Best American Restaurants in New Orleans

Bistro DaisyBistro Daisy
(488)
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American | Uptown, New Orleans
Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & BarPat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant & Bar
(631)
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American | Mandeville, Northshore
Oxlot 9Oxlot 9
(304)
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American | Covington, New Orleans
CoquetteCoquette
(2766)
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American | Garden District, New Orleans
Marche in New OrleansMarche in New Orleans
(29)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans
Compère LapinCompère Lapin
(1901)
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American | Central Business District, New Orleans
CavanCavan
(784)
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American | Uptown, New Orleans
Cafe AmelieCafe Amelie
(1677)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans
Boulevard American BistroBoulevard American Bistro
(329)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
SemolinaSemolina
(64)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Legacy Kitchen - MetairieLegacy Kitchen - Metairie
(127)
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American | Metairie, New Orleans
Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)Saint Cecilia (St. Cecilia)
(145)
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American | French Quarter, New Orleans

Best Italian Restaurants in New Orleans

Tony Mandina's RestaurantTony Mandina's Restaurant
(86)
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Italian | Gretna, New Orleans
Marcello's of New OrleansMarcello's of New Orleans
(1179)
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Italian | Warehouse District, New Orleans
Cristiano RistoranteCristiano Ristorante
(327)
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Italian | Houma, Houma
Irene'sIrene's
(960)
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans
AvoAvo
(724)
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans
Impastato CellarsImpastato Cellars
(188)
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Italian | Madisonville, Northshore
The Italian BarrelThe Italian Barrel
(1620)
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Italian | French Quarter, New Orleans
Vincent's Italian Cuisine - MetairieVincent's Italian Cuisine - Metairie
(157)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
DomenicaDomenica
(4791)
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Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans
Tommy's CuisineTommy's Cuisine
(806)
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Italian | Warehouse District, New Orleans
Pascal's ManalePascal's Manale
(1489)
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans
Ristorante FilippoRistorante Filippo
(192)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans
Riccobono's PeppermillRiccobono's Peppermill
(87)
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Italian | Metairie, New Orleans

Popular restaurants in New Orleans

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Josephine EstelleJosephine Estelle
989 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Business District, New Orleans

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The SteakhouseThe Steakhouse
1166 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Business District, New Orleans

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SeaworthySeaworthy
585 reviews
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Seafood | Central Business District, New Orleans

Knowledgeable about the oysters. Good mezcal! Creative excellent seafood dishes. Excellent experience every time. More

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The Grill Room at the Windsor Court HotelThe Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel
900 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Central Business District, New Orleans

We enjoyed Sunday Jazz Brunch. Both the chicken and waffles and Eggs Atchafalaya were outstanding. The seafood omelet was overcooked. The delicate salad dressing was perfect. More

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Galatoire's 33 Bar and SteakGalatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
610 reviews
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Steakhouse | French Quarter, New Orleans

Our wait team of Michael and Rashad were tremendous. Food was amazing and atmosphere was all I hoped it would be. More

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Legacy Kitchen's Craft TavernLegacy Kitchen's Craft Tavern
159 reviews
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Contemporary American | Warehouse District, New Orleans

Great food and service. Fun setting. More

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Shrimp Boil at Mr. Gregory'sShrimp Boil at Mr. Gregory's
159 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter, New Orleans

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AvoAvo
724 reviews
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Italian | Uptown, New Orleans

If you are visiting New Orleans and are in need of something besides Creole Cuisine, go here. Located on Magazine, it's a lovely respite from all things French Quarter. Great Italian food, amazing service and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend! More

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BrasaBrasa
301 reviews
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Steakhouse | Metairie, New Orleans

Second time we've been to Brasa. Food was excellent again. Awesome vibe in the restaurant. Service the first time was awesome. This time service not so much. Waitress took forever to bring our food. Forgot several items. Disappeared on us a number of times. More

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Bistro Daisy1. Bistro Daisy
488 reviews
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American | Uptown, New Orleans

Gracious and most enjoyable dining experience. Superb food, wine, service. Always a very welcoming environment. Thanks for a wonderful Wednesday date night. More

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Del Porto Ristorante2. Del Porto Ristorante
281 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Covington, New Orleans

Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Our service was outstanding. Great wine list. Will definitely go again. Well worth the drive across the lake. More

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GW Fins3. GW Fins
10567 reviews
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Seafood | French Quarter, New Orleans

Great food! Superb service! My favorite restaurant in New Orleans! More

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Ye Olde College Inn4. Ye Olde College Inn
726 reviews
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Creole | Carrollton, New Orleans

I love this restaurant! The menu has something for everyone. And everything I’ve ever had here is delicious. The onion rings are fabulous. The wedge salad is huge and so delicious. The toffee pudding cake is to die for. The sides are amazing. It’s casual and fun. Right next to rock and bowl. (The same people own them both.) Service is great. This is a go to place for us. And it’s reasonably priced too! More

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Gautreau's Restaurant5. Gautreau's Restaurant
538 reviews
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French American | Uptown, New Orleans

Gautreau's is a wonderful small neighborhood gem. The food is very good, and the service is always great. They always have very good soups and appetizers. Several good fish dishes to choose from. More

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New to OpenTable

New Orleans restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Biscuits & Buns on BanksBiscuits & Buns on Banks
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Breakfast | Mid-City / City Park, New Orleans

we refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. that's why we source our fresh ingredients from local louisiana vendors.More

Gallagher's Restaurant on FrontGallagher's Restaurant on Front
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Steak | Slidell, New Orleans

Chef Pat Gallagher is expanding his reach to bring Slidell some of the best steaks, seafood, and cocktails! Gallagher's on Front Street will bring the cuisine that you love even closer to home.More

NOLA CantinaNOLA Cantina
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Contemporary Mexican | The Marigny, New Orleans

NOLA Cantina sits at the foot of New Orleans’ most iconic live music promenade and features a modern cocktail lounge and spacious outdoor dining area outfitted with vintage cantina tables and colorful Latin American-inspired decor. But what are those things without a killer food menu and cocktail program?
Enter Chef Octavio Ycaza, an Ecuadorian spitfire with an incredible eye for detail and a knack for shaking things up. His taco menu balances true traditional styles with truly original creations, like cumin-masa dredged oyster tacos dressed with crisp green apple matchsticks. He’s spent his life traveling back and forth from his home country to the Crescent City, bringing with him traditional techniques and methods you can experience firsthand at NOLA Cantina. Ask for the Torta Ahogada.More

Saint-GermainSaint-Germain
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French | Bywater, New Orleans

The Saint-Germain Dining room is located in the Saint-Germain Wine Bar. It operates on it's own hours 3 days per week. The wine bar is exclusively open to walk-in guests while the dining room is reservation only.

Please note that the third weekend of every month is a fully vegetarian menu.More

WarbucksWarbucks
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Contemporary American | Uptown, New Orleans

Warbucks is an ultra-magnetic neighborhood restaurant that mixes technique and creativity in equal measure. Located on Magazine Street in New Orleans' historic Uptown neighborhood, Warbucks is the brainchild of Executive Chef Todd Pulsinelli, former Executive Chef of August. Here, Chef Pulsinelli takes the commitment to quality and the techniques of a fine-dining restaurant and reinterprets them for a playful and laid back environment with a casual selection of small plates, sandwiches, and salads. Chef Pulsinelli’s menu and décor harness the essence of 90s rap, skateboarding, and hip-hop culture to serve up imaginative and eclectic dishes. In true New Orleans fashion, Warbucks features to-go cocktails and frozen drinks, as well as a full bar. More

Discover New Orleans

French, Spanish and Creole influences evolved New Orleans cuisine into a genre all its own. Combine Gulf coast seafood, a butter-based sauce and Cajun spices, and you’re looking at a classic Nola dish. Take the famed crawfish boil, for instance, which locals advise is best eaten as a family. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the restaurant industry banded together to support their city in the wake of serious devastation. New restaurants began opening their doors, and today you’ll find a wealth of cuisines that span the classics to modern reinventions to everything in between.