REGINA’S NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT LIST

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum now known as the National Food & Beverage Foundation 1504 Oretha Haley Blvd is a must do tour!!! Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 to 5:30  Closed Tuesdays

 Also Toups South is a great restaurant inside the museum!

 

I LOVE A PROGRESSIVE DINNER – ESPECIALLY IN NEW ORLEANS  

I do this to get three restaurants in one meal (but remember that all of these are great stand-alone restaurants and in my favorite list!)

 

(These 3 stops are all in one block - CBD –Central Business District)

BALISE 640 CARONDELET STREET

Second restaurant from husband and wife team Justin and Mia Devillier, co-owners of the renowned Uptown Restaurant La Petite Grocery- the beef cheek rigatoni is the way to start your progressive dinner!

SEA WORTHY 620 CARONDELET STREET

Set in a classic Creole cottage built in 1832, Raw Bar and Oysters, Ceviche and more... Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 4pm – 6pm. Late Night Happy Hour: Every day 11pm – 1am. Oyster / Raw bar menu served every day 4pm - 1am.

JOSEPHINE-ESTELLE’S (Ace Hotel) 600 Carondelet

Memphis Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, have their own signature style of combine   Italian cooking with flavors of the American South. If you get to Memphis- they rule there as well with Hog and Hominy &

(These 3 make for a great walking tour-burning off calories walking between stops)

RUM BAR AT PALACE CAFÉ –605 Canal Street Start with a cocktail and appetizer- the best selection of rum!

OYSTERS AT PECHE- 800 Magazine –Chef Ryan Pruitt (part of the Donald Link group) Love this restaurant- you night not want to go further but if you do stick with small plates and oysters at the bar

SMALL PLATES AT HERB SAINT BAR –just trust the bar tender’s recommendations- everything I have ever tried was perfection!

 

MORE OF REGINA’S FAVORITES…..

COCHON / Chef Donald Link & Stephen Stryjewski

BUTCHER SHOP next door- amazing sandwiches!

930 TCHOUPITOULAS (Warehouse District)

PH. 504 588 2123

Traditional Cajun dishes- using the best regional ingredients!

 

ANGELINE / Chef Alex Harrell (moving to new location…will keep updating)

Fresh approach on Southern Cuisine-Inspired by Northern Mediterranean cuisines with classic Southern ingredients.

*The Hotel Provincial offers $5 parking while dining at Angeline, when available. Street parking is also available.

 

PETITE GROCERY / Chef Justin Devillier

4238 Magazine My favorite weekend brunch if I’m not at Angeline – great to walk down Magazine and shop after

 

LILETTE / Chef John Harris

3637 magazine street, between Louisiana and Napoleon 504.895.1636

The sexiest restaurant in NO love the room and the French and Italian inspired cuisine

 

AUGUST / Chef John Besh creation - Chef Todd Pulsinelli 

301 Tchoupitoulas Street  This high style, high end restaurant is beautiful with gorgeous food.

SHAYA (Israeli cuisine) the creation of Alon Shaya                                                                              4213 Magazine Street Phone: 504.891.4213 (I have not found the time to get here- but have known Alon long enough to know the good press is real!

NEW ORLEANS CLASSICS

 

COMANDERS PALACE – 1403 Washington Ave. 504-899-8221

Since 1890 it remains like its longtime owner the grand dame of New Orleans, Ella Brennan’s legacy is carried on by her family. Plan to make this your entire experience for the day in NO. A long lunch or dinner is essential.

GALATOIRES – 209 Bourbon Street 504.525.2021.

Remains my favorite “classic” that never disappoints – just make sure you have anything with the béarnaise sauce and lump crab meat! So old school New Orleans- it is a must do!

DICKIE BRENANS STEAK HOUSE – best martini and burger at the bar or excellent steak house with the best service I have ever had  in NOLA

ANTOINES 713 St. Louis Street

It all started here in 1840. Antoine’s for over 175 years is still owned and operated by fifth generation relatives of the original founder, Antoine Alciatore. They have added a casual piano bar concept as well. It is like a museum- so much to see inside the restaurant.

 

OTHER NEW ORLEANS FOOD CLASSICS NOT TO BE MISSED

BEST OYSTERS- CASAMENTO’S 4330 MAGAZINE

Try the oysters any way they offer them!

 

BEST PO BOYS -AVERYS ON TULANE 2510 Tulane Ave

 

BEST MUFFALETTA -CENTRAL MARKET 923 Decatur Street

The original – you can’t leave New Orleans without one – get one for the plane!

 

BEST BEIGNETS -CAFÉ DU MONDE – 800 Decatur Street

Open 24 hours a day closed 6pm December 24opens 6am December 26

 

BEST BAKERY – SUCRE location in the French Quarter and on Magazine- if you see one- go in!!!