Central Grocery Co.
The Central Grocery Store is the creator of the muffuletta. Fresh Italian ingredients are used to prepare each sandwich. Passed down to the third generation from Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant created the muffuletta back in 1906. The grocery store is family-owned and operated.
Antoine’s restaurant was established in 1840 and is the country’s oldest family-owned restaurant, boasting five generations of ownership. Located in the French Quarter, Antoine’s is a great place to dine or have a party if you are celebrating. The walls are lined with photos of celebrities, historical figures, politicians, musicians, and royalty who have dined at Antoine’s. Reservations are encouraged but not required. If you have an event or have 20 or more guests and would like to reserve a private dining room, your party can call or complete a contact form. The food served is delicious and this restaurant is one not to miss. They serve everything from mouthwatering oysters Rockefeller to escargots topped with an amazing garlic sauce to delicious entrees and desserts. The dress code is business casual.
Address: 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
11:30am – 2:00pm
5:30pm – 9:00pm
11:00am – 2:00pm
Happy hours Weekdays only 4-7PM Reservations: antoines.com, opentable.com Phone: (504) 581-4422
Irene’s is a great upscale restaurant that serves classic Italian dishes. It is now located in the historic French Quarter on 529 Bienville Street between Decatur and Chartres. A great little Italian place with a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, some of Irene’s classic items are: meatball marina, escargot, pan-seared filet of fish topped with a crabmeat and almond sauce, lamb chops, and lasagna Bolognese. A piano bar is also in the restaurant.
Arnaud’s is a fine dining restaurant that has served traditional cuisine for the last 100 years and counting. The restaurant offers brunch on Sundays from 10-2pm. Jazz Bistro offers Dixieland Jazz and creole cuisine on the balcony overlooking bourbon street. The band Gumbo Trio plays nightly from 6:30 p.m-10:30 p.m, which you can attend for $4.00 per person. Arnaud’s also offers reservations for dinner and events, and the restaurant has private party options.
Address: Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours: Monday-Saturday 6-10PM, Sunday 10-2PM, 6-10PM
Reservations available on website or call at Phone: (504) 523-5433
Bayona is a restaurant with a sophisticated elegant look from Spain, Italy, and France balanced with flavors from the Mediterranean, India, and Asian countries. The courtyard is spacious and the interior has three rooms all with different décor. Beautiful hand-painted Italian murals of vineyards are on the walls.
Address: 430 Dauphine St. New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours: LUNCH: Wednesday– Saturday. 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM DINNER: Monday- Saturday 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
*Holidays are subject to change*
Galatoires is one of the oldest fine dining restaurants in New Orleans and was founded
in 1905 by Jean Galatoire. She brought her recipes and traditions from France to New Orleans. It is now a fifth-generation family-owned business. The Friday lunch is popular with the city’s elite, where the often offer a Sazerac and shrimp remoulade. It is first come first serve on the first floor., however you and your family can reserve one of eight luxurious spaces for private parties. It is located one block away from canal on 209 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time.
Address: 209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Monday CLOSED
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30PM-10:00PM Sunday 12:00PM- 10:00PM
Reservations: opentable.com, exploretock.com
Phone: (504) 525-2021
Muriel’s is located right on the corner of Jackson Square in historic building. The restaurant’s bistro serves contemporary creole cuisine from pork chops to stuffed mirliton. It also has a large area for parties. Its courtyard has been converted into an outdoor seating area by the bar. The restaurant has said that the ghost of Muriel’s sits at a table they have set up and people can see it from the street through the alley. Muriel’s is a beautiful dining place if you have parties. The restaurant has multiple rooms all with antique furnishings. White linen tables fill the rooms along with antique paintings.
Address: 801 Chartres St, New Orleans,
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30PM-10PM Saturday-Sunday 10:30-10PM
Phone: (504) 568-1885
Tujague’s is located in the French quarter and is one of the most historic restaurants. Smells of French creole cuisine fill the air as you arrive. Chicken bonne femme is a famous dish and other signature dishes include spicy shrimp remoulade and boiled beef brisket. Grasshopper is a trademark drink. The mirror behind the bar is said to be older than the United States; it arrived in New Orleans in 1856 but was already ninety years old. The owners, staff, and customers have said it is haunted due to sightings of shadowy figures, broken china, slamming doors, and an apparition allegedly captured by a tourist. Created at Tujague’s Butcher’s Breakfast was hours long breakfast gatherings, which we now call “brunch”. Tujague’s is New Orleans’s second oldest dining restaurant and home to the oldest stand up bar in America.
Brennan’s opened in 1946 by Owen Brennan at its original location on Bourbon Street. The restaurant is now located on Royal Street, and was where the original (and best!) banana foster came to be. “Banana Foster” was named after a friend of Brennan’s and fellow member of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Richard Foster.
The indoors area is beautifully decorated with different themes for each room. The restaurant offers a fine dining experience that serves creole cuisine with contemporary influences The roost bar is overlooking the lush courtyard. Brennan’s wine cellar has 1,400 selections and the entire second floor is filled with 1,500 selections of bottles. It is known as the “Champagne House.” The restaurant’s first floor has music in the bar area. Call ahead to reserve.
Address: 417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Monday- Friday 9PM- 10PM Saturday-Sunday 8AM–10PM
Reservations: brennansneworleans.com, opentable.com
Phone: (504) 525-9711
Court of Two Sisters
Court of Two Sisters is an excellent restaurant in the French Quarter that serves seafood and Italian dishes. They also do a jazz brunch. Reservations are accepted.
Address: 613 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9-3PM, 5:30-10PM
Phone: (504) 522-7261
Gw fins opened in 2001 on Bienville St. The restaurant is three blocks off canal street, right by the streetcar line and two blocks down from the Saenger Theatre. The restaurant uses fresh seasonal ingredients along with special culinary techniques to make the unique flavors and textures of each dish on the menu. The chefs receive fresh fish daily so the menu changes frequently.
Address: 808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5-10PM Friday- Saturday 5-10:30PM
Phone: (504) 581-3467
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop was built by Nicolas Touze between 1722 and 1732 and is known to be the oldest structure currently occupied as a bar in the United States. The bar serves beer and frozen drinks, including a voodoo daiquiri and a famous purple drink. This French colonial cottage is dimly lit and often has live piano music. Think of one of those old movies where men are drinking in a dimly lit bar and within its brick interior there’s a fireplace… that’s Lafitte’s Blacksmith shop except the fireplace doesn’t work!
Phone: (504) 593-9761
Address: 941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Broussard’s is a historic French cuisine dining spot located in the French Quarter. It has a beautiful courtyard and has been serving customers since 1920, when husband and wife Joseph and Rosalie Broussard first opened its doors. The entrance has a waiting area with plenty of places to sit. The interior is beautifully decorated with chandeliers adorning the dining room. The restaurant serves a combination of local creole and culinary dishes inspired by Joseph’s Parisian culinary training. The empire bar also
has a happy hour. Brunch is served daily during the week and mimosas are very popular. Weddings and events are frequently held at Broussard’s!
Monday – Sunday | 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Monday- Friday | 10:00am – 3:00pm
Empire Bar Happy Hour
Saturday – Sunday | 10:00am – 3:00pm
Empire Bar Hours
Monday – Friday | 3:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday – Sunday | 10:00am – 10:00pm Reservations are accepted.
Phone: (504) 581-3866
Café du monde
Café du Monde is a popular tourist pit stop for coffee, doughnuts, and beignets! They can get very busy so early in the morning or late at night may be best times. They are open 24/7/365. They also have live music. Be prepared though for a mess of white powder all over your kid’s faces! This café is located right in the heart of the French Quarter.