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Best New Orleans Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in New Orleans.

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Bayona Creole
14/20
Dining Room at Bayona, New Orleans, LA 430 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
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The French Quarter's Bayona highlights international flavors. More...

Bouligny Tavern Small Plates
11/20
3641 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Check out Bouligny Tavern for small plates and fine wines in a retro atmosphere. More...

Brennan's Creole
14/20
Dining Room at Brennan 417 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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The "new" Brennan's brings back the best of the old. More...

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar Seafood
11/20
Dining Room at Brisbi 7400 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Fresh seafood and lakefront dining are the star attractions at Brisbi’s. More...

Broussard's Creole
12/20
Dining Room at Broussard 819 Conti St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Broussard's offers what New Orleans does best: elegant Creole dining. More...

Cafe Amelie Creole
12/20
Dining Room at Cafe Amelie, New Orleans, LA 912 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Creole cuisine and elegant outdoor dining in the French Quarter. More...

Cavan Eclectic
12/20
3607 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

A Garden District townhouse becomes a casual dining spot offering an eclectic menu. More...

Commander's Palace Creole
14/20
Dining Room at Commander 1403 Washington Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Elegant Commander’s Palace offers contemporary Creole cuisine in the Garden District. More...

Dante's Kitchen Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Dante 736 Dante St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Intimate and informal, Dante's Kitchen draws in many local chefs as patrons on their days off. More...

Dat Dog Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Dat Dog, New Orleans, LA 5030 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Dat Dog satisfies New Orleans, one hot dog at a time. More...

The Delachaise Gastropub
Quick Bite
3442 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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The Delachaise is a favorite after-work watering hole located Uptown. More...

The Joint Barbecue
11/20
701 Mazant St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
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That irresistible smoky aroma in the Bywater neighborhood is coming from The Joint. More...

Lilette French
15/20
Dining Room at Lilette, New Orleans, LA 3637 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Chef John Harris helms a true French bistro in the Garden District. More...

Napoleon House Creole
11/20
500 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Restaurateur Ralph Brennan has breathed new life into an old favorite. More...

Shaya Israeli
12/20
Dining Room at Shaya, New Orleans, LA 4213 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Modern Israeli cooking comes to New Orleans. More...

Sylvain American
12/20
Dining Room at Sylvain, New Orleans, LA 625 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Sylvain is one of New Orleans’ few gastropubs. More...

Tableau Southern
13/20
Dining Room at Tableau, New Orleans, LA Le Petit Theatre
616 St. Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
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The view of Jackson Square from the balcony makes a meal at Tableau taste even better. More...

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