Dining and Nightlife

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New Orleans Cuisine and Nightlife is Second to None

Here we present several of the most influential and storied places when it comes to our world famous New Orleans cuisine and our bar culture. The cocktail was invented in New Orleans,
the Sazerac being the most revered of all.

Everyone of these places is popular among locals.

Commander's Palace

   Nestled in the middle of the tree-lined Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893.

   Known for the award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of this famous restaurant offers a glimpse into New Orleans’ storied past and has been the go-to destination for Haute Creole cuisine and whimsical Louisiana charm.

   Winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander’s Palace has evolved into a culinary legend.

Antoine's Restaurant

   Antoine’s is a Louisiana Creole cuisine restaurant located in the French Quarter. One of the oldest family-run restaurants in the USA established in 1840 by Antoine Alciatore.

   Notable as the birthplace of several famous dishes, such as Oysters Rockefeller, pompano en papillote and Eggs Sardou. It’s also known for its VIP patrons including several U.S. presidents and Pope John Paul II.


   Founded in 1905 by Jean Galatoire, this infamous address distinguished itself on Bourbon St. from its humble beginning.

    From the small village of Pardies, France, Jean Galatoire brought recipes and traditions inspired by the familial dining style of his homeland to create the menu and ambiance of the internationally-renowned restaurant.

   In its fifth generation, it is the Galatoire family and descendants who have carried the tradition of New Orleans’ fine dining restaurants and influenced its evolution.



   In 1918, a colorful, French wine salesman named Arnaud Cazenave opened the grand New Orleans restaurant that bears his name with a commitment to serving quality Creole cuisine. 

   Named a top New Orleans restaurant by Southern Living magazine, Arnaud’s offers the quintessential New Orleans fine dining experience.

   Their award winning Creole menu includes both classic and inventive dishes

Napoleon House

   For almost two centuries, this beloved landmark in the French Quarter exudes a European charm that is a mecca for civilized drinking and eating.

   Its vibrant history prevails: the optimistic plot to provide refuge for the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte by the original owner, Nicholas Girod, did not come to pass for the emperor.

   As first a grocery and then a restaurant, the building has been known  as the Napoleon House ever since. 

Preservation Hall

   See the children in this photo? That’s to let you know that all ages are welcome here.

   Just a few steps off Bourbon Street this place opened in 1960 and quickly became an institution featuring mature jazz musicians who had been around since the early days of the art form.

   Nothing is served here, no booze, no food, just awesome Dixieland Jazz in its original style.

   This is one of the most popular must-see venues in the city.

Pat O'Brien's

   Originally a speak easy during Prohibition, Pat O’s is housed in a building constructed in 1791.

   No place can compare to the wonderful Pat O’Brien’s. It’s got a bar with 2 dueling grand pianos, a British-like pub and a spectacular patio with a marvelous fire fountain that feels like you are at a neighbor’s back yard party.

   It’s famous for the potent and delicious Hurricane cocktail that comes in a fancy tall glass.

Cafe Du Monde

   Known for its delicious café au lait and yummy beignets Café du Monde (French for “Café of the World” or “the People’s Café”) is a renowned open-air coffee shop located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.

    It’s a New Orleans landmark and a must-experience tourist destination.  They use the coffee and chicory blend the Crescent City is famous for. Open 24 hours a day.

   The perfect place to end the evening or start the day.

Frenchman Street

   Most folks coming to the city have never heard of Frenchman Street. But if you want to get a taste of what Bourbon Street used to be like before all the strip joints and souvenir shops, then this is where you want to be.    

   In the neighborhood right next to the Quarter, it has wonderful music joints, great restaurants and and active street scene where you can hear live music served up by lively brass bands.

Fritzel's European Jazz Club

   Considered one of the best bars and Jazz clubs in New Orleans, this German style pub is one of the few remaining bastions of “traditional” jazz in the city.

   Housed in an 1831 building Fritzel’s is home for some of the city’s best musicians and is its oldest operating jazz club. The music is first class and fun. Artists from every continent have played here.

   The full bar has a variety of schnapps and German beers on tap.

Snug Harbor

This is a restaurant, bar and jazz club all under one roof. After you eat one of the best juiciest burgers in the city or feast one some classic creole cuisine, you can then sit down in a very intimate atmosphere and hear some fabulous music.

   Snug Harbor boasts modern jazz greats as well as traditional jazz musicians. It has become a mecca for jazz lovers and musicians alike.

   Until he passed away in 2020 you could hear on the piano, once a week, Ellis Marsalis, father of famed trumpeter Wynton.