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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 a few of these top airy hot spots 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 70130
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Take a culinary trip around the world at Bayona. More...

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

Brisbi's brings lakefront dining back to New Orleans. 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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One of the loveliest courtyards in the French Quarter draws patrons to Café Amelie. More...

Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar Burgers
10 /20
2200 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Build your own burger at Charcoal's. More...

Commander's Palace Creole
14/20
Dining Room at Commander 1403 Washington Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Commander’s Palace sets the standard for all other fine dining restaurants in New Orleans. More...

Dante's Kitchen Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Dante 736 Dante St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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A favorite with local chefs on their day off, Dante’s Kitchen is intimate and informal. 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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Colorful, fun environment to enjoy Dat Dog’s namesake treat. More...

Feelings Cafe Creole
11/20
2600 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
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A neighborhood gem tucked away in the Faubourg Marigny. More...

The Irish House Irish
14/20
1432 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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The Irish House is big, raucous and fun, and appropriate for a quick bite or a leisurely dinner. More...

Lilette French
15/20
Dining Room at Lilette, New Orleans, LA 3637 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Lilette proves that a little French bistro can compete with New Orleans’ many big Cajun restaurants. More...

Martinique Bistro French
14/20
Dining Room at Martinique Bistro, New Orleans, LA 5908 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Serving French and Caribbean cuisine, Martinique Bistro is built for romance. More...

Mat & Naddie's Cafe Contemporary
14/20
937 Leonidas St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

A charming Uptown cottage houses this eclectic establishment. More...

Parkway Bakery & Tavern Bar
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Parkway Bakery & Tavern, New Orleans, LA 538 Hagan Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Enjoy the Cadillac of po' boys at this Mid-City establishment. More...

Sylvain American
12/20
625 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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The gastropub movement thrives at Sylvain in the French Quarter. More...

Tableau Southern
13/20
Le Petit Theatre
616 St. Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

Dinner and a show, all in one building, thanks to Tableau. More...

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