food came out in a timely manner. The drinks are expensive (i.e. $25 Espresso Martini), especially for New Orleans. As a New Yorker, I have never paid $25 for a martini of any kind.The next time, I will just drink alcohol elsewhere.
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