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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Desi Vega Steakhouse Covington restaurant
4.9
4.9 (886)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Covington
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Desi Vega’s Steakhouse Northshore, located in the heart of Covington.

If your preferred reservation time is not available through Open Table, please call the restaurant directly to check availability at (985) 276-4994.

Our dining experience is also available at the Bar. Bar seats are on a first come first serve basis.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Service WAS FANTASTIC. Stephanie and Ronnie were wonderful. All courses we ate were spectacular! Was hoping to get the Wagyu Tomahawk but was informed they had just ran out the day before. Hopefully will get it next time!
A photo of Restaurant August restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7922)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Central Business District
About the restaurant
August is a Contemporary Creole restaurant creating unique dishes with a focus on Louisiana ingredients and inspired by classical training. Located in a historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans’ Central Business District, the main dining room caters to the most unique dining experience. The interior is rich with original architectural details, gleaming hardwood floors, soaring columns, mahogany paneling and antique mirrors.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent all the way around! Only critique was that we were asked to order entrees before we could taste an appetizer. We felt a little pressed to place our orders. Otherwise it was outstanding
A photo of Gallagher's Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1435)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Covington
About the restaurant
Welcome to Gallagher’s Grill – Your Local Steakhouse! Try our award winning entrees featuring sizzling steaks, ribeyes, pork chops, and the best seafood Louisiana has to offer. Whether you prefer a fine wine or a fresh new cocktail, our team is always ready to help you find your perfect pairing.

Gallagher's Grill, located at 509 S Tyler St in Covington, La. Rated Four Stars by Tom Fitzmorris, "Mr Food". Serving USDA Prime and choice steaks, quail, lamb and the largest selection of fresh fish on the Northshore! Open for lunch Tuesday thru Friday and Dinner Tuesday thru Saturday.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent Service & food as usual . Our server Jackie is always amazing .
A photo of Jack Rose - New Orleans restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2205)
$30 and under
Creole
Uptown
About the restaurant
A manifestation of New Orleans’ love of celebration through food (and drink), Jack Rose brings an eclectic and fun dining experience to the Garden District. The lively atmosphere encourages spontaneous celebration whether enjoying dinner in the Jack or Rose rooms, hosting an escapade in the Mile High Pie Club, snacking on small plates under the Lil Wayne Portrait in the Living Room or sipping sparkling rosé in the Rose Garden Patio.
Top review
BrookeB
Dined 4 days ago
The service was amazing! They took such good care of our party of 14. The food was delicious. Thank you so much for making our night so wonderful!!!
A photo of Mr. John's Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2955)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Garden District
About the restaurant
Desi Vega, Rodney Salvaggio, Paul Varisco and staff, invite you to join them for a "memorable dining experience" at what food critic Tom Fitzmorris calls "The Best Steakhouse in the City." With regular visits from the Saints players and owners, most weekends are sold out. Mr. John's convenient location on historical St. Charles Avenue and valet parking makes for a pleasurable evening in the city!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Great meal. Excellent service. Ribeye was cooked perfectly.
A photo of Kenji Omakase restaurant
4.7
4.7 (53)
$50 and over
Japanese
French Quarter
About the restaurant
The Kenji Omakase Experience is a multi-course menu created by the chef and served at the sushi bar. There's limited seating available at the sushi bar. All other guests are seated in the dining room with choice of Omakase or a la carte menu.

Indulge your senses with Kenji Omakase featuring a sushi selection using fresh seasonal ingredients flown in from Japan. A traditional Omakase Japanese dining in which guests leave themselves in the hands of a chef and receive a meal which is seasonal, elegant, artistic and uses the finest ingredients available.

• Due to certain limitations, we kindly decline requests to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
• Children are not allowed at the restaurant.
• Service and taxes are not included and will be due at the end of the meal along with any beverage consumption, or any add on options.
• Cancellations and changes will only be accepted if requested up to 48 hours prior to your reservation. Street parking will be free after 6pm.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Definitely curated. If you want a real sushi experience with rare fish this is the only place in New Orleans you can go. It’s awesome.
A photo of M bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (757)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Farm-to-table and authentic New Orleans cuisine come together in the French Quarter at M bistro, where the chefs take an indigenous approach to the preparation of meats, seafood and produce from farmers in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. Three velvet-draped semi-private “Cheater’s Booths” and a private Wine Room offer additional venues for a special meal.

Our restaurant and lounge are conveniently located on the third floor lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.



Top review
Andrea
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Absolutely better than the old buffet style. Love the family style. We had 2 people out of 8 that don’t eat seafood & they were ably to enjoy everything else.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Metairie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (76)
$30 and under
Chinese
Metairie
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
JanM
Dined on Mar 24, 2024
Eric was amazing! He was a super friendly & courteous server!
A photo of GAIA Steakhouse restaurant
4.2
4.2 (159)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lower Garden District
About the restaurant
GAIA Steakhouse is a culinary heaven that transcends ordinary dining experiences. From meticulously selected premium meats to an international wine selection that includes rarities from renowned regions, GAIA takes pride in delivering a steakhouse experience like no other. The commitment to excellence extends to every detail, from the expertly crafted dishes to warm, welcoming atmosphere that envelops every guest. Whether savoring the innovative sweet courses from their pastry cache or including in a uniquely crafted cocktail, each visit to GAIA promises a journey of flavors and a celebration of the culinary arts.

For GAIA Steakhouse, the ultimate goal is to give guests an unparalleled dining experience on every level. A warm atmosphere, top-notch service, and culinary excellence make GAIA Steakhouse and unmatched local dining encounter.

AT GAIA, ALL STEAKS ARE GRILLED TO ORDER OVER CHARCOAL EMBERS AND FINISHED IN A SCREAMING HOT WOOD FIRED OVEN!

Top review
KLS60vip
Dined 6 days ago
One of the best meals I have ever had! Truly spectacular ……. My filet & my husband’s lamb chops were perfectly cooked & the quality of meat was amazing. The truffle fries were so good. But that salad with fresh greens & fruit was not only lovely to look at but was just so flavorful that I have no words! It was a pricy meal but worth every penny! Oh …….. the vibe was super cool too - clubby, loungy, sexy! Our waiter was a delight as well! This is our first visit & our first meal in New Orleans …….. we already know that nothing will match it!! Thanks to Open Table for suggesting it when I searched for steakhouses!
A photo of Easy Virtue restaurant
3.6
3.6 (8)
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Inhibitions run free at Easy Virtue, the newest culinary venture curated by Executive Chef Chad Roldan in the trendy Warehouse Arts District. Indulge and imbibe in irresistible brunch dishes daily, craft cocktails and a premium bourbon and wine selection, tempting your senses and persuading you to stay and play. All. Day. Long.

Our menu infuses classic brunch dishes with creative flavors for an unforgettable experience. From the Bananas Foster French Toast, a local favorite with a twist, to the Pig Pop Tart, a whimsical reinvention of a childhood favorite. Striking the perfect balance between sweet and savory, The Jones is an ode to Chef's son that takes the classic cinnamon roll to new heights.

Top review
AAMDOTDvip
Dined on Jan 2, 2024
Food was great. Our waiter was terrific but he had minimal help from the bar. Our Bloody Mary’s took forever. Think they were just short handed that day hence the service rating but not the waiters fault.
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