French Quarter Dining Featured Stories

Best Kept Secrets for Eating Cheap and Eating Well in the French Quarter

New Orleans is known for its food, and the French Quarter, in particular, has long been home to many of the city’s finest and most high-end eateries. You can experience quintessential New Orleans fare at places like Antoine’s, Brennan’s, Galatoire’s and others, and every trip to the city...

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Bourbon Street: The Complete Block-by-Block Guide

This street is a tourist destination for a reason. It’s a thoroughfare with an utterly fascinating history, home to some of the oldest bars, family-run restaurants and gay entertainment districts in the country. In short, while there’s plenty to discover off of Bourbon, there’s a lot to...

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The Best Vegan & Gluten-Free Dishes to Look for in the French Quarter (and Nearby)

Photo courtesy of Sweet Soulfood on Facebook New Orleans is a culinary mecca, but one admittedly laden with meat and seafood and swimming in cream and butter. It hasn’t been an easy ride for vegetarians and vegans, especially in the past decade, though this is changing. With the...

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Best Brunch in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Muriel's Jackson Square on Facebook First named in print in an 1895 newspaper, brunch is thought to have originated with English hunt meals. But although New Orleans didn’t invent brunch, it did invent two things that elevated the mid-morning extravaganza to its highest...

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Reveillon Dinners: Awakening the Holiday Spirit One Feast at a Time

Every Reveillon dinner is a feast to reawaken the senses and celebrate the joys of the season It’s hard to picture a city that takes culinary tradition more seriously than New Orleans, where old dining customs and iconic dishes contribute so much to the distinctive local cuisine. But even...

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Holiday Cocktails in the French Quarter and Nearby

New Orleans is rife with culinary traditions — over 300 years’ worth of them. One of those wonderful traditions is Reveillon. For a few years now the increasing number of restaurants (over 60 last year) is participating in bringing special Reveillon menus to the table. Alongside the...

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Try the Best Coffee in the French Quarter and Nearby

Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde by Selena N. B. H. on flickr As befits one of the most European and Caribbean cities in the country, New Orleans loves coffee. This city was sipping on the stuff long before it became popular across the rest of the USA, and some of our oldest cafes...

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Where to Get the Best Gumbo in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Antoine's Restaurant on Facebook When it comes to gumbo, surely you’ve heard, “First, you make a roux” as a conversation starter. Roux is a traditional base for gumbo — flour and fat, browned together with seasonings. Just like gumbo is a blend of cultures and...

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Try the Best Jambalaya in the French Quarter

Just like with gumbo, when you ask a local where the best jambalaya comes from, they’ll likely respond, “My kitchen” (or “My mama’s kitchen”). That’s not very helpful, however, when you have no access to the said kitchen. Luckily, local restaurants serve up top-notch jambalaya if...

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Have a Feast During Restaurant Week New Orleans

Photo courtesy of Antoine's Restaurant on Facebook Not that we need any encouragement to eat, and eat well, in this city, but the dining deals didn’t end in August with COOLinary. New Orleans is heading into Restaurant Week, with over 100 restaurants listed as participants this year (some,...

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